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Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

My husband and I stayed here at the end of June for 3 nights and it was everything and more that you read here in the reviews. The suites are luxurious, the food is excellent, the service is faultless and the activities are very well thought out. To really appreciate it, I think you need a minimum of 3 nights. This was our second stay and we will certainly be back.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank NotEasilyPleased10
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Marketingteam_3, Manager at Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for writing a review for Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa.
We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the suites, food, service and activities. It is our aim to make every activity and facility a memorable experience.
Thank you for recommending that 3 nights would be most suitable to experience the full resort and we hope that you would like to stay with us for the third time in the future.

Warmest regards,
Hadinda van Vugt

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Reviewed 26 August 2014

We spent a night on our 11th Wedding Anniversary in December 2009 at the resort that is in the middle of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. The villa was very luxurious with a private pool. The food at the restaurant was not something we can talk much of. However, the gaming and opportunity to see the Arabian Gazelle was wonderful. Its an expensive place though and hence for special occasions.

  • Stayed: September 2013, 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 October 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your time to review Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa on Tripadvisor.
We are pleased to know that you chose our resort to celebrate your 11th wedding anniversary.
Since 2009 we have had several changes. One of them is that we have an accomplished French Chef in Al Diwaan, Chef David Miras, with more than 15 years of experience. As mentioned in other reviews, the cuisine is highly appreciated by our guests. I hope to welcome you soon in the future to experience our resort once more and especially the restaurant.

Warmest regards,
Hadinda van Vugt

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Reviewed 26 August 2014

There are no words that can sum up our stay at the Al-Maha... maybe I can try starting with 'heaven' or 'magic'.
Having worked for many years in the service industry in London (where the standards are very high) I can honestly say the staff at this hotel blew me away - definitely the best service I have EVER experienced.
Beautiful rooms, amazing views, total privacy, delicious food, non intrusive and flawless service! Could not think of a better place to enjoy a honeymoon!
Thank you so so much to everyone who made our honeymoon unbelievably great, especially the welcoming Myat and our super sweet and knowledgeable guide Beth.
You guys deserve to be number 1!!!
Thank you again... Dani and Jay

  • Stayed: August 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 October 2014

Dear Dani and Jay,

Thank you for the time to write this review about your honeymoon in Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa.

Since you celebrated such a special occasion we feel very honored to know that this is the best service you have ever experienced.
It is a pleasure to read that you choose Al Maha to be the best place to enjoy a honeymoon and that you appreciated the care and service of our ambassadors. Your compliments to Myat and Beth are shared with our management.
We hope to welcome you in the future, perhaps for your anyversary?
We wish you many happy and healthy years together.

Warmest regards,
Hadinda van Vugt

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

I took my husband to Al Maha as a surprise trip for his 65th birthday, our 23rd trip to Dubai and first visit to Al Maha so it had a lot to live up to. As we drove into the resort we were pleasantly surprised to see how far apart the villas were. Check in was very quick and we were shown to our villa. The room was fabulous, and the bathroom in particular was amazing. We had a fantastic view of the desert and the pool was lovely and warm. We had lunch delivered to our suite on two occasions, I had the jumbo prawns which were outstanding and the room service was the best we had ever encountered, we couldn't have asked for more. The food in the main restaurant was excellent quality, the lobster thermidor was delicious and the service once again was excellent. The desert activities which are included were extremely informative and also great fun, especially the camel trek, I would have done a couple more activities but you need to have an early start of 5.30am which unfortunately wasnt for me. The gym was very well equipped and I had a treatment in the spa which was very relaxing. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to get away from it all for a couple of nights, it truly is a desert oasis and a perfect place to relax. We plan to return next year with our daughters who I know will love it.

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

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your time writing this positive review about Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa on Tripadvisor.

Your privacy and comfort is very important to us and therefore we feel appreciated hearing that you and your husband were amazed by your suite and fast check-in service.

Thank you for sharing with us that you were very pleased about the cuisine, especially the prawns and the lobster, and the service of our in-room dining ambassadors.
We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed all the activities and facilities provided by the resort and thank you for highlighting the pleasant warmth of your private temperature controlled swimming pool. I agree that the activities start early in the morning. At this time the temperature is most comfortable for the guests and for the animals that are involved in the activities.
We are honored to know that you are planning to return next year with your daughters. We await for you with a warm welcome and aim to exceed your expectations once again.

Warmest regards,
Hadinda van Vugt

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

My boyfriend and I spent 2 nights at the Maha Resort and it's hard to put words to it. Rooms are gorgeous, private pool, complete privacy, rooms overlook the desert and you do get to see the animals drinking off your pool. You get a boogie to pick you up and drop you off anytime you want to leave your room. Service is beyond impeccable it's surreal we both didn't have a hint of a negative thing to say about the place and the service, everywhere to go to they call you by your name and they are on top of their job. The food is too good, the restaurant is nice or you could choose to have your food on your deck in your room with a private butler - we didn't indulge that much but you have the option :) Tried the massages at the spa and they were also really good. It's an experience on its own, a definite must visit place!

  • Stayed: September 2013, 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 October 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your positive review of Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa.

We are honored to hear that our service is beyond impeccable. It is our aim as a luxury collection property to exceed expectations and provide you and your boyfriend with excellent service during your stay.
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the view, the food and our signature treatments in the spa. We hope to welcome both of you in the future once more.

We appreciate your review due to the very detailed description of your experience, which might be an inspiration for other readers.

Warmest regards,
Hadinda van Vugt

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