A luxury retreat amid the spectacular dunes of the Arabian Desert
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Activity adventure | Desert | Natural world | Off the beaten track | Spa
The Al Maha Desert Resort and spa is a tribute to traditional life in the Arabian Desert, set within a verdant oasis among Dubai's most impressive dune and desert landscapes. This luxury resort won the much-coveted World Legacy Award (Nature Travel) from National Geographic Traveller and Conservation International.
Built in the style of an ancient Bedouin settlement, neutral toned 'tents', each furnished with rare collections of regional artwork and antiques, offer understated, modern luxury. Each tent-covered suite has its own terrace and infinity pool.
The culinary cultures of East and West come together at Al Maha Resort & Spa, where you'll enjoy fine dining at the Al Diwaan Organic Fine Dining Restaurant, in the privacy of your suite, on your own private deck or under the stars, surrounded by the stunning landscapes of the desert.
The Al Maha Resort and Spa is the only resort in the newly created Dubai Desert Reserve, an area set up to conserve Dubai's original habitat. You will be joined by a well-experienced personal guide to help you uncover the secrets of the desert, whether you want to explore on foot, horse, camel or four wheel drive. There are plenty of other activities on offer, such as falconry and archery, or you could indulge in the onsite spa.
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