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.
Suites with a View
Our resort offers 42 individual suites including our Bedouin, Royal, Emirates and Presidential Suites.
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.
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.
Dine in sophisticated style at our signature Al Diwaan restaurant. Sit alfresco on the veranda and enjoy breathtaking views of the reserve. It's a wonderful place to eat during your Dubai visit.
With signature treatments that only use organic ingredients, the Timeless Spa invites you to truly unwind, with treatment rooms, sauna, Jacuzzi and gymnasium.
Spa Indulgence Staycation
Available: January 2, 2022 — December 14, 2022
Devote your body, mind and soul to ultimate tranquility
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Dubai - Al Ain Road,Dubai United Arab Emirates 118887
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.
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.
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.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Smoke Free Property
Pets Not Allowed
Accepts: Credit Cards
Concierge desk service
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 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 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
Adjustable HIght Hand-Held Shower Wand
Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers
Bathtub Grab Rails
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
Room Windows Open
Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors
Secondary Locks on Room Windows
Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled
Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms
Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors