Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa — Photo by Jumeirah
Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa — Photo by Jumeirah
Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa — Photo by Jumeirah

Jumeirah Group expands portfolio in Abu Dhabi with a luxury desert resort featuring Arabian style rooms, magnificent villas with private pools and a destination spa.

The resort draws inspiration from a historic desert village while meandering luscious courtyards and walkways allow for a sense of discovery. Water features and pools inspired by the natural falaj (water channel for irrigation) create a soothing energy, underlined by the constant sound of water. The quintessential Arabian-style property sprawls over 22,000 sq m of tranquil desert and comprises a destination spa, villas with private pools, Arabian-style rooms, a 1000 sqm pool, six restaurants and bars including Al Mabeet, a desert dining experience which captures the spirit of the past.

Adventure seekers can enjoy fat biking through the dunes, desert treks, falcon shows every evening, archery and destination dining experiences.

The resort's spacious pool stretches out into the desert and expands into secluded inlets and coves, including a pool bar with in-water seating. The destination Talise Spa offers a sensory experience with 13 luxury treatment rooms and private terraces. Rejuvenation journeys include Turkish Hammams, snow caves, hot and cold plunge pools and crystal salt and cryo therapy rooms. There is also a dedicated yoga platform for those who wish to find their desert spirit.

Cuisine draws inspiration from Arabian flavours and rustic tastes of Italy and the Mediterranean. Romantic poolside dining can be enjoyed at Panache or at the remote desert camp Al Mabeet, inspired by Bedouin traditions and the legends of Arabia. Witness breathtaking sunsets from the rooftop bar as the glowing sun descends on the desert dunes.

Guests can discover a hive of gentle activity around the traditional courtyards and intimate spaces around the village square, bordered by the resort's restaurants and souk. Additional amenities include a kids' club, conference and meeting facilities.

Just 40-minutes from Abu Dhabi downtown and 90-minutes from Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the resort is remote enough to provide escapism yet ideal for exploring. Discover the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (30 mins drive) Trip Advisor's 2nd favourite landmark in the world; Ferrari World, Yas Island (40 mins); the Louvre, Sa'adiyat Island (50 mins) and the garden city Al Ain (90 mins), a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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