- 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 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.
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 include falconry, nature walks, dune drives and archery. Guests receive two complimentary activities per day.
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
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.
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.
Al Maha is an hour from Dubai International Airport.
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.
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.
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.
Based on 1979 traveller reviews
97% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Magical Oasis!
CantonGaBill, Canton, Georgia
Jul 31 2021
We just spent three days at Al Maha on our way back from the Maldives. Although it was very different, it was equally as magical and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Due to the...
We just spent three days at Al Maha on our way back from the Maldives. Although it was very different, it was equally as magical and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Due to the pandemic, our travel plans changed several times, but the GM, Arne Silvis, and Front Desk Mgr, Irfan Showcketh, went out of their way to accommodate our schedules and changes. They also treated us very kindly and with the warmest hospitality possible. Maria conducted our check in with grace and wonderful energy. Prakash and Ashak made sure every dining request was honored, and they even arranged for a special dinner of barbecue chicken to please our southern tastes! It was amazing! Catherine waited on us for several meals, and she was so kind and graceful. We also enjoyed drinks in the bar with Yogi who was also very gracious. Liam accompanied us on our first camel ride into the desert, and we survived! What an incredible excursion. We had amazing massages at the spa from Leo, and Mr. Silvis arranged for us to stay in villa 23 which was very private with amazing views. The bed was the largest I???ve ever seen and probably the most comfortable! The entire team was cheerful, personable and always ready to assist in any way possible. We look forward to returning one day and exploring more of this amazing resort! Thank you all for a memorable stay!
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“ The Perfect Resort
lf216, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jul 22 2021
Today is our wedding anniversary and the last day of our three day stay in this paradise. The Resort is simply stunning, only an hour from Dubai but we have felt like we are in a different country...
Today is our wedding anniversary and the last day of our three day stay in this paradise. The Resort is simply stunning, only an hour from Dubai but we have felt like we are in a different country the whole time.
The ???rooms??? (small houses!) are amazing, spacious, comfortable and well decorated. The pool is great to float in and soak in the wonderful views over the conservation area.
There is so much wildlife here it???s unbelievable, the oryx, gazelles, camel rides, falconry shows, etc make this a truly memorable experience. The wildlife excursions are an unmissable aspect of the experience here.
On top of that the restaurant is of a remarkably high level. Fresh ingredients and quality meats round off the very high standard of the establishment.
The housekeeping and buggy service has been seamless. Our room was serviced perfectly twice a day without any disturbance and the transport across the site is punctual and efficient.
We have found every staff member to be so pleasant and friendly in a most genuine way. Rarely have we experienced this where there is no forced courtesy or over the top efforts. Just honest, friendly people here to make sure the stay is as pleasant as it can be. Many thanks to Karan and R??my in the restaurant, and all the buggy drivers and those at reception for their warm receptions.
Lastly we would like to thank our Field Guide Liam. Every guest is assigned a specific Field Guide for the duration of their stay and Liam was ours. He was friendly, chatty, and just an all around great guy to have us show us all the nature around the resort, whilst being incredibly attentive and helpful all the time.
I would thoroughly recommend a stay at Al Maha to anyone thinking of coming here, it is a truly memorable place I hope to return to one day.
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