Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa

Location: Dubai Desert | UAE

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Elegant.  Different.  Award-winning.  This spectacular desert sanctuary, designed to blend effortlessly with the surrounding environment, is a tribute to traditional life in the Arabian Desert, with all the trappings of a first class hotel.
Perfect forDiscerning guests, who wish to experience the romance and adventure of remote desert living.
In the knowThis is one of the best places to enjoy a ride on a traditional ‘ship of the desert’.  After a 25 minute camel trek, you’ll arrive at the crest of a dune for a glass of Champagne, and watch the sun set across the desert sand.

Recommended for...

  • Luxury Hotel
  • Romantic
  • Setting & Views
  • Unusual

Hotel Overview


A short 65km drive from Dubai, yet set amongst the impressive sand dunes of the Dubai Desert National Reserve, a world away from the hustle and bustle.

Rooms at Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa

Built in the style of an ancient Bedouin settlement, neutral toned ‘tents’ shade individual suites of understated, contemporary luxury.  With views of the sweeping desert plains and the Hajar Mountain massif, each of the 37 Bedouin Suites has a private infinity pool, original collections of local art, plus interesting luxuries such as binoculars and an easel should you feel artistically inspired.  If you want to push the boat out, there are four larger Suites and a fabulous Presidential Suite, with three sizeable bedrooms and a large 10x8m pool.

Food and facilities

The Al Diwaan Restaurant, with its sweeping views of the reserve from the veranda, has an international menu and uses the finest organic ingredients sourced from around the world.  For intimate evenings, relax with a three course meal on the deck of your private suite, or go for an Arabian-style private dinner amidst the red gold dunes.

Activities at Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa

This hotel encourages its guests to make the most of their environment and two complimentary activities are included every single day.  Options include wildlife drives, horse riding, nature walks, four wheel desert safaris, falconry, archery and camel trekking.  Alternatively kick back and relax around the main swimming pool or book a treatment in the Timeless Spa, which fuses healing wisdom drawn from cultures around the world.

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