Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Named as One of The World’s Best Hotels


Recent accolade awarded by Travel+Leisure Awards 2022

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The much anticipated Top 500 Hotels by Travel + Leisure  was released this morning, naming Marriott International’s Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa as one of the Best Hotels in the World.

Located in the heart of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in the United Arab Emirates, Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa is surrounded by endless golden sand dunes and preserved wildlife. The 42 suite boutique resort, resembling a luxurious Bedouin encampment, lies nestled within a green and verdant oasis amongst some of Arabia’s most impressive desert landscapes. This secluded hideaway offers personal and serene experiences with great hospitality, privacy, and absolute comfort. Each of the luxurious tented suites combines discreet refinement with authentic regional antiques, local artefacts and thoughtful nuances that highlight the grandeur of ancient Arabia. With a private temperature-controlled pool overlooking infinite sand dunes and lush palms, each of the resort’s suites offer secluded tranquility and complete exclusivity, surrounded by natural desert wonders and wildlife.

The sheer beauty of the resort encapsulates the essence of the city’s values on exceptional hospitality and iconic hotels, however it is the team, the dedicated people working within resort, which are a true asset for this property and a strong contribution to placing the resort as a deserving contender for this Award. Led by Arne Silvis, most recently recognized by Hotelier Middle East’s General Manager Power List in 2021, the team consists of expert field guides, well versed on the landscape and surrounding wildlife, as well as friendly, hospitable associates all with an eye for detail and offering high-quality, personalized service to each and every guest.

In such an vibrant city, in a country defined by it’s warm hospitality and collection of world famous hotels, it is an incredible feat to be appreciated, by their guests, as one of the world’s best places to stay. Commenting on this announcement, General Manager Arne Silvis states: “We are truly honored to receive such a humbling vote of confidence  by our guests and Travel + Leisure readers. The fact that the property is still such a sort after and symbolic landmark, even with so much competition coming onto the market, makes this an even more outstanding achievement and a true testament to our team who always put people first, focusing on offering the best experiences for our guests.” 

About Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, the center of Dubai’s heritage and conservation efforts, lies nestled within a green and verdant oasis amongst some of Arabia’s most impressive dune and desert landscapes. Resembling a luxurious Bedouin encampment, the resort is just 45 minutes away from Dubai. Al Maha’s luxurious accommodation includes 42 private guest suites in four different categories, each enjoying their own private space amidst the quiet resort surroundings with their own pool and private deck. The resort offers unique and memorable dining experiences including the signature Al Diwaan restaurant, Deck dining, Dune dining or In-suite dining. Covering a wide spectrum of interests, guests can enjoy educational and memorable desert activities such as camel trekking, wildlife drives or the falconry The resort also features a luxurious Timeless Spa, fully equipped gym and fitness facilities as well as Jacuzzi, steam and sauna rooms, and the stunning infinity pool.

About The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts

The Luxury Collection®, part of Marriott International, Inc., is comprised of world-renowned hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures. Originated in 1906 under the CIGA® brand as a collection of Europe’s most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble, recently surpassing 100 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries and territories. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world’s finest. For more information and new openings, visit or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The Luxury Collection is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition.