Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa Est. 1999

Al Maha Resort - United Arab Emirates

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Have a beautiful bash with bedouin soul.
An enchanting encampment nestled in a verdant palm oasis, deep within Dubai’s magical dune and desert landscape, Al Maha provides the most intimate of inspiring experiences. Combining indigenous wildlife viewing, luxury accommodations with once-in-a-lifetime dining in the dunes to delight your dearest.
The Lowdown
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Restaurant / Private Dining
Desert Oasis
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Product Launch
Dinner Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Engagement Party
Vow Renewal

Venue Setting

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is a luxurious Bedouin encampment in the desert, 45 minutes from Dubai. The 42 private guest suites, free roaming wildlife and delectable cuisine ensure exceptional experiences, making this the unique destination in celebration of two people sharing their lives together. Evocative venues range from the dune dinner site for up to 300 guests, a spacious ballroom, to the presidential suite for a timeless ceremony and a superb dining experience under the stars. Select the destination that is notable and matchless to tie the knot amongst your nearest and dearest. Al Maha’s team of professionals will be your guide to tailor-make your dream wedding in cooperation with a wide network of partners.
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Estimated Price Per Head

from $10 to $500




Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Licensed Server Is Required
Indoors & Outdoors
Designated Smoking Areas Only
37 Beduin Suites 2 Royal Suites 2 Emirates Suites 1 Presidential Suite
Eco/Green Events
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is just a short 65 km drive from Dubai, along the Dubai-Al Ain road, located within the 225-square kilometer alluring golden landscape of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR), one of the largest formally protected conservation reserves in the Gulf recognized internationally. 45 minutes drive is all it takes from Dubai International airport to arrive at this secluded haven, where both leisure and business travelers are assured privacy within the tranquility of the desert. Resembling a Bedouin encampment, this hide-away resort offers matchless hospitality, privacy and absolute comfort adding to the romance of the desert. Enjoy the highest level of luxury, exclusive and professional services in the privacy of your suite while enjoying the delightful view of the Arabian Oryx and desert gazelles wandering freely across the plains and dunes. The exceptional accommodation facilities feature 37 Bedouin suites, 2 Royal suites, 2 Emirates Suites and 1 Presidential Suite. Each one of them boasts a private pool and deck overlooking the infinite lines of sand dunes and lush palms. Al Maha room rate includes two onsite activities per person per night’s stay, ranging from archery to falconry display, camel trekking, horse riding, guided nature walks and wildlife safaris.
Reflecting old-style Arabian architecture with the largest private collection of original Arabian antiques and artworks in the Gulf, Al Maha is an important repository for over 2,000 historic and rare pieces of artwork, weaponry, traditional jewellery, and Bedouin handicrafts. Every dining experience is delightful and exciting at Al Maha. Options include dining at “Al Diwaan”, the signature restaurant or under the stars on the deck besides the private pool, where every guest is assured of a culinary extravaganza with exemplary service. The setting of a meal amidst the dunes with a menu designed to satisfy one’s palate enhances the romance of the desert. For ultimate privacy while dining, the 24 hr room service is available with a fine selection of food and beverage options. The resort also offers a state of the art conference centre for private or corporate gatherings for up to 120 people.
Standout Venue Features:
Wellness and rejuvenation needs of guests are taken care of with a well appointed spa that has single and double treatment rooms, a fitness centre with Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Al Maha has received a host of international accolades, including awards that highlight the world’s finest hospitality venues, leading environmental designs, contributions to conservation and the protection of biodiversity. The resorts notable dedication to conservation is evident in its distinct architecture where windows are designed not to conduct heat, all water is recycled and private vehicles are strictly prohibited to ensure the reserve and its wildlife is left undisturbed. Conservation efforts are extensive, ongoing and scientifically thorough. Guests at Al Maha are guided through an enriching engagement with nature and are left with an evocative and unforgettable experience to take away with them.
Awards & Notables • Winner of Tripadvisor® 2012 Travelers’ Choice® Award, Top 25 Hotels in Middle East • Winner of International Hospitality and Property Awards 2011 – ‘Best Resort Hotel Dubai’ • Winner of International Hospitality and Property Awards 2011 – ‘Best Resort Hotel Arabia’ • Ranked in the top 20 list of the Condé Nast Traveller (UK) 2011, for Africa, Middle East and Indian Ocean Islands. • Winner in the conservation awards category, 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). • The only Leisure Hotel in Dubai within the Top 20 of Conde Nast’s Readers Awards for the Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean regions for 2008. • The resort was named by National Geographic Adventure as one of the world’s Top 50 Ecolodges, in 2008. • Conde Nast Traveller Gold List in 2007 and recognition as the sole Dubai representative for Africa, Middle East and Indian Ocean Islands. • Conde Nast Traveller Gold List in 2006. • Winning the 8th Arab Cities Award for Architecture from the Arab Cities Organization in 2005. • Winner of the World Legacy Award from National Geographic and Conservation International presented by Queen Noor of Jordan in Washington DC in 2004. • Winner of the Conde Nast Traveller Readers Awards in 2002.
Celebration Locations
Depending on the number of guests, the celebration or function can take place in the Presidential Suite or on the Dune Site:
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Dine in sophisticated style at our signature Al Diwaan Organic Fine Dining Restaurant, alfresco on the veranda with breathtaking views of the reserve, or in the privacy of your Suite. The choice is yours. Al Diwaan offers international and indegenous delicacies from breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Bars & Lounges:
Just a level above Al Diwaan Restaurant, is the terrace bar with loungers and cocktail tables. Enjoy exciting cocktails and beverages at the bar while enjoying breathtaking views of the reserve.


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