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38. Al Maha Desert Resort, Dubai, UAE

Ranked #38 in our countdown of the 100 Best Hotels and Resorts in the World.

“Fantastic concept, exclusive and set apart from anything else in Dubai. Private Bedouin-style.” Bev Malzard

Deep within the desert sands, far from Dubai’s towers and traffic, is this super-luxe resort.

The tented suites are filled with simple, sheikh-like luxuries – Middle Eastern rugs, Arabian antiques and four-poster beds, each with a private pool. Get up early to see the desert dawn and falcons soaring in the sky.

Camel treks, dune drives or a wildlife safari can fill the day, or slip into the spa for Middle Eastern and Asian-influenced therapies followed by a candlelit dinner on the dunes. 

Size 42 suites

Hotels.com genuine guest score 4.9/5

Hotels.com Genuine guest review “A must if you want to experience the desert in UAE.”

Did you know Falconry dates back more than 2000 years in Emirati culture. The resort has seven falcons, most of them bred especially for hunting.

 

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