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. 

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Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Away from it all
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Tripadvisor rating 1786 Reviews
Aerial view of The Palm

Hotel highlights

  • Al Bedouin tents have private infintiy pools
  • Two complimentary desert activities each day

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
1786 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1615
  • Very Good 110
  • Average 29
  • Poor 13
  • Terrible 19

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Sep 09, 2019

Paradise

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Working in the hotel industry I can clearly say that this resort gives you the motivation to keep guests happy. The staff are friendly, courteous and willing to help. Not because they have to but because they genuinely care. In hospitality you either have people that love to assist people and others that are in the industry simply because they had no clue what else they could do. And I can clearly say that in Al Maha they love what they do. Special thanks to Irfan and the whole team for a great job!!
Sep 02, 2019

Absolutely Stunning!

The minute you enter the reserve you step into dreamland and experience the true calmness of the desert. Youssef welcomed us with a warm smile and excitement, we felt immediately at home. The suites are gorgeous, spacious, beautiful Bedouin design and have all you need to enjoy your stay. Once you step on your terrace and look around you an instant happiness comes over you and you know your in the right place, your away from everything and enjoy the nature around you. All the staff show genuine care and are very attentive to anything you may need. Maina in the restaurant was very sweet and helpful, she knew what we needed even before asking. Arne, the GM is the absolute best company and makes you feel part of the Al Maha family. Thank you for a great stay! See you soon!
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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.