Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Surrounded by the Dubai Desert Reserve protected wildlife area, this luxury resort is 65 km from Dubai.
Featuring handcrafted furnishings, the elegant suites also offer satellite TV, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. They also have private pools, free Wi-Fi and butler service. Upgraded suites add extra bedrooms, while some have kitchens, courtyards and private staff housing.
A breakfast buffet and parking are free. Amenities include a bar and 2 restaurants. There's also a spa and a fitness center. A variety of desert activities—from falconry to nature walks—are available. Children 10 and older are welcome.