Dunes by Al Nahda

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Beach nearby
Outdoor pool, open 7 AM to 7 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
1 bedroom, premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe
1 bedroom, premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe

Overview of Dunes by Al Nahda

Dunes by Al Nahda

4.5 star property
Luxury resort in Barka with golf course and outdoor pool

7.4/10 Good

10 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
Wadi Al Abiyad Sands, Barka
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Golf course
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • In-room childcare
Feel at home
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom

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About this area

Getting around

  • Muscat (MCT-Muscat Intl.) - 57 min drive

About this property

Dunes by Al Nahda

A great stay at Dunes by Al Nahda in Barka can include a round of golf at the 9-hole course. Guests can indulge in spa services and enjoy international cuisine at Fleur, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. An outdoor pool, a poolside bar and a fitness centre are other highlights at this luxurious resort. Fellow travellers like the restaurant and location.


Arabic, English, Hindi, Russian

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 50 units


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*
  • Children's club*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Free on-site extended parking
  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Volleyball
  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bike hire
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Built in 2015
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • 9 holes of golf
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/games room
  • Spa services


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Arabic
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Russian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels
  • Films for purchase

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge (on request)
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services.


Fleur – Overlooking the garden, this theme restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 500.00 per stay

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 01 April and 30 September.

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 75.0 per night
  • Children's club access is available for an extra charge


  • RV/bus/lorry parking is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 7 PM


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Dunes Al Nahda Hotel Wadi Al Abiyad
Dunes Al Nahda Hotel
Dunes Al Nahda Wadi Al Abiyad
Dunes Al Nahda
Dunes Al Nahda Hotel Barka
Dunes Al Nahda Barka
Dunes By Al Nahda Oman/Barka
Dunes by Al Nahda Barka
Dunes by Al Nahda Resort
Dunes by Al Nahda Resort Barka

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

A royal treat in the desert
A pleasurable desert experience, with Mr Ram and his team working hard to ensure the environment remains tranquil and blissful for guests. Kudos too to the Chef for dishing out top quality meals throughout our stay. There’s even a professional harpist on site to entertain diners after dark! Her mesmerising harp music certainly added to the magic of the desert night for us.
Sharon, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Luxury desert resort
Excellent accommodation and food, very scenic location overlooking the desert and gigantic dunes. Very, very restful break. Only surprise was the 2 Kms of rough terrain between the motorway exit and the resort, a SUV Is highly recommended. Watching the 4WDs dune bashing was also interesting but apparently at weekends +200 vehicles can be there so sleeping could be difficult. If you want peace and quiet then best to avoid weekends
dave, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Overall nice place, but not without flaws
The hotel basically has comfortably equipped guestrooms in tents and an open restaurant are, all nicely nestled in some high sandy dunes. So it is a very nice setup, totally suitable for e.g. a romantic candlelight dinner under the stars. In fact, the hotel even provides lanterns free of charge, that you can write your wishes upon and let it go up in the sky. Check in was fast and efficient, car taken care of by valet service. Tents are nicely furnished, of course fully air-conditioned, and provide a minibar, content of which can be consumed free of charge. Staff is caring and friendly, in a professional way, never pushy, always attentive. However, what could be a perfect place to stay, was to some extend spoiled, though admittedly our biggest displease may have been out of the control of the hotel. The dunes surrounding the hotel attract drivers who take pleasure to run them up and down, with all kinds of vehicles. What may be fun to look at during daytime, is driving you crazy during night time. Some of the vehicles are extremely noisy and the tents to not provide noise protection. So if you try to sleep, it is a little bit like staying in a tent in a rainforest whilst it is cut down with chainsaws all around you, to give you the picture. We would have hoped that at least between 10 pm and 6 am, there is some peace and quiet, but no, the noise went on and on and on... Other than that, you could feel that some fresh made restaurant food is combined with microwaved stuff...
Alex, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Stayed for two nights. It was a little noisy, but it was ok. There were a lot of activities. But we wanted to just relax. Didn’t try the spa though.
Ali, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Hotel itself was excellent
Hotel amenities and facilities were excellent - I couldn't fault the room we had - staff excellent - my only slight gripe was that the hotel wasn't really as advertised. The sand in and around the resort has a fair amount of litter and there is a highway being built nearby which reduces the serenity. Not really the fault of the hotel but something worth knowing is that this is seen as a bit of a family retreat for Omani people - so expect a lot of kids running around all the time (not necessarily a bad thing).
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

Even though the staff was friendly they were pretty inefficient and rather clueless when we asked for advice or service. The phones from the tents didn’t work so we had to walk to reception every time we needed something. The activities for kids were restricted. The biggest disappointment is the noise, one thinks this is a haven in the desert but lots of huge 4x4 come as early as sunrise for dune bashing, not to mention all the quads.... the website is and pictures tell a story of peace and nature with luxury for families but unfortunately that was not our experience.
Caroline, 3-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Super Empfang, hervorragender Service, Transfer perfekt organisiert
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

if you would like to have quiet...
Hotel facility is fine, and staff is supportive. However, nearby the hotel, there is another dune, so tourist have sand cruise and camp whole day (even very late night), which does not makes quiet desert circumstance... I recommed to reach the hotel before sunset, otherwise you may lose the way to reach the hotel.
khunta, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Resort luxueux "sans piscine".
Nous étions les seuls clients dans cet immense Resort loin de tout. Grande chambre dans une fausse tente (les murs sont en briques recouverts de toiles pour donner l'illusion). Malgré cela un service attentif et personnalisé. Nous avons eu droit à un massage "arabic" d'une heure par personne compris dans le prix. Excellent diner et petit déjeuner par un chef qui s'y connaît. Boissons soft drink abondantes dans le frigo de la chambre et gratuites à volonté. Nous avons également eu droit à la fin du diner à une lanterne à voeux (qui s'envole). Mais Golf "ridicule" qui ne mérite pas ce nom (voir photos). Surtout : il manque une piscine dans cet immense Resort ce qui ferait passer le temps. On peut penser que le peu de clients s'explique par cette absence de piscine dans un Resort de ce prix.
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