One of the Best type of resort to enjoy your time in Dubai is the ones located in desert areas. All these hotels and resorts provide many desert-related activities like surfing. One of the main advantages of staying in a desert hotel is escaping from the crowd. Most desert-like hotels are in the middle of a vast serene desert space, in which you can feel the calmness and escape city noises. We recommend taking a light jacket for the chilly nights of the desert.
Keep in mind that almost all activities related to the desert do not happen in Dubai city. So, if you are planning to accommodate in the desert, you are not residing inside Dubai, but you are near Dubai.
1- Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa *****
Number of Rooms/Villas: 42| Built-in: 1999, renovated in 2012 | Swimming Pools: 1 | Kids Club: No, Only children’s +10 years old allowed | Pets: NO | Number of Restaurants: 1 | Distance from Dubai: 45min driving | Price $1,400/night to $2,000/night (for a double room)| Hotel Phone Number: +97148329900| Hotel email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
To start the list of luxury hotels in desert areas of Dubai, Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, is one of the best options available. This luxurious hotel is 45 minutes apart from the busy city of Dubai. This resort has an exclusive (or some might call it private) desert in which you can enjoy the infinite view of the secluded desert around. You can enjoy traditional Bedouin tents, private temperature-controlled swimming pools, and private sun decks.
2- Magic Camps *****
Number of Tents: 6| Kids Club: No, but children of any ages are welcome | Pets: Yes, Free of charge | Distance from Dubai: 40min driving | Price $2,000/night to $2,700/night (for a double room)| Hotel email address: CAMPS-UAE@MAGIC-ARABIA.COM
Next on the list of luxury desert hotels is Magic Camps. As the name suggests, the central theme of this resort is camping. Bedouin caravan tents in the middle of the desert with private bathrooms and showers are all the things you need to know about this eco-friendly place. Magic Camps is 50 km away from Dubai city center. (Prices start at $2328 for one night, two adults)
3- Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa *****
Number of Rooms/Villas: 115| Built-in: 2004, renovated in 2022 | Swimming Pools: 2 | Kids Club: YES | Pets: NO | Number of Restaurants: 1 | Distance from Dubai: 45min driving | Price $450/night to $850/night (for a double room)| Hotel Phone Number: +97148096100 | Hotel email address: email@example.com
You’ve all heard of infinity pools facing the sea. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa features an infinity pool that looks at the desert. Like other desert luxury hotels, Bab Al Shams is built with Arabian traditions in mind. Camel, Horse, and Jeep are your options to wander around this breathtaking desert. This resort is about 45 minutes from Dubai city center. (Prices start at $449 for one night, two adults)
4- Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort *****
Number of Rooms/Villas: 206 | Built-in: 2009, renovated part by part till now | Swimming Pools: 3 | Kids Club: YES | Pets: NO | Number of Restaurants: 3 | Distance from Dubai: 45min driving | Price $530/night to $1,160/night (for a double room)| Hotel Phone Number: +97128862088 | Hotel email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
When looking from the sky, Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort looks like a giant secluded resort in the middle of the desert. Camel treks, dune bashing, and desert walks are just some of the services you can use. Unlike many other luxurious hotels and resorts introduced, single or solo travelers choose this particular one as one of the top resorts for a one-person stay. (Prices start at $530 for one night, two adults)