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

An exclusive luxury desert hotel 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. Our 5 star 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 luxury 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.

Wildlife drive
Desert Activities - Horse Riding


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.

Activities - wild life 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.

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.

Timeless Spa - Relaxation Area

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


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 KM
Phone Number: +971 4-224 5555
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Alternate Airport Transportation

GMC Yukon (Luxury 4x4)

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

GMC Yukon (Luxury 4x4)

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

GMC Yukon (Luxury 4x4)


Local Shuttle د.إ425


Plan and Prepare for your Stay

The Legend of Al Maha

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

Local Area

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.

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.


Property Details



Fitness Center

Outdoor Pool

24 Hour Room Service

Daily Housekeeping

Turndown Service


Meeting Space

Horseback Riding

Gift Shop

Dry Cleaning Service



Room Service

Wake up Calls

Free Coffee/Tea


Service Request

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Not Allowed

Pets are not allowed on the resort premises.

Parking Complimentary On-Site Parking
Complimentary Valet Parking
Electric Car Charging Station
Additional Parking Information

Parking is available at the security gate, while there are also limited spaces available at the main building.

Policies and Payments

Accepts: Credit Cards


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

Self Operating lift or a sloped entry in hotel swimming pools

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

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Electrical Outlets

Mobility accessible rooms

Room Windows Open

Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors

Secondary Locks on Room Windows

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors

Environmental Practices

Guest Room Recycling

Electric car charging

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