Al Waha (The Oasis) is the most affordable and largest property in the complex which comprises of a total of three different hotels. It resides in 124 acres of verdant landscaped grounds in a beautifully unspoiled mountainous region bordering a fabulous sandy beach. This hotel, which is ideal for families, has been designed in such a way that the several swimming pools form an oasis surrounded by numerous towering palm trees. Spacious rooms are decorated with traditional Omani artworks and have balconies overlooking the sparkling bay of Al Jissah, lush gardens or pool complex.
Children will love the two great pools designed just for them and the splash pad aquatic play area. The 500m lazy river is a fun way to get around and allows you to easily visit different parts of the resort. Children can enjoy all manner of activities in the comprehensive Kids’ Club which has an air conditioned indoor and outdoor play area and plenty to do from treasure hunts to Arabian arts and crafts. Older children will love the ‘Adventure Zone’ which is located in the authentic Omani Souk adjacent to the ‘Omani Heritage Village’ (a cultural centre where little ones can get close to authentic Arabian horses and camels).
One of the best features of this resort is the countless restaurants and bars you can enjoy. Experienced diners will not be disappointed thanks to the vast choice with over 20 different restaurants to choose from including specialty seafood, a relaxed South American, trendy surf Café. There is always a waiter on hand to assist you.
The excellent spa village focuses on traditional Chinese philosophies and includes a vitality hydro pool, a herbal steam room, tundra and tropical showers, an ice fountain and a relaxation area. In addition to a host of facilities, including tennis courts, Al Mazaar Souk, an outdoor amphitheatre and water sports. The Dive Centre offers PADI dive instruction and certification, as well as scuba-diving, snorkelling, dolphin and whale-watching trips and a marina with berthing for up to eighty boats and yachts.
Hair and Beauty Salon
PADI Dive Centre
45 minutes transfer by car from Muscat International Airport.
Food & Drink
Samba, Al Waha
Exotic international cuisine with flavours of Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean. Dishes are prepared in open show kitchens, providing an opportunity to interact with the chefs
Surf, Al Waha
Fashionable and child friendly casual dining venue, serving healthy salads, snacks, burgers and sandwiches. A great spot to stay connected via it`s internet stations whilst sampling light meals.
Fairouz, Al Mazaar Souq
Named after a Legendary Lebanese singer, Fairouz, provides a lavish mix of hot and cold mezze, grills and authentic pastries. Its authentic cuisine coupled with an elegant interior promise an exceptional dining experience.
Asia, Al Mazaar Souq
A culinary exploration of east and southwest Asia. Prepared in four glass-enclosed show kitchens are distinctive cuisines from China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. Guests are invited to view the chefs as they prepare dishes with traditional Asian techniques. Savour the flavours of sweet, bitter, sour, salty and spicy through a menu featuring popular dishes such as dim sum, sushi & sashimi, noodles, Thai curry, satay and spring rolls.
Close to the middle of the shopping arcade and the children`s facilities, serving coffee, teas, pastries and light meals.
Bait Al Bahr, Beach Bar
Located right next to the beach the splendid Gulf of Oman forms the perfect backdrop to showcase the unique and distinct flavours of Omani cuisine. Experience Oman`s rich heritage and culture through their fresh seafood.
Al Waha Lobby Lounge
A selection of teas, coffees, cocktails and light snacks.
Light and healthy salads, sandwiches, snacks and refreshing beverages served throughout the day.
There are a variety of activities, clubs and child-friendly facilities amid the Barr Al Jissah Resort. Activites for children change daily dependent on how many families are in the resort, but include Henna Painting, Sand City Competition, Treasure Hunts and traditional Arabian crafts. GameZ (daily 12 noon - 10pm) offers family activities at the Al Mazaar Souk where all can play billiards, snooker, air hockey, electronic darts and video games. Babysitting is also available on request.
Cool Zone Kids Club
Complimentary (daily 9am-6pm)
Indoor and outdoor play areas supervised by trained staff, located in the Al Waha at the heart of the resort. Welcome for children up to the age of eight years old. Children under the age of four years old should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Complimentary - (daily 10am-10pm)
Situated in the Al Mazaar Souk adjacent to the Omani Heritage Village. An exciting family entertainment venue with a variety of play areas - Over Under Hurdles, Swing Over Net, a climbing wall, PS3, computer with Wi-Fi access and soft play areas. The highlights are the three drop slides providing fun for all, with the ultimate 6.5-metre Demon Drop slide. Open for children under 16 years. Children below the age of 4 are to be accompanied by a parent or babysitter.
Meander your way between Al Waha, Al Bandar and back again on inflatable tubes along the Lazy River.
(daily 9am - 7pm)
Located on the headland at the Al Waha hotel, Splashpad is an aquatic play area for all the family with a combination of water effects from light mists to touch sensitive sprays and projection jets.
Located beside the Circles Pool Bar at Al Bandar hotel and next to Assira Pool Bar at Al Waha hotel.
Camel and Pony Rides
Enjoy a camel or pony ride from Bait Al Bahr (Al Bandar, Beach Bar) to Al Waha.
Beautifully landscaped miniature golf course with nine challenging holes. Located in Omani Heritage Village
Activities for children
Activities for children change daily dependent on how many families are in the resort. Henna Painting, Sand City Competition and Treasure Hunts are organised in addition to activities that teach and offer a chance to explore traditional Arabian crafts.
Gamez (daily 12 noon - 10pm)
A family games room at Al Mazaar souk where all can play billiards, snooker, air hockey, electronic darts and video games.
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Superior Rooms offer spacious comfort with a contemporary style, in a garden setting convenient to the pool area. Each room has views of the lush gardens and pool. The balcony or patio measures 5 sqm/54 sqf and is furnished with a table and two chairs. The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle. Each room offers 32 sqm/344 sqf of luxury.
Superior Sea Facing
Superior Sea Facing Rooms offer spacious comfort with a contemporary style, and feature inviting views towards the Bay of Al Jissah. Each room offers views of either the lush gardens and/or pool, while facing towards the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman. The balcony or patio measures 5 sqm/54 sqf andis furnished with a table and two chairs. The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle. Each room offers 32 sqm/344 sqf of luxury
Superior Sea View
Superior Sea View Rooms offer spacious comfort with a contemporary style, and feature inviting views of the Bay of Al Jissah. Each room has direct views of the beach and the turquoise waters of the gulf. The balcony or patio measures 5 sqm/54 sqf and is furnished with a table and two chairs and measures 5 sqm/54 sqf. The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle. Each room offers 32 sqm/344 sqf of luxury.
Executive Sea View
Ideal for families and groups travelling together, the stylishly designed Executive Sea View Rooms offer generous accommodation with sofa and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Oman. The balcony or patio measures 5 sqm/54 sqf and is furnished with a table and two chairs. The bathroom features a separate bath and shower cubicle. Each room offers 45 sqm/ 484 sqf of luxury.
Interconnecting Family Room
With expansive space and beautiful views over the gardens and pools towards the Gulf of Oman, Family Rooms are ideal for families or people travelling together. The room comprises two interconnecting bedrooms, one with a king size bed the other with twin beds, each with its own en suite bathroom. The twin bedded room has special features including a DVD player and PlayStation, a selection of games and other items designed especially for our younger guests. The balcony or patio measures 5 sqm/54 sqf and is furnished with a table and two chairs. Each room offers 64 sqm/688 sqf of luxury.
One Bedroom Suite
The Al Waha One Bedroom Suites offer expansive, contemporary luxury with separate sitting room and dining area. Ideal for guests travelling as a group or those requiring extra space and amenities. Lush views over the garden and the Sea of Oman. The balcony or patio measures 5 sqm/54 sqf and is furnished with a table and two chairs. Each suite offers 68 sqm / 732 sqf of luxury.
The Al Waha Speciality Suite offers the luxury of expansive space, with contemporary décor and state-of-the-art amenities, including flat-screen televisions and DVD entertainment. Lush views over the garden and the Sea of Oman. The balcony or patio measures 15 sqm/161 sqf and is furnished with a table and two chairs. Each suite offers 102 sqm/1,098 sqf of luxury.
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