Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Sense of desert adventure in Bedouin style accommodation

This luxurious hotel is designed to resemble a traditional Bedouin encampment. Al Maha Resort is nestled in a verdant palm oasis, deep within Dubai’s magical dune and desert landscape in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and plays a vital role in its conservation. Enjoy two different complimentary desert activities every day as part of the stay which can be organsied by your private conceirge. 

The indigenous Arabian wildlife can also be viewed from the temperature-controlled infinity pool or sundeck seating area of all villas as Arabain Oryx and gazelles roaming freely around the resort. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Indulgent
Location Type
Away from it all
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Tripadvisor rating 1849 Reviews
Aerial view of The Palm

Hotel highlights

  • Al Bedouin tents have private infintiy pools
  • Two complimentary desert activities each day
  • Private concierge
  • An array of dining experiences available
  • Eco - Luxury resort
  • Only 50 min from Dubai

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 42 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Eco-friendly
  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection
  • Off the beaten track
  • Tented camp

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

  • Away from it all
  • Approx 60 minutes
1849 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1672
  • Very Good 115
  • Average 30
  • Poor 13
  • Terrible 19

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Mar 15, 2020

Relaxing day and night

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 mins ride from the gate to the hotel itself.
Mar 10, 2020

Top class hotel in the most wonderful location

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.
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Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Facilities

Arabian Oryx

Morning desert activities

Each day guests receive two complimentary activities daily, there are both morning and afternoon activities. Morning activities include: Falconry or Arabian desert nature walk. You can also enjoy horse riding or a morning dune safari at a supplement, which is payable locally.

Afternoon desert activities

Each day guests receive two complimentary activities daily, there are both morning and afternoon activities. Afternoon activities include: a wildlife safari and archery. Horse riding can be enjoyed in the afternoon as well at a supplement, which is payable locally.

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Room Types

Bedouin Suite

The Bedouin Suites are lavishly decorated with authentic and rare handcrafted Arabian furnishing. Each private deck with sun loungers provides a secluded area for relaxing quietly or as an intimate setting for a personalised dining experience.
The Suites key features are Private temperature-controlled swimming pool surrounded by a wooden deck. Handcrafted furnishings.Custom-made super king-size bed and spacious bathroom featuring a walk-in shower.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Food & Drink

Dining experiences

A range of dining options are available, from dining in the dunes to the private deck and in suite dining. All can add a special memory to a special occasion or a romantic evening.

Al Diwaan

Enjoy a la carté breakfast and dinner on the terrace overlooking the desert dunes.

The Hajar Terrace Bar

The perfect place to star gaze after dinner with a digestif.

Board Basis Options

Half Board

A la carté breakfast and dinner Al Diwaan restaurant.