The perfect way to escape from the busy crowds and bright lights of the city is amongst the tranquility of the Arabian desert. This is why Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, is the ideal place to take a break for the wellbeing of your mind, body and soul. Just under an hour’s drive from the city of Dubai, Al Maha offers wellness and tranquillity in the secluded setting of the Arabian desert with vast views of undulating dunes and the Hajar Mountain massif.

This unique resort currently offers two luxury staycation packages to suit every guest who needs to recharge and revitalize. For those seeking to escape the city for a night or two, take advantage of Al Maha’s ‘Spa Indulgence Staycation’ package (Dhs4,650 for two adults per night) where you can choose from the selection of therapeutic, deep tissue and body massages, which embody the secret aromatherapy traditions of the Middle East and South-East Asia. The package also includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at the resort’s signature restaurant, Al Diwaan.

Al Maha Resort & Spa

Al Maha’s ‘Desert Romance’ staycation package is the ideal getaway for couples looking to spend quality time together amongst the seclusion of their own suite at the resort with its own private pool, looking out on the plains of the Arabian Desert. Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with a premium sparkling beverage. Later in the evening, a gastronomic dining experience awaits at Al Diwaan. The stay also includes a romantic deck dinner, camel trekking for sundowners, an additional desert activity of the guests’ choice and a 60-minute spa treatment.

Those who are looking to get away from it all just for the day can opt for the ‘Spa Indulgence Day Package’ (Dhs640 per person) or the ‘Wellness Package’ (Dhs525 per person). The first includes access to Al Maha’s Timeless Spa facilities for the day, its infinity pool, gym, a 60-minute Timeless Therapeutic Massage of your choice and three-course lunch. The second offers yoga in the desert every Tuesday and Saturday at 8am with a one-hour mediative session with one of Al Maha’s certified resident instructors. The package also includes full-day access to Timeless Spa facilities, main infinity pool and gym with a three-course lunch at Al Diwaan.

Al Maha also encourages guests to take advantage of the tranquil surroundings, taking in all that nature has to offer in the Arabian desert. For those who prefer to switch off, while keeping their mind occupied with adventure – which also benefits your overall health and wellbeing for the mind and body – take part in the resort’s desert activities. ‘The Bikers Deal’ is the perfect package for those who love adventure by exploring the desert on a two-wheeler. Ride amongst the sand dunes for the day with the chance of being accompanied by Arabian Oryx and gazelles. A special breakfast and lunch menu is also available priced at Dhs115 and Dhs215 respectively.

Al Maha pool

The ‘Discover Epicurean Experiences – Al Maha Activities Package’ (Dhs995 per person) takes guests on an exploration of the local surroundings with an expert field guide who will give you invaluable insights into the importance of the conservation programmes and precious wildlife with guided camel treks and horse riding. For those who are feeling adventurous, opt for an education dune and wildlife drive. You can also learn about the indigenous desert culture with a demonstration on the Art of Falconry, with the field guide sharing the history of falconry and its importance in the Gulf region.

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