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The elegant desert hideaway is encouraging guests to relax and unwind throughout the summer months by offering restorative spa and pool day passes, and family staycations in their luxurious villas

This summer, Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa is proud to offer an array of unforgettable lifestyle experiences inspired by Emirati culture and the magic of the Arabian desert.

Decorated with intricate, Middle Eastern-style ornaments and delicate features, the unique design of Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa reflects the history, heritage and architecture of the Bedouin tribes who traditionally roamed the area. Offering a luxurious mix of traditional Arabian style and first-class amenities, the tranquil resort offers a very special kind of desert escape.

Located within its own beautiful expanse of Arabian landscape, Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa invites guests to escape from the city for a while, forget about their daily hustle and reconnect with nature. Providing the perfect opportunity to learn about the history of the local area and experience what it was like to roam with the indigenous Bedouin tribes, the hotel’s boutique activities range from camel and horse riding through the dunes, to tension-relieving massages infused with ingredients sourced from the Dead Sea, and epicurean dining experiences featuring reimagined local recipes and ingredients.

Throughout the summer months, the destination is proud to present sensational offers for both day visitors and hotel guests.

Luxurious Villa Staycations

The magnificent Bedouin villas at Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa provide the perfect setting for an unforgettable summer escape with family and friends.

Spacious, elegant and designed to suit groups of all sizes, the 13 intricately designed villas invite loved ones to unwind, recharge, and create special memories together whilst immersing themselves in the rich history of the UAE.

Each villa comes with a spacious outdoor area complete with private temperature-controlled plunge pools, comfortable sunbeds from where guests can relax and take in the captivating views of  the shimmering desert dunes, the majestic one-to-two-bedroom villas strike the perfect balance between grand and welcoming. Ensuring that every member of the family feels utterly relaxed and at home, each villa boasts a large dining room, a vast comfortable living room complete with a widescreen TV and plush seating, lavish bathrooms, and bedrooms fitted with king-sized and double beds. Arabesque accessories and local artworks complete the authentic Bedouin ambiance, while every material, design and adornment is infused with Emirati culture and heritage.

For bigger groups, the three-bedroom Royal Villa ensures everyone has their own private space to unwind. Sprawling over an enormous 360sqm/3874 sqft, the exquisite villa includes a separate maid’s room, three bedrooms with dedicated private balconies, an outdoor gazebo, and a dining room that seats up to 10 people.

Finally, the luxurious Royal Compound makes an impressive setting for important and monumental occasions. Nestled within its own private walled area and available to access through a separate gate, this stately compound houses four decadent villas – the three-bedroom Royal Villa, a one-bedroom villa, and two two-bedroom villas. The Royal Compound also has a traditional Majlis, providing a place for every member of the family to meet, gather, converse and connect.

To book a summer stay in any of the luxury villas, please contact +971 2 204 4444 or email

Saray Spa Summer Day Pass

Saray Spa’s exclusive Summer Day Pass invites guests to reset and refresh their bodies and minds, and embark on a journey of pure relaxation.

Offering the highest levels of luxury and privacy, Saray Spa is inspired by the idea of the traditional Caravanserai, a place where travellers from across the world would historically gather to rest and recover.

A tranquil oasis of calm and serenity, Saray Spa’s Day Pass experience encourages everyone to press pause for a while and indulge in some therapeutic self-care. Providing exclusive access to the elegant spa’s vast array of state-of-the-art facilities, including the sauna, steam room, whirlpool, salt room, ice bucket, hot and cold plunge pools and revitalising snow cave, everyone is guaranteed to emerge feeling refreshed and ready to make the most of the summer months.

Designed to soothe and de-stress every inch of the body, each visit to Saray Spa is a transformative experience to be remembered and treasured forever.

Available exclusively for day visitors, the Saray Spa Summer Day Pass is priced AED 200 per person and includes access to Saray Spa facilities. Additional prices apply for massage treatments. Bookings are available from 11am to 10pm daily, subject to availability.

For more information, please contact +971 2 204 4444 or email

Pool Day Pass

Located less than an hour from the centre of Abu Dhabi, Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa’s exceptional Pool Day Pass is ideal for those who are looking to escape the city for a while, and indulge in a unique and special daycation experience.

Offering a full day of relaxation, special memories and uninterrupted pool time, guests are invited to unwind, switch off from reality and invest time in their own wellness surrounded by the mesmerising golden dunes of the Al Wathba desert.

Fringed by private cabanas, a jacuzzi pool, beautiful palm trees and captivating Bedouin-inspired architecture, the resort’s glorious infinity pool is an idyllic place to soak up the summer sun and spend time with family, friends and loved ones.

Providing a memorable day out to remember for a lifetime, Pool Day Pass guests are encouraged to explore the resort’s many sumptuous dining options, including the light bites and refreshing drinks at Panache Pool Bar and the authentic Italian specialties at Terra Secca or try out a range of desert activities such as horseback riding, camel riding, dune buggies, archery, Flow Rider and much more.

The Pool Day Pass is priced AED 150 per person. Available daily, subject to availability.

For more information, please call +971 2 204 4444

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