Al Maha Desert Camp
5 nights from £5760pp
Includes full board, return flights and transfers
Overview & Highlights
Al Maha Luxury Desert Resort is nestled in a verdant palm oasis, deep within Dubai’s magical dune and desert landscape in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and plays a vital role in its conservation.
Al Maha showcases the heritage and architecture of the Bedouins and also offers a sense of desert adventure. If you have read ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ or other literary works conjuring up romantic images of travel in the desert, this is the place to bring it to life on a trip of a lifetime!
The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve was founded from the discovery of a ‘lost oasis’ buried under the sands – today this oasis has been restored and again provides essential water for the wildlife of Arabia.
The Arabian Oryx & Arabian Gazelles are the star attractions of the reserve. Indigenous wildlife can also be viewed from the temperature-controlled infinity pool or sun deck seating area of all Villas.
Enjoy two different complimentary desert activities every day as part of your stay here.
here are 42 ultra-private Suites waiting to welcome you, all with handcrafted furniture and authentic Arabian and Bedouin ornaments, and their own private pool from which to gaze at the desert wildlife. For absolute luxury try the spacious Royal Suites, boasting magnificent bathrooms and living rooms, where the floor-to-ceiling windows allow the dramatic views to flood in.
For total romantic seclusion, you can call upon the in-suite dining service. However, for a dining experience you’ll never forget, head for the sophisticated style of the alfresco ‘Al Diwaan’ restaurant. Its breathtaking views of the endless landscape are something that has to be seen to be believed – there really is nothing else like it on Earth. Then go and top all that off with cocktails on the main veranda, wrapped in the dark silence of a brilliant night sky as animals congregate at the nearby floodlit waterhole.
- Explore the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, home to 35 mammal and reptile species
- Enjoy complimentary activities including sundowners, wildlife drives, nature walks, archery, falconry and camel trekking
- Embrace unparalleled peace and quiet in a remote desert landscape
- Take part in signature activities including desert dune drives and horse riding at an extra charge
- Gaze over iconic vistas of golden sand dunes from your pool villa
- Adults only
“Al Maha is one of my favourite places, taking lunch outside your room surrounded by colourful birds and enchanting gazelles was like sitting in the middle of a Disney film!
Getting up to photograph the sunrise, I just wanted to sit and watch the view for ages, so poured myself more tea and sat for hours with the binoculars watching the gazelles as they appeared from the early morning mist over the desert plains ….”
Twin your stay here with a few days in the city of Dubai to experience the best of both worlds; indigenous Arabian wildlife and desert activities at Al Maha, and beach life, shopping and sightseeing in the city.
“We loved the luxury & restaurants of Dubai, Ritz Carlton was superb. Highlight was definitely Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa and watching the sun set in the desert – wish we could have stayed longer!“Mr & Mrs G
Let us begin the journey that will create memories to last a lifetime.