Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Al Maha

Remote luxury

A desert resort with wildlife and wonder

Tucked away amid burnt-orange desert dunes and lush green foliage, Al Maha is a little oasis of calm just 45 minutes outside of Dubai. Its suites are built in the style of Bedouin tents, with vaulted canvas ceilings and Arabic crafts on display. Handmade wooden beds with intricately carved posts offer a serene night’s sleep in the desert, while private outdoor decks have loungers for sun seeking and their own, temperature-controlled plunge pools. 

Relaxation comes easy here – especially thanks to the expert therapists in the spa – but there’s adventure to be had, too. Try archery on the dunes, use the fitness suite, or have a go at sand boarding out in the middle of the desert. For dinner, there’s Al Diwaan, serving carefully crafted cuisine from across the world, or private dining experiences right on the dunes. 

What’s more, this property is set within the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, where elegant Arabian oryx and gazelles roam free atop the sand. Excursions to the reserve’s visitor centre offer an opportunity to support and learn about the conservation taking place in this enchanting region. 


Inside a rewilding nature reserve

Private pool with every suite

Traditional Bedouin-style decor

Desert dining experiences

Adventure activities in the desert

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