Just outside the busy city of Dubai, nestled in the peaceful desert dunes, lies a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered by Dubai expats and tourists. Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, offers a retreat into nature, providing a sense of escapism from the bustling city life.

Travelling from Dubai to Al Maha may pose challenges, especially after recent UAE rain storms, with flooded underpass tunnels and unexpected detours in Al-Ain. However, the hotel ensures alternative routes for a safe and smooth journey for its guests.

As visitors venture deeper into the desert, they are greeted by the tranquility of the surroundings and a disconnection from the urban life. Passing through Al Faqaa village’s picturesque landscapes, guests will reach the gates of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve for a quick security check-in.

Set within the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Al Maha offers guests the chance to witness majestic gazelles crossing the roads just a few kilometers after the security check-in.

Upon arrival, guests are welcomed into the Bedouin-inspired lobby, showcasing traditional Gulf-themed interiors and setting the stage for an authentic experience. Before the 3pm check-in, guests can savor a three-course lunch with Mediterranean and Arabian influences while enjoying scenic views, or proceed directly to their pre-booked suite via a buggy ride.

The suites at Al Maha exude a timeless charm with their vintage Bedouin furnishings and intricate details reflecting UAE's heritage. Each suite features an outdoor private pool overlooking the vast animal reserve, offering panoramic desert vistas and sightings of camels, gazelles, and Arabian Orynx.

Amidst the expansive desert views, guests find themselves immersed in a much-needed realm of calm and tranquility.

As evening approaches, guests can partake in dune drives to witness the captivating sunset and enjoy a warm reception with refreshments. Against the backdrop of the desert's golden hues, guests create cherished memories with loved ones before indulging in sumptuous five-course dinners at the resort's restaurant, illuminated by flickering fire torches.

Al Maha presents a variety of activities, including falconry, archery, horse riding, and dune drives, catering to every preference. However, it is the moments of stillness and solitude within nature's embrace that leave the most profound impact, allowing guests to reconnect with life's essence.