Celebrate Eid under the desert stars: Al Wathba, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

The Eid Retreat experience includes a one-night stay in the luxury boutique desert resort, a specially curated BBQ dinner, a sumptuous breakfast and full access to the facilities at Saray Spa, the infinity pool and fitness centre.

While there are countless wonderful places to celebrate Eid Al Fitr in Abu Dhabi, Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa is hosting a matchless sensational escape. Set out in the endless expanse of the rolling desert dunes, the boutique resort has combined local traditions and styles with modern amenities to create a unique, and intimate, desert hideaway experience.

Welcoming visitors and residents to celebrate the long weekend, the resort is inviting guests to connect with the natural landscape and escape the hustle and bustle of city life. The Eid Retreat experience has been curated specifically to allow guests to relax, unwind and embrace the vacation mindset. Ideal for families who want quality time together, couples looking to reconnect or friends who want to catch up and create special memories, guests will find all they need for the perfect getaway.

With prices starting from AED 1,750 for two people, the experience includes a one-night stay in one of the hotel’s beautiful rooms, a lavish breakfast at Bait Al Hanine restaurant, access to the sauna, steam room and other facilities at Saray Spa, use of the infinity pool and fitness centre and finally, exclusively for the occasion, a specially curated BBQ dinner, held al fresco under the starry desert sky.

In addition to the vast BBQ spread of grilled meats, expertly prepared mains such as prawn biryani and pan-fried salmon harra, vegetables and sides, numerous exciting culinary journeys await. Guests are invited to sample delicious dishes from live cooking stations, including grills, Saj bread, carved meats and pasta, and also a selection of fresh soups and colourful salads.

Diners can absorb the peaceful views of the resort’s roaming horses whilst indulging in a lavish, three-course meal at the elegant, Italian restaurant Terra Secca, and savour a nutritious, three-course lunch at Panache pool bar, offering sun seekers the perfect opportunity to dine al fresco style, right by the cooling water.

Away from all the dining and relaxing, a whole host of fun and one-of-a-kind activities are available to enjoy. Adrenaline seekers can let of some steam with dune buggy trips, camel rides, horse riding, fat bike cycling and archery, while the desert walks and bonfires offer the perfect way of exploring and appreciating the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Finally, the Desert Waves surfing simulator is a must-try for every member of the family. Proud to be the only desert resort to offer the amazing experience of surfing amongst the sand dunes, those of all ages and abilities can have a blast riding the waves, safe and fully supervised by the team of fully qualified instructors.

Suffused with privacy, Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa is a tranquil oasis of peace and calm, found less than an hour’s drive from the heart of the UAE’s bustling capital.

The Eid Retreat is exclusively available to redeem from Wednesday, May 12 to Friday May 14, with reservations starting from AED 1,750 per night for two people, subject to availability. Additional guests may be added for an additional cost.

The Contact

To book the Eid Retreat celebration, please contact +971 2 204 4444 or email Reservations.Alwathba@luxurycollection.com.

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