Sponsored: There’s never been a better time for a bit of rest and relaxation…

With international travel limited to a small number of countries at the moment, there’s never been a better time to explore the wonderful resorts right on our doorstep in the UAE. One such resort is Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, which offers amazing staycation and daycation packages.

The stunning resort is just a 45-minute drive from central Dubai and can be found in the heart of the desert. It boats 42 individual suites which are made to look like desert tents – although luxury ones of course – and each comes with its very own private pool. Be at one with nature as you gaze out into the desert and maybe even see a camel strolling on by.

We know you’ll want your down time but there is so much to do at the resort, from archery to nature walks, a Ghaf tree walk, desert drives, wildlife safaris, falconry, horse riding, camel trekking and sundowners in the dunes.

For a romantic staycation, opt for the Desert Romance package which includes a two-night stay, a premium sparkling beverage upon arrival, dining experience at Al Diwaan, romantic deck dinner, camel trekking to the sundowners in the dunes, with an additional desert activity of your choice and a 60-minute spa treatment for both guests.

If you just fancy heading to Al Maha for the day, there are plenty of awesome daycation packages to choose from such as the Spa Indulgence Day package, inclusive of access to spa facilities, an infinity pool and a gym, plus a 60 minute massage and a three-course lunch at Al Diwaan. It’s priced at Dhs640.

Any yoga fans out there? You could opt for the Wellness Package which includes a one-hour meditative group yoga session in the desert which takes place every Tuesday and Saturday at 7.30am. It also includes spa, pool and gym access and a three-course lunch at Al Diwaan, priced at Dhs525 per person.

There are so many packages to suit your tastes and budgets.

Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai, daycations priced from Dhs450, staycations priced from Dhs4,100 per suite, per night. Tel: (0)4 832 9900. marriott.com

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