Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

Escape to the desert in refined luxury at this oasis in the dunes. With iconic vistas of golden sand dunes from your pool villa, plus signature desert safaris and sophisticated dining, your seriously special, off the grid stay awaits.

Why you'll love it here

  • Enjoy complimentary activities including sundowners, wildlife drives, nature walks, archery, falconry and camel trekking
  • Take part in signature activities including desert dune drives and horse riding at an extra charge
  • Explore the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, home to 35 mammal and reptile species
  • Embrace unparalleled peace and quiet in a remote desert landscape

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  • Adults Only,


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Situated amongst a timeless dune and desert landscape at the centre of the 225 square-kilometre Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, this secluded, award-winning resort is a verdant oasis resembling an ancient Bedouin encampment.

The luxury hideaway that is Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa offers a seductive 'at-one-with-nature' experience that simply can't be found elsewhere.

There are 42 ultra-private Suites waiting to welcome you, all with handcrafted furniture and authentic Arabian and Bedouin ornaments, and their own private pool from which to gaze at the desert wildlife. For absolute luxury try the spacious Royal Suites, boasting magnificent bathrooms and living rooms, where the floor-to-ceiling windows allow the dramatic views to flood in.

For total romantic seclusion, you can call upon the in-suite dining service. However, for a dining experience you'll never forget, head for the sophisticated style of the alfresco 'Al Diwaan' restaurant. Its breathtaking views of the endless landscape are something that has to be seen to be believed – there really is nothing else like it on Earth. Then go and top all that off with cocktails on the main veranda, wrapped in the dark silence of a brilliant night sky as animals congregate at the nearby floodlit waterhole.

Twin your stay here with a few days in the city to experience the best of both worlds; indigenous Arabian wildlife and desert activities at Al Maha, and beach life, shopping and sightseeing in the city.

Savour a truly indulgent dining experience at Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, with enticing menus, an award-winning Executive Chef, and fresh, organic ingredients.

The resort’s organic fine dining restaurant, Al Diwaan, has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the best dining establishments in Dubai. Sample a tempting array of indigenous and international specialities on the outdoor veranda with its phenomenal views, in the privacy of your luxury suite, or in the sophisticated restaurant itself.

Enjoy a delicious cocktail and some breathtaking vistas of the reserve in the Terrace Bar, or treat yourself to a magical fine dining experience under the starry Arabian sky one evening – you can look forward to a wonderful picnic on the dune, complete with Persian carpets and flame torches.

If the Dune Dining experience sounds appealing, then there are plenty of other opportunities to explore the desert at this luxury resort. Two desert-based activities per day are included in your stay, such as wildlife and desert safaris, horse and camel riding, nature walks with experienced field guides, falconry and archery.

Al Maha is certified by Eco Luxury Retreats of the World and is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and surrounding community. They’ve also taken a proactive stance by investing in local businesses and services to contribute to the region’s economic growth.

To further their eco-efforts, Al Maha has gained certification by the Green Key Eco-Rating program and is diligent in reducing its carbon footprint to improve their environmental performance. This includes guest room recycling and electric car charging.

And finally, to ensure they do not harm the desert environment, Al Maha collaborate closely with competent authorities to reduce the impact of their corporate activities.

Though it’s just a 40-minute drive from Dubai, Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa feels like a world away. At this Bedouin-style beauty, you can sleep among golden dunes and under thousands of stars in the heart of the desert. The 42 luxurious suites create an atmosphere of distinction and wonder, while nature walks to spot wildlife, dune drives, camel treks and horse rides in the desert ensure a seriously special stay.

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Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm 


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