Where to Retreat to Nature in Dubai: Best Luxury Nature Staycations | ExpatWoman.com

7 Reasons Why This Lush & Tranquil Dubai Desert Resort Promises a Memorable Getaway

For a wholesome getaway in Dubai, look no further than Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa. Here are 7 fantastic things to do during your stay

Posted on

27 December 2022

Last updated on 4 January 2023
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

Retreat to nature, and find your next Dubai getaway at this stunning desert resort.

With the cool UAE weather providing the perfect opportunity for exploring, dining, and relaxing outdoors, there has never been a better time to (re-)discover all the natural delights that the country has to offer.

Offering secluded suites with breathtaking desert views and world-class service, the 5-star Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa knows how to indulge, whether through an exhilarating wildlife experience, an adventurous trek in the desert dunes, their luxurious Arabian suites, an indulgent spa treatment, delightful dining, or simply just personalised service down to a drink served in a perfect glass.

1. Perfect for wildlife and nature lovers

Located in the heart of the reserve, the resort is surrounded by golden sands, preserved wildlife, and sustainability initiatives, so it is not uncommon for guests to spot wild Arabian Oryx and gazelles in their natural surroundings.

Their Al Maha Bedouin Package is a total winner for those seeking a combined nature and wildlife experience.

It features four of the resort's most popular desert activities, including an adventurous wildlife experience, a professional lesson in the Bedouin inspired sport - archery, camel trekking during the golden sunset hour and sundowner to soak in the panoramic views of the Arabian desert as the sun sets behind the gorgeous dunes.

Best natural attractions in Dubai | Dubai Desert Reservation Reserve

To keep you energised for the entire day, a delicious breakfast and three-course lunch will be served at Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa's signature restaurant, Al Diwaan.

Choose between dining indoors or dine al fresco at the veranda of the restaurant overlooking the vast Dubai desert.

Al Maha Bedouin Package is priced at AED 1,150 on weekdays and AED 1,350 on weekends, and includes transportation between the facility and from/to Dubai in the resorts' 4X4 vehicles.

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa Dubai

2. Indulge in a relaxing and rejuvenating spa day out

In addition to this, the luxurious sanctuary also offers a special Spa Indulgence package priced at AED 900, inclusive of selected spa treatment and lunch, and a Pool package for AED 575 with access to the relaxing Timeless Spa and a scrumptious meal at Al Diwaan.

The special bespoke spa package allows guests to devote their body, mind and soul on their quest to discover ultimate serenity.

Best spa staycation packages in Dubai | Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

3. Fabulous staycation packages

For a wholesome vacation in Dubai, Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa has some unmissable staycation deals on offer. The resort features 42 secluded suites decorated with antiques and artifacts, with full exclusivity and privacy for the ultimate tranquility.

Starting at AED 4,100, a full-board staycation comprises of three meals and two desert activities per night, per guest. Elevate your Dubai desert getaway and opt for various epicurean dining options such as an Instagrammable floating breakfast, private dinner by the private pool terrace, and dune dining!

Best nature retreats and wildlife experiences in Dubai

4. Suites with sweeping views

Starting from the base category is the Bedouin Suite, a jewel box of luxurious comfort that will delight with its unique architecture, private pool, lavish furnishings, special antiques and artefacts, and pure tranquility.

Guests can enjoy multiple rooms and extra space in the other three categories, including the stylish Presidential Suite with three spacious bedrooms, private parking, dining area, and accommodation for your private staff.

5. Delicious cuisine at Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Guests are spoiled for choice when it comes to dining options. Tuck into international flavours, sit alfresco on the veranda and take in that lovely desert breeze and views at Al Diwaan restaurant, or enjoy an expertly prepared drink at the Hajar Terrace Bar.

The resort also offers in-suite dining, where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals served at your comfort without the need to leave your tranquil space.

You can also indulge in a floating breakfast or lunch tray in the privacy of your suite's private pool. Go for a swim or relax along the deck with a lovely meal, adrift on the waters.

Dune dining is available for the magical experience of fine eating under the blanket of a starry night sky, unobstructed by city light pollution.

Dining at Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

6. Swoon-worthy romantic getaway in Dubai

With such gorgeous views and exciting activities, how could they not deliver on romance?

If you are looking for a more intimate getaway, the Desert Romance package has the perfect formula for a romantic holiday!

We're talking full board, VIP amenities, complimentary premium sparkling beverages upon arrival, two desert activities, and an exclusive romantic dinner on your private suite pool terrace - all at just AED 5,000 per night.

These special touches can make all the difference when you're in the mood to get the sparks flying… or maybe even pop the question.

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa Dubai

7. Thrilling desert activities

Whether you’re a hardcore adventure seeker or prefer to experience nature on a more lowkey outing, there are plenty of things to do in the desert, with the guidance of Al Maha's seasoned Field Guides.

Guests can partake in Bedouin-style archery lessons, watch one of the UAE's most honoured traditional sports - falconry, or explore the diversity of this intriguing landscape with a guided nature walk through parts of the reserve.

But if you'd rather travel like the locals used to, take a leisurely-paced camel ride out in the desert, with delicious champagne, snacks, and fruits on offer while watching a picturesque sunset.

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa Dubai activities

Alternatively, guests are welcome to saddle up on a horseback ride and get a unique chance to experience up-close sights, and capture photos of the wildlife.

For enquires and reservation, please 'Click to Contact' below, call +971 4 832 9900 or visit their website.

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Sponsored by
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Al Maha 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. Elegant and filled with opulence, your stay at this Luxury Collection resort in Dubai will be a memorable one.

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Al Ain Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates