Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

Dubai Beach, Dubai Beaches and beyond

The hotel

Set deep in Dubai’s magical dunes and desert landscapes, this luxurious hotel offers Bedouin tent-style suites with first-class facilities and individual swimming pools. It has won numerous awards for its conservation and commitment to its surrounding environment, and guests are given the chance to try traditional activities such as camel trekking, dune drives, horse riding, falconry, archery and guided nature walks to view the stark, beautiful scenery. View the endemic wildlife from the lounge’s outdoor decking while enjoying a cool drink, or simply enjoy a treatment in the state-of-the-art spa.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Set in 225 km of pristine desert landscape, within an award-winning conservation area. Transfer time from Dubai International Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

37 individual Bedouin suites decorated and furnished in a wonderfully traditional style with quirky touches such as binoculars for spotting the wildlife and an easel and pencils for recording memories in art. Suites are spacious with air-conditioning, satellite TV, DVD, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe, hairdryer, complimentary water, custom-made king-size beds, seating area overlooking the views, roomy bathrooms with walk-in showers, king-size baths and 'his and hers' vanity area. Best of all for absorbing the desert tranquillity and inspirational landscape are the private outdoor decks with sunloungers and temperature controlled pool. Bedouin Suites sleep maximum 3 adults.

 

 

 

Full Board includes: 3 meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner, excluding beverages. Guests will also receive 2 complimentary activities per night stay per guest, which can be any of the following: wildlife drive, guided nature walks within Al Maha’s nature reserve, archery, falconry, camel trekking and sundowners, Ghaf Tree walk. Any additional activities are chargeable.

Royal Suites have a private temperature-controlled pool surrounded by a wooden deck, handcrafted furnishings, antiques and artefacts, 2 large bedrooms, custom-made super king-size beds, spacious bathrooms featuring a walk-in shower, king-size bath, a 'his and hers' vanity area, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Emirate Suites have a large temperature-controlled pool surrounded by a wooden deck, spacious lounge with dining facilities, residential quarters for guests' private staff (housekeeper, security or chef), spacious courtyard, roomy kitchen, champagne and fruits on arrival, and a complimentary private deck dining and desert picnic experience per booking per stay, sleeping maximum 5 adults.

Presidential Suites have a large 10x8 meter temperature-controlled pool surrounded by a wooden deck, 3 large bedrooms, 1 with custom-made super king-size bed and 2 with twin beds, extensive kitchen, mini-bar*, champagne and fruits on arrival, private activities including camel trek and sundowners and a complimentary private deck dining and desert picnic experience per booking per stay, sleeping maximum 7 adults.

Larger Royal, Emirates and Presidential Suites with added facilities are available on request.

Al Diwaan restaurant with al fresco veranda (Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, with theme menus offering Indian, Sri Lankan and Japanese dishes). Hajar Terrace Bar (High Tea and cocktails). Dune dinner. Timeless Spa* and leisure centre featuring fitness equipment, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, plunge pool, treatment rooms and a relaxation area. There are two included activities per day from the following: wildlife drive, falconry, camel treks, archery and guided nature walks. Horse riding*. Dune drive*. Library. Gift shop*. 24-hour room service*.

3 nights between 29 Dec–3 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

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Sep 9, 2019 bryana68 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Working in the hotel industry I can clearly say that this resort gives you the motivation to keep guests happy. The staff are friendly, courteous and willing to help. Not because they have to but because they genuinely care. In hospitality you either have people that love to assist people and others that are in the industry simply because they had… Read more
Working in the hotel industry I can clearly say that this resort gives you the motivation to keep guests happy. The staff are friendly, courteous and willing to help. Not because they have to but because they genuinely care. In hospitality you either have people that love to assist people and others that are in the industry simply because they had no clue what else they could do. And I can clearly say that in Al Maha they love what they do. Special thanks to Irfan and the whole team for a great job!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely Stunning!

Sep 2, 2019 dorothyp747

The minute you enter the reserve you step into dreamland and experience the true calmness of the desert. Youssef welcomed us with a warm smile and excitement, we felt immediately at home. The suites are gorgeous, spacious, beautiful Bedouin design and have all you need to enjoy your stay. Once you step on your terrace and look around you an… Read more
The minute you enter the reserve you step into dreamland and experience the true calmness of the desert. Youssef welcomed us with a warm smile and excitement, we felt immediately at home. The suites are gorgeous, spacious, beautiful Bedouin design and have all you need to enjoy your stay. Once you step on your terrace and look around you an instant happiness comes over you and you know your in the right place, your away from everything and enjoy the nature around you. All the staff show genuine care and are very attentive to anything you may need. Maina in the restaurant was very sweet and helpful, she knew what we needed even before asking. Arne, the GM is the absolute best company and makes you feel part of the Al Maha family. Thank you for a great stay! See you soon! Read less
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Aug 31, 2019 Lesley2108 Newcastle under Lyme England

We went to here for breakfast on my birthday, whilst doing a morning safari. The hospitality there is amazing and food is out of this world. I even had a birthday cake brought to me 😊 As we entered the restaurant we were offered drinks and any choice of hot food. We were also told to help ourselves from the buffet. Completely spoilt for choice it… Read more
We went to here for breakfast on my birthday, whilst doing a morning safari. The hospitality there is amazing and food is out of this world. I even had a birthday cake brought to me 😊 As we entered the restaurant we were offered drinks and any choice of hot food. We were also told to help ourselves from the buffet. Completely spoilt for choice it was amazing Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Mind blowing hospitality

Aug 31, 2019 werthertheoriginal Leuven, Belgium

Just perfect, exactly how hospitality should be and how it has been described in literature books. The Luxury Collection of Marriott does it again, feeling, sharing and taking the next step in hospitality! I definitely recommend this resort which comes straight out of the fairy tail one thousand and one nights!
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Aug 31, 2019 seanwilkes10 Maidstone, United Kingdom

The most amazing resort. It describes itself as luxury and certainly does not disappoint. Not the place to go if you want nightlife but if you want luxury, peace and quiet with incredible levels of customer service, this is definitely the place to go. Cannot recommenced it highly enough