Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa Dubai

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Secluded tranquillity and complete exclusivity with thoughtful nuances borrowed from the Bedouin way of life.

the Low Down

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa, Dubai 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. Take an unforgettable horse ride, camel trek or nature walk. Join a signature desert safari or practice the distinguished arts of archery and falconry. The hotel boasts private swimming pools with majestic dune and mountain views and the 42 suites combine discreet refinement with authentic regional antiques, local artifacts and thoughtful nuances.

the Peaks Promise

complimentary experience

Each booking receives 2 complimentary desert activities per person per night’s stay.

the Peaks Purse

60 USD to spend at the resort on whatever you wish!

The Best Room For You

  • 45 minutes away from the city, this secluded hideaway resort offers personal and seductive experiences with great hospitality, privacy, and absolute comfort
  • Away from the main building, all 42 suites are housed in comforting isolation in individual tented structures, with private temperature-controlled swimming pool, featuring rustic, low-slung architecture with shady courtyards to offer ultimate solitude
  • Situated in Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, guests can partake in desert activities such as nature walk, wildlife drive and Falconry which are exciting as well as educational
  • Successful preservation efforts – Once endangered, Arabian Oryx have now blossomed into the largest, free roaming herd of its kind in the UAE.
  • All suites feature private temperature-controlled swimming pools surrounded by a wooden deck and are lavishly decorated with rare, handcrafted Arabian furnishings, antiques and artifacts.
  • An easel with art materials is available, should your artistry be inspired by the Dubai landscape
  • Accommodation:
    The 5-star resort boasts private swimming pools with majestic dune and mountain views in all of the 42 suites combining discreet refinement with authentic regional antiques and local artifacts. Enjoy the comfort of custom-made, super king size beds in all suites with spacious bathrooms which features a walk-in shower, king-size bath, and a ‘his and hers’ vanity area.
  • Location:
    With the fast pace 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 eco system in not disturbed.
  • Getting there:
    The closest airport is DXB Dubai International Airport. The hotel can provide a luxury GMC Yukon transfer service for 447 AED with prior reservation.
  • What to pack:
    Casual clothes, swimwear, shoes, hat, shades, sunscreen lotion, camera.
  • Restaurants:
    Dine in sophisticated style at the signature Al Diwaan restaurant. Sit alfresco on the veranda and enjoy breathtaking views of the reserve. It’s a wonderful place to eat during your Dubai visit. Relax in the intimacy of a romantic meal, tailor made exactly to your requirements and served on your private deck outside your Suite. Enjoy exciting cocktails and beverages at the Hajar Terrace bar while enjoying breathtaking views of the reserve.
  • Spa:
    Surrounded by indigenous flora and cascading water features, Timeless Spa treatments are available in a choice of single or double massage rooms. Signature treatments draw on the wisdom of Middle Eastern and South East Asian aromatherapy traditions. Timeless Spa provides beauty and relaxation treatments, private massage rooms for couples, swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness centre.
  • Signature Activities:
    Desert activities, such as falconry, camel treks, horse riding and archery, recall a former way of Bedouin life. For sheer excitement, an outing in a rugged four-wheel drive vehicle cannot be beaten. In contrast, guided nature walks offer a quieter and more informative way to experience the desert.
10% Municipality fees, 7% Service charge, 5% VAT and AED 20 Tourism Dirham Fee

For safety measure, due to unguarded swimming pools and free roaming wildlife, the resort only welcomes children above the age of 10 years.

  • Rates include:
    2 Desert activities per person per night are included with every Full Board booking. The activities can be either of the 6 activities. (Camel Trek, Wildlife drive, Archery, Falconry, Nature walk, Sundowner) We also offer dune driving and horse riding at an additional cost.

Average Temperature & Rainfall in Days

Average Room Rates in USD

These rates are based on Half Board basis which includes buffet breakfast and dinner

Visa Cost

Tourists visas can be obtained online prior to departure. For more information click here.

Top Tip

Uber & Careem apps are a much safer and more reliable way of getting around instead of local taxis

Local Currency

The local currency is the Emirati dirham.


Summers are very hot in the UAE, peak season for tourism is during the winter months Oct-April.


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