Accommodation rating: Superior
Al Waha is the largest of the three hotels within Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort, and is especially suited to families. The hotel has 262 rooms, each with either a large balcony or patio with sea view. All rooms feature satellite television with interactive menus for hotel and local information, mini-bar, iron and ironing board, safe, coffee machine, iPod docking station, internet access and large flat screen, high definition television.
Al Waha translates into 'the oasis', and the design of the hotel is such that the several swimming pools creaste the impression of being an oasis, bearing date palm trees. It is also the starting point for the lazy river ride, which gently wends its way through the resort. There are three restaurants and a lobby lounge at Al Waha, and guests have swift access to all the facilities and activities, which include the beaches, children's club and the stunning Chi Spa, with vitality hydro pool, a herbal steam room, tundra and tropical showers, an ice fountain and a serene relaxation area.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.