A weekend desert getaway to be cherished!

  • Publish date: Saturday، 16 November 2019 Last update: Tuesday، 16 November 2021
Category:: Luxury Escapes / Honeymoon / Family
Rating:: 5/5 (*****)
Overall Value:: Highly Recommended

A weekend desert getaway to be cherished!

Perfect location far from the noise of the city yet close enough! Situated in Abu Dhabi, 50 km from Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and about 90 minutes drive from Dubai, prepare yourself for an ultimate getaway from the hustle and bustle of the noisy city life.

A weekend desert getaway to be cherished!

Experience luxury!

Whether you are a resident of UAE or visiting, Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa features a complete experience for you! With the serenity of the desert, the nightly entertainment, the luxury spa combined with a truly world class service from the staff, you are guaranteed to spend a relaxing staycation!

Experience amazing culinary!

The resort offers an amazing array of food. I had the opportunity to sample few of the venues.

Bait Al Hanine:

A family friendly restaurant offering both Arabic and International dishes. This is where you can feast on a generous breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is buffet, lunch is a la carte. Dress code is casual. The variety of dishes will dazzle you. For reservations click HERE.

Al Mabeet:

Traditional Arabic dishes in an understated, atmospheric desert setting. A rich buffet of appetizers, main dishes and desserts. You will feast your eyes with the rich colors and variety of dishes while enjoying an amazing show of entertainment including, music, belly dancers and other shows. For reservations click HERE.

Terra Secca:

Italian in the desert? No problem! Terra Secca is an amazing Italian venue with amazing array of Italian dishes. From the hearty and creamy Burrata to the amazing variety of pizzas, calzones and pastas paired with your preferred drinks. Top notch service and a special venue for a romantic, candle light dinner. Don’t miss this! For reservations click HERE:

Sit back and relax or…

The beauty of Jumeriah Al Wathba is you can just sit lay down and enjoy a spa treatment or take on the many activities the resort offers. From my side, we managed to do the following:

  • Horse Back riding in the sand dunes! Yes it is different. An amazing staff that take excellent care of the horses and you! Don’t worry if you have never done horse back riding. This is the time to do it. Well trained horses and a beautiful experience at sunset and sunrise. Highly recommend this.
  • Rejuvenating Spa: The Jumeriah group are known for their outstanding Spa and Wellness.
  • Henna: Experience a personalized Henna art!

A weekend desert getaway to be cherished!

  • Falcon show: This is a complimentary daily show. You and your kids will love it. History of how falcons become the Bedouins best friend and a live show of those beautiful wild birds presented by expert guides. Check out the video and gallery.
  • Bakhoor Making: This was my favorite activity! The history of making Bakhoor (incense) and best of all, you get to take it home. The fresh ingredients that goes into making the “Bukhoor”. Get ready to get your fingers muddled into the mix. Amazing scent will stay with you for many hours!
  • There are other activities such as Archery, Night Desert Trekking and others. Make sure to ask the reception for more information.

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