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: all meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner, excluding beverages. Guests will also receive two 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing day and night

Mar 15, 2020 pnee99 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Privacy was assured in our Bedouin. We had a good time relaxing by the pool - day and night. Food was served in the restaurant including refreshment before the scheduled activities. It’s definitely an A-list service started from the car park😉The only thing perhaps should have transport arranged to pick us up from the gate...it’s quite a bumpy 15… Read more
Privacy was assured in our Bedouin. We had a good time relaxing by the pool - day and night. Food was served in the restaurant including refreshment before the scheduled activities. It’s definitely an A-list service started from the car park😉The only thing perhaps should have transport arranged to pick us up from the gate...it’s quite a bumpy 15 mins ride from the gate to the hotel itself. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Top class hotel in the most wonderful location

Mar 10, 2020 gco2222

Stayed in the most amazing villa with our own private pool and most wonderful wildlife guests. We suggest having breakfast and lunch in your villa - excellent service. The evening meal was top quality and could not be faulted. All of the staff were discreet and very professional. Al Maha is right up there as one of the best hotels we have stayed… Read more
Stayed in the most amazing villa with our own private pool and most wonderful wildlife guests. We suggest having breakfast and lunch in your villa - excellent service. The evening meal was top quality and could not be faulted. All of the staff were discreet and very professional. Al Maha is right up there as one of the best hotels we have stayed in. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellency in the dessert

Mar 10, 2020 alexandersN717VY Vienna, Austria

I have spend the end of a holiday in Dubai in this unique resort mid in the dessert and a national park. I was already curious before as everybody whom I told that I am going there was really excited about it and told me that I made an excellent choice. So driving there our expectations already have been quite high and a was a little bit afraid… Read more
I have spend the end of a holiday in Dubai in this unique resort mid in the dessert and a national park. I was already curious before as everybody whom I told that I am going there was really excited about it and told me that I made an excellent choice. So driving there our expectations already have been quite high and a was a little bit afraid that reality could not live up to imagination. I was told better. Arriving in the resort we received a very warm welcome and I really felt as a personal guest as well as honoured for my ambassador status. Every wish we had was read more or less from our eyes close before we could formulate them. The personal was extremely friendly and efficient, I am not even able to rise one above the other. The bungalow/tent we were staying in was of excellent taste with an own pool which was big enough to earn its name. Lying on the pool you had the sensation that Gazelles were staying in your garden. It was unbelievable to have those shy animals as close. We had a gourmet menu of seven courses which was excellent and the drive into the dessert for sunset with champagne and strawberries nobody should miss. Thank you to all who made this experience possible and I hope to see you soon again. Read less
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Mar 9, 2020 tamsweg England

Oh I wish this wasn’t so expensive to stay here as we would be back very frequently as we live in Dubai and just a short drive to experience rest and relaxing in such beautiful surroundings, coupled with nature and animals all around you. We treated ourselves to one night away, just wish we could have stayed longer, excellent customer service,… Read more
Oh I wish this wasn’t so expensive to stay here as we would be back very frequently as we live in Dubai and just a short drive to experience rest and relaxing in such beautiful surroundings, coupled with nature and animals all around you. We treated ourselves to one night away, just wish we could have stayed longer, excellent customer service, stunning villa with large pool looking out to the desert and there was something so special sitting in the pool watching the wildlife around you. Had lunch delivered to villa, delicious and beautifully presented on our terrace, dinner was a Michelin star experience. We did the sunset camel ride, loved the glass of champagne and strawberries sitting on a sand dune, done with such finesse and care. We loved al maha and hope one day we can come again soon! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional Hotel

Mar 1, 2020 Peter B Dublin, Ireland

Had an amazing stay at Al Maha. All staff were friendly and the amenities were exceptional (especially Greg and Kenyan lady from the restaurant- unfortunately I forgot her name). Food was amazing (attractive plates, delicious quality in its taste and smell). The restaurant staff and the guides were polite and professional. All in all, the… Read more
Had an amazing stay at Al Maha. All staff were friendly and the amenities were exceptional (especially Greg and Kenyan lady from the restaurant- unfortunately I forgot her name). Food was amazing (attractive plates, delicious quality in its taste and smell). The restaurant staff and the guides were polite and professional. All in all, the experience at Al Maha exceeded expectations and I would like to thank to everyone for a wonderful stay. All staff work so hard to make this place truly special! Read less