The summer heat has finally gone down in the UAE, making it the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. Discover 5 desert resorts spread out across the country and discover the peace and beauty of endless dunes, thrilling activities and traditional Emirati architecture. 

Our first recommendation is the Marriott Al Maha Desert Resort. Just a 45-minute drive from Dubai, this luxury hotel is perfect for a one-afternoon “Daycation” thanks to it’s proximity to the city. Make the drive and leave the hustle-bustle of Dubai behind you to get a change of pace with amazing activities like camel trekking, dune bashing and archery. 

Next stop, Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert in Ras Al Khaimah, located in a natural reserve away from the busy city-life, the Rainforest Spa offers a unique experience with a 16-station journey to relaxation. The hotel also offers a stargazing experience that will be the highlight of your stay. 

Now let’s head south towards the UAE’s biggest desert. Anantara Qasr Al Sarab is a 5-star hotel that offers couple’s rooms, villas and even private campsites this is the perfect place to discover the desert and get a better understanding of the Bedouin life. Make sure to try out the fat bikes, bicycles designed specifically to travel across the golden dunes.  

Time to leave behind the private villas and embrace nature fully! The Caravan Park at Hatta Resorts is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a camping experience while maintaining all the comforts of a hotel stay. Just a 5-minute walk away from the Wadi Hub you will be in the perfect location to BBQ under the stars or try out thrilling activities like paragliding.  

Last in our list is the Mysk Kingfisher Retreat in Sharjah. With 20 permanent tents with private pools overlooking the ocean and connected to a main hub & restaurant, this paradise is sure to delight lovers of nature. Check with the staff when turtle hatchings are expected to occur and see the miracle of life happen in the beach right next to your room. 

That’s it! Five incredible hotels to leave the busy city-life behind and embrace the beauty of the desert. Disconnect, relax and recharge across the UAE and enjoy the traditional activities and flavors that these hotels offer. 

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