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    Far from the city, here’s why the Al Maha Desert Resort is the perfect spot for a getaway


    by Team Emirates Woman
    3 hours ago

    IN PARTNERSHIP: Living in a metropolitan city can be all-consuming—if you’re looking for a quick staycation to unwind and recharge, look no further as we’ve found the most ideal place for you to relax.
    Away from the hustle bustle—Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa is situated in the centre of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Wrapped within the beauty of the golden sands, you may even spot the Arabian Oryx and gazelles, owing to the resort’s tireless sustainability initiatives and attempts at preseving the precious wildlife.

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    While enjoying the panoramic view of the Arabian Desert, you can take your relaxation experience to a whole new level by indulging in their wide selection of therapeutic, deep tissue and body massages. The soothing spa package, elevated with the secret aromatherapy traditions of the Middle East and South East Asia are priced at AED 4,750. Taking the holistic approach, allow your body, mind and soul to enter a state of tranquility. Further punctuate your stay at the Al Maha Desert Resort by indulging in a gastronomical experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner at their signature restaurant, Al Diwaan. If privacy is of utmost importance to you, the tranquil location also offers you secluded suites with private temperature-controlled pool, providing exclusivity of the highest order.

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    If you’re on a time crunch and cannot spend the night at this divine property, the Al Maha resort also offers you a day-deal inclusive all of the relaxing and adventurous experiences, depending on your preference. Not in the mood to drive? Priced at AED 1,150, the resorts also offers a 12-hour special transportation facility from/to Dubai in resorts’ 4X4.

    Wildlife drive
    All in a day’s time, you can participate in the luxury haven’s most popular desert activities featuring 45-minute wildlife, a lesson in the Bedouin inspired sport – archery and camel trekking during the golden hour with the breathtaking dunes in the backdrop. If you’re looking for a peaceful daycation, the resort also offers Spa Indulgence Day Package priced at AED 900 inclusive of selected spa treatments that will allow you to rejuvenate your sense with spa treatment and 3-course lunch at Al Diwaan, with both indoors or al fresco dining at the veranda options available.
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    This luxe Dubai desert resort will be reopening its doors in February


    by Dan Robinson
    1 hour ago

    You may have already seen the iconic billboard’s around the city elevating a modern-retro appeal and announcing the re-launch of the iconic Bab Al Shams Desert Resort.
    Scheduled to re-open on Friday February 10, 2023, the opening will be two months earlier than expected.
    The tranquil resort which is beloved by expats and tourists alike has gone through an extensive re-design transformation bringing the Resort in line with the Kerzner roster of hotels but maintaining the original rustic charm and exceptional hospitality the Desert Resort is renowned for.
    Arabic for “Gateway to the Sun” Bab Al Shams’ architecture and interior design were inspired by the earthy tones of the desert throughout the day and illuminated by the sun and the moon. The Oasis resort blends seamlessly in with its surroundings boasting 115 lavish rooms and suites housed in 16 two-stores building. The result is a reimagined and relaxing haven with a subtly Moorish accent.

    Food connoisseurs will be delighted with the new culinary experiences on offer, showcasing fine dining like no other championing local producers and responsibly sourced ingredients. Modern Arabic restaurant Al Hadheerah promises a multi-sensory experience under the stars with live-cooked authentic food, dancers, musicians and camel riders.  Other eateries will include Greek-inspired Zala and Anwā Sunset Lounge offering the finest far-east-meets-south-east cuisine.
    For a superlative experience of self-care check into The Desert Spa for an array of holistic Spa treatments inspired by diverse world traditions with state-of-the-art facilities including but not limited to a couples’ treatment room with plunge pool, sauna and steam rooms, an indoor courtyard pool and a relaxation area. Bask at the desert infinity pool with only miles of the desert as the backdrop making it the picture-perfect location.
    Adrenaline junkies and adventure goers can satisfy their needs with equestrian sports, sand boarding, archery, desert safari, private hot air balloon rides and the infamous 86km Al Qudra cycle track.

    The only thing left to do is book your stay and pack your bag!
    Bab Al Shams Desert Resort is part of the Kerzner Rare Finds collection, a series of hospitality addresses bringing forward the essence of a place and promising soulful experiences, the resort preserves its legacy as the longest-running desert escape in the UAE.
    For more information visit: Bab Al Shams, Al Qudra Road, Dubai, rates from Dhs1,500, reopening February 10, 2023. Tel: (0)4 809 6100,
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