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Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Waha

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‘The Oasis; A Sanctuary By The Sea Of Oman’

The name Al Waha means ‘The Oasis’ and the hotel has reflected this in the arrangement and design of its several swimming pools and many date palms. Its 124 acres is nestled at the foot of a mountain range where vehicular access is gained through a man-made tunnel to the resort which is surrounded by mountains, date palms and traditional Dhofari architecture. Being part of a three-hotel complex, there is a tremendous choice of both facilities and dining options. Rooms are beautifully appointed and along with the rest of the hotel have an opulent Arabian feel; Shangri-la’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & spa Al Waha would be recommended as the most suitable of the three for families with children.



In Our Opinion

‘A paradise where families can relax in the knowledge that their children are safe, occupied and finding new and interesting events on a daily basis; a highlight has to be the lazy river linking the pools’

  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi & wired internet
  • Satellite/cable TV/ in-house movies
  • Shangri-La toiletries
  • Safe
  • Full size exec desk
  • International direct dial telephone / voicemail
  • Tea/coffee-making facilities
  • Minibar
  • Extra beach towels

Superior Pool View

This room features either a king-size or twin beds and overlook the gardens and swimming pool.

FEATURES

  • 32sqm
  • One king-size or twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 1 child
  • Bathroom with tub & separate shower
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Garden & pool view

Superior Seaview

These contemporary Arabian style rooms offer Gulf views from a private patio or balcony.

FEATURES

  • 32sqm
  • One king-size or twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 1 child
  • Bathroom with tub & separate shower
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Direct views of beach & Gulf of Oman

Executive Seaview

These rooms are ideal for families and groups, offering a generous living space and Gulf of Oman views.

FEATURES

  • 45sqm
  • One king-size or twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 2 children
  • Bathroom with separate bath & shower cubicle
  • Seating area
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Gulf of Oman view

Interconnecting Family Room

These interconnecting rooms are perfect for families offering entertainment designed especially for younger guests.

FEATURES

  • 64sqm
  • Total two interconnecting bedrooms:
  • Master bedroom with a king-size bed
  • Second bedroom with twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 3 children or 4 adults
  • Two bathrooms with tub & shower
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Garden, pool & Gulf of Oman view

One Bedroom Suite

These suites offer expansive, contemporary luxury with views of the gardens, pool and towards the Gulf of Oman.

FEATURES

  • 68sqm
  • One bedroom with a king-size or twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 2 children
  • Bathroom with tub & separate shower
  • Separate sitting room & dining area
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Garden & Sea of Oman view

Speciality Suite

These expansive suites offer state-of-the-art amenities and luxury living areas, all with views of the gardens and the Gulf of Oman.

FEATURES

  • 102sqm
  • One bedroom with king-size or twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 2 children
  • Bathroom with tub & separate shower
  • Separate sitting room & dining area
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Garden & Sea of Oman view

  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi & wired internet
  • Satellite/cable TV/ in-house movies
  • Shangri-La toiletries
  • Safe
  • Full size exec desk
  • International direct dial telephone / voicemail
  • Tea/coffee-making facilities
  • Minibar
  • Extra beach towels

Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Al Waha is ideal for a romantic occasion; the resort will help you celebrate:

Honeymoon offer includes:
• Honeymoon set-up on arrival
• Celebratory cake on arrival
• Chilled sparkling wine or date juice on check-in
• Fresh fruit and floral arrangement in room
• Bathroom amenities
• 20% discount on spa treatments
• With stays of 5 nights or more: couples treatment at the spa (1 hour), personalised honeymoon gift, special cocktail for two

Cost: Complimentary.

Honeymoon request must be stated on reservation.
Copy of marriage certificate must be presented on arrival.
Subject to availability.

The facilities of the Shangri-la’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa (whole resort)

Nature - Sanctuary

Sanctuary is Shangri-La’s Care for Nature Project which offers a variety of nature activities and excursions planned and conducted with sensitivity to the region’s unique ecosystem. Included in this is the Turtle Care Project which aims to protect the endangered hawksbill and green turtles native to the beaches of Oman; a dedicated turtle ranger has been appointed to both protect the breeding grounds and offer education for visitors and locals.

Land Sports

• Tennis – four courts open 07.00 to 22.00
• Fitness centre with views over the beach and sea
• Steam room
• Sauna
• Jacuzzi

Scuba diving and snorkelling

Boat trips depart from the dive centre’s own jetty to dive sites around the Bandar Khayran area; courses are held for beginners in the shallow pool before moving on to deeper waters; the following are offered:
• Introduction dives
• Snorkelling trips
• Scuba diving trips
• Beginner’s courses (PADI certifications)
• Advanced courses (speciality courses including Wreck, UW Digital Photography)

Marina

The resort is home to a private marina with berthing for up to 80 boats and yachts up to 25m long

Private Beaches

• Main beach (showers, loungers, umbrellas, towels & beach service)
• Turtle beach – small and secluded at the edge of the moutains

Pools

• There are three expansive swimming pools within the greater resort
• Pools connected by Lazy River – a winding half-kilometre winding river with man-made current for floating between pools
• Children’s pool

Leisure

• Health club

CHI the spa

A retreat of personal peace and well-being, this secluded spa allows guests the enjoyment of privacy as well as extreme luxury. This calm oasis welcomes guests to its inner sanctum from where they may experience the unique CHI water oasis with vitality hydro pool and herbal steam room plus tundra and tropical showers & ice fountain. The Chinese philosophy of ch’I is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality; it is believed that ch’I must flow freely through the body as ‘dis-ease’ will occur when it is blocked. Movement and massage, exercise and meditation all play a part in this process of assisting the body maintain its flow and therefore its good health.

Daily activities

• A schedule of activities is available each day; these include:
• Jog around the resort
• Morning stretch
• Kayak tour
• Mini golf
• Junior gym health club
• Billiards & snooker
• Water polo
• Triathlon fun
• Turtle talk
• Gym induction
• Badminton & table tennis
• Petanque
• Beach football and beach volleyball
• Circuit training and stretching exercise
• Social tennis
• Morning stretch

Services

• 1,000-seat outdoor amphitheatre
• Omani Heritage Village with traditional shops and activities
• Arcade with retail shops, entertainment, cafes & restaurants
• Guest information centre
• Business centre
• Complementary shuttle to Muttrah Souk
• Hair & beauty salon
• Travel and tour desk
• Taxi & limousine service
• Parking
• Gift shops at Al Waha & Al Bandar)
• Car rental
• Disabled-friendly services
• Florist
• Pharmacy
• Laundry and valet services

Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change

Bed and Breakfast
• Includes buffet breakfast
• Free for children under 12 sharing parents room

Half Board
• Buffet dinner
• Applies to Samba or Al Tanoor Restaurants
• Credit allowed for dining in a la carte restaurants

Full Board (additional to half board above)
• Buffet lunch
• Applies to Samba or Al Tanoor Restaurants
• Credit allowed for dining in a la carte restaurants

Please note
• Restrictions will apply to meal plans during peak times such as Christmas, New Year and Easter

All day beverage package
Upgrade either half board or full board package with an all-day unlimited alcohol and non-alcoholic selection in all outlets for an additional supplement charge

Please note that this package is not available throughout the year, please enquire for further details

Samba

Al Tanoor (Al Bandar)

Al Tanoor serves Mediterranean, Persian, Indian and Turkish favourites, A la carte dining is also available. Open for breakfast 06.30-11.00, lunch 12.00-15.00 & dinner 18.30-23.00. Seats 230.

Capri Court (Al Bandar)

Authentic Italian restaurant, open 19.00-23.30. Seats 94.

Tapas & Sablah (Al Bandar)

Situated in a piazza in the heart of the resort and serving Mediterranean and Asian tapas in addition to Middle Eastern mezze. A full beverage list and shisha selection are also available. Open 18.00-01.00. Seats 96.

The Long Bar

Situated on the ground level and offering coffee and tea. Open 18.00-02.00. Seats 85.

Circles Pool Bar

Situated poolside and serving pizza and light meals as well as beverages. Open 10.00-19.00. Seats 110.

Piano Lounge (Al Bandar)

Serving pre or post dinner drinks with memorable views over the Gulf of Oman and surrounding resort.. Open 18.00-02.00. Seats 80.

Al Bandar Lounge

Situated on the lobby level making it convenient for snacks and beverages at any time of day. Open 08.00-12.30. Dress code is smart casual. Seats 27.

Samba (Al Waha)

A popular Latin American style restaurant with cuisines from Mexico, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Equador; dishes are prepared in an open show kitchen and there is an integral Tequila Bar. Open for breakfast 06.30-11.00, lunch 12.30-15.00 (a la carte only) & dinner 18.30-23.00. Seats 269.

Surf Café (Al Waha)

Combining dining with internet surfing, this fashionable café offers casual but healthy fare as well as traditional burgers and sandwiches. Open 11.00-22.00. Seats 59.

Bait Al Bahr (Al Waha)

Situated on the beachfront between the Al Waha and Al Bandar, this restaurant specialises in freshly prepared Omani seafood. Open 19.00-23.30. Seats 118.

Assira Pool Bar

Situated poolside and serving light meals and snacks. Open 10.00-21.00. Seats 100.

Al Waha Lounge

Situated on the lobby level and serving snacks and beverages. Open 08.00-12.30. Seats 40.

Asia

Located at ground level in the Al Mazaar Souk and featuring Indo-Chinese, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Seats 105. Open Wednesday-Friday 17.00-23.00.

Zafran Café

Situated in the arcade of the Al Mazaar Souk serving Arabic snacks and beverages. Open 11.00-19.00. Seats 124.

B.A.B. Lounge

Relaxing lounge perfect for pre-dinner drinks, late-night cocktails, wine and champagne. Open 17.00-01.00/02.00. Pleae note that guests must be aged over 21 after 21.00.

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Waha sits on the edge of Oman's unspoilt coastline and is 45 minutes from Seeb international airport.

Nearby Attractions

• Ruwi Business District - 15 minutes
• Old city of Muscat, shopping and Muttrah - 15 minutes

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa – Al Waha welcomes families with children of all ages and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay.

Accommodation
• Units can accommodate between 1 and 3 children

Amenities
• High chairs

Dining
• Child menu available
• Children 11 years and under receive complimentary meals if joined by a paying adult

Services
• Medical facilities and pharmacy

Leisure
• Dedicated children’s pool
• Outdoor play areas
• Game room for billiards, snooker, darts, video games etc.

Kids Clubs
Cool Zone
Ages allowed: 4 – 8 (Children under 4 can attend but must be accompanied by an adult).
Opening times: 09:00 – 18:00 daily

Indoor Activities include:
• Henna painting
• Arts & crafts

Outdoor Activities include:
• Treasure hunt
• Mini golf
• Camel rides

Babysitting
• Babysitting and child care services available

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Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Waha Offers

Family Discounts, Save 35%

  • Superior Pool View, Bed & Breakfast
  • 5 Nights
  • Depart from London Heathrow, Manchester
  • Travel between 29 Apr 2019 - 20 Jul 2019
from only £2,655 Family of 3
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Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Waha Offers

Family Discounts, Save 35%

  • Superior Pool View, Bed & Breakfast
  • 5 Nights
  • Depart from London Heathrow, Manchester
  • Travel between 29 Apr 2019 - 20 Jul 2019
from only £2,655 Family of 3