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Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa opens in Abu Dhabi

Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa opens in Abu Dhabi

Jumeirah has opened Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa in Abu Dhabi.

The property draws inspiration from a historic desert village while meandering luscious courtyards and walkways allow for a sense of discovery.

Water features and pools inspired by the natural falaj (water channel for irrigation) create a soothing energy, underlined by the constant sound of water.

The quintessential Arabian-style property sprawls over 22,000 sqm of tranquil desert and comprises a destination spa, villas with private pools, Arabian-style rooms, a 1000 sqm pool, six restaurants and bars including Al Mabeet, a desert dining experience which captures the spirit of the past.

Adventure seekers can enjoy fat biking through the dunes, desert treks, falcon shows every evening, archery and destination dining experiences.


“This is the ideal hideaway for couples and families seeking a tranquil escape,” said Axel Jarosch, general manager, Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa.

“Embedded deep into the breath-taking backdrop of panoramic desert views, the resort offers a welcoming and alluring experience, resulting in a relaxing and invigorating escape.

“The resort is designed to draw people together yet provide the freedom to be lost.”

Guests can discover a hive of gentle activity around the traditional courtyards and intimate spaces around the village square, bordered by the resort’s restaurants and souk.

Additional amenities include a kids’ club, conference and meeting facilities.

Just 40-minutes from Abu Dhabi downtown and 90-minutes from Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the resort is remote enough to provide escapism yet ideal for exploring.

José Silva, chief executive, Jumeirah Group, said: “It’s important for us to have a portfolio in the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi that reflects the true essence of the destination.

“The resort joins two existing hotels - Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort and Jumeirah at Etihad Towers - both in prime locations.

“The resort combines Arabian charm, architecture and generous hospitality and promises a luxurious experience amidst a panoramic backdrop. We look forward to welcoming guests to the fascinating Emirate of Abu Dhabi.”