Thursday, December 17, 2009

An Arabian Desert Experience

An Arabian Desert Experience – Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

The true taste of romance and magic in the Arabian Desert:

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa offers exclusivity and luxury to connoisseurs of comfort who seek the true taste of romance and magic in the Arabian Desert. Boasting unobstructed panoramic views of the Hajar Mountains and the surrounding sand dunes, the resort is designed to reflect a Bedouin encampment in a protected reserve where you can experience the authentic culture and heritage of Arabia and protected wildlife and flora during complimentary daily activities from archery, camel safaris and 4-wheel dune driving. For pure relaxation the Timeless Spa offers signature treatments featuring local products, with traditional Rasool rooms and cold plunge pool.

Al Maha’s cuisine is exotic and enticing:

Dining at Al Maha is about options in an atmosphere of relaxed informality. Styles range from Mediterranean to Arabic, in settings which can be intimate or informal. All meals are inclusive and guests can enjoy a sundowner on the terrace or a relaxing drink in The Bar. The finest international chefs ensure guests enjoy the very highest culinary standards, wherever they choose to dine – from the relaxed informality of Al Diwaan Restaurant and its alfresco veranda, to the intimacy of a romantic meal on the private deck of a guest suite. With a variety of options from the Middle East and Mediterranean and with special theme menus featuring Indian, Sri Lankan and Japanese dishes, Al Maha’s cuisine is exotic and enticing.

Offering spectacular views of the desert, Al Maha’s bar deck is a wonderful place for sundowners. Inside, the bar is richly decorated with beautiful artwork and antiques. The Lounge and its veranda are places for meeting, reading or simply watching the indigenous animals gather at the nearby waterhole. Should guests wish to enjoy an informal snack or meal in these relaxing surroundings, it can easily be arranged.

Al Maha’s Jamilah Spa & Leisure Centre:

Surrounded by indigenous flora and cascading water features and offering panoramic views of the desert and the distant Hajar Mountains, Al Maha’s Jamilah Spa & Leisure Centre boasts state-of-the-art LifeFitness equipment, a sauna, steam room, interior Jacuzzi and ice-cold plunge pool. Complete body massage treatments are available in a choice of single or double massage rooms that connect with hydrotherapy and Rasool therapy rooms. Relaxation can also be found outside, in the pool which overlooks the infinite desert horizon.

On-site activities:

Guests are entitled to two complimentary on-site activities per day during their stay at Al Maha, weather permitting. Traditional desert pursuits, such as falconry, camel treks, horse-riding and archery, recall a former way of life. For sheer excitement, an outing in a rugged four-wheel drive vehicle cannot be beaten. In contrast, guided nature walks offer a quieter and more informative way to experience the desert.


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