There is much more to the UAE than dazzling metropolises. Rustic sanctuaries buried amongst the dunes lie beyond Dubai’s towering horizon of look-at-me monuments and hotels, eagerly awaiting daring travelers who wish to explore the broad desert landscapes that reach away towards the Arabian Peninsula’s center. Here are some desert resorts in the Dubai that will make you Middle East tour memorable. Dinner in the sand, spa treatments in the open air, and swimming beneath the stars are all on the menu at these opulent UAE desert resorts. Here is the list
Melia Desert Palm:
The Palm Resort was established so that its opulent owner could play Polo, and it still has two Polo fields, horses, and stables to this day. You can also take riding lessons. Designer furnishings, ‘Egg’ showers, and yoga mats are included in your room. With big windows that open out onto a private balcony, the decor is inspired by traditional Arabian design. On a hot day, the refreshing plunge pools will be greatly appreciated. Near the organic gardens, there is a lovely infinity pool, as well as two award-winning restaurants and wine bars. Top DJs from across the world perform at the hotel, where a refined crowd enjoys a BBQ before partying in the open air.
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah:
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert is situated in a 1,235-acre protected reserve surrounded by natural beauty. The Bedouin-styled villas, which come with private pools and decks, lounge areas, and spectacular desert views, offer peace, picturesque scenery, and rich culture. Book a desert camel journey, a personalised archery instruction, or a bird-watching session for the more daring traveller, or simply go for a nature stroll and take in the scenery. Sonara Camp, the farm-to-table Farmhouse, all-day dining at Kaheela, the open-sky Moon Bar, and the calm Moorish lounge are among the resort’s five eating options.
Telal Resort Al Ain:
This rustic-luxe resort in Al Ain sits on the edge of a natural conservation area, with unobstructed views of the desert planes providing a picture-perfect backdrop. Traditional artwork, arabesque accents, and timeless local elements can be found throughout the rooms, villas, and suites, all of which are Emirati-inspired. Deluxe rooms to a three-bedroom villa with private pool and jacuzzi are available. Book a spa treatment or unwind in the cosy library for a pleasant stay. ATV rides, ziplines, and a desert safari are available to thrill seekers.
This Arabian-style desert resort, inspired by a historic community, spans 22,000 square metres of calm desert. Al Wathba promises an exquisite retreat with 13 villas with private pools, 90 traditional guest rooms, and six restaurants and cafes. With a 1000-square-metre pool and a luxury spa that offers treatments and amenities including hammams, crystal salt saunas, and a dedicated cryo therapy room, there’s a great focus on wellness here.
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