‘Desert Sanctuary - Talise Spa’
Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa 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 there are just 103 guest rooms, suites or villas with private balconies and many have views across the desert. The resort features a 1000sqm swimming pool, gym and Talise spa and to keep kids happy Sinbad’s Kids Club. Activities on offer include a Fat Bike dune adventure or wildlife exploration, axe and knife throwing and archery. At the heart of the resort the central square is bordered by restaurants, bars and shops. Choose poolside or desert locations and from Italian and International cuisine.
In Our Opinion
‘The Talise spa offers a unique cryo-experience and an ice bucket shower! You will be invigorated and re-energised by a visit. For the less adventurous it also has two Turkish hammams, saunas and steam rooms – there is something for everyone.’
This room features a king-size bed, bathroom with freestanding tub and a rain shower along with a private balcony.
This room features a king-size bed, bathroom with freestanding tub and a rain shower along with views across the Arabian desert.
This suite features a separate bedroom and living and dining area along with a private balcony with views over the Arabian desert.
This one-bedroom villa features a separate bedroom with king-size bed, a separate living room, separate dining room and kitchen and a plunge pool on the patio.
This 2-bedroom suite features a separate living and dining area, two bedrooms with king-size beds and access to both the Talise Spa and the children’s club.
This Villa is perfect for families there are two bedrooms with king-size beds and a living/dining room and fitted kitchen. The covered deck area overlooks the pool.
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Located by the pool this bar serves international cuisine and refreshing drinks throughout the day. Enjoy a classic cocktail or a speciality frozen vogue. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This lobby lounge with fountain and chandelier greets guests with light bites, sandwiches and salads accompanied by coffees, teas and mocktails.
Different sections offer foods from Arabia cooked on kebab grills or in traditional saj oven and international destinations. Daily specialities and a small a la carte menu. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This trattoria serves Italian dishes from the heart of the resort. Booth seating or enjoy a view of the open kitchen and the chefs at work. Open for dinner. Age 18 and over
Set in the desert in Al Mabeet Desert Camp Arabic dishes are served as an interpretation of high-end nomadic living as as homage to the Bedouin spirit. Dinner
The rooftop bar overlooks the infinite Arabian Desert and the sunset and star gazing from here is not to be missed. Comfortable sofas and dimmed lamps in the outdoors and cool table settings indoors. Enjoy Arabic mezze, Italian cicchetti and delicious desserts. Open 17.00 – 23.00
Jumierah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa is set in Abu Dhabi’s Al Wathba area which is around 45 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and about 1 hour 30 minutes to Dubai.
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