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IN PARTNERSHIP: With technology at our fingertips, flexible working becoming the norm and being amongst the hustle and bustle of a busy city, letting your mind and body switch off can be increasingly difficult. However, taking the time to relax and recharge isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity.
The perfect way to do so is to escape from the busy crowds and bright lights of the city. This is why luxury resort Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, is the ideal to take a break for the wellbeing of your mind, body and soul. Just under an hours drive from the city of Dubai, Al Maha offers wellness and tranquility in the secluded setting of the Arabian desert with vast views of dunes and the Hajar Mountain massif.
The luxury resort offers a plethora of spa and wellness packages to suit every guest in order to recharge and revitalize. For those seeking to escape the city for a night or two, take advantage of Al Maha’s ‘Spa Indulgence Staycation’ package (Dhs4,650 for two adults per night) where you can choose from the selection of therapeutic, deep tissue and body massages, which embody the secret aromatherapy traditions of the Middle East and South-East Asia. The package also includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at resort’s signature restaurant, Al Diwaan.
Those who are looking to get away from it all just for the day opt for the ‘Spa Indulgence Day Package’ (Dhs640 per person) or the ‘Wellness Package’ (Dhs525 per person). The first includes access to Al Maha’s Timeless Spa facilities for the day, their infinity pool, gym, a 60-minute Timeless Therapeutic Massage of your choice and three-course lunch. The second offers yoga in the desert every Tuesday and Saturday at 8am with a one-hour mediative session with one of Al Maha’s certified resident instructors. The package also includes full-day access to Timeless Spa facilities, main infinity pool and gym with a three-course lunch at Al Diwaan.
Al Maha also encourages guests to take advantage of the tranquil surroundings, taking in all that nature has to offer in the Arabian desert. For those who prefer to switch off, while keeping your mind occupied with adventurous activities – which also benefits your overall health and wellbeing for the mind and body – take part in the resort’s desert activities. The ‘Discover Epicurean Experiences – Al Maha Activities Package’ (Dhs995 per person) takes guests on an exploration of the local surroundings with an expert field guide where you can gain invaluable insights on the importance of the conservation programs and precious wildlife with guided camel treks and horse riding. For those who are feeling adventurous, opt for an education dune and wildlife drive. You can also learn about the indigenous desert culture with a demonstration on the Art of Falconry, with the field guide sharing the history of falconry and its importance in the Gulf region.