Just a 50-minute journey from the vibrant city of Dubai, the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is set among dramatic rolling dunes and the verdant palms of a lush oasis. This striking desert sanctuary will take your breath away with the splendour of the Bedouin vistas, deep blue skies and an abundance of Arabian wildlife.
The guest accommodation has been thoughtfully and beautifully designed to reflect the Bedouin heart and soul of Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa. Handcrafted Arabian furnishings and antique furniture create an opulent yet soothing ambiance, where your personal space becomes an idyllic retreat. Private infinity pools and sundecks are the perfect place to admire the spectacular desert views, while the attentive staff are always on hand to fulfil your every desire.
The Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa offers guests the opportunity to try some unique and exciting activities. Get up close to magnificent birds of prey with a master falconer, or take a ride on a horse or camel over the dunes and marvel at the jaw-dropping scenery. A desert nature walk will introduce you to the local wildlife, including herds of gazelles and Arabian oryx. For a kick of adrenalin, a dune drive in a 4x4 will get your pulse racing, or travel in style on a wildlife safari.
When the sun goes down
Watching a glorious desert sunset from the Hajar Terrace Bar, while taking high tea or sipping a refreshing cocktail, can only be matched by a delicious fine dining experience in the Al Diwaan restaurant. If you’re after a romantic experience, intimate Dune Dining can be arranged, where couples can sit on beautiful Persian carpets lit only by flame torches as your personal waiter serves up some of the chef’s best dishes.
Once you stay at the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, you’ll never want to leave.
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before you go
Everything you need to know before planning your dream trip
Private transfers are 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport / 42 Luxuriously Appointed Suites / Al Diwaan Dining Room / Hajar Terrace Bar / Spa / Fitness Centre / Main Pool / Desert Activities
During the cooler months of November to May. Please note: Ramadan takes place between the end of March to the end of April.
Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer Heathrow flights to Dubai in less than 7 hours. Emirates and Etihad also fly there from several UK airports.
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We have been using Azure to arrange our holidays for over 12 years. Every year usually twice a year, sometimes more, we rely on the experienced team at Chester to provide expert information on our chosen destinations. Be it a return to our established favorites in Barbados and Dubai or a new and exiting destination chosen from Azures brochure it is always handled in a friendly and competent manner. The small details are not missed such as do we need late check out or early arrival, which can make such a difference after sometimes long hours travelling. For us using Azure takes the uncertainty out of booking holidays.
We have been booking our holidays through Azure for 10 years and we can thoroughly recommend them. The Azure team arrange amazing holidays, well chosen destinations and hotels with a tailored itinerary that runs like clockwork with so many wonderful extras, it really takes the time and stress out of planning. When the weather has disrupted our journeys, their 24 hour service has provided us with 5* rescues! Nothing is too much trouble for Azure staff and the same goes for all the staff we have met on our Azure holidays which really are out of this world. We continue to recommend your company and all your wonderful team and look forward to our next holiday with you.
Well we are back in the UK after an amazing trip for a very special birthday and must thank Azure in Chester and Jayne O'Gorman for organising everything after we won the auction bid for this trip with SeaDream Yacht Club at Valerie's Summer Ball last year! We had the trip of a lifetime, met amazing people, visited fabulous places and befriended the superb crew aboard SeaDream I. We couldn't fault a single thing onboard - just amazing and hope we can meet the crew again at some future date! I even cried when i had to leave! Well done Azure and Jayne O'Gorman.
My first experience with Azure was when they came to my rescue when my family and I were stranded abroad on holiday without accommodation, their professionalism and ability to make things happen at very very short notice was second to none. They were very knowledgeable and were able to utilise their many relationships within the industry to get things resolved for me within an hour. I can't praise them enough for rescuing my family's holiday and making it a truly memorable time. Since then the team always do their best to make my holidays the best they can possibly be based on their own vast travel knowledge and experiences. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and wouldn't use anyone else for luxurious travel.