Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa certainly offers something different. Situated in the Dubai Desert Conversation Reserve, it is made up of luxury tents, designed to reflect a traditional Bedouin camp. The resort has unobstructed views of the nearby Hajar Mountains as well as the pristine desert, but is just a short drive from bustling Dubai. It is a peaceful setting, with everything you would expect from a luxury resort such as fine dining and a spa. Choose to dine under the stars on the dunes for a truly memorable experience and make sure you try traditional desert activities for a real taste of Arabia.
Sovereign does not accept children at this hotel, however it is not an adult only property.
Bars and Restaurants
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Al Diwaan is the hotel’s fine dining restaurant offering international and local delicacies using the finest and freshest ingredients. The restaurant features a veranda offering stunning views of the reserve.
Hajar Terrace Bar
12:30 – 22:00 Daily
15:00 – 17:00 High Tea
The Hajar Terrace Bar serves wines, beers, cocktails and aperitifs with views over the reserve. High Tea is served during the afternoon.
Deck & In Suite Dining
Guests can enjoy a romantic meal, tailored to their requirements in the comfort of their villa or out on their private deck.
For a unique experience, guests can enjoy fine dining under the stars and by flame lit torches.
Activities and Entertainment
Guests can enjoy a vast arrange of activities when stay at the Al Maha, many of which take place in the cooler part of the day, early in the morning or later in the afternoon.
Morning activities include; falconry, horse riding, nature walks in the Arabian Desert and dune drives.
Afternoon activities include; wildlife safari, camel trekking, archery and horse riding.
Guests receive two different complimentary desert activities every day as part of their stay. Please note that some activities are payable locally.
Spa and Wellness
08:00 – 20:00 Daily
The Timeless Spa offers a range of therapies including signature treatments based on Middle Eastern and South East Asian traditions. There’s also a hydrotherapy bath, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, swimming pool and fitness centre.
55 minutes from Dubai 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 1364 traveller reviews
97% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Al Maha Desert conservation Reserve
Dec 15 2017
My family wanted some time together. Something that allows us the peace and quiet bonding; Al Maha Resort with its entire experience is really the ideal. From arrival till the end, all the nitty...
My family wanted some time together. Something that allows us the peace and quiet bonding; Al Maha Resort with its entire experience is really the ideal. From arrival till the end, all the nitty moments, be it guest relations , excursions and restaurant services , you are greeted by the warm and attentive staffs. The luxurious indulgence with all encompassing nature, birds, desert , Arabian Oryx , Gazelles roaming by the patio and near your pool are all wonderful moments that make you yearn to return again. Many guests are returning guests.
The food are among the finest cuisine that offers fine dining experience both at the restaurant and in room dining. The cutlery used are among the most exquisite. All in all you feel that you are in for a 100 pct Royal treatment.
I want to take this opportunity to mention Mr Courtney who went extra miles to bring us some enriching and educational moments . He is certainly passionate in his work given his love for nature and wild life; a true conservationist. My family learned a great deal from him with regards to the flora and fauna in the Al Maha dessert wilderness . Any one who is keen to explore further please look out for him.
I want to thank many of the good staffs, who worked to ensure our arrival and departure was safe and our every second was well taken care of.
Special thanks to front desk -Yusoff, Arlene, Lydia and Restaurant Al Divaan- Remy, Amina, Dushan, Saroj and Mervyn .
Last of all, Kudos to the Emirate of Dubai for funding and supporting the conservation of Dubai Desert Reserve.
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“ Remote Luxury
Dominic S, Perth, Australia
Nov 28 2017
Al Maha is the quintessential luxury escape. Surrounded by pristine desert in a nature reserve inhabited by gazelle and oryx as well as many other forms of desert flora and fauna. The property is...
Al Maha is the quintessential luxury escape. Surrounded by pristine desert in a nature reserve inhabited by gazelle and oryx as well as many other forms of desert flora and fauna. The property is immaculate and well maintained. The food is superb and the chef and his staff are to be commended although don???t go there if you want to lose weight! It???s far too good for that! The rooms are spacious and very well appointed with a personal plunge pool with each Bedouin Villa that can be heated to your exact requirement. There are a number of great activities if you are so inclined including desert 4 x 4 drives, sunset camel rides, falconry and archery. Of special note is the excellent service throughout the resort and a special mention for Shahzab, our personal guide during our stay, who was most welcoming, knowledgeable and great company.
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