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Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa is located at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve outside of the Dubai city on the Al Ain Road. Al Maha is an exclusive luxury desert get-away 45 minutes from Dubai. Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive resort that offers: two different complimentary desert activities every day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Al Maha, Desert Resort & Spa, is a private, guest-only oasis nestled among the lush palm groves, emerald canopies and iconic sand dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. The hotel offers secluded tranquility and iconic vistas of the sweeping plains and Hajar Mountain massif.

The resort offers horse riding, camel trekking, and nature walk. The hotel also offers archery and falconry. The 5-star hotel boasts private swimming pools with majestic dune and mountain views.

The Arabian Oryx & the Gazelles are the star attractions in the reserve. The indigenous Arabian wildlife can also be viewed from the temperature-controlled infinity pool or sundeck seating area of all private villas at Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa.

The private desert event site situated away from the hotel is available for weddings, special celebrations and group functions for up to 300 guests. It is the perfect location for family events. The Resort is now offering accessibility to charging stations for electric vehicles. The guests can now enjoy the service and further contribute to the sustainability initiatives and the use of renewable energy within the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

Facts


With the fast-paced urbanization of Dubai, the local government recognized its need to conserve Dubai’s original habitat and hence created the Dubai Desert Reserve. The Al Maha Resort and Spa is the only resort in the reserve.

Every effort is taken to guard that the flora and fauna as well as the culture and heritage of the Arabian Desert. The tourist flow is also controlled to ensure that the ecosystem is not disturbed. Sustainability forms the core of our vision and has been acknowledged by the World Legacy Award by National Geographic, the Arabian Cities Awards for Architecture and the best environmental design.

Desert Activities at Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Dune Drive

Not for the faint of heart. Enjoy an adrenaline rush as your field guide takes you on an exhilarating 4×4 drive in the big sand dunes outside the resort.

Nature Walk in the Arabian Desert

For the energetic, feel free to request a guided walk through parts of the reserve. One can have the opportunity here of experiencing the desert environment in its entirety.

Camel Trekking

Take a leisurely camel ride out to the crest of a dune, from which you’ll see the sun setting across the desert whilst enjoying Champagne, snacks, and fruits.

Desert Safari

For a thrilling adventure, a four-wheel-drive Desert Safari can quickly transport you to some of the more isolated parts of the desert outside of the Al Maha reserve.

Falconry

Enjoy a warming hot drink or refreshingly cold drink as each Guide discusses the breed and character of their birds before encouraging them to fly.

Horse Riding

Take a horse ride on the desert reserve landscape and get a unique to get close-up sightings and photographs of the free-roaming wildlife in the reserve.

Archery

Our field guide will be happy to give you a lesson in the noble art of archery, which

features heavily in the heritage of Middle Eastern and Bedouin culture.

Spa at Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Timeless Spa at the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa features Ayurvedic treatments, body scrub, body wrap, eye treatment, facials, foot bath, hair & scalp treatment, in-suite massage, manicure & pedicure, plunge pool, steam room, and therapy baths.

Sleeping at Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa has 42 private suites. Take a look at different types of villas.

Bedouin Suite Bedroom Suite, 1 King, Private pool

The Bedouin Suites are lavishly decorated with authentic and rare handcrafted Arabian furnishings, antiques and artifacts. There are thoughtful touches such as binoculars, an easel with art materials and a writing desk, should your creative instincts be inspired by the landscape and the wildlife you spot.

Bedouin jars for water and dates can be found at most doorways and in the beds that line the tiny road between the suites; chests sit at the end of every bed and ornate Omani doors in heavy wood are framed in glass tables.

 

Bedouin Suite 1 Bedroom Suite, 2 Twin/Single Bed(s), Private pool


The Bedouin Suites are lavishly decorated with authentic and rare handcrafted Arabian furnishings, antiques and artifacts. There are thoughtful touches such as binoculars, an easel with art materials and a writing desk, should your creative instincts be inspired by the landscape and the wildlife you spot.

Bedouin jars for water and dates can be found at most doorways and in the beds that line the tiny road between the suites; chests sit at the end of every bed and ornate Omani doors in heavy wood are framed in glass tables.

Royal Suite 2 Bedroom Suite, Bedroom 1: 1 King, Bedroom 2: 2 Twin/Single Bed(s), Bathrooms: 2


The Royal Suite combines some of the richest living experiences with an authentic ambiance that is inspired by the many Arabian artifacts and antiques.

A spacious lounge and two luxurious bedrooms, each with a custom-made super king-size bed and handcrafted furnishings, offer a relaxing experience in total comfort.   The wide terrace with sun loungers, private deck dining area, and sizeable pool present expansive views onto the open desert. Indigenous wildlife, such as gazelle or Arabian oryx, will frequently be seen grazing near the Suites.

Together with exemplary facilities, attentive service, and delightfully quiet surroundings, the Royal Suites offer an exclusive experience and a place of restful solace.

Emirates Suite 2 Bedroom Suite, Private pool


The Emirates Suite is set in a secluded spot away from the main part of the Resort, offering luxurious comfort and privacy in equal measures.

Emirates Suites each have two large bedrooms, with custom-made super king-size beds and handcrafted furnishings.  A spacious lounge incorporates a dining area and outside there is a courtyard and deck around the pool for alfresco dining and relaxation.

Residential quarters for your private staff and a kitchen of generous proportions allow a degree of autonomy away from the main Resort. The Emirates Suites provide a stylish haven to relax in the company of friends and family or for luxurious entertaining.

3 Bedroom Presidential Suite Private pool


The Presidential Suite is the finest of all Suites at Al Maha. This Suite has three large bedrooms, each with a custom-made super king-size bed, handcrafted furnishings, and an opulent bathroom.  This Suite is designed for guests who want to experience the ultimate in sophistication and personalized service.

The sound of gently running water from the decorative features in the inviting majlis creates a calming ambiance throughout, enhanced by the beautiful Arabian antiques and artifacts on display. With every luxury and extravagance catered for, including quarters for your own staff, the Presidential Suite is the perfect place to relax or entertain in splendor.

Dining at Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Once again, Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive resort. Your breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in your stay in the room for that day.

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa has only one restaurant  Al Diwaan (International). Dine-in sophisticated style at the only signature Al Diwaan Fine Dining Restaurant, alfresco on the veranda with breathtaking views of the reserve.

I must say that the selection from the menu is wide and fantastic! Something for everyone with any options of any dietary restrictions.

Breakfast is served a la carte, with an option of a buffet.

Lunch is a 3-course menu, you get a choice of an appetizer, main, and a dessert.

Dinner is a 5-course menu. 2 of those courses are complimentary from the chef, and the other 3 you get to choose an item from an appetizer selection, main course, and dessert.

Other dining options are:

Deck Dining

Relax in the intimacy of a romantic meal, tailor-made exactly to your requirements and served on your private deck outside your Suite. We will happily prepare any special meal requests that you may have.

Dune Dining

A magical experience of fine dining under the Arabian sky at night. The food and the ambiance, created by flame torches, Persian carpets and starched white linen, combine to present you with breathtaking memories.

Activities at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

There are many activities that you could do (without staying at Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa) at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

These activities include:

Sunset Safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve with Soft drinks

Experiencing the real flavor of Dubai’s desert and Bedouin heritage means visiting a desert camp—not just hiring a car to drive past the dunes. This late afternoon-evening tour covers a wide range of desert activities, topped off with a 3-course buffet dinner in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Enjoy an optional camel ride, a 4×4 dune drive, sandboarding, and falcon viewing, plus hotel pickup and drop-off, in a smooth, all-in-one trip.

Desert Conservation Wildlife Drive with Breakfast at Al Maha Desert Resort

Bedouin-camp dinner tours. This morning tour breaks convention, focusing on a wildlife safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by Range Rover. Look for gazelle, oryx, and other rare species; learn about the dunes and flora and their part in Bedouin tradition, and finish with refreshments at the exclusive Al Maha resort.

Dubai Heritage Land Rover Desert Safari with Traditional Dinner & Entertainment

The desert around Dubai demands more than a passing look—it’s a place of beauty that showcases the UAE’s Bedouin heritage. This expedition does it justice with several touches not offered on standard tours, including a wildlife safari by vintage Land Rover, falconry display, bread- and coffee-making demos, and a multi-course, desert-camp dinner within a royalty-owned retreat.

Dubai Sunrise Camel Trek with Breakfast

Start your day with a camel ride across the sand dunes of the Dubai desert while taking in the sunrise on this half-day guided tour. Following that, enjoy a traditional Arabic-style breakfast of coffee, tea, dates, and other dried fruits at a Bedouin campsite before heading back to the city.

Evening Desert Safari

Experience the most craved adventure in the UAE. Dubai Desert Safari is an excellent opportunity to spend a wonderful time with your loved ones in the serene vastness of the Arabian desert. Be amazed by the untouched beauty of nature and amusing activities altogether. One of its own kind, Dubai Desert Safari is crowned as most favorite tourist activities in the United Arab Emirates. Thousands of tourists come from all around the world to enjoy this thrilling expedition. No doubt there are numerous Desert Safari operators in UAE and it is difficult to choose one, especially when booking online they just give a vague overview to trick people. But we make sure that what is promised it is delivered so you have the best time in the magnificent Arabian desert with safety as the priority. After involving in exhilarating activities, experiencing a long gone Arab lifestyle at camp, feasting on mouth-watering dinner and watching scintillating performances our team will drop you back.

Hot Air Balloon Ride over Dubai Desert, Breakfast, Falcons & 1950s Land Rover

Enjoy one of Dubai’s once-in-a-lifetime experiences with this sunrise hot air balloon flight, which comes complete with a falcon display and gourmet breakfast. Ride a hot air balloon over the desert as daylight breaks, watch for wildlife below, witness the rare spectacle of a falcon flying from the balloon, and finish with a desert reserve breakfast. Your experience is made extra smooth with convenient return Dubai hotel transfers.

Dubai Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner, Sand Boarding, Camel Ride & 3 live Shows

Dubai’s desert is a must-see, but a self-guided trip isn’t enough to fully grasp its beauty and culture. This tour lets you experience the desert every which way: on a dune drive, camel, and sandboard. Plus, enjoy a barbecue dinner at a traditional-style camp. The attractions list also includes souvenir photos, henna art, fire shows, and more, so you get an unadulterated desert experience—both traditional and modern.

Desert Safari With Quad Bike & Arabian Show With BBQ Dinner

Get your adrenaline pumping and learn about desert culture during this evening adventure from Dubai. Crash through the golden sands during a dune bashing session and quad bike ride. Then head to a desert camp where you can ride a camel, get a henna tattoo, watch live cultural performances, and feast on a delicious barbecue buffet dinner of local and international foods before heading back to Dubai.

Morning Dune Drive

Get your adrenaline pumping and learn about desert culture during this evening adventure from Dubai. Crash through the golden sands during a dune bashing session and quad bike ride. Then head to a desert camp where you can ride a camel, get a henna tattoo, watch live cultural performances, and feast on a delicious barbecue buffet dinner of local and international foods before heading back to Dubai.

Heritage Morning Falconry & Wildlife Desert Safari with transfers from Dubai

Experience the majesty of the UAE’s falcons and desert on this 5-hour tour from Dubai. Visit a desert retreat for a spectacular falconry display and try flying a falcon yourself as you learn about this ancient Bedouin practice. Afterward, take a wildlife drive through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in a vintage Land Rover, or upgrade to a plush Range Rover. Look for rare Arabian oryx, gazelle and other species on the route, and finish with snacks and a camel ride. Numbers are limited to 16 for a more personalized experience.

Nature Walk 

Swap the city for the tranquility of the desert on a half-day safari into the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Ride a 4WD vehicle with a guide who shares a vast knowledge of desert-dwelling wildlife like sand gazelles.

Platinum Luxury Desert Safari with Range Rovers and 6-Course Dinner in Cabana

Step up your experience of Dubai’s desert without the fuss of having to plan your own transportation or activities. With this deluxe tour, travel into the desert by Range Rover, enjoy a wildlife safari in Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, and savor a 6-course dinner at a private table in the sands. A falconry display, sunset camel ride, an optional upgrade to a private Range Rover make your experience extra special.

 

 

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