Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

An exclusive luxury desert get-away 45 minutes from Dubai.

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa, Dubai is a private, guest-only oasis nestled among the lush palm groves, emerald canopies and iconic sand dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. The hotel offers secluded tranquility and iconic vistas of the sweeping plains and Hajar Mountain massif. Take an unforgettable horse ride, camel trek or nature walk. Join a signature desert safari or practice the distinguished arts of archery and falconry. Our 5-star hotel boasts private swimming pools with majestic dune and mountain views and our 42 suites combine discreet refinement with authentic regional antiques, local artifacts and thoughtful nuances.

Rooms and Suites

Unique Amenities
Each suite is equipped with temperature-controlled swimming pools, handcrafted furnishings, antiques and artifacts.

Dubai Desert Activities & Conservation Reserve

Our resort is nestled within the 225 sq. kilometers of the regions' unspoiled desert land that makes up 5% of Dubai's total land area.

Al Maha Experiences

The activities are reflective of the Bedouin way of life and showcase the uniqueness of the destination. These are a truly unequaled experience and vary from archery, nature walks, and desert drives to wildlife safaris, falconry, horse riding, camel trekking and sundowners in the dunes.

Desert Activities - Wildlife Drive
Desert Activities - Horse Riding

Conservation

It is the largest area under-protected area management in the Gulf, the only one of its kind in the Middle East, and the largest land area ever dedicated to a single project in Dubai.

Desert Activities - Wildlife Drive

Culinary Expeditions

Serving Arabic and Mediterranean cuisine, our Al Diwaan dining room offers a private annex overlooking the golden sand dunes. Guests have the option of dining on the terrace, in the dunes or privately in your suite.

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Commitment to Clean

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Timeless Spa

With signature treatments that only use organic ingredients, the Timeless Spa invites you to truly unwind, with treatment rooms, sauna, Jacuzzi and gymnasium.

Spa

Swimming Pools

Our resort has 43 temperature controlled swimming pools; each of our suites boasts a private infinity plunge pool while the main pool is located in the Timeless Spa.

Main Swimming Pool
Offers and Packages

Bedouin Suite private deck

Spa Indulgence Staycation

Available: January 2, 2022December 14, 2022

Devote your body, mind and soul to ultimate tranquility

Emirates Suite Pool Deck Dining

Desert Romance

Available: January 3, 2022December 14, 2022

Reignite the romance with a memorable escape for two this month at the luxurious desert retreat

Our Location

Getting Here

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Dubai - Al Ain Road,Dubai United Arab Emirates 118887

Tel: +971 4-8329900
Distance from Property: 65 Miles
Phone Number: +971 4-224 5555
Alternate Airport Transportation

GMC Yukon (Luxury 4x4)

Distance from Property: 86 Miles
Phone Number: +971 6-5581111
Alternate Airport Transportation

GMC Yukon (Luxury 4x4)

Distance from Property: 143 Miles
Phone Number: +971 7-2075200
Alternate Airport Transportation

GMC Yukon (Luxury 4x4)

On-Property

Local Shuttle 425

The Legend of Al Maha

Since history has been recorded, men talked of a wondrous place within the depths of shifting dunes.

Local Area - Wildlife

Old men told of this place where water flowed from a rock, the perpetual spring fed by ancient underground lakes. Birds gathered in the dense trees, Gazelle hid from the shimmering heat under matted palms, and occasionally even the hardened, elusive Arabian Leopard was seen in the distant mountains.

The desert is an unforgiving place to those who cannot read its signs or understand its subtle warnings. Without the grasses or the palms, the vengeful sands first covered the dry rock pools, then smothered the trees, and finally buried the encampment that had strangled the flow of water from the rock.

Through generations, young adventurers were lost in the shifting sand as they searched for signs of Al Maha. Many trekked over the buried place, only to fall next to their exhausted camels, a noble fate at the end of a fruitless journey.

Confounded by the disobedience of his hunting falcon, a young man followed his bird's movements over the dunes, only to find it perched on a thin branch protruding through the sand. Approaching the bird, the young man's anger turned to curiosity when he noticed small green leaves sprouting from the slender branch. Knowing this was a sure sign of water below, the youth and his brothers later returned to the same place and together they dug away the layers of time.

Finally, after removing a stout wedge in a rocky ledge, the brothers watched as water bubbled out and began to wash the sands away, revealing the ancient walls of the camp. Soon, the lost oasis reformed.

The brothers settled alongside the pools, vowing that never again would any man or animal of the desert be denied the source of all life. Palms and once-lost wild vegetation flourished around the ancient walls and rocky pools. The wild animals returned, but the surest sign of the rebirth of this fabled place was the return of the Arabian Oryx, after which the oasis had always been named.

Every time you stay at Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, you have the support of a dedicated Guest Relations Coordinator throughout your stay.

Exuding the warmth and hospitality which are hallmarks of traditional Arabic culture, our well-trained staff will deliver your exact requirements with thoughtful, bespoke and pre-emptive service.

With the utmost discretion, your Guest Relations Coordinator will note and ensure that each personal requirement is met, every time you stay at Al Maha.They will take care of your pillow and food preferences, special dietary needs and itineraries, even pre-setting the ambient temperature of your swimming pool. Used to hosting visits by Presidents, Princes and VIP’s from around the world, the team at Al Maha is well equipped to cope with making arrangements for the most discerning of guests who expect matchless hospitality.

Your Guest Relations Coordinator can be relied upon to help orchestrate some of the most memorable moments in your life. With staff from 20 different nationalities, speaking 28 languages between them, we can help to communicate your exact needs and deliver them to perfection.

Many guests return to Al Maha time and time again, finding Al Maha is the favoured location for an idyllic stay in luxury, tranquility and privacy.

Al Maha is proud to be certified by Eco Luxury Retreats of the World.

Certified by Eco Luxury Retreats of the World

Al Maha is proud to be certified by Eco Luxury Retreats of the World*. Ecoluxury, a collaboration of the best retreats in the world, is changing the focus of tourism. It represents the new top quality brand which combines all what is ecologically and socially responsible with all what represents excellence in hospitality services and authentic experience, demonstrating that the two can go hand in hand.

The Eco Luxury way is designed to showcase Eco Luxury Retreats around the world who are committed to reduce their impact on nature, on surrounding people and culture preservation, the re-investment in training and focus on local procurement whilst offering the HIGHEST level of luxury in hospitality.

Certified by Green Key Eco-Rating Program

Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa has obtained the Green-key certification, an eco-label for tourism and leisure establishments and is awarded to establishments that fulfill a list of environmental requirements.

The Green Key Eco-Rating Program is a graduated rating system designed to recognize hotels, motels and resorts that are committed to improving their environmental and fiscal performance.

We are pleased to accommodate families; however, children under 10 years of age are not permitted in the resort.

Arabian Oryx

The place took its name from the proudest of all dune dwellers - the Arabian Oryx. Herds of these spear-horned antelope would appear out of the heat haze - nomadic bands seeking this place of shelter and respite.

Arabian Oryx

Property Details

Restaurant

Spa

Fitness Center

Outdoor Pool

24 Hour Room Service

Daily Housekeeping

Turndown Service

All-Suites

Business Center

Meeting Space

Horseback Riding

Gift Shop

Dry Cleaning Service

Laundry

Kitchen

Room Service

Wake up Calls

Free Coffee/Tea

Kitchenette

Service Request

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Not Allowed

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

Accepts: Credit Cards

Services

Concierge desk service

Currency Exchange

Languages spoken by staff:
English, Arabic, Afrikaans, Chinese, Russian

For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms,common areas,or special services relating to a specific disability,please call +971 4-8329900

Accessible Hotel Features

Accessible on-site parking

Property has elevators

Self Operating lift or a sloped entry in hotel swimming pools

Service Animals are Welcome

Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs

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

Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable HIght Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Bathtub Seat

Close Caption TV

Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors

Electronic Room Key

Flashing Door Knockers

Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing

Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Deadbolts on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Electricat Outlets

Lowered Night Guards on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Viewports in Guest Room Doors

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

Room Windows Open

Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors

Secondary Locks on Room Windows

TTY/TTD Compatible

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms

Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors