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Old Sep 9, 2018, 12:46 pm
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Al Maha Luxury Collection Resort

Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa

118887 United Arab Emirates Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve Al ain Road, Dubai AE

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Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa

Just one hour South of Dubai you will find the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. This reserve was created to preserve some of Dubai's natural wonders. (and they didn't find any oil, so what else to do with a desert?)

The cool thing about this reserve is that there is a luxury hotel in the midst of it: The Al Maha Luxury Collection Resort & Spa.

 

For a complete review (with more photos) you are welcome to read my blog as well: https://www.continentaltraveller.blog/home/2018/8/6/al-maha-dubai-desert

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Room

Checkin was quick and we had a very short cart ride to our own tent. The size was really like a big suite and had a large terrace with private pool. From the bathroom, to the fitting interior design and the Nespresso machine: we loved it! (it had a fitting price tag, though: 600 USD per night - but still the cheapest choice in this hotel)

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Pool

What an amazing pool in the desert. We loved it as much as our private pool. The spa building was opposite to the camel tour starting point, which was fun to watch from the lounger. I can't comment on the massages of the Timeless Spa, since we didn't book any this time.

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Dining

Despite the nice atmosphere and passable taste of the food, I will remember one thing more than any other about dining at Al Maha: the price! I am not afraid to pay good money for good food, but here you are paying 2-Michelin-star-prices for mediocre food. I guess it's expensive to get the raw materials shipped out to the desert for a handful of guests, but still...

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Activities

Included in our room rate were two desert activities per day. We chose the Jeep ride through the desert and the camel sundowner.

Before an activity starts, there is a nice little buffet with Arabian delights waiting for the group in the lobby. The tour guides have been knowledgeable and friendly. The camel ride to a sand dune for watching the sunset (while having champagne) was a group activity and the Jeep tour through the resort was only us and the guide. He also took us to the camel stables and the falcon cages.

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Overall

Staying in the Al Maha Resort is a wonderful experience. The friendly staff, the feeling of a secluded oasis in the desert and the fun activities. I probably wouldn't stay a week, since it will get quite boring I reckon. But for one to three nights it's worth the high price.

Good

  • Location in the Al Maha Desert Reservation, a serene oasis only one hour from bustling Dubai
  • Service was wonderful
  • Huge comfortable "tent" with secluded private pool
  • Fun desert activities, especially for "desert newbies"

Bad

  • Quite expensive
  • ...especially the food

 

For a complete review (with more photos) you are welcome to read my blog as well: https://www.continentaltraveller.blog/home/2018/8/6/al-maha-dubai-desert

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Old Jan 1, 2021, 9:01 pm
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Has anyone eloped or married here? My fianc and I are considering a week here to elope followed by a week in Maldives and another in Seychelles as a honeymoon.

it would just be the two of us. We dont need a ballroom; or an event. just someone to marry us and a photographer.

any experiences from fellow FTers?
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