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Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa - Luxury holidays to Dubai

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  • About this holiday

    Expressions holidays recommends Al Maha Desert Resort to couples seeking the ultimate in luxury and desert-style seclusion. Occupying a legendary position by an oasis this resort oozes the timeless romance and mysticism of Arabian desert-life. The seclusion and peace of this dune and desert landscape can be enjoyed from your own sparkling infinity pool. Explore the reserve with your own personal guide, indulge in an excellent Spa treatment, dine under the canopied terrace and marvel at the scale of the nocturnal desert sky from your private outdoor terrace.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions holidays include a scheduled flight with Emirates from London to Dubai, full board, and private return transfers by luxury 4WD.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room
    From £2660 to £4955 for 7 nights.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Hotel description

    Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa occupies a remarkable site, nestled in a desert oasis accessible from Dubai airport exclusively via four-by-four vehicle. A luxury sanctuary, it has been designed to mimic the style of a traditional Bedouin encampment. Encircled by 225-square kilometres of reserve lands, its remoteness offers unparalleled privacy and seclusion to move guests to adopt a relaxed attitude and leisurely pace. Public spaces have been exquisitely furnished and antiques add to the resort’s authentic flavour. Days can be spent being pampered in the Al Maha Jamilah Spa, indulging in a range of rejuvenating massages and body treatments, or exploring the reserve with a field guide. An outstanding personal service is established as guests are welcomed to the hotel in the tribal tradition, served with dates, Arabic coffee and blended fruit juices. Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine is served under a rustic, palm frond ceiling in the restaurant, or under the star-lit desert sky on the canopied terrace. Guests can also enjoy desert picnics for their evening meal. With cream-coloured stone walls and tented canopy roofs, the suites embrace the traditional Bedouin style. Each has its own deck and temperature-controlled pool. Perfect for a unique and rustic - yet luxurious - desert retreat.



    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year.

    Distance from airport

    About 45 minutes by 4-wheel drive.

    Closest airport

    Dubai International

    Room types

    All 42 suites have private bathroom with walk-in shower and bath, air conditioning, satellite TV and DVD, minibar, radio, telephone, hairdryer, safe, temperature-controlled swimming pool, wooden deck.

    Bedouin Suite with sitting area.
    Royal Suite with two en-suite bedrooms and large lounge.
    Emirates Suite with two en-suite bedrooms, large lounge with dining facilities and courtyard.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, Lounge, Bar, Swimming pool, Spa, Gym, Archery, Falconry, Camel trekking, Horse riding, Wildlife drives, Guided nature walks, Boutique.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Guests are offered two complimentary activities per night's stay. To be chosen from wildlife drives, guided nature walks within Al Maha's nature reserve, archery, falconry, desert drives, horse riding, camel trekking and sundowners. 

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Sports nearby


    Children under 10 cannot be accommodated. Children over 10 are welcome when accommodated in their own suite.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Arrange a visit to the garden city of Al Ain, the spiritual home of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family, with its picturesque fortress museum and ancient burial tombs.
    The suites allow for maximum privacy and offer spacious and luxurious accommodation in Bedouin-style tents. Each suite has a private temperature controlled swimming pool that is set within a wooden deck.


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