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

Al Maha Pool

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Privacy and seclusion at this luxurious oasis in the desert

Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa is very different Dubai experience. 45 minutes away from the city’s skyscrapers and shopping malls, its 42 suites are set in a private oasis, surrounded by desert dunes.

Every suite comes with a spacious indoor living area with handcrafted Bedouin furnishings. Outdoors, you’ll have a temperature-controlled pool under a canvas canopy – the perfect place to keep cool and watch the desert wildlife.

If you’d like to explore a little more closely, camel treks followed by a sundowner desert 4x4 drives and private nature walks are on offer. For relaxation, there is an extensive spa with its own infinity pool, and a fitness centre.

Al Diwaan restaurant serves delicious local and international food, along with cocktails in its terrace bar. Private dining experiences, either on your deck or out on the dunes, are also available while the floating Breakfast is delivered into your pool.

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Private desert oasis

45 minutes from Dubai

Private pools to every suite

Views over the sand dunes

In a desert conservation reserve

Two desert activities per day are included as part of your full board package


  • 1 night

  • Asia . UAE . Dubai

  • International flights not included

  • Full Board

From £525 per person per night

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Al Maha Pool
Al Maha Restaurant

Holiday details


Whichever suite you choose at Al Maha, you’ll be truly spoilt. Every suite comes with a private pool overlooking the desert, and a wooden deck with sun loungers. Canvas canopies provide much-needed shade. Each suite is furnished with Arabian artefacts and antiques, with spacious beds and ornate wooden doors. There are thoughtful touches too, like binoculars to watch the desert wildlife, an easel with art materials and Bedouin jars filled with fresh water and dates.


  • Pool
  • Private pools with every suite
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Spa
  • Desert location
  • One and two bedroomed suites
  • Free Wi-Fi

Holiday location

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Local Area

This luxury hotel in The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve offers the chance to experience Dubai in an entirely different way – surrounded by sand dunes rather than skyscrapers.

The conservation reserve forms 5% of the UAE’s land area and is its first national park. It’s a centre for research and monitoring of the desert’s delicate ecosystem, and the Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa is committed to minimising its environmental impact. Desert oryx, Arabian Gazelles and desert reptiles are among the wildlife you’ll find in the reserve – the hotel’s knowledgeable guides will show you where to look.

Al Maha is perfect for anyone looking for something different, a romantic place to celebrate a special occasion, or as a twin-centre with your choice of hotel in Dubai itself. Please ask for details of our Dubai Luxury Beach and Desert Experience (8 Days), which combines two nights at Al Maha with a luxury stay at Raffles The Palm Dubai.

And, after a day of bars and shopping malls, what could be nicer than an escape back to watch the sun set over the desert from your private deck?


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