The Only Middle East Resort on TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Luxury Hotels In The World

To achieve this high accolade once is remarkable…to do this many years in a row is truly extraordinary. Al Maha sets the benchmark for indigenous luxury resort experiences in the Middle East.

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.

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Rejection, Olympic Doughnuts and Amazing Customer Service

Just watched this heartfelt (and funny) TEDx talk by Jia Jiang, where he talks about overcoming his fear of rejection by indulging in ‘rejection therapy*‘, i.e. building desensitization to rejection by putting himself in situations where the most likely outcome was going to be a ‘no’, for 100 days.

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