Al Maha Resort sits deep inside Dubai’s majestic dunes, nestled neatly within a verdant palm oasis. As such, any stint at the five-star resort (whether one night or seven), is a treat for the mind, body and soul. The average day at Al Maha usually starts with a late, lazy breakfast and ends with a lengthy, carefree dinner beneath the stars, with a dip in the pool, trip to the spa and a walk across the dunes punctuating the hours in between.
But, for 2020, Al Maha has introduced its Sunrise Breakfast Experience – perfect for anyone who likes to tackle the day head-on. The journey begins at 5.30am, when guests set out for the resort’s dedicated picnic site, which overlooks the breathtaking Arabian desert landscape. The breakfast spread includes a selection of freshly baked croissants, mini doughnuts, muffins and breads, with handcrafted peach marmalade and fruit salad.
For the more health-conscious diner, hearty breakfast bowls are a choice rich in nutrients and topped with fruit, Bircher muesli and Greek yoghurt with berry compote. Fluffy blueberry and pecan pancakes and light, crisp Belgian waffles are also available to be enjoyed under the chill of the soft morning sun. Meanwhile, eggs and vegetable crudités served with fresh guacamole, are available for the more savoury-toothed.
Better yet, the low early morning light makes for the most perfect photo opportunity, while the cooler months offer an excuse to layer up and relish a winter-appropriate wardrobe. Pack a denim jacket, biker boots, cashmere knit, oversized sunnies, then sit back and enjoy the seclusion while relaxation in privacy ensues.
• This experience costs Dhs555 for two guests. Call +971 4 832 9900 to book