Al Maha is a marketer’s dream come true. Marketing is all about storytelling…and this is a resort that is absolutely brimming with memorable stories, people and experiences.
‘Fabled Sanctuary, Bedouin Soul’
The only boutique luxury resort in the Middle East located within a Desert Conservation Reserve, Al Maha offers guests a timeless setting and a glimpse into the Bedouin way of life. ‘Al Maha’ takes its name from the proudest of all dune dwellers – the Arabian Oryx. Originally covering 25-square-kilometres and since expanded to 5% of Dubai’s land mass (225-square-kilometres), Dubai’s Desert Conservation Reserve and Al Maha have played a vital role in creating the Gulf’s first wildlife reserve. Easily accessible from the city, the resort offers an unrivaled retreat from the hustle and bustle of the growing metropolis and is part of the Luxury Collection brand of hotels & resorts.
The TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards, based on the reviews and opinions of millions of travellers globally has listed Al Maha in the top 1% of hotels worldwide and for five consecutive years, the resort has remained a favourite, winning in the following categories:
- Top 25 Luxury Hotels — World
- Top 25 Hotels — Middle East
- Top 25 Hotels for Romance — Middle East
- Top 25 Luxury Hotels — Middle East
- Top 25 Hotels for Service — Middle East
- Top 25 Hotels — UAE
- Top 25 Luxury Hotels — UAE
- Top 25 Hotels for Service — UAE
So what’s their secret recipe?
All it takes is a visit to find out. Besides the unique, indigenous setting (it combines the feel of a Bedouin Camp with the welcoming warmth of an Arabic home, plus one of the largest privately owned collection of artifacts that capture the rich history of the region and nomadic culture), the resort is full of passionate staff and field guides that genuinely care about the guest experience. The resort’s general manager is a veteran field guide, athlete and master storyteller himself.
Watch what loyal guests have to say about the resort:
For centuries the solitude of the vast Arabian Desert has captivated travellers. These timeless landscapes of wind-formed beauty, where waves of sand stretch to the deep infinity of a cloudless sky, initially appear harsh and forbidding – yet past generations used these advantages to slender resources and survived. Al Maha offers unrivaled activities that aim to immerse guests in the Bedouin way of life, including nature walks, horse and camel safaris, falconry, archery and wildlife drives. The resort’s field-guides, both passionate storytellers and custodians of Arabian flora and fauna, are the ideal catalyst to adventure and discovery. In addition to the famed Arabian Oryx, the reserve is also home to 12 mammal, 15 reptile, 120 bird and 220 insect species, plus a large number of indigenous trees and shrubs. For guests looking for memorable equestrian thrills, Al Maha’s stables house fourteen majestic geldings, mares and ‘Mogambo’, a 20 year old bay stallion with exceptional blood lines who was originally gifted to Sheikh Khalifa. Cuisine experienced at the resort is full of inspired regional influences, plus a variety of Bedouin staples such as camel milk, dates, meats, dry fruits, date juice and other timeless local fare.
Some more inspiring content from Al Maha:
The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve + Al Maha
Activities at Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai