At any time due to the fact Dubai came onto my radar Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa came alongside with it. This gorgeous desert lodge has bought to offer 1 of the most ethereal activities you can have in the Dubai desert. Right after a prolonged haul flight from Australia and a journey forward of us in Ethiopia, we checked in to Al Maha for an unbelievable Emirati expertise in the desert. In this article is a look at our ultra luxe couple of times inside Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa.
The Al Maha Suite
Right after 15 hours flying overnight from Melbourne, the gorgeous tented suite in the hazy dunes of Dubai’s desert have never appeared so captivating. This was not my initial pay a visit to to Dubai but it was Andre’s so I was keen to make a very good impression as Dubai is a person of the most available stopover metropolitan areas in the planet.
Each and every Al Maha suite is lusciously appointed in loaded mahogany, fabrics sourced from Arabia and styled with artefacts to truly give you a experience for the desert. Emirati tradition is at the forefront of everything Al Maha presents visitors (extra on that later), which includes welcome dates, tea and nuts inside of the suite.
There are 42 suites in overall, just about every of them struggling with their personal epic check out of the dawn over the dunes. With greenery and privacy walls you typically sense like you have the full desert all to on your own. Each suite boasts its’ very own plunge pool which is a excellent way to amazing off during individuals very hot desert days! In point we would shell out significantly of the early morning and afternoon making the most of the pool and sounds of the desert but uncover ourselves to very hot for the duration of the day to even get pleasure from the pool (which is exactly where the air con arrives in helpful!)
About the Lodge at Al Maha
If you come across your self checking in to Al Maha I would recommend a minimum of two nights to really delight in the home. Once you’ve arrive to phrases with how nicely-appointed your suite is, be certain to investigate the relaxation of the home and make use of everything on web-site.
There is a lovely spa situated on web site with a whole treatment method menu (for an added cost), as well as complimentary use of the sauna, steam and chilly plunge pool. Reverse the sauna you will come across the conditioning centre that is reasonably fundamental but does have every little thing you need to operate out during your visit.
Just outdoors the spa is a big swimming pool that is almost never occupied – possibly because just about every suite has their own private pool. As you discover yourself going for walks around the assets you will likely experience a assortment of wildlife, such as the iconic Oryx who roam the desert freely and are frequently found near the home.
Routines at Al Maha
Room rates at Al Maha include things like two actions for each day so be absolutely sure to make the most of this offering to get the total Emirati working experience. We chose the sunset sundowners on the initially night and dune bashing on the 2nd day, opting to forego a second activity every working day to make the most of the lodge.
On both equally occasions we observed Oryx wandering the conservation at leisure. These stunning creatures are endemic to the Dubai Desert, so be absolutely sure to pack your camera and if you can, time your routines with sunset for that beautiful glow of light-weight.
Foodstuff at Al Maha
As is normally the scenario with my lodge stays, I get the foodstuff evaluation aspect of points quite very seriously (ha!) A self confessed foodie, I’ve appear to be expecting terrific things from inns of this calibre and was not disappointed.
The breakfast buffet at Al Maha is a huge wide range of continental solutions, a self-make waffles and pancakes station, and a scrumptious assortment of Arabic Mezze. Alongside with the breakfast buffet you can also purchase a hot breakfast merchandise off the menu. The first early morning I chose the egg white omelette with asparagus that was so good I re-requested it the future day. Section of my conclusion building approach was also to counter-act my decision to overindulge in pan au chocolat pastries from the buffet (not sorry).
If you select whole board for your place rate, you will also get pleasure from lunch and dinner on site. I would certainly suggest opting for entire board if you do not prepare to leave the resort all through your remain. Lunches were being normally on the lighter aspect, opting for salads and Arabic mezze platters to graze our way by means of right until we couldn’t any more.
Meal is an extravagant 5-training course affair, however with our jet lag kicking in we opted for in-area eating at no more cost. This was a fantastic way to unwind every night time and delight in the privacy of the tented suite which really was so wonderful we found it hard to depart!
Book your remain
Dubai is the fantastic stopover town for a number of nights to catch up on sleep, take pleasure in the desert and if you have a lot more time, merge Al Maha with a city keep. I really savored my quick time at Al Maha and consider it is the great escape for couples or households on the lookout to practical experience Emirati tradition, food and daily life in the desert.
Space Charges start out at $1,500 USD for two men and women, for every night
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I was welcomed to Dubai as a visitor of Dubai Tourism to experience the perfect stopover. I did not acquire compensation for my assessment. All evaluations are truthful and replicate my true belief.