Shangri-La Al Waha
Shangri-La Al Waha, Muscat, Oman
A 40 to 50 minute drive from the airport and a shorter drive to the old city of Muscat, the Shangri La Al Jissah resort, the latest addition to the capital, offers the best of Omani hospitality and ultimate Arabian luxury. Comprising of three deluxe hotels, over 20 food outlets and an exhaustive range of 21st century leisure facilities, the resort is a complete experience in itself. It is however the stunning location that is the immediate attraction of the Al Jissah. The dramatic backdrop of the deep red rocky interior mountains contrasts dramatically with the white sands and clear turquoise waters of the private bay, which is home to the resort.
Al Waha is the largest of the three hotels at the Al Jissah resort and is the ideal choice for families. Reflecting traditional Omani architecture, the hotel is constructed around the luscious palm filled pool and garden area. The hotel also has a children's pool and club with extra activities. Its soothing hues of creams and browns complement the contemporary, comfortable style of the rooms, with private patio or balcony and separate bath and shower. With an excellent choice of food outlets including South American all day dining, there is also easy access to all other resort facilities.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Begin at Sultan Qaboos Mosque, completed in 2001, it is an enormous place of worship. With a large men's prayer hall, an adjacent women's prayer hall and further space in the courtyards and passageways, a total of 20,000 worshipers can gather at one time, making this one of the largest mosques in the world.