Emirates Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa,
a 42-suite luxurious cameo hideaway located in the heart of the desert
in Dubai, is among the world's elite list of hotels that set the Condé Nast Traveller Gold Standard.
The resort which is tucked within the 225 square kilometre Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, and
which embraces the indigenous culture, wildlife, desert habitat and environment of the region, bears the distinction of being the sole Dubai
representative in the exclusive 20-hotels Condé Nast Traveller 2007 Gold List for Africa, Middle East and Indian Ocean Islands..
Al Maha - Arabic for Oryx, a once threatened species, re-introduced in keeping with the resort's conservation drive - was favoured by
whopping 79.6% respondents who rated the traditional Bedouin oasis encampment on numerous criteria. These included Ambience
and Design; Location; Facilities; Food; Rooms; and Service.
Emirates Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa rubs shoulders with the world's leading properties in
the Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius, South Africa,
and East Africa in receiving recognition from the internationally renowned travel publication.
Tony Williams, Vice President, Emirates Hotels & Resort
said, "We are honoured to represent Dubai in this prestigious list comprising the
best of worldwide hospitality. We are also delighted that our meticulous attention to maintaining the highest possible standards of guest
accommodation, comfort and personal service has once again been rewarded by the readers of Condé Nast."
The resort's individually designed suites that echo conventional Bedouin architecture, contemporised to incorporate modern day comforts,
have their own unique artwork, antiquities, hand crafted furniture, rugs and carpets. Widely-spaced to guarantee privacy, the suites, each
with their own temperature-controlled swimming pools and outdoor deck, offer panoramic views of the Hajar mountains and the
surrounding nature reserve.
can enjoy a world-class Spa increasingly recognised for its unique product and treatment ranges, and
numerous desert activities that explore one of the worlds most romantic and striking landscapes. The resort has a staff to room ratio of three
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