Abu Dhabi

Al Wathba, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi

‘Desert Sanctuary’

Al Wathba, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi, is a five-star retreat located in the Arabian desert, 40 miles south-east of Abu Dhabi. Designed to look like a traditional Bedouin village, the 99 guest rooms, suites and villas have private balconies and many have views across the desert. The resort features a swimming pool, gym and Saray Spa. An array of activities are on offer, including a Fat Bike dune adventure, wildlife exploration, and archery. At the heart of the resort the central square, which is bordered by restaurants, bars, and shops. When you want to indulge with amazing food, Middle Eastern and Italian dishes are on offer.

In Our Opinion

‘Al Wathba is situated on an incredible landscape. The sandy dunes stretch for miles around, and the sunsets are just stunning to watch.'

Baith Al Hanine

Inspired by flavours from around the Middle East. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Al Mesyayan

Enjoy sunset views, tasteful bites, and refreshing signature cocktails. Open until late.

Terra Secca

Characterised by its warmth and style, this rustic restaurant serves Italian dishes while you watch over the wild horses. Open for lunch and dinner.


Enjoy poolside snacks and refreshing cocktails. Open throughout the day.


  • Swimming pool
  • Fully equipped fitness centre

Saray Spa

  • 11 treatment rooms 
  • Saunas
  • Steam rooms 
  • Plunge pools
  • Salt rooms 
  • Snow cave 
  • Turkish hammam 
  • Whirlpool 


  • Fat Bike Dune Adventure*
  • Fat Bike Wildlife & Fossil Exploration*
  • Archery*

*Additional charges apply


  • Free parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Concierge service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Ticket/tour desk
  • Gift shop


Al Wathba, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi, is set around 45 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and about 1 hour 30 minutes to Dubai.

Nearby Attractions

  • Bawabat Al Sharq Mall – 19 miles, 31 mins by car
  • Ferrari World – 40 miles, 45 mins by car
  • Warner Bros World – 40 miles, 46 mins by car
  • Saadiyat Beach Golf Club – 49 miles, 53 mins by car
  • Dubai Parks and Resorts – 72 miles, 1hr 10 mins by car