Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

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Discover Pure Arabian Romance

Celebrating the most unforgettable day of your life deserves a unique and truly magnificent setting. Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai is one of the world’s finest hotels, a tranquil and enchanting destination in the heart of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

A magical place of timeless elegance, Al Maha is warm and welcoming with matchless hospitality and impeccable service. The resort offers remarkable indoor and outdoor venues, as well as distinctive and incomparable Arabian experiences for romantic getaways, wedding celebrations and honeymoons.

  • 1

    Event rooms

  • 270 sq m

    Total event space

  • 120

    Capacity largest space

  • 2

    Maximum breakout rooms

Exterior - desert View

Plan a Wedding

This exceptional resort offers many outstanding location options for your wedding celebrations. Experience the exoticism of dining poolside at the Presidential Suite, or enjoy the mystique of the desert with a private ceremony just for you and your partner, travelling by camel into the dunes. Larger or more formal receptions with banquets are created in Al Majlis Boardroom, with a space dedicated to meeting and greeting your guests in style prior to your ceremony. Our Bedouin-style Desert Dinner Site hosts up to 300 guests, making it an unforgettable location for couples who want an informal occasion with desert adventures and a bespoke party.

Local Area

Life Enriching Adventures

Al Maha is a hidden within 225 square kilometers of the regions’ last unspoiled desert. Al Maha evokes an ancient Bedouin encampment and the dramatic Hajar Mountains on the horizon provide an exquisite backdrop to the 42 Suites, each nestled among a golden dune sculpted by warm desert breezes. The first conservation-led luxury resort in the region, Al Maha offers life-enriching interactions with the indigenous wildlife, culture and traditions of the region, made possible by our expert Field Guides. Explore the serene silence as you trek on a camel towards sunset. Dine under the rich blue velvet of the fabled Arabian Night skies.

Romance, Seclusion and Timelessness

The intimacy and romantic ambiance of Al Maha come from the natural beauty and seclusion of the desert landscape that surrounds the resort. The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is a private sanctuary where guests of Al Maha enjoy privileged access to a diverse population of indigenous Arabian flora and fauna, over 100 species of resident and migratory birds, and mammal and reptile species including the Arabian Oryx, after which Al Maha is named. Explore the natural wonders and mystique of the desert and the blissful feeling of timelessness and solitude.

Presidential Suite

Inspired By Arabian Heritage

Inspired by the rich history of the Arabian Desert, the architecture and interior design at Al Maha reflect the traditional Bedouin way of life. Richly decorated with rare Arabian antiques and artifacts, hand-crafted rugs and furniture, each of the four configurations of Suite is nestled into the crest of a dune, enjoying absolute privacy. Exceptional levels of comfort provide a perfect location for guest and honeymoon accommodation, each Suite with a private temperature controlled pool from which to enjoy the panoramic vista across a golden desert landscape.

Al Majlis Pre-Function Area

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Timeless Spa - Relaxation Area

Timeless Traditions Renewed

In keeping with Arabic and other cultures, it is traditional for every bride to prepare for her wedding day with beauty rituals and treatments. Timeless Spa lies sheltered under date palms within verdant gardens, surrounded by water features that mimic the gentle trickling of a “falaj”, an ancient Arabian mountain spring. The spa offers unique wellbeing rituals and beauty treatments for men and women, using the natural plants, herbs and essential oils of bespoke product ranges. Timeless Spa incorporates single and double treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and a gymnasium offering yoga classes in the mornings. Close your eyes, and relax mind and body in the cool sanctuary of Timeless Spa.
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Dune Dining

A Culinary Journey

Celebrating with fine food is an integral element of weddings all over the world. At Al Maha, our dining philosophy is based on a deep rooted respect of tradition and cultural heritage. Guests choose Al Maha to experience the unique, unspoiled desert landscape and some of the world’s finest food, prepared and served by a multiple award-winning team. Our promise is to make your wedding menu delightful and exciting. Our Executive Chef will design a special menu to suit your palate and the excellent team will deliver a meticulously prepared and flawlessly executed feast for the eyes. All our menus are bespoke for your requirements and include Halal meats, gluten-free and vegetarian dining, using the freshest of hand-chosen produce.

Finishing Touches

All the finishing touches that make your celebration unique can be sourced and arranged by Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa, so you can relax and look forward to your stay.
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Timeless Spa Swimming Pool

About this venue

  • Offering complete privacy to all its guests, Al Maha is the only resort located on the Reserve

  • Our hotel facilities can host meetings, conferences and special events like wedding celebrations

  • Outdoor venues can seat 300 guests to host parties, weddings, events and brand launches

  • The Dubai desert forms a perfect romantic backdrop for any wedding

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Attendee Booking Tools

We can provide you with a unique complimentary Reservation Link that makes it easy for your guests to reserve their rooms.

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Group Lists

If you have a list of your guests, we can make reservations for all of them.

Rooming Lists

We can send you a report showing which of your guests have reserved rooms and when they plan to arrive.

Mobile Check-In

Guests can check in before their stay, receive instant alerts when their room is ready and check out by skipping the front desk.

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Floor plans

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  • Al Majlis Boardroom
  • 20x13.5x7
  • 270
  • 120
  • 64
  • 36
  • 60
  • 120

Room setup examples

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Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.

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Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.

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Schoolroom or Classroom

The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.

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E-shape, U-shape and T-shape

Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.

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Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.

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Ovals and Rounds

Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.

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Conference and Hollow Square

Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.

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