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Welcome to Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi

Inspired by Luxury, Immersed by Privacy

Deep within the desert landscape lies Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi - an intimate retreat suffused with natural beauty and serene tranquility. With a distinct Spa as the hallmark of the hotel experience, guests can rebalance their equilibrium and embark on an individual wellness journey. Inspired by classical dwellings, the boutique resort’s 99 guest rooms and villas feature timeless local details, traditional artwork, and Arabesque accessories, alongside a range of dining destinations showcasing the dunes to panoramic perfection. Step away from it all into an exclusive natural environment, with the space to reconnect and the freedom to lose yourself.

Rooms & Suites

Signature Villas Inspired by Traditional Dwellings

Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa offers the ultimate escape within the traditionally appointed majestic villas, designed to secure privacy and immersed in luxury. Enabling guests to experience the magical setting of desert lifestyle, the villas include a broad terrace with a separate sunbathing gazebo that extends over a temperature-controlled plunge pool. The impressive interiors feature a separate dining room, living room, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and kitchen, where the cream color-scheme, caramel furnishings and Arabesque accents create an effortlessly elegant appeal. For a more experiential and secluded stay, the Royal Compound is the ideal combination of the vast Royal Three-bedroom villa, together with two villas consisting of two bedrooms each, a one-bedroom villa in addition to the 100m2 privately accessible Majilis. The Royal Compound enjoys a private entrance to all combined villas and Majilis, creating a feeling of a private estate within the desert.

Outdoor deck of a villa with a private pool overlooking the desert.
Master bedroom villa with king size bed and doors leading to private deck.
Exterior of a villa with a pool and outdoor furniture on a deck.

Desert & Lifestyle Activities

Become a local explorer with countless memories to cherish by experiencing a wide variety of desert and lifestyle activities, including horseback riding, desert crawlers, camel rides, archery, sand wheel adventures, evening desert walks, desert waves and barbeque dining.

Camel Ride
Dining at the Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi
Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Terra Secca

In the most atmospheric ambiance of the desert, enjoy delicious and traditional Italian dishes paired with an impressive selection of wines. A romantic scene awaits you during or after sunset in the al fresco garden surrounded by Arabian horses. Taste fresh handmade pasta, thin crisp pizza, and specialty seafood with finesse as the culinary team prepares your favorite dishes in the open kitchen within view.

Al Mesayan

Al Mesayan

Featuring stunning views of the Arabian desert, the cocktails and shisha at Mesayan Rooftop Bar are best paired with the magnificent sunset. Enjoy Moroccan and French signature dishes and flavors, experience creative beverages or unwind while trying a variety of shisha flavors. Offering indoor seating area and outdoor space, reserve your sweet spot and fill your evenings with meaningful moments.

Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Bait Al Hanine

Bait Al Hanine Arabic restaurant, with both indoor and outdoor spaces, compliments the alluring destination it resides in. From the most flavorful Arabic classics to crispy and freshly baked bread, our homemade recipe collection is inspired by the Arabian Gulf and Levant Region. Get started with a sumptuous breakfast spread featuring freshly baked pastries, live stations, and healthy juices by Thrive Juice Bar.

Commitment to Clean

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Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi

Al Wathba South, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 56620

Tel: +971 02-204 4444
Distance from Property: 44.3 KM
Phone Number: +971 2-505 5555
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Alternate Airport Transportation

Abu Dhabi Taxi

Distance from Property: 163 KM
Phone Number: +971 4-224 5555
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Alternate Airport Transportation

Dhabi Taxi

Distance from Property: 40 KM
Phone Number: +971 2-494 9999
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Private Car Service
Limousine/Van Service


Bus Station

Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station

Property Details



Fitness Center

Outdoor Pool

24 Hour Room Service

Daily Housekeeping

Meeting Space

Horseback Riding

Gift Shop

Dry Cleaning Service



Room Service

Wake up Calls


Service Request

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Pet Policy

Pets Not Allowed

No pets allowed

Parking Complimentary On-Site Parking
Electric Car Charging Station
Policies and Payments

Accepts: Credit Cards


Concierge desk service

Currency Exchange

Property has elevators

Languages spoken by staff:
English, Arabic, French, Hindi

For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +971 02-204 4444

Accessible Hotel Features

Accessible on-site parking

Property has elevators

Van Accessible on-site parking

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

Accessible Entrance to On-Site Pool

Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Spa is Accessible

Main Entrance is Accessible

Meeting Spaces are Accessible

On-Site Restaurants are Accessible

Guest Room Accessibility

Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Bathtub Seat

Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors

Electronic Room Key

Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing

Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

Room Windows Open

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors


Carbon Footprint: 442.56 kg per room night

Environmental Practices

Guest Room Recycling

Electric car charging

Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi