There’s no denying Dubai is a city full of excitement, buzz and arguably never sleeps. However, every once in a while we all need some respite.

Escaping to the wonders of the Dubai desert is always a surefire way to recharge your batteries. However, the concept of “switching off” and “escaping” doesn’t always have to mean immersing yourself in an array of spa treatments (although it certainly helps!) and this luxury resort offers the perfect balance between relaxation and adventure.

Set amongst a wildlife reserve, Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa is the perfect escape for a weekend away.

On the tranquil drive out of Dubai, up to the resort, you’ll be led into a world of rejuvenation as the golden sands and views of the Hajar mountains keep you company.

Located far away from anything else, this oasis stands alone amongst the desert plains, making a truly tranquil getaway.

The Privacy

Al Maha Dubai

Al Maha takes the meaning of privacy to a whole new level. The tented Bedouin-style accommodation is completed with ornate doors, antiques and wooden chests.

Meanwhile, the majlis-style courtyards, lantern-lit outdoors, leading out to a heated private pool, all of which give a warm sensation of luxurious Arabian living.

A stay at Al Maha can be tailored to suit you and your needs. For those wanting to shut off from the world, you can enjoy your own sanctuary, dining and relaxing by your own pool night and day. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get a visit from one of the many gazelles on the reserve!

The Adventure

The adventurous activities at Al Maha create a whole new meaning to the concept of switching off.

Test your mind and learn a new skill learning the noble art of archery at the resort or 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.

For something a little more fast-paced, opt for a desert wildlife drive through the sand dunes where you’ll be able to the Arabian Oryx up close in their natural habitat.

In the evening, combine adventure and leisure together with a sunset camel trek into the desert where you can enjoy a glass of champagne as you watch the sunset over the horizon.

The Relaxation

Al Maha Timeless Spa
Melding adventure with relaxation, indulge in the trauqillity of Al Maha’s Timeless Spa. Combining Middle Eastern and South Asian traditions, the treatments on offer are nothing short of five-star. From body wraps to massages to facials to scalp and hair treatments, each spa experiuence is catered to the needs of each individual.

All of this and more will have you booking another stay at Al Maha immediately after you return home.

To book, visit or call +971 4 832 9900.

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