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Venture across Oman’s mountains and you’ll find Al Waha at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. This secluded resort is just 30 minutes from the heart of Muscat, but feels like a secluded seaside escape. Spend some time wandering along the two private stretches of beach, away from the bustle of the city.
There’s something for every member of the family to do at Al Waha. Drop little ones off at the Cool Zone kids’ club, where they can take part in daily arts and crafts and educational sessions. Or let them play with new friends at Splashpad aquatic play area, in the heart of the resort. If you’re looking for something the whole clan can do together, why not take each other on at GameZ’s video games or battle for the crown at mini-golf?
Al Waha is part of Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort. Over the years, this luxurious spot has won plenty of accolades from some of the world’s most respected magazines, travel companies and awards bodies. Condé Nast have named it as one of the Middle East’s best resorts more than five times, and it’s won countless titles from travel review sites, often named as a travellers’ favourite.
The resort also gives back to the local community, and protects the environment too. Their Embrace project has donated countless materials to local Saffanah Yiti school, while its Sanctuary programme works to raise awareness of ways to keep local hawksbills and green turtles safe.
Fresh, local seafood is the star of the show at this beachside eatery, which serves tasty dishes every evening. Visit with friends or family to try its decadent seafood platters.
Take your taste buds on a tour of Latin America, Asia and the Mediterranean at this laidback dining spot. You can visit at breakfast, lunch and dinner for buffet or à la carte meals.
Refresh yourself in the middle of a busy day exploring, or grab a bite while your little ones play here. If you need an afternoon pick-me-up, pastries, tea and coffee await.
Catch up on social media or emails as you snack on American-inspired treats, including salads, burgers and sandwiches. You can visit this internet café from morning until night.
Grab a cool drink or mid-afternoon snack during a busy pool day at Assira, Al Waha’s poolside bar. Recline by the water and sip your favourite cocktail or soft drinks.
Get together with friends and family over a drink or opt for a classy afternoon tea at Al Waha’s lobby lounge, which offers great views across the resort and ocean.
Dance to the resident DJ’s mixes or sip cocktails crafted by B.A.B’s in-house mixologists at this rooftop lounge. If you get peckish, order a tasty sharing platter or light meal.
Al Waha – or ‘The Oasis’ – is ideal for families, as everything moves at a more leisurely pace here. Date palm trees fringe the hotel’s many pools, offering some welcome shade during the heat of the day. Each building feels traditionally Omani, having been designed in Dhofari style. Meanwhile, inside, every room and suite feels upmarket and contemporary.
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