A Majestic Desert Icon

10 Jan 2022 by Akanksha Maker

Standing tall amongst the majestic desert dunes of Al Wathba region and enveloped in tranquility is the Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa. Get a glimpse into the traditional way of Bedouin living while enjoying all the luxuries of the modern world in this private, boutique resort.

Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa is the place to be for anyone looking for an intimate destination of serene beauty and quintessential luxury. Ideally located only 45 minutes away from the capital city, it boasts over 22,000 sqm of dunes that offer a calm environment ideal to self reflect and reconnect with the wonders of nature.

The hotel’s well appointed 80 guest rooms and ten suites extend over the beauteous expanse of the resort. The architecture of the hotel is representative of a classic, light and traditional design embodied through the rustic wood-coloured interiors, local artwork, Arabesque accessories and golden dim lighting. When you step into the hotel, prepare all your senses to be awed by the grandeur of every nook and corner.

Each suite and villa are decked with plush curtains and 300 thread count bedlinen, and are designed and built with ease of comfort and luxury in mind. For ultimate opulence and privacy, the villas of Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa are designed to offer supreme moments overlooking the majestic setting of the desert dunes.

A sojourn of taste begins within the six awe-inspiring dining and lounge venues. Bait Al Hanine, is a fashionable dining restaurant of Lebanese and Arabic cuisine; The recently awarded Terra Secca unveils a sophisticated trattoria, with a variety of Italian dishes; Panache presents creative poolside dining. Al Mesayan offers local inspired dishes for relaxing and lounging evenings, with signature cocktails and sunset views alongside French-Moroccan cuisine. Hayaakom located at the lobby lounge area is ideal for fresh coffee and Arabic inspired mocktails.

Spanning over 2,200 sqm, Saray Spa, is a destination of relaxation, rejuvenation and wellbeing. It offers 11 treatment rooms including a couple’s treatment room. Its variety of treatments and therapies are inspired by local practices and ingredients.

Almost touching into the desert is also the resort’s iconic 1,000 sqm infinity pool overlooking the stunning Arabian dunes and featuring comfortable sun-beds and lovely cabanas that expand into private inlets. The addition of fun comes with a flowrider that provides extra adrenaline and adventure to adults and children. Indulge in a vast variety of desert and lifestyle activities expanding from horseback riding, to squat bike, to camel riding, to falconry and event desert dining that creates memories to cherish forever.


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