General Manager

Arne Silvis

Resort Introduction by The General Manager

Al Maha is a truly unique, small luxury resort operating within the pristine undulating red sand dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, providing a peaceful setting and exciting desert based activities. These include camel safaris, horse-riding on pure-bred Arabian horses, nature walks, falconry, archery, wildlife safari drives, dune drives on big red sand dunes and sundowners. The activities are hugely popular, conducted by professional and knowledgeable field guides. The activities are educational, interesting, exiting and fun at the same time. Participation in the activities provide guests with a greater understanding and appreciation for life in this unique desert environment.


Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, the centre of Dubai’s heritage and conservation efforts, lies nestled within a green and verdant oasis amongst some of Arabia’s most impressive dune and desert landscapes. Resembling a luxurious Bedouin encampment, the resort is just 45 minutes away from Dubai. This secluded hideaway resort offers personal and seductive experiences with great hospitality, privacy and absolute comfort. Al Maha’s luxurious accommodation includes 42 private guest suites in four different categories, each enjoying their own private space amidst the quiet resort surroundings with their own pool and private deck.Dining options include the signature Al Diwaan restaurant, Dune dining, Deck dining or In-suite dining. The resort also features a boardroom that can hold up to 120 guests and can be set up in different styles. Covering a wide spectrum of interests, guests can select up to two different complimentary activities every day as part of their stay. Activities like camel trekking, wildlife drives or the falconry are designed to provide the greatest first-hand experiences of this sensory landscape. Set in a secluded location below towering palms, and with open views of the desert and mountains beyond, the signature Timeless Spa is complemented by a wealth of fitness facilities as well as Jacuzzi, steam and sauna rooms, and the stunning infinity pool. With all these fitness and leisure options available, Al Maha provides a wonderful backdrop in which to enjoy a rejuvenating and relaxing range of spa treatments and exercise regimes.

Resort Grading: Luxury

Resort Highlights


All 42 suites are equipped with private temperature-controlled swimming pools, wooden decks, handcrafted furnishings, antiques, and artifacts and are overlooking the alluring desert landscape and lush palms where Gazelle and Arabian Oryx roam freely throughout the reserve. Full Board dining includes Al Diwaan restaurant, dune dining, and an intimate experience under a blanket of stars, deck dining on the privacy of your own suite deck and 24-hour room service.



Located within the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa is just 65 kilometers from the cosmopolitan city and 70 kilometers from Dubai International Airport. Al Maha caters to the traveler seeking a small, luxurious, cameo resort with superb service, set in an environment reflecting the region’s history. It is an exclusive private sanctuary offering the highest standards of personalized service in a relaxed, informal atmosphere where guests’ privacy, comfort, and enjoyment are paramount.

Room Types

Villas: 42

Accommodation ranges from 42 luxury suites, equipped with temperature-controlled swimming pools, private wooden decks, handcrafted furnishings, antiques, and artifacts. All suites reflect the traditional Arabic architecture and a Bedouin culture.

Bedouin Suite

All Bedouin suites have an endless view of the Arabian Desert. Villas have spacious bathrooms, customized king sized bed, air conditioning, satellite TV, safe-box, internet connection, mini bar, tea&coffee making facilities, easel, wooden deck with sweeping tent roof and tempered private swimming pool (5 x 4 m) with deckchairs.

Room Size: 75sqm

Max Capacity: 2 Adult

Royal Suite

The Royal Suite combines some of the richest living experiences with an authentic ambiance that is inspired by the many Arabian artifacts and antiques. A spacious lounge with two luxurious bedrooms, one king-bedded, and one twin-bedded, handcrafted furnishing offers a relaxing in total comfort.

Room Size: 175sqm

Max Capacity: 4 Adults

Emirates Suite

The Emirates Suite is set in a secluded spot away from the main part of the resort, offering luxurious comfort and privacy in equal measures, and has two large bedrooms, one king-bedded, and one twin-bedded and handcrafted furnishing. A spacious lounge incorporates a courtyard, staff quarters, a kitchen and a luggage room.

Room Size: 375sqm

Max Capacity: 4 Adults

Presidential suite

The Presidential suite is the finest suite at Al Maha. It has three large bedrooms, two king-bedded, and one twin-bedded, handcrafted furnishing, an opulent swimming pool (10 x 8 meters), dining room, kitchen, staff quarters, private parking, and a spacious courtyard.

Room Size: 530sqm

Max Capacity: 6 Adults

Event Venues

Total Event Venues: 3

Maximum Event Capacity: 300

Al Maha has numerous functions spaces, including indoor and outdoor venues. The secluded ballroom allows accommodating various events, such as weddings, conferences, meetings, and seminars. It employs multimedia presentation equipment, inducing projectors and digital screens, and can be subdivided to smaller meetings rooms if required. Guests may also choose between various desert venues for private dinners and events with comfortable low cushions and Bedouin tents under a galaxy of stars.

Exclusive Desert Dining Site

Secluded in the dunes, the encampment conjures up images of the Arabian nights and offers complete relaxation on comfortable low cushions in Bedouin tents. Guests are welcomed to explore a traditional spice souk and a feast of grilled meats, fresh salads, delectable Arab sweets and selected beverages, traditional and modern entertainment under the starry sky.

Private Dune Dining site

Smaller desert encampment, Private Dune Dining site located just seven minutes away from the resort. The relaxing atmosphere and low cushions welcome to explore traditional dishes and sweets, grilled meats and fresh salads with selected beverages and entertainment

Al Majlis Ballroom

The Al Majlis Ballroom is perfect for conferences, indoor weddings, and corporate meetings or training. The ballroom is equipped with multimedia presentation equipment, inducing projectors and digital screens, microphone, whiteboards, and stationery.

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