Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai


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  • Al Maha is a five star hotel set in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve 
  • Stay in a luxury suite with a private pool and desert views 
  • Enjoy fine dining under the stars and a lavish spa 
  • Activities include camel treks, desert wildlife safaris and archery

Stay in the heart of the stunning Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in the five star Al Maha, which is nestled among palm groves and sand dunes. Al Maha lies less than an hour from the airport and has been certified by Eco Luxury Retreats of the World. Wake up to views of the sweeping desert and Hajar Mountains, which you can explore on daily safaris.

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa boasts 42 suites designed like a traditional Bedouin camp. Each one has its own private, temperature controlled infinity pool and views of the mountains and dunes. Rooms are decorated with handcrafted Arabian furnishings and have stylish wooden decks. The sumptuous Emirates suite features two bedrooms, a lounge, dining area, courtyard, pool and kitchen.

Pamper yourself with a Middle Eastern treatment at the spa and spend your days exploring the area on desert safaris, camel treks and nature walks. Guests can enjoy two complimentary activities each day of their stay. Experience fine dining at the Al Diwaan international restaurant and drinks at the Hajar Terrace Bar.


Bars and Restaurants

Al Diwaan

Al Diwaan is a fine dining restaurant that serves Arabic and Mediterranean dishes, cooked with fresh ingredients. Dine on the veranda to take in views of the reserve.

Open: 07:00 – 10:30, 12:30 – 14:30 and 19:30 – 22:00.

The dress code for Al Diwaan is smart casual.

Hajar Terrace Bar

Set above the restaurant, the Hajar Terrace Bar is the perfect place to relax with a drink after a day of desert fun. Choose from a menu of wine, beer and cocktails, with views overlooking the reserve and a water hole. High Tea is served in the afternoon. 

Open:  14:30 – 22:00.

The dress code for Hajar Terrace Bar is smart casual.

Deck & In Suite Dining

If you prefer the privacy of dining in your suite, request a romantic meal served on your deck. The chef can tailor the menu to suit your tastes.

Dune Dining

Indulge in a truly unique experience by dining among the dunes. Your private table will be illuminated by flaming torches while you feast under the stars.

Activities and Entertainment

Desert Activities

Desert activities include falconry, nature walks, dune drives and archery. Guests receive two complimentary activities per day.

Desert Safari

Explore the Arabian Desert on a wildlife safari or go horse or camel trekking through the dunes. Look out for the area’s iconic Arabian oryx and gazelles.

Spa and Wellness

Timeless Spa

Spend some time relaxing at the Al Maha’s Timeless Spa. There’s a range of treatments on offer inspired by healing practices from around the world. Signature treatments are based on Middle Eastern and South East Asian therapies, including massages and facials using organic ingredients. The spa also features a Jacuzzi and a gym, as well as a hydrotherapy bath, sauna and steam room. Take advantage of the private couples’ massage room or order an in suite treatment. 

Open: 07:00 – 20:00.

Reservations are required at the spa.

Swimming Pool

Relax and feel revived in the outdoor swimming pool, perfect for cooling off in high temperatures.

Al Maha is located in Dubai’s vast desert, with a sense of history and spectacular natural surroundings which stretch as far as the eye can see. It’s a far cry from Dubai’s city centre, where you’ll find high rise luxury hotels and huge shopping malls. Spend your days immersing yourself in the tranquillity of the desert, with camel rides and 4x4 safari tours of the dunes. Spot Arabian oryx and gazelles, or head into the mountains for trekking. Ride on horseback through the desert with a magnificent bird of prey on your arm as you learn the ancient art of falconry, or enjoy a sedate nature walk into the golden sands.

Transfer time

Al Maha is an hour from Dubai International Airport.
Bedouin Suite

Max 3 adults

Bedouin Suites are decorated with authentic and handcrafted Arabian furnishings and antiques. The suites feature a king size bed, private deck with sun loungers and a private infinity pool. The spacious bathroom has a walk-in shower and king size bathtub.


Royal Suite

Max 5 adults

Royal Suites feature a spacious lounge and two bedrooms, each with a super king-size bed and handcrafted furnishings. Outside, a private temperature controlled swimming pool can be found surrounded by a wooden deck. The spacious bathroom features a walk-in shower and king size bathtub.


Emirates Suite

Max 5 adults

Set in a secluded area away from the main resort, Emirates Suites feature two bedrooms, a spacious lounge with a dining area and a courtyard and decking area around the large temperature controlled swimming pool. There’s also a kitchen and residential quarters for guests’ private staff.


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Tripadvisor review Feb 16 2024
This is truly a special hotel that offers a complete different experience in Dubai. You are out in the desert about an hour from the city. It is extremely remote, so make sure you line up some...
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Tripadvisor review Feb 16 2024
Stunning location just outside Dubai which is a different world to the hustle & bustle of the big city. Well spaced accommodation gives you the impression of isolation but you have all the luxuries...
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