5.0
Excellent 1707 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai is located in Murqquab.

Rooms

Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 42 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring private plunge pools and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while iPod docking stations and satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Food & Drink

All-inclusive rates are available at this hotel. Meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments are included in all-inclusive rates. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Murqquab? This hotel has facilities measuring 2992 square feet (278 square meters), including a conference center. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Murqquab, United Arab Emirates

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 1707 Reviews
A true gem in the Dubai desert!
Reviewed 7 days ago

Just completed a 5 night stay and thoroughly enjoyed my time here. Arrived late one night and was assigned a Bedouin suite facing the watering hole. We were welcomed by the wonderful Joan who acknowledged my Ambassador status and took care of us throughout our stay. (Airlene at the Front Desk was also super helpful.)

Irfan, Guest Relations Officer, also made me feel like a valued member and thanked me for my loyalty. We were upgraded to a stunning Royal Suite for our final 2 nights, which was huge. We definitely felt like Royalty. :)

The food and service in the restaurant were outstanding. After the first day, I was offered a vegetarian menu and a healthy eating menu every meal. My friend who is not a vegetarian, raved about the Wagu beef, lobster, prawns, etc.

We took full advantage of the activities by booking 2 every day. On top of that, we took a yoga class, used the gym, did a private tour of the camel farm and did a dune bashing drive (so much fun). We loved our field guide, Nathan who suggested the visit at the camel farm when I expressed concerns about riding the camels.

(For those who are concerned about animal welfare, the camels seem to be well treated. They are housed in large, clean outdoor pens with shelter from the sun and are bathed every other day. The males and females are segregated and the dominant males are kept in separate pens even though they are all next to each other. These are retired racing camels and many bear barbaric branding and other scars from their previous life but no fresh wounds. They weren’t wearing the nose covers that they wear out in public and many of them gently nuzzled my hand when I reached into the pens. The camel jockey used a floppy piece of black plastic tubing to guide the camels (no sticks or bull hooks). There was even a 2 yr old youngster at the farm as one of the female camels arrived pregnant.)

The resort pools are all kept at 31C so very warm for swimming. When we weren’t eating or doing an activity, we did some walking around the property or out to the watering hole, and just enjoyed relaxing by our pool.

It was a memorable holiday at a gorgeous resort. It's been a long time since I've seen this level of service. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this resort and hope to go back some day. I wouldn't change a thing!

Nothing to fault - fantastic!
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply put, this is one of the best resorts we have ever stayed at! Everything was incredible! The suites, the grounds, the activities, the guides, the staff, the food - all was perfect! This is how 5* hotels should operate!! They are an inspiration to other luxury resorts and should feel very proud of their team and management. This hotel excels in every way. Thank you!

Exceptional Service, Amazing Resort
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Al Maha for 5 nights in March 2019 for our honeymoon! From the moment we arrived, we were impressed by the quality of the service and the small details that made the experience so special. Even the drive to the resort was beautiful. Once we made it to the main building, we were whisked from our car to a room next to the reception where were given a refreshing towel and healthy smoothie while we were introduced to the resort, dining, and various activities offered. We were then brought to our beautiful suite, which had a welcome fruit basket and a bottle of champagne to celebrate our marriage. The plunge pool was always the right temperature and nowhere else can I imagine such a beautiful view (complete with a gazelle just a few feet away)!

The food was delicious- almost too delicious because between the breakfast buffet, lunch, afternoon tea, and five course dinners we ended up being incredibly full the whole trip!

The activities were both fun and educational- our favorites were archery, the sunset camel ride, and the tree walk.

Overall, the staff were really who made the trip so enjoyable. Everyone was so friendly and went above and beyond to ensure we had a wonderful time. In particular, Airlene did an amazing job making sure we were taken care of and Catherine, a server in the restaurant, was incredibly friendly and always seemed genuinely happy to see us!

I can’t speak more highly of this resort and hope to one day visit again!

One of the most Aspirational Resorts in the World
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden in the middle of a Desert Reservation, you will find the most unique, luxurious, amazing, breathtaking Oasis. This is one of the most aspirational resorts in the world. Not far from the cosmopolitan Dubai, when you arrive here you are in different world. This is like a desert chimera which is becoming reality. The time stands still in history, yet everything is luxuriously appointed here. You are surrounded by nature, by wildlife, by the beautiful music sang by choirs of diverse birds, by the majestic oryx and the elegant gazelle, by the proud camels and by the ever moving dunes. At night, when the dark is deep, you could gaze into the immensity of the sky to observe with so much clarity the celestial spectacle of the far, far away stars. After so many years, I felt completely separated by the noise and tumultuous rhythm of global life. It was like a historical return in time to that place of yesteryear named Peace.
The check-in was quick and we were soon taken to our luxurious hut which is extremely spacious with a comfortable bed and well appointed furniture. Just outside of your French doors is your own amazing pool from where you could admire the wildlife and enjoy the desert sun. You have everything you need here. You are your own Bedouin with a place fit for a Shaik. In fact, our rooms is the one featured on their frontpage. Best views!
You have multiple activities here: driving through the dunes, falconry, archery, camel riding and sunset festival. Two activities included everyday. You even have a spa which is luxurious, spacious and incredible.
This is an all inclusive property, which means you have three buffets daily. Each meal is amazing and unique, offering great diversity, international cuisine and local flavor. Dinner is exquisite. Every dish is a work of art and an explosion of taste. I have to say that chef Piotr is genius. His take on simple dishes makes them awesome. My favorite over our stay was the jumbo prawns. I could never have enough. It was the best ever. Even more, the chef took his time to visit with guests and to inquire about your favorites.
Service is outstanding. For such a small property, they have a huge number of employees which means the level of service is very high. Everyone is nice and ready to go the extra mile in everything. Alvin is an outstanding manger. He keeps a positive attitude and inspires a special vibe to all employees. He is very knowledgeable and available, ready to solve any type of issue.
It only has 42 suites so it is very exclusive and aspirational and expensive. When we left we felt refreshed, renewed and regenarated. We will be back!

Flawless service
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second time at Al Maha and the service was flawless as ever. Very warmly welcomed and the manager sent us a nice welcome gift for coming back again. I cannot say enough good things about all the activities we did which included falconry, camel rides, nature walks, archery and dune drives. This property is something that everyone should put on their bucket list.