Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa Hotel, Dubai
Reviews - Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa Hotel
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa Hotel
Pretty hard to beatfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Had very high expectations and – quite surprisingly –
they were exceeded.
We can highly recommend this hotel for those
who appreciate the ”finer things in life”;
privacy and peace in wonderful settings,
excellent food and impeccable service.
If your holidays usually include loads of funny and
noisy activities, active use of all kinds of toys for kids and grown-ups, quick food, night clubs and pubs -
You won’t find them at Al Maha – thank god.
Let’s just hope they keep it this way, as
Al Maha is truly a haven of tranquility.
A Desert Oasisfrom scottmac1
Fantastic personal service,magnificent scenery,beautiful appointed accomodation and wonderful food make this a must for anyone at least once in their life.
Many places claim to be 5 star,Al Maha certainly is.
Oooooooohfrom Lynette Flint
Staff are the best Field Guides are great fun, rooms spotless, food excellent all staff 1st class will return!!
Paradise Foundfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Overall, the Al Maha is wonderful! If you are making a visit to Dubai, this resort is one not to miss!
What a contrast...........
The Al Maha is an amazing place, 40 individual suites in the middle of the desert. The resort is set in a conservation area and it is 9km drive from the main gates. The King actually has a private suite here!
It is owned by Emirates and apparently there are 3 staff to every guest. You are assigned a Guest Relations Co-ordinator (who doesn't do very much to be honest) and a Field Guide who looks after you on your trips. Every suite has it's own private individually heated pool, even better when an oryx drinks from it!
The food is amazing, buffet breakfast and lunch and a 5 course dinner in the evening, prepared by the new executive chef James Webster (English Australian chef). We had 3 very good waiting staff - Mahinda, Joey and Jovy who catered for our every whim. Nothing is too much trouble.
The trips out (which are included) are great, you could do something every day if you wanted to. We did the camel trip, dune driving (take a travel sickness tablet if you're a sufferer!), nature drive and falconry. On the camel trip and falconry, you are given champagne and strawberries whilst watching the sunset, amazing!
All in all we had a wonderful time here and would return and recommend. It's a very tranquil, quiet place.
Absolutely out of this world!from luxey
fantasticfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Al Maha- fantasticfrom SLWATKINS
Al Maha is absolutely remote and very peaceful. As far as the eye can see there is beautiful desert with oryx and gazelles.
The rooms are enormous and styled as a bedouin tent, The bed was huge and very comfy, there is a TV and DVD player, a writing desk, 2 chaise longues, tea and coffee facilities, a complimentary decanter of sherry, refilled daily, 2 different types of bath robes each, a pillow menu, binoculars, easle sketch book and pencils for sketching, bvulgari toiletries, a big plate of dried fruit and nuts and best of all the infinity plunge pool. Its a good size and you can easily swim a few stokes back and forth.
Lots of wildlife comes close to the rooms but they are very safe, it is fantastic to be chilling out and then see out of the corner of your eye a herd of Oryx looking at you.
Lots of nice birds fly by.
The staff at Al Maha are excellentl. This was our 2nd visit and some of the staff remembered us from our previous visit especially one of the resturant managers, they made us feel so special and on my birthday could not do enough to make sure it was a wonderful day, they even rang me in the morning to wish me a happy birthday, I had cards, cake and champagne complimentary of the hotel, they even sent a card thanking us for returning back to the hotel.
You are assigned your own field guide and guest relations manager so it is one to one service and they look after all your request and whims..You can take part in lots of desert activites such as early morning falconry, horse riding, dune driving and an evening camel ride, with champagne and strawberries watching the sunset on top of the dunes ( it doesnt get any better).
There is no pressure to do the activites, this time i just chilled out where as my husband did lots. It really is your choice.
The dining room is lovely and the food excellent ( they have recently appointed a top english chef).
There is a buffet for breakfast and lunch, the chef is very accommodating and will endeavour to fulfil any special requests.
You can also eat off the room service menu for no extra at lunchtime and have it delivered to your suite.
In the evening there is a 5 course meal with vegetarian options which you can either eat in the dining room or on the deck outside your room.
As ive celebrated my birthdays, honemoon and anniversary whilst staying at this hotel both times i have had the option of dinner on my deck at no extra cost with a lovely bottle of champange comp of the hotel.
I didn't use the spa so cannot comment.
The privacy is fab the suites we stay in are not overlooked, they are all a good space from each other.
I love this hotel, i will be returning again and again..
Great location and servicefrom mclachlan4321
The dune driving is a must, i did it twice as it was so much fun. Excellent staff too.
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Hotel arranged transfer Some larger hotel chains like the Jumeriah Hotel Group, Shangri-la and other meet passengers when their flight arrives in a location before immigration when the hotel has arranged for the transfer. These passengers get whisked through immigration FastTrack irrespective of class of travel. The immigration office does not ask any questions given the escort by the hotel representative. They then help you with your bags through customs where the bags have to be scanned.
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Other names for Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa Hotel
- al maha resort
- al maha desert resort
- al maha desert hotel
- al maha desert dubai
- al maha
- Address: Emirates Holidays Building - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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