These luxurious Middle Eastern hotels will help you see a whole new side to the region’s deserts…
Glamour has always been a mainstay of the Middle Eastern desert, and some of the hottest hospitality destinations in the region are bringing the heat back to its endless seas of sand. We’ve rounded up some of the most luxurious desert hotels in the Middle East, where you can unwind, unpack, and lose yourself in their ever-rolling dunes…
QASR AL SARAB | Abu Dhabi, UAE
This slice of Arabian heaven is located on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi in like the world’s largest sand desert, no biggie. From the richness of classic cuisines to the authentic dishes offered on-site, Qasr Al Sarab meticulously crafts your desert experience.
SCARABEO CAMP | Agafay Desert, Morocco
Akin to the simpler times, where mornings punctuated with fresh-baked bread were more than just a cottagecore aesthetic, Scarabeo Camp is a transcendental experience amongst Morocco's finest stone camps and caravans.
DUNES BY AL NAHDA | South Batinah, Oman
Dunes by Al Nahda is a tented hotel in South Batinah that puts Omani craftsmanship at the centre of its philosophy. Engulfed in sand dunes, this hotel allows you to overlook Wadi Al Abyad, a gorgeous desert valley unknown to most.
SUN CITY CAMP | Wadi Rum, Jordan
At the centre of Wadi Rum is this one-of-a-kind Sun City Camp. Offering a serene and spiritual experience, the camp gives you access to the nature-based Bedouin life of the valley with its unmatched authentic charm and beauty.
REMAL EL RAYAN | Fayoum, Egypt
Chase the sun in one of Fayoum’s most serene hotspots, perfect for anyone who desires a two-day long escape to the countryside but cannot bring themselves to compromise on the wifi and the silk bed sheets.
BAB AL SHAMS DESERT RESORT & SPA | Dubai, UAE
Though isolated from the busy world around it, Bab Al Sham is an easily accessible entrypoint to one of the UAE’s most valuable desert ecosystems. Within this luxurious resort, mouth-watering cuisine, nature hikes, camel rides, and desert adventures await you.
REGENCY SEALINE CAMP | Ash Shaqra, Qatar
Regency Sealine Camp is a hub of modern luxury where the desert intertwines with the sea. Nuzzled just an hour away from the capital city of Doha, the resort centralises comfort and relaxation, with a traditional Arabian lounge acting as the centre point from where all else unfolds.
MYSK AL FAYA RETREAT | Al Sharjah, UAE
Mysk Al Faya Retreat takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city and into the heart of the desert, giving you the opportunity to lose yourself in its self-care facilities from the herbal room to the salt pool.