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Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Murqquab
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We have had a fantastic stay! Me and my friend stayed for 1 night. Fantastic food! Extraordinary service and amazing rooms. I can nothing but recommend! Truly lived up to the luxury experience! I would recommend the sundowner activity and the horses if you are experienced. Animals are surrounding the resort and it feels like you truly get a wildlife experience!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Marketingteam_3, Manager at Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor with regards to your stay in Al Maha.

It is with pleasure that we read how much you enjoyed your one night’s stay with us, appreciating the room interior, the cuisine offerings, the free roaming wildlife, the service from all our ambassadors as well as the activities. Indeed the camel trekking at sunset and a horse ride at sunrise is very unique!

We hope to have the honour to welcome you back once more in the future; it would be a pleasure to have you stay with us again.

Warmest Regards,
Lara Keijzer

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

There are times words cannot adequately describe an experience of staying in a hotel. For this reason, one will say little more than please have a look at the web site for Al Maha; it is everything (and more) that is described. Yes ... it may be expensive ... but it is worth every penny. If going to Dubai, make sure you save your money and at least stay for one night. I can guarantee that you will want to save even harder (as we are) and return for a longer stay.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Hayeswater27
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Marketingteam_3, Manager at Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Dear Guest,

We are really so grateful for your pleasant review on Tripadvisor about your stay with us in Al Maha.

It’s a pleasure to read how much we delighted you during your one night’s stay at our hidden gem in the desert. Thank you for highlighting the value for money with this experience as well as the pleasure it evoked in you to stay with us. We are most happy to know you would consider returning to visit us once more.

Kindest Regards,
Lara Keijzer

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

we have been many time in this wonderful hotel, in fact this is our favorite hotel for all middle east, the only think which was not at exceeding expectation ranking was the kitchen, but now with this new french chef, who has a great experience of Europe asia and middle east, we enjoyed each lunch dinner and breakfast there, this is the cherry on the cake, so this is far away the best hotel in the region. the spas is also one of the best in the area. don't forget your spg card...

Room Tip: please be sure to make all your activities booking in advance, don't miss the desert dining, and...
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Pierre B
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Marketingteam_3, Manager at Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for this delightful review on Tripadvisor with regards to your repeated stay in Al Maha.

We feel very honoured to know that as our valued and regular guest, we have managed to exceed your expectations! It is really a delight to hear that you see an excellent offering of the cuisine due to the management of our Executive Chef David Miras. Thank you for naming us the best hotel in the Middle East and highlighting to readers the benefits of the SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) loyalty card.

We look forward to your next visit; as always it will be our pleasure to welcome you once more.

Kind Regards,
Lara Keijzer

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Reviewed 22 March 2014

We are currently staying at the Al Maha and wow this is a truly wonderful place. From the moment we arrived we have been looked after by friendly and so attentive staff. The service is relaxed but perfectly done, the activity guides are informative and easy going.
Being a very small resort there is just the one resturant but the menu is varied and we have had some excellent dishes - the jumbo prawns have to be seen to be believed!
The suites are well spaced out and VERY private, (suite 7 looks out other the desert) it's wonderful sipping drinks in the dark in the private infinity pool.
Not sure what else I can add - if you get the opportunity then don't miss coming to this place for a few days.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marketingteam_3, Manager at Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Dear Guest,

It is so nice to read that you wrote a review on Tripadvisor whilst still being with us in Al Maha.

We are happy to read how much you appreciated everything about our unique resort. From your review we note that the ambassadors took great care of you in an unobtrusive way, you thoroughly experienced the private pools at the best and were delighted with our culinary offerings. Indeed the jumbo prawns are …jumbo! We are thankful that you recommend Al Maha as a perfect getaway and we hope to have the pleasure in a future moment in time to welcome you back once more.

Kindest Regards,
Lara Keijzer

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Reviewed 21 March 2014

We stayed from March 2nd to the 4th' 2014 for two days with our two children at Al Maha in one of the Royal Suites. The service was excellent the food was excellent and the over all ambiance was peaceful and relaxing. The activities are plentiful and the guides do an excellent job of making you feel comfortable all the time. It was a bit cold one night when we were having dinner outside, noticing that the kids were a bit cold, they brought blankets for the kids to use. I would like to thank everyone at Al Maha for making our stay wonderful, a special thanks to Shrini for the kitchen tour and we hope to see you all again soon

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank AbeMontreal
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Marketingteam_3, Manager at Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with readers on Tripadvisor about your stay as a family in Al Maha. It is a great pleasure to read that your whole family found the resort optimal and sharing a royal suite which has two bedrooms was a pleasant choice. From your review we understand that our ambassadors took good care of your family, in particular meeting the needs of your children during the older evenings. Your compliments of Srini have also been shared with his department.

We also hope to welcome you all once more in the foreseeable future.

Warmest Regards,
Lara Keijzer

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

We spent 3 nights and 4 days at the Al Maha and found the hotel exceptional. The service was excellent and unobtrusive. Everything you could want was provided. The hotel is set in a conservation area in which gazelles and oryx roam freely. It is so peaceful. There are abundant bird species and it was a pleasure to sit and watch them coming down to drink and bathe at the pool that was situated outside the suite. The activities that are held morning and evening are entertaining and educational. I particularly enjoyed the wildlife drive. One of the highlights of our stay, and there were several, was the picnic in the desert which was great fun. it would be unfair to pick out specific staff as everyone was was so friendly and helpful. I must comment on the meals that were provided and say that they were excellent in every way, I could not fault anything that was provided at Al Maha and will definitely be returning there

Room Tip: All the rooms are good, we stayed in no.4 and found it to be totally private. We did have lots of vi...
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Clare I
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Marketingteam_3, Manager at Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for writing a review on Tripadvisor with regards to your stay in Al Maha.
We are so pleased to read how much you thoroughly enjoyed your three nights stay in the resort, the animals in the reserve, the activities, cuisine and not to forget the service from all our ambassadors. Thank you for your compliments and we are happy to know you are considering a return visit to Al Maha if the occasion permits.

We look forward to welcoming you once more.

Kindest Regards,
Lara Keijzer

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Had a simply great week at Al Maha with my wife to celebrate 25 years together - perfect romantic spot for couple to get away and enjoy a simply great resort / exceptional service and enough optional activities to get away and celebrate in fine style. The highlight was the unobtrusive service and an unforgettable scenes in the desert - too many to write down. We were prompted to go because it was rated one of the top 10 romantic getaways - what a high expectation that set for us yet Al Maha delivered!

Room Tip: ask for an unobstructed view of desert / quiet and private backyard
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marketingteam_3, Manager at Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor about your stay in Al Maha.

We feel very honoured that you decided to choose to stay in Al Maha to celebrate your 25 years together and even more so knowing that we managed to deliver on your high expectations from reading about us as one of the World’s most romantic getaways!

From your review you understand you appreciated the subtle service and care from all our ambassadors and the beautiful scenery in particular. We would like to wish you both many more happy years together and perhaps we will be able to welcome you once more in the foreseeable future.

Kindest Regards,
Lara Keijzer

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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: £596 - £1,673 (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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