IN PARTNERSHIP: If you’re looking to switch off and reconnect with nature, we know exactly the place where you need to go.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, visit Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort for the perfect escape.

Now the cooler weather has arrived, it’s the perfect time of year to spend more time outdoors and this luxury resort, situated in the heart of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, is the ideal place to do that.

Encouraging everyone to shape up the mundane everyday routine, Al Maha has created 12-hour special daycation packages with every detail taken care of from start to finish.

With pickup and drop off arranged in the resort’s 4X4 vehicles, the schedule includes a 45-minute scenic wildlife experience with gazelles and Arabian Oryx, followed by a Bedouin-inspired sport including archery, camel trekking during the golden sunset hour to embrace the picturesque views that the venue has to offer.

Al Maha spa

Accompanied by unending vistas of the desert, guests can experience a delectable breakfast. During the day, visitors can experience a lavish three-course lunch at the resort’s signature restaurant, Al Diwaan. With the option of dining alfresco or indoors, guests can experience utmost tranquillity while enjoying the getaway with their loved ones starting at Dhs750 per person.

For a more relaxed day excursion, guests can opt for the Spa Indulgence package priced at Dhs750 and inclusive of a selected spa treatment and lunch and pool package for Dhs575 with access to the Timeless Spa and a scrumptious meal at Al Diwaan.

For a sunbaked sandscape, guests can opt for a full-board staycation for a 360-degree elevated experience. Starting at Dhs4,400 per person, the package includes three meals and two desert activities. To experience epicurean cuisine at its finest, guests can opt for a floating breakfast option, private dinner and dune dining at an additional cost.

Al Maha pool

Guests can turn their staycation into a holistic journey by opting for the Spa Indulgence package priced at Dhs4,800 per person with mind, body and soul services for ultimate serenity.

To make any occasion special, the intimate getaway package features VIP amenities, a premium sparkling beverage upon arrival, two desert activities and an exclusive romantic dinner on the private suite pool terrace with the Romance package priced at Dhs5,000 per night.

Al Maha private dinner

Nestled amidst the dunes, this calming getaway should definitely be added to your must-visit list.

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