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