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Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa—a private, guest-only oasis in Dubai

An exclusive luxury desert get-away 45 minutes from Dubai, Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, offers secluded tranquility and iconic vistas of the sweeping plains and Hajar Mountain massif. Share

Designed and built following the principles of environmentally sustainable development, Al Maha has been at the forefront of conservation-based hospitality in the Middle East. The resort was designed to recreate a Bedouin encampment spread across the vast dunes, featuring 42 secluded suites with tented roofs, floor-to-ceiling windows, marbled bathrooms, private deck and pool.

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa—a private, guest-only oasis in Dubai

Al Maha rests within the 225-square kilometre Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) one of the largest formally protected conservation reserves in the Gulf and is internationally recognised. The DDCR will continue to be sponsored and managed by Emirates. Al Maha was lauded for its efforts by the World Travel & Tourism Council earlier this year and was identified as the region’s leading sustainable eco-tourism development by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa—a private, guest-only oasis in Dubai

Retreat to a space that is spacious, elegant and filled with opulence. At Al Maha, individual design traits pay homage to the mesmerising surroundings—a unique opportunity for those wishing to truly experience the area’s culture. The Presidential Suite is the finest of all Suites at Al Maha. This Suite has three large bedrooms, each with a custom-made super king-size bed, handcrafted furnishings and an opulent bathroom.  This Suite is designed for guests who want to experience the ultimate in sophistication and personalized service.

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa—a private, guest-only oasis in Dubai

The sound of gently running water from the decorative features in the inviting majlis creates a calming ambience throughout, enhanced by the beautiful Arabian antiques and artifacts on display. With every luxury and extravagance catered for, including quarters for your own staff, the Presidential Suite is the perfect place to relax or entertain in splendor.

The resort’s Timeless Spa, with its team of gifted international spa therapists, specialises in a wide range of wellness, rejuvenation and beauty therapies. Offering a fusion of healing practices drawn from cultures around the world, the treatments are truly representative of Dubai’s cosmopolitan nature.

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa—a private, guest-only oasis in Dubai

The signature treatments draw on the wisdom of Middle Eastern and South East Asian aromatherapy traditions. At Timeless Spa guests can find beauty and relaxation treatments, private massage rooms for couples, swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness centre.

Surrounded by some of the region’s most spectacular landscape, rich with protected wildlife and filled with experiences of traditional Bedouin pastimes, Al Maha offers a sophisticated, yet simple and serene experience to its guests. Sunset camel rides, desert safaris, wildlife drives, horse-riding and falconry are all part of the unique indigenous experience at the resort as well as soothing massage treatments at its spa with an infinity pool overlooking the sands, scrub and mountains.

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa—a private, guest-only oasis in Dubai

A discrete suite of meeting rooms is available for small boardroom and executive conferences and the resort has been acclaimed as the ultimate incentive destination.

In addition, the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa has taken on the mantle of a cultural treasure trove. Its initial collection of Arab antiques, artefacts and artworks acquired to fuel the Arabic experience in suites and public areas now expanded to more than 2,000 pieces covering carpets, tents, jewellery, brass coffee pots, camel bags and saddles as well as specially commissioned wildlife paintings.

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