Hotel

Dunes by Al Nahda

Dunes by Al Nahda

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
104 Reviews
Guide Price £1,099 per person
Based on 11 March 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Oman Air, staying for 3 nights half board in a Standard Room (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Luxury Arabian Adventure

Nestled atop one of the tallest sand dunes in Wadi Al Abiyad, Dunes by Al Nahda is an intimate luxury boutique desert resort offering unrivaled views over the desert and mountains beyond. The 30 luxury tents feature traditional Arabian opulence in the decor and are separated to give you a feeling of exclusivity and privacy during your stay. Take on the adventure of quad biking through the dunes before relaxing with a unique ancient Hot Sand therapy at the URU Spa. 

Conveniently located under an hours drive from Muscat and the gateway to Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Dunes by Al Nahda is ideal to incorporate into part of a tour or even to break up a beach stay with a truly unique experience. 

Dunes by Al Nahda is open annually from October to March. 

  • Luxury tented camp
  • Unique Desert experiences
  • Range of activities

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Away from it all
  • 50 rooms
  • 24hr Check in
  • Open between October and March
  • The only desert camp in Oman with an Outdoor Pool

Main Facilities

  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Boutique
  • Glamping
  • H&J Recommended
  • Hidden gem
  • Off the beaten track
  • Private villas

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board
Location Highlights

Dunes by Al Nahda

  • Away from it all
  • 45 minute transfer from Muscat International Airport
  • Serene dune top setting
  • Spectacular views
  • Private Bedouin style tents
  • Great on site desert activities
104 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 63
  • Very Good 24
  • Average 5
  • Poor 5
  • Terrible 7

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Mar 18, 2019

A wonderful desert resort

Eastbourne, United Kingdom

We stayed at the Dunes by Al Nahda for two nights and would love to have stayed longer. The welcome we received was wonderful which is a true reflection of the staff who go way beyond what could be expected to make your stay memorable. They are friendly, helpful and totally professional. The accommodation is excellent, the layout of the resort gives the impression of wide open spaces and you get a great view of the dunes where you can watch the 4WD enthusiasts. I went on a quad bike experience which is fantastic although I was a little disappointed with the amount of litter that has been left on the dunes, this has nothing to do with the resort as it is outside their boundaries. The resort was very quiet when we were there (Sunday/Monday), we were told that it is best to avoid Friday/Saturday when there can be hundreds of 4WDs on the dunes and the noise can be bothersome. The breakfast and dinners are excellent although the price of alcoholic drinks are ludicrous. The 2km track from the main road to the resort needs a SUV, preferably a 4WD and it is easy to get lost as the sign at the entrance appears to tell you to go right, when it actually goes to the left, not sure how you would manage in the dark, it is something the resort should address. A great place to stay.
Mar 17, 2019

Very nice place at the top of the sand dunes

Zürich

we stayed here for two days and enjoyed our stay tremendously in a setting out of the ordinary perched on top of the sand dunes. The lovely staff made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived at the spectacular opn air reception and we just loved the Arabian style circular rooms with everything we needed and more. The food was good offering a variety of dishes and the swimming pool very inviting despite the cold water! Beware though, this is a popular place for locals to come and do 'sand bashing' at the weekend which spoils the peace and quiet of the area somewhat so choose your days carefully.
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Dunes by Al Nahda

Facilities

Signature sand spa treatment

URU Spa

Dunes by Al Nahda Spa Resort is proud to feature the hot sand therapy, Sand Spa – an ancient Egyptian, one of its kind wellness treatments available exclusively at our desert camp! This unique treatment combines the beneficial effect of the heat from the sand with those minerals naturally found in it, allowing the body’s pores to absorb it without undergoing uncomfortable temperature changes. Using our sunken hot sand tubs, you will be covered in sanitized sand up to your neck. Once this is done, we will gently wrap your head in soft fabric to help protect it from the particles and cover your eyes with chilled fruit wedges, applying a liquid aloe vera mask to your face. A mix of milk, wine and oils are then softly poured over the body area so these may filter down, your pores absorbing all the healing properties from the mix as well as from the naturally occurring minerals in the sand. We are also pleased to offer 5 additional, varied treatments to make the most of your spa experience whilst enjoying your stay at Dunes by Al Nahda.

Volleyball

Volleyball

What better way to pass an evening as the desert dust settles than volleyball like you never would have experienced before. Whether it is 2 of you or 20, the on site court is a sure way to entertain everyone.

Desert Golf

Golf

Shoot balls into the sunset and over the vast dunes of the Omani desert. Available complimentary to Hayes & Jarvis guests, we think this will make a memorable stay that extra bit unique.

Quadbiking on the Dunes

Quad Bikes

Race on the dunes and create a desert storm of your own, these adrenaline pumping machines are guaranteed to put a smile of your face. Enjoy guidance from trained professionals and see the dunes in a new way.

Dunes by Al Nahda

Room Types

Luxury Tents

With a total of 39 square metres of total floor area, each Deluxe Tent is a free standing and spacious, offering you a separate seating area, an attached full private bathroom, luxurious surroundings. They are perfect for couples, single guests or families looking for quality time away throughout their stay.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included

Suite Tents

The luxury 2 Tent Suites feature a common entry foyer leading into two separate Luxury Tents, each with its own private entrance, flat screen TV, individually controlled air-conditioning and full en suite bathrooms.

The suite’s measure a total of 85 metres square of floor space and are ideal for families or friends travelling together looking for privacy in the quiet moments of their stay - or for those looking for the comfort of space! All Suite Tents also feature a private patio area where you may enjoy the cool night air and spectacular views.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included

Royal Tents

The Royal Tents each measure an impressive 138 square metres of total floor space. A large foyer greets you upon entering, leading you either into the lavishly appointed living room or into one of the two bedrooms (one features a king size bed, the other 2 twin beds) – each of the three tents feature flat screen TV's, fully equipped bathrooms, individually controlled air-conditioning and those daily, deluxe comforts that make your stay royal!

As with the rest of tents, our Royal Tents are free standing accommodation, including a private patio, and area ideal for families or friends looking for shared moments as well as privacy in quiet moments. They are also ideal for anyone looking for space wherein to stretch out and enjoy.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included
Dunes by Al Nahda

Food & Drink

Signature dish at Fleur

Fleur

This Al Fresco restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options all while over looking the stunning landscape. All items are from local producers (as available) and carefully chosen to enhance your dining experience. The restaurant, with Western and Omani styled seating and decoration, provides a select, though relaxed, ambiance in an incomparable setting and views of majestic sand dunes and nature – Al Fresco dining at its natural best!

Dunes Bar

Dune Bar

Dune Bar, within Fleur Restaurant, with its varied seating options provides something for everyone, from International cocktails with a local twist to a relaxing pre-dinner, sunset drink without having to move from the Resort. Its relaxed atmosphere gives you the opportunity to unwind, catch up whilst taking in the surroundings and natural beauty of Wadi Al Abiyad.

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