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Experience the tranquillity and the solitude of the desert with a weekend getaway from Dubai to Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa.

How to reach Al Maha from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah

Al Maha is located at about 45 kilometres from the Dubai International Airport. A scenic drive of about 45 minutes from the airport will take you to the popular resort. Situated at about 165 kms from Abu Dhabi, it takes about 2 and a half hours by road from the capital city to reach the resort. It takes about an hour to reach from Sharjah, which is located at about 90 kilometres.

Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa, Dubai

A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa - Al Maha is an Arabian styled opulent oasis providing serene comfort in the middle of the Al Maha desert. Built in an ancient style and designed to reflect a Bedouin settlement, the Al Maha Resort perfectly blends with the rolling sand dunes in its pleasant environs. The suites in Al Maha – the one-of-its-kind Desert Resort and Spa in Dubai, offers unsurpassed luxury and exclusive access to the Reserve. For those who want to indulge in desert activities and experience the rustic side of Dubai, then Al Maha Resort is the only place along the Dubai/Al Ain route, where you can experience the glory of the Arabian culture and heritage.

The resort offers plenty of activities to keep your desert experience enriched with lasting memories for years to come. To choose from a wide spectrum of interests, guests can select their packages and can also get two complimentary activities as per their night’s stay. All the packages are designed to offer first-hand experiences of this sensual landscape. Also, guests are pampered in a tranquil spa in a lush landscape and offers relaxing body treatments as well as a steam room, hot tub and sauna.

Where to eat in Al Maha: 


Dining at Al Maha Resort is truly an international experience embracing the culinary finesse of the West and the East. At the signature Terrace Bar and Al Diwaan restaurant, guests are offered authentic dining experiences interspersed with the finest ingredients from around the world. It also offers deck dining, dune dining and in-suite dining options for its customers.

What to do at Al Maha Resort Dubai

Wondering what to do in the desert? With the splendour of Arabian Desert as a backdrop, and with a plethora of entertainment activities to choose from, the Al Maha Resort, Dubai offers a variety of activity and events making it a popular weekend getaway from Dubai. It keeps your desert experience enriched with long lasting memories for years.

Some of the activities include falconry show, nature walks, desert safaris, horse riding, archery, camel trekking, wildlife drives and a number of exciting off-site activities. The Al Maha Resort promises an experience that is hard to forget.


Wildlife Drives: This is an ideal opportunity to explore the preserved wildlife areas and explore the flora and fauna of the UAE desert landscape.


Falconry: Drive through the Arabian Desert in a legendary vintage Land Rover, where you will get the opportunity to observe the world’s best trained falcons and you can even fly one yourself!


Camel and Horse Riding: Don’t miss out on the chance to ride the ship of the desert, the camel. AL Maha offers a true camel and horse riding experience in the natural splendour of the Arabian Desert.

Desert Safaris: Get an adrenaline rush as you ride through the soft sandy hills of the desert in a 4*4 Land Cruiser.

Other popular activities include Archery, Ghaf Tree Walk, Horse Riding, and Nature Walks.

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