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Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, the desert offers quiet luxury [Bab Al Shams, a resort near Dubai] Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai has something for every kind of visitor and one such offering is the chance to stay in the middle of the desert whether it be in the lap of luxury, or reminiscent of a time long gone. So if you are someone who wants to look beyond the glittering skyline, you should head to one of these desert hotels and experience that promise one-of-a-kind stays.

Al Maha Desert Resort

Al Maha is located deep within the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. The hotel showcases the heritage and architecture of the Bedouins but in a five-star setting. There you can spot the Arabian Oryx and Gazelles, who are the star attractions at the reserve.

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The name "Al Maha" means "The Oryx," and you're sure to see plenty of them at this enchanting resort in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. The horizon is patrolled by these majestic antelope with white coats and black horn caps, while Disney-like gazelles skip right up to the tented suites to drink from the private pools. There is a restaurant and a lounge at this boutique resort, both of which have verandas that take advantage of the views.

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort And Spa

One of the OG desert resorts in Dubai, Bab Al Shams is an Arabian style resort nestled among the dunes. The spot promises rustic charm in the middle of the desert with an infinity pool and all the modern amenities.

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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort in Dubai

Bab Al Shams, Dubai's first Arabian desert hideaway, opened in 2004 as luxurious lodgings for Dubai's equestrian set in Al Qudra, which was previously only inhabited by stables and racetracks (and now with the addition of cycle paths and man-made lakes). Its name translates to "Gateway to the Sun," which makes sense while you're relaxing by the resort's infinity pool and watching the sun rise.

Platinum Heritage Overnight Safari

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Platinum Heritage Overnight Safari in Dubai

Touted as one of the most luxurious desert experience in Dubai. The exclusive experience allows you to explore the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve with a professional Conservation Guide on a wildlife drive in a Range Rover. You then get sparkling juice, strawberries, a six-course meal and an overnight stay in a luxury tent.

Meliá Desert Palm

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Meliá Desert Palm in Dubai

This wellness hotel offers the best of both worlds with the appeal of a desert hotel and a close proximity to the city. It's right on the desert's edge. A fitness facility, an outstanding collection of premium wines, a dance hall, and luxurious apartments with private pools are available at the hotel. Special attention was paid to contemporary and exquisite design when designing the hotel.

Spend the night in a Bedouin Camp

We propose combining a desert safari with an overnight stay for individuals who simply wish to spend one night in the Dubai desert. You will proceed on an action-packed safari through Dubai's desert before arriving at the Bedouin camp. Following that, you'll be treated to a delectable barbecue feast as well as a variety of displays and entertainment.