Dunes by Al Nahda

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

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Dunes by Al Nahda

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Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; international cuisine, garden views
Property grounds
Sports facility
1 bedroom, premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe
Bar (on property)

Overview of Dunes by Al Nahda



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Wadi Al Abiyad Sands, Barka

What's around

    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

    Room options

    Superior Tent, 2 Bedrooms

    • 69 sq m
    • Desert view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed

    Luxury Tent, 1 King Bed

    • 39 sq m
    • Desert view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed

    Royal Tent, 2 Bedrooms

    • 139 sq m
    • Desert view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 King Beds

    About this area

    Getting around

    • Muscat (MCT-Muscat Intl.) - 61 min drive


    • وجهة الشاي - 14 min drive
    • Fleur Restaurant - 17 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.


    Arabic, English, Hindi, Russian


    Sustainability practices

    Bicycle rentals
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    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • 50 units


    • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
    • Express check-in available
    • 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
    • Barbecue grills
    • 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 reception
    • 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
    • Banquet hall
    • Reception hall


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

    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 Al Nahda Resort Barka
    Dunes Al Nahda Resort
    Dunes by Al Nahda Barka
    Dunes by Al Nahda Resort
    Dunes by Al Nahda Resort Barka

    Frequently asked questions

    Is Dunes by Al Nahda currently open?
    The property is closed between 01 April and 30 September.
    Is there a pool at Dunes by Al Nahda?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 7 AM to 7 PM.
    Are pets allowed at Dunes by Al Nahda?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    Is parking offered on site at Dunes by Al Nahda?
    Yes, there's free self, valet and extended parking. Motorhome/coach/lorry parking is available.
    What are the check-in and check-out times at Dunes by Al Nahda?
    You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in is available.
    What is there to do at Dunes by Al Nahda and nearby?
    Tee off at the on-site golf course. Additional recreation on-site includes volleyball. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the resort's other amenities, which include a fitness centre and spa services. Dunes by Al Nahda also has an arcade and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
    Are there restaurants at or near Dunes by Al Nahda?
    Yes, Fleur offers international cuisine and garden views.
    Does Dunes by Al Nahda have rooms with private hot tubs?
    Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.







    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 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
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    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 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 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 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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