We are so used to associate Dubai with mega-structures that we often forget that Dubai was build next to the desert. For a dramatic change, leave the city and arrive at the outstanding Al Maha A Luxury Collection Desert Resort And Spa, a hidden-gem in the middle of the desert. The landscape couldn't be more spectacular as you'll be surrounded by impressive sand dunes. The suites have been built respecting the traditional architecture and come with all the features one would expect from a world-class hotel. That being said, we truly believe the best way to spend time here will be outside your private accommodation: the range of desert activities are tempting and include horseback riding, drive safaris and camel trekking.
Located around 45 minutes away from Dubai, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa is a true oasis among the golden brown dunes of Dubai's desert. The hotel architectural approach makes it resemble like an ancient fort. Inner courtyards with gardens and fountains makes us travel back in time and imagine how sultans use to live in the past. One of our favourite areas in this luxury hotel is the infinity pool as it provides us with the opportunity to cool down while enjoying the panoramic desert view at the same time. As as the day approaches its end, head for the Mezzanine, ask for a refreshing cold mint tea and enjoy an unforgettable sunset. At night, walk through the dunes and find a magic place: Al Hadheerah. Here you'll experience an Arabian night that will last forever in your memory.
HOTEL VIEW: DUBAI DESERT
Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton partner (5 Star)
Presenting you Ritz Carlton's proposition in Dubai and one of the best desert hotels in the region: Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah. At this property guests are invited to stay in luxury tents, each with its own private pool overlooking the desert. Witness the falcons precision by attending one of the shows put in place by the hotel team. For some exercise, take a bike and explore the surrounding area. For the most romantic experience with a view, have a private dinner at Safran Tower, an Arabian watchtower - word wouldn't do it justice. Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah is a perfect match if you feel like de-stressing and give your body and mind a break.