Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort And Spa

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Nestled into a tiny corner of a desert conservation area which spans five per cent of the entire UAE, Al Maha is a luxurious bolthole. Tented, private Arabian villas are perched on a hill overlooking the soft, rolling sand dunes. Lounging next to your own infinity pool, you’ll see gazelles come to graze nearby. The hotel can arrange a number of outdoor activities, such as wildlife safari walks (and drives), falconry and camel riding. But most enchanting of all is the hotel’s innate sense of peace and quiet; it is a world away from the city down the road. No matter how long you plan on staying, make sure you arrive in time for the complimentary sunset champagne atop a soft sand dune to take in the beauty of this unique landscape. It's unforgettable.

The essentials
• Al Maha’s Timeless Spa offers a range of treatments as well as early morning yoga.

• The hotel only has one restaurant, Al Diwaan, which offers breakfast, lunch and a five-course dinner, included in the room rate. It has a huge, al fresco terrace from which you can drink in the majestic vistas.

• The hotel also offers ‘Dune Dining’ where you can picnic among the sand hills.

• Al Maha is located around 45 minutes from Dubai on the Al Ain road, past the Outlet Mall.

• Don’t worry if you’re not in the know about desert flora and fauna, the 24/7 on-site conservationists will happily fill you in on anything you want to know about the area.

By Time Out Dubai Staff
Time Out Dubai,


  • Location: Dubailand, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 832 9900
  • Travel: Al Maha Desert Resort
  • Website
  • No. of Rooms: 42
  • No. of Floors: 1
  • Hotel Rating: 5 star

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  • Activities: 
  • Sauna, 
  • Fitness centre/gym, 
  • Outdoor pool, 
  • Spa & Health club
  • Room amenities: 
  • In-room safe, 
  • Mini bar, 
  • Television

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Honeymoons

User reviews:

Posted by: Tomas on 10 Nov ' 09 at 19:37
  • Best for: Honeymoons
  • Would you go back to this hotel? Yes

Perfect desert set. Beautiful luxury bedouin cabins. Anything you could ask for... It worth every penny you spent. It will last for a lifetime

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