The world renowned Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is the only resort that offers visitors the opportunity to stay overnight within the Reserve and experience the magical stillness and beauty of the desert.

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

Exquisitely designed to resemble a Bedouin encampment, Al Maha epitomises the true spirit of Arabia by offering a unique experience of the desert way of life. Situated in the centre of the DDCR, it comprises 42 luxury suites, a spa and conference facilities. Activities conducted by the resort include nature walks, camel treks, desert safaris, horse riding, wildlife drives, archery and falconry displays.

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

Biosphere Expeditions: Ethical wildlife holidays - where sustainable travel meets hands-on conservation

Biosphere Expeditions Arabia

This Arabian oryx and other desert species conservation project will take you to the fascinating and iconic sandy desert landscape of the Arabian Peninsula. Working alongside scientists from the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, you will be part of a small international team, monitoring Arabian oryx, Gordon's wildcat, sand fox, mountain and sand gazelles, as well as other flagship species of the desert. From a comfortable oasis field camp, you will venture out in the expedition 4WDs and on foot to study antelope behaviour and social structures, camera- and live-trap Gordon's wildcat and sand fox, and monitor them by radio and GPS telemetry. All this to ensure the survival of these important flagship desert species in their beleaguered world.

Biosphere Expeditions