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"One of the best hotels I have been"
You can't have it better than in the Al Maha. Sensational location, beautiful setting, very nice suites, exceptional staff, really nice, friendly and helpful, outstanding food, interesting excursion program. This is a hotel which is very well managed and you can experience it from A to Z. It's one of the best hotels I have ever been. Congratulations to Arne and all his staff. Peter Fankhauser CEO Thomas Cook Group plc
"The Best of the Best"
I have said it before and I will say it again; This is without doubt the best customer service I have ever experienced. This Resort oozes Charm, style, and elegance, all administered in a subtle understated manner from the wonderful management and staff at this Resort . If a Hotel Company has enough money they can build world class establishments anywhere, but it is the staff that makes it special, and that is why you return. And this is why we always long to return to Al Maha, even now after just returning, we can’t wait to return. It is that special! And that’s why we will always return, Al Maha special charm has us entranced, This is why so many guests (friends) return year after year. Yes the rooms are unique and beautiful, allowing you to spend time in quiet isolation admiring the sights, sounds and indeed the smells of this desert resort; the bedding is the best I have ever experienced. But we return here because of the wonderful staff, It is so lovely meeting them again, Our wonderful Mira and the front of house team, We thank you so much for making our vacation with you as special as it always is. Our Field guide, who managed to get my wife on the Dune ride, for the first time I thank you for your expert driving and allowing my wife to see the splendour of the desert from atop of the Dunes, Something I have never managed to be able to get her to do! It is breath-taking! The Restaurant, has always been a highlight of a stay at Al Maha, But in my opinion is now one of the best I have ever experienced, Maybe to do with the wonderful service you receive from Mr Remy and his team. But the food is truly outstanding , Chefs Piotr and Sebby really have made some beautifully presented subtle changes to the menu, Yes the house favourites are still there (or can be requested) but new additions are truly outstanding, and we thank you for our seven course (plus) gastronomic tasting menu, on par with the best Three Star Michelin Restaurants. With some truly cutting edge gastronomic wizardry ! And your additional Pastry request of mine for the Kouign amann was the best I have ever experienced , Appologies to Dominique Ansel and Johnny Luzzini Once again Thank you to the Staff, Whom make this very special place; very special to everyone who is lucky enough to experience it and return to become Ambassador’s for Al Maha. Thank you. James & Lynsey
"Feels like you are in Africa, not Dubai"
Wow, what an experience this was to leave the city of Dubai and spend night in the desert. Check was welcoming but hurried. Room was fabulous - Moorish in design and style - not glamorous, not flash. The highlight had to be our own personal infinity pool - totally private and secluded and much needed in the desert heat. Everywhere so quiet, wild animals and birds just walking around - no light pollution so stars lit up the sky at night. Food delivered to room for breakfast and lunch and the food served in the restaurant was truly outstanding! Bar facilities great with friendly barman serving up amazing cocktails. Went on a camel safari to watch the sunset whilst drinking champagne 'breathtaking' really enjoyed riding a camel. I consider myself so lucky to have been able to stay at this amazing hideaway. If I were to make any criticism it would be to say - get some better products in your bathrooms, as your products are poor and not what one would expect from an establishment such as yours.
It is a special place and its more than just a resort. Im not sure if I have to write about the quality of the villas, I think it is obvious that they are wonderful. I would like to highlight the fact that it is a place in the desert, so imagine swimming in your own private swimming pool watching the desert, watching millions of shining stars, drinking wine... Suddenly there is a sound in the bushes, there is an animal, al maha! The animal is watching you, you are watching the animal. You are part of the nature. The desert is very much alive. If you are in Dubai, especially if it is not the first time in this Emirate, definitely invest your money in exploring Al Maha Desert Resort!
"Luxurious seclusion in the desert"
My bf took me here as a surprise for our anniversary and what a beautiful property to have a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. From arrival to departure, the whole experience gave me the feeling of "being spoiled" :) The staff were professional, friendly and hospitable. The room we stayed in was beautiful and it has our own private pool that overlooks the vast desert. Its pretty serene throughout. As part of the hotel offering, we took part in activities such as a sundowner and an early mornng dune bashing in a 4x4. Good to have options of activities to do being in a far off location. A private dinner was arranged for both of us in the middle of the desert. Food options tasted good and the set-up is has an arabic feel to it. So if you fancy a romantic dinner in style, i suggest you book this too (at a cost). Overall, it is the best hotel experience i have had to date.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM