Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa opens in Abu Dhabi

Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa

Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa has opened its doors for business in the UAE capital city.

Inspired by a historic desert village, the new resort is home to luscious courtyards, walkways, water features and pools inspired by the natural falaj (water channel for irrigation). It spans 22,000m2 and boasts a luxurious destination spa with 13 treatment rooms; villas with private pools; Arabian-style rooms; a 1,000m2 pool; six restaurants and bars; plus much more.

During their stay, guests can make the most of fat biking through the dunes, desert treks, falcon shows every evening, archery and destination dining experiences.

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

As for its location, Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa is just 40-minutes from Abu Dhabi downtown and 90-minutes from Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.

Commenting on the group’s newest addition was CEO, Jumeirah Group, José Silva: “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. It 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.”

Al Wathba’s historical location and Emirati resonance is home to the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival, an important cultural event. The two-month festival grants attendees a glimpse into Emirati traditions. Adding to this, the resort’s proximity to the Emirates International Endurance Village makes it a great accommodation option for those visiting the annual UAE Endurance World Cup, the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, cycling tracks and fossilised dunes.