Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

This luxury desert resort is nestled among the lush palm groves and iconic sand dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

Accommodation consists of 42 authentic-styled suites, each with their own private plunge pool offering absolute seclusion and tranquillity. Each suite is fitted with thoughtful authentic antiquities giving the room a real traditional flavour.

The restaurant serves both traditional Arabic and international cuisine, and the deck offers fantastic views of the sweeping plains with the Hajar Mountain Massifs as a backdrop.

Activities include horse-riding, camel trekking and nature walks through the stunning desert landscapes whilst Desert safaris are also available, as are unique activities such as archery classes and falconry.

Al Maha has on-site wildlife conservation field guides that provide first-class information about the desert environment and its wildlife, including Arabian Oryx. The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve monitors and controls the human impact on the fragile desert ecosystem, which Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa help support.


Activites at Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

  • Traditional Bedouin-style Archery and Falconry
  • Horse-riding & Desert dune safaris
  • Luxury authentic-suites with private plunge pools
  • On-site conservation field guides

Dubai Highlights

  • Sundowner Desert Dune Safari
  • Dhow Cruise & dinner
  • Wadi Mountain Safari



Below are some of our preferred accommodation options in Dubai, carefully selected for their superior location, service and level of comfort. Please contact us for information on a full range of Dubai resorts or a hotel of your choice.

Madinat Jumeirah Resort

Consisting of three boutique hotels; Jumeirah Al Qsar, Mina A’Salam and newly opened Al Naseem, the prestigious Madinat Jumeirah Resort is styled to resemble an ancient Arabian citadel.

Burj Al Arab

The iconic, sail-shaped Burj Al Arab dominates the Dubai coastline and has 201 beautifully decorated suites with exquisite living and dining areas.

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U.A.E. Overview

Why visit the U.A.E? The United Arab Emirates is a fantastic destination to visit, particular as a stop over to or from Egypt, Kenya or Tanzania. It is filled with fascinating cities, luxurious beach resorts and fantastic desert camps.

What is the climate like in the U.A.E? As characterised by its tropical, desert climate, the U.A.E is hot and dry for most of the year. Temperatures reach well over 40°C in the summer months, particularly between June and September. Similar to other Middle East climates, rainfall in irregular and brief. Temperatures are still warm during the winter months, but drop considerably at night.

What can I combine the U.A.E with? Both cities can be combined with a visit to Oman, Jordan, Egypt and Israel. They also offer an excellent place to stop and relax for a few days after an East African safari through either Kenya or Tanzania.

How to get to the U.A.E? Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the gateways for many Australia’s travelling to the Middle East, Europe, East Africa and Asia. Etihad (Abu Dhabi) and Emirates (Dubai) offer daily flights from Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane.

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