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 1827 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
1827 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1651
  • Very Good 115
  • Average 29
  • Poor 13
  • Terrible 19

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jan 14, 2020

Wonderful Property

New York City, New York

We had a wonderful time here. The staff and accommodations are wonderful. Often the staff anticipated our requests. The location and nature is amazing. Great food. The daily activities are fun and informative with great guides.
Jan 13, 2020

Desert Oasis

Boston, Massachusetts

Ok well, nothing’s perfect, but Al Maha comes very close! Everything was top notch! Delicious food with excellent varieties. Beautiful property. Clean. Mostly excellent service. Our guide was friendly and helpful. The waitress at the restaurants remembers my drink of choice. Addressed by name whenever possible. Definitely going back in the near future (probably in the summer as in the winter the rates are very high and i can’t stand the FLIES!) There was some service mishap in regards to check out but that was rectified so I won’t even bother with the details. This is a one of a kind experience that every luxury traveler should experience at least once in their lifetime! Oh, but please stop hitting the camel. Its not nice. Next time I’ll probably skip the camel ride since, as nice as it was, i feel bad for the camel. See you soon AL MAHA!
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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.