Stay at Al Maha
Nestled in the outskirts of Dubai’s mighty skylines, rests the charming Al Maha Desert Lodge. A luxury escape with a sandy twist, discover the joys of solitude against the mystical backdrop of the Arabian Desert. This is a chance to connect with raw nature in the UAE’s first national park. Hit the dunes on horseback, or on a signature wildlife cruise. Try your hand at falconry, a cherished art of the Bedouin tribe. Cool off from the heat in the comfort of your own private plunge pool, amid lush palm groves and iconic vistas of the Al-Hajar Mountain massif.
Make your way into the refined Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, for an opulent dose of desert seclusion. Only an hour’s drive from the city, prepare to leave civilisation and all its spoils behind.
A total of 42 spacious suites make up this private oasis. A unique design pays homage to the surroundings, and each room boasts sophisticated decor, authentic antiques and private swimming pools.
Who is it for
This is a hideaway for those who want to journey beyond the cityscape. The resort is great for couples and families with older children, as kids under 10 are not allowed.
Facilities & activities
The hotel offers excellent spa and fitness facilities despite its remote location. Additional activities include nature walks, camel rides and horse journeys across the epic plains. Sessions in the arts of archery and falconry can also be arranged.