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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

Guest reviews

3.7/5 Good
10 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa


Explore the area

Popular LocationNakhal Fort37 min drive
Popular LocationAbu Bakr Mosque38 min drive
Popular LocationWasheel Sports Field38 min drive

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About this area


Located in Barka, Dunes by Al Nahda is near the beach. Local points of interest include Nakhal Fort.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Nakhal Fort - 37 min drive
  • Abu Bakr Mosque - 38 min drive
  • Washeel Sports Field - 38 min drive
  • Rustaq Fort - 48 min drive
  • Ain Al Kasfa - 49 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Fleur — 1 min walk

About this property

Dunes by Al Nahda

Family-friendly resort with golf course and free breakfast
A golf course, a restaurant and an outdoor pool are available at this resort. Free breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking and a free manager's reception. Additionally, a fitness centre, a bar/lounge and a poolside bar are on-site. All 50 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Guests can enjoy deep soaking bathtubs, and other standard amenities include free minibar items, DVD players and flat-screen TVs.
Dunes by Al Nahda offers 50 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and free minibar items. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a deep soaking bath and a rainfall showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Fridges and in-room massages can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

Guests can play rounds at the 9-hole golf course. An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Free extended parking

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 9 holes of golf
  • Arcade/game room
  • Bike hire
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge (on request)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)


  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Russian

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • 1 meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in reception

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Bathrobes
  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


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

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar
  • Fridge (on request)


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service



Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 01 April and 30 September.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 75.0 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

JCB InternationalMastercardAmerican ExpressVisa

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 500.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 75.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Pool access available from 7 AM to 7 PM
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is 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

Does this resort have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Pool access is from 7 AM to 7 PM.
Is this resort pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking and valet parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at this resort?
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM.
What time is check-out at this resort?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is Dunes by Al Nahda located?
Located near the beach, this family-friendly resort is within 25 mi (40 km) of Nakhal Fort, Barka Souq and Jamiya Islam Masjid. Washeel Sports Field and Barka Fort are also within 32 miles (52 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Dunes by Al Nahda

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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

Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2018


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...

Pros: Staff dedication, location, furnishing of the guest room (tent)

Cons: Some servers need to learn at least some essential English. Food should be prepared fresh and not microwaved.

Location: Driving up and down dunes, camel riding, golf, chess, pool, cooking classes

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2018


  • Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
  • Disliked: Cleanliness

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.

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2017

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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).