Your chance to escape to paradise at Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

From suites to sand-wheel adventures, discover pure bliss at this rather luxurious resort

PARTNER CONTENT: Amid the endless sea of rolling dunes lies a hidden oasis, a place where luxury and tranquillity converge. More than just a desert getaway, Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa is an escape from reality into a world of timeless beauty and exotic allure.

Nestled amid the palm trees and decorated with traditional artwork and Arabesque details, this boutique resort offers a bespoke experience like no other.


The suite life


An aura of refined elegance is present from the moment you step into your suite. The hand-carved wooden furnishings, classical artworks, and Arabesque lamps all evoke the treasured traditions of the UAE. Choose from one- and two-bedroom options for the ultimate in secluded bliss.

And, of course, there is the exclusive jacuzzi and plunge pool, where you can unwind in complete privacy. The private balcony or terrace is an oasis in itself, sheltered from the rest of the world with a bespoke decorative bamboo border and filled with luscious greenery, vibrant local flowers, sunbeds, comfortable seating, and spaces for al fresco dining.


Villa model


Looking for a more luxurious and spacious escape for your next special occasion? Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa’s 13 private villas are the perfect choice. The grand villas are just as beautiful inside as they are outside, with their own private outdoor area that faces straight out onto the shimmering golden waves of the desert.

Centred on a picturesque temperature-controlled plunge pool and surrounded by comfortable sunbeds, cosy seating, and blissful spots from which to lap up the desert sun or curl up with a book in the cooling shade, the villas transport each guest to their own paradise.


A staycay among the sands


The ultimate staycation experience offers the perfect antidote to the hustle of everyday life. Realise the contentment of your dream staycation, whether as a family, a couple, or a solo adventurer with the Desert Exploration package.

Guests can escape to a luxurious villa or suite retreat and experience the breathtaking beauty of the Arabian desert on horseback. Marvel at the stunning local landscape and immerse yourself in the rich cultural traditions of the nation, all while riding expertly trained Arabian horses, including the ex-endurance racing champions and the famous Hollywood and Bollywood stunt horse, Cappuccino.

Add to that the luxurious comfort of the spacious villas or suites, and you have truly a diamond among the many gems of this sumptuous hideaway. Of course, you can further enhance your experience with a hearty gourmet breakfast served in the warm and inviting ambience of Bait Al Hanine. Be a part of luxury and nature coming together in perfect harmony.


Wellness in the desert


A staycation isn’t complete without a visit to the elegant wellness centre, Saray Spa. Make the most of the state-of-the-art luxurious spa facilities including saunas, steam rooms, plunge pools, salt rooms and a snow cave, or book a pampering treatment with one of the expert spa therapists that is sure to take you on a rejuvenating wellness journey.


Activities galore


Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

Activities and adrenaline run in abundance at Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa. From horseback riding to desert crawlers, camel riding to falcon shows, and evening desert walks and dining, there›s something for all ages. Each activity offers a unique experience that unlocks the secret gems of this unique and unforgettable destination.


Horse riding

Saddle up and get ready for an unforgettable adventure across the idyllic local landscape as you immerse in the cultural traditions of the nation while riding the expertly trained Arabian horses.


Camel riding

Embark on a camel ride to discover the mystical allure of the desert dunes and appreciate the enduring significance of these majestic creatures in the region’s history and culture.


Desert waves

Surfing in the desert? The only desert resort to offer a water sport activity, undertake a guided lesson to uncover some tips and tricks to find your balance!


Desert crawlers

There are no better views of the golden dunes than through exhilarating Polaris cars. The marshal in this unique adventure will show you how to handle a 4-wheel dune buggy on the endless sands of the Arabian desert.


Sand-wheel adventures

Living up to its promise, this journey will have you float over the sand with the bike’s wide tires as your leader guides you through the undulating dunes. As you enjoy the thrills, don’t miss out on the unmatched views of fossil dune formations.



Test your hand at the oldest hunting technique in the world. Learn the fundamental techniques with an instructor in an unmatched experience.

For more information, visit alwathbahotel.com or call 02 204 4444


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