Shangri La’s Al Waha Hotel

Interconnecting Family Rooms feature a children’s bathroom and Playstation

Why you'll love it here

  • Superb beachfront location - turtles even nest here at certain times of the year
  • Al Waha means "The Oasis", and the hotel's several swimming pools form an oasis with a Lazy River
  • Kayaks, snorkel equipment, paddle board and glass-bottom kayaks are available
  • Cool Zone Kids Club for children up to 8 years old, plus Adventure Zone for family fun

Best For

  • Family, Kids (4-12), Teens (13+)


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Full accommodation information

Shangri La’s Al Waha Hotel is located on a secluded bay, 45 minutes drive from the airport and 20 minutes to Muscat Town.

It is actually three hotels under one resort umbrella, each of which has its own style and personality so perfect for any luxury Oman getaway.

Al Waha offers 262 rooms and is the most family-oriented of the three, due to its close proximity to the children’s facilities and its interconnecting family rooms (with complimentary Playstation).

Restaurants at Shangri La's Al Waha Hotel

The resort offers a superb selection of restaurants, with a good choice of cuisine, location and price. Each hotel has its own swimming pool, plus there is a lazy river option linking Al Waha and Al Bandar which has proved popular with adults and children alike.

Other main facilities include CHI, the Spa and an attractive beachfront where a selection of watersports can be arranged. Families are well catered for with a kid's and teens club, and from January to June children can get involved in the Turtle Nesting programme.

All guests can enjoy complimentary wi-fi in their room and throughout the Resort, complimentary bottled water in their room, by the pool and on the beach, a daily English or Arabic newspaper, and daily shuttle bus to the Muttrah Souk in old Muscat.

Adventures for kids

Adventure Zone, is an indoor play area for children housed within this facility with exciting drop slides, play equipment and themed party rooms. Located in Al Mazaar Souk, adjacent to the Omani Heritage Village, it is open to both hotel guests and local residents or visitors. You can register at Al Waha hotel Reception and be escorted by shuttle to the Zone. It can accommodate up to 100 children offering fun, learning and inspiring activities.  Designed for children aged four to 17 years. Younger guests can join the Toddler Zone for under-threes with a soft play area, ball pool, padded climbers etc. Internet stations are available and there are daily Nintendo Wii Sports challenges.

The Al Manzaar retail souk located next to the Omani Heritage Village has opened with a select number of retail outlets.

The resort's sustainability initiatives are showcased through Shangri-La's Care For People Project, which strives to uplift underprivileged communities. By promoting education and health care support, the resort aims to create a positive impact in the lives of those less fortunate.

Furthermore, Shangri-La's Care For Nature Project underscores their dedication to preserving the environment. Biodiversity conservation and restoration efforts are at the forefront of their mission, ensuring the natural beauty of Oman remains untouched for generations to come.

The resort's culinary program is also built around their pledge to source produce locally and ethically. Their menus proudly feature sustainable items, reducing the carbon footprint associated with food sourcing. Not only does this approach elevate the dining experience for guests, but it also supports the local economy.

Finally, Shangri-La's Al Waha Hotel goes beyond environmental and community efforts; their support of Make-A-Wish International also brings a ray of hope all over the world to children and their families during challenging times.


Compromised of a small collection of luxurious resorts, the Barr Al Jissah Waha and its nearby sister property Al Bandar are two of the most family-friendly destinations in Oman. Each has their own pool and more famously a 500-metre lazy river that links the two hotels which are popular with both adults and kids.

Treated like VIPs, children are well catered for through a comprehensive kids’ club and dedicated adventure zone, which often includes a turtle nesting programme throughout the summer months.

Al Waha is more suitable for younger children, particularly those with infants and toddlers as there are a wide variety of baby facilities and amenities available upon request.

For parents to get the most out of their time at these resorts, make use of the two swimming pools, four floodlit tennis courts, on-site sailing school, and scuba diving lesson.

If in the mood for pure relaxation, make use of the 24H babysitting services, and line up a few treatments at the CHI, The Spa, a rejuvenating oasis that will leave you feeling replenished and prepared to enjoy the rest of your holiday.


  • The resorts’ Turtle Care Project aims to protect and raise awareness of the endangered native turtles. A dedicated turtle ranger will keep you updated with news of any nesting activity and emerging hatchlings during the season
  • For a special evening, dine at Shahrazad, the only authentic Moroccan restaurant in Muscat

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