Luxury Dubai - Desert & Beach Holiday

Why not combine your Dubai holiday with the unforgettable experience of a short stay at a stunning desert resort? This luxury itinerary combines the desert sanctuary of Al Maha Resort & Spa with a 5* beach hotel on the Jumeriah Palm Dubai, perfect for relaxation as well as visiting its many attractions and sights. And, for the ultimate aerial view of Dubai, we've included the amazing experience of a Seawings seaplane flight over the city.

In the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is a luxurious, exclusive oasis, providing truly excellent service. Here, guests can relax and take in their unique surroundings from the temperature controlled infinity pool or the comfort of their accommodation. The reserve on which the hotel is set is home to a variety of wildlife, including gazelles and the Arabian Oryx.

Al Maha's accommodation showcases the heritage of Arabia. The lead category, Bedouin Suites, have their own infinity pool and sun deck giving excellent views of the rolling dunes and casual game viewing opportunities from the comfort of your suite; binoculars are considerately provided too! Stays at Al Maha are on full board with lunch and dinner included, as well as afternoon High Tea on the terrace. The resort's Timeless Spa provides a variety of lavish treatments, while all guests can enjoy up to two complimentary activities each day, such as falconry, dune driving, horse & camel rides or nature walks.

After a couple of weeks at Al Maha Resort & Spa, you will transfer to your beach hotel in Dubai. Form here you can choose to relax and enjoy all the hotel facilities, or use it as a base from where to explore the multitude of amazing Dubai sights. The Mahlatini can help advise on these and pre-arrange trips for you. One of our favourites is to experience the thrill of a Seawings Seaplane flight and get the ultimate bird's eye view of all the iconic landmarks!

The price example shown is based on June 2017 and intended as a guide. It also includes a short term promotion of free half board at selected Dubai hotels; please check with us for the latest details. Alternative room types, durations and Dubai hotels available on request. Talk to one of the Mahlatini specialists to tailor-make your own personal and unique Dubai desert and beach holiday.

Al Maha Resort & Spa Seaplane Scenic Tour -  Dubai Waldor Astoria The Palm Beach & pool
  • Tailor-made Itinerary from $3,650 Per Person
  • Higher Budget from $3,370 Per Person
Day 1: Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Dubai International
Day 2 - 3:
  • Dubai
  • Dubai

Upon arrival at Dubai International airport you will be met airside and assisted through all the airport formalities; this invaluable VIP service avoids any lengthy queues. Once through arrivals and collected your luggage, you are met by a member of the Mahlatini team for your private car transfer to the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa.

Room Type: Bedouin Suite Meal Basis: FB Full Board
Room Type: Bedouin Suite Meal Basis: FB Full Board
Day 4 - 9:
  • Dubai
  • Dubai

Today you will have a private car transfer from Al Maha to your hotel in Dubai.

To add to your Dubai holiday memories, we've included in this itinerary a Seawings Seaplane tour - taking off from the nearby Dubai Creek - and giving a bird's eye view of all the iconic sights! We would also be delighted to recommend some of our many other Dubai excursions for you to enjoy. Perhaps a private city tour and a trip to the top of the Burj Khalifa, or see Dubai's heritage and take a dinner cruise on Dubai Creek. Talk to Mahlatini travel specialist for more information and let us book your preferred options in advance.

Room Type: King Premier Room Meal Basis: HB Half Board
Room Type: Deluxe Room Double Meal Basis: HB Half Board
Day 10:
    Onward Transfer to Dubai International Airport

Your driver will transfer you by private car to Dubai International Airport for your international flight home.

Day 11: Arrive at JFK

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  • Arrival Airport: Dubai International
  • Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa
    Nights: 2
  • Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
    Nights: 6
  • Return Airport: Dubai International
  • Arrival Airport: Dubai International
  • Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa
    Nights: 2
  • Four Seasons Dubai Jumeirah Beach
    Nights: 6
  • Return Airport: Dubai International


  • International flights from JFK
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • Seawings Seaplane flight over Dubai
  • VIP Arrival Service at Dubai - Fast-track through immigration & security


  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages


Outward Flight:
Overnight from JFK to Dubai International
Return Flight:
Overnight from Dubai International to JFK

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