Family Weekend Getaway @Shangri-La Hotels 2013, Part I

Shangri la 2013
Amani and Malaika


We arrived just after 3 pm on Thursday 31 May 2013 after driving for about one hour from our home. Soon after we checked-in we went for a stroll around the hotel just to enjoy the scenery. Even though we’ve stayed here twice before, the beauty of the place still impresses. I don’t think you could ever have too much of it!

The kids couldn’t wait to jump in the big swimming pool and enjoy the lazy river too. This time we stayed at the Al Waha hotel which is “family friendly” and welcomes children. There are three hotels at Barr Al Jissah in all. Al Husn, which is only for adults – kids are not permitted there. It’s where my husband and I stayed last year, while the kids and my young sis stayed at the Al Bandar hotel. Al Bandar is more expensive than Al Waha, but less expensive than Al Husn.

We didn’t do too much the first day other than enjoy the pool, especially because it was quite hot. The kids stayed in it until pool it was closed! Afterwards we had just light dinner sitting near the pool. It’s really beautiful at night. Then we headed back to our room to enjoy the air conditioning and the big comfortable bed! What a lovely way to start our weekend – we all loved it! :-)


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