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Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

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Sense of desert adventure in Bedouin style accommodation

This luxurious hotel is designed to resemble a traditional Bedouin encampment. Al Maha Resort is nestled in a verdant palm oasis, deep within Dubai’s magical dune and desert landscape in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and plays a vital role in its conservation. Enjoy two different complimentary desert activities every day as part of the stay which can be organsied by your private conceirge. 

The indigenous Arabian wildlife can also be viewed from the temperature-controlled infinity pool or sundeck seating area of all villas as Arabain Oryx and gazelles roaming freely around the resort. 

  • Al Bedouin tents have private infintiy pools
  • Two complimentary desert activities each day
  • Private concierge
  • An array of dining experiences available
  • Eco - Luxury resort
  • Only 50 min from Dubai

Top Tips from our Experts

Val

Destination Specialist

"The sunrise faloncry experience is eye opening, a perfect blend of history and action. Watching the sunrise over the dunes after the falcon experience while havig breakfast was one I will never forget" 

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Away from it all

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Eco-friendly
  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection
  • Off the beaten track
  • Tented camp

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board
Location Highlights

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

  • Away from it all
  • Approx 60 minutes
1376 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1252
  • Very Good 86
  • Average 22
  • Poor 11
  • Terrible 5

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jan 20, 2018

My favorite hotel in the world

This hotel is the ultimate goal for any member of the SPG family. It includes 2 activities per day at no charge and all the food!! The food is amazing, breakfast filet mignon with dates camel milk? Yes they serve it! The best arab food too! The activities are fun and unique. The location is not far from Dubai but you feel like you are in a very remote location in the desert. This hotel is a must do and once-in-a-lifetime experience! As and spg platinum member there is no benefit to this hotel. BUT it is actually not a bad thing because they treat ALL guest like if they were Platinum 100 members! All rooms are suites, and all the food is included.
Jan 17, 2018

Perfect place to be

Germany

We stayed 4 nights at the Al Maha. One of the best stays we ever had in the last 20 years. Best location, best service (highly professional, but never too much), high level of awareness and very natural behaviour of staff. We would like to thank the whole staff for making our stay unforgettable. Thanks to Arne und Mira for their wonderful management of the hotel. We will definitively come back.
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Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Facilities

Arabian Oryx

Morning desert activities

Each day guests receive two complimentary activities daily, there are both morning and afternoon activities. Morning activities include: Falconry or Arabian desert nature walk. You can also enjoy horse riding or a morning dune safari at a supplement, which is payable locally.

Afternoon desert activities

Each day guests receive two complimentary activities daily, there are both morning and afternoon activities. Afternoon activities include: a wildlife safari and archery. Horse riding can be enjoyed in the afternoon as well at a supplement, which is payable locally.

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Room Types

Bedouin Suite

The Bedouin Suites are lavishly decorated with authentic and rare handcrafted Arabian furnishing. Each private deck with sun loungers provides a secluded area for relaxing quietly or as an intimate setting for a personalised dining experience.
The Suites key features are Private temperature-controlled swimming pool surrounded by a wooden deck. Handcrafted furnishings.Custom-made super king-size bed and spacious bathroom featuring a walk-in shower.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Food & Drink

Dining experiences

A range of dining options are available, from dining in the dunes to the private deck and in suite dining. All can add a special memory to a special occasion or a romantic evening.

Hajar Terrace

Al Diwaan

Enjoy a la carté breakfast and dinner on the terrace overlooking the desert dunes.

The Hajar Terrace Bar

The perfect place to star gaze after dinner with a digestif.

Board Basis Options

Half Board

A la carté breakfast and dinner Al Diwaan restaurant.