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Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Murqquab
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 March 2008

As part of a trip from Vancouver, Canada to visit friends in Dubai, we spent at weekend at Al Maha. Wow! First class start to finish. We were met by our social co-ordinator, Okebe, and made to feel totally relaxed and welcome right from the start. Had an enjoyable lunch on the deck and then taken to our Bedouin tent #34 and 35. Tent? If that's living in a tent I'm all for it! Our tents were quite secluded and overlooked a watering hole, which was an added bonus. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom luxurious. I loved having the private pool, too. Had a fun time on the camel ride watching the sun set and sip champagne. We also did the falconry and dune bashing. The guides were informative and very friendly. Meals were good and the serving staff very friendly. I loved the quietness of the resort and the feeling of truly being in the desert. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely return.

Stayed: January 2008
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Reviewed 30 January 2008

My husband and I stayed here for four days on our honeymoon, after spending a few days at the Burj Al Arab. It was my favorite of the two (and my favorite resort in the world), even though the Burj is much more famous and well known. Each guest couple (no children allowed) is assigned two people to assist your every need - one is your activities director (we went for romantic sunset camel rides with champagne toasts, falconry in the desert, nature walks, dune driving, etc.) and one is like a concierge (arranges transportation, check-in, etc). Accommodations were amazing. Each guest house had its own plunge pool and was wonderfully appointed. Because it was our honeymoon, they arranged a private dinner in our house with champagne. Also, the food, which was included, was fantastic, and I am really picky about food and was leery that this was "all-inclusive". You had your choice of various menu items and had to pay extra for special wines, which was fine. We loved it and want to go back for an anniversary!

  • Stayed: January 2005, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank MNTraveler74
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Reviewed 18 January 2008

This desert resort was like a true getaway. The resort only has around 20 luxury tents. I say tents but they are actually luxurious suites, each with their own pool, looking out over the dubai dessert.

There are activities included, one of which is horse riding. I was very keen to take part in this excursion but once we got there we found out you had to be a very expereinced rider as the horses are ex-race horse, which was a little dissapoiting. Howvever the dune driving is a great experince!

We took full advantage of the room service having our lunch bought to us each day and indulging in private dining on our decking. We were impressed with the food too.

We stayed here for 3 nights which is about right as there are limited things to do, unless you just want to relax in a very small resort.

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank LauraNOli
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Reviewed 4 January 2008

I found the rsort to be less thanthe expectations i had.
The activities were very dull, i did not have the chance to book any spa time, and there was no flexibility regarding the schedule and my particular needs. Food was pretty good..
the site promises much more than what was actually offered.

Stayed: January 2008
1  Thank nvarda
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Reviewed 2 January 2008

We stayed here for 3 nights and found the experience wonderful. The staff were execellent and nothing was too much trouble. The room with swimming pool was the best we had stayed in.

Stayed: May 2006
6  Thank bradleyshel
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Additional Information about Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

Address: Dubai - Al Ain Rd | Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Murqquab, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Murqquab
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Murqquab
Price Range: RM3,391 - RM9,481 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exclusive hotel designed to resemble a traditional Bedouin encampment - set within a 25-sq.-kilometer desert conservation reserve. ... more   less 
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