'So what do you want to do for your birthday this year?' I said to my husband some months back. I should have known what his answer would be.........go to the Al Maha. So we found ourselves on our 4th visit to this gem in the desert. Our previous visits here have been exceptional so our expectations were very high, so how would this trip compare? Well, Mira & Team Al Maha did it again; greeting us like friends & giving us the most amazing & memorable stay.
From the moment you arrive at the Al Maha it is clear that nothing is too much trouble for any of the team & this continues throughout your stay. We arrived quite early in the morning & our suite was not ready - no problem, we went & had some breakfast & then went to the spa where we took advantage of the lovely pool area. It seemed that no time at all had passed & we were told our suite was ready; suite 35, our favourite.
That first night we were a little tired so rather than go down for dinner we had a delicious meal delivered to our suite & sat on our deck looking out in to the darkness. The table was laid with a pristine white tablecloth & set just the same as if we had gone to the restaurant. I don't know of any other place where you can have room service for no additional cost & with such an extensive in room menu. Amazing! All the food is outstanding & the same exceptionally high standards are delivered whether you dine in the restaurant or have room service.
On my husband's birthday they really pushed the boat out for us. The room off the main restaurant had been set up just for us with dozens of candles spelling out a great big 'Happy Birthday' on the floor. A special meal had been prepared for us, ending with the most amazing birthday cake. Thanks once again to Srini & all the kitchen & restaurant team who made this night so extra special for us.
Other reviewers have spoken at length of the fantastic suites, the activities, the wildlife &, of course, the exquisite food; I echo all their positive feedback. I will also add a special comment for the fantastic housekeeping team who do such a superb job keeping the suites & outside area so clean despite the constant battle against the sand. Well done lads.
I think what makes this resort stand out is that all the staff genuinely want you to have the most perfect time & each & every one of them makes every effort to make this happen. We highly recommend the Al Maha & are already planning our next visit.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Al Maha Desert Hotel Dubai
- Al Maha Desert Dubai
- Al Maha Desert Resort
- Al Maha Resort