Embark on a magical desert escape and ‘Unwind and Dine’ at Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

Indulge in a blissful massage and sumptuous meal surrounded by the beautiful golden dunes of the Al Wathba desert

Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, the exclusive and private boutique escape, has unveiled a special curated journey that allows guests to experience its most unforgettable pampering and culinary offerings, all in one day. 

Available exclusively until the end of October, the ‘Unwind and Dine’ experience is ideal for those who are craving a spot of pure pampering and relaxation, and a decadent delicious meal set within awe-inspiring surroundings. 

The perfect way of celebrating a birthday, anniversary or a special occasion, the elegant and therapeutic journey begins with a 60-minute signature massage at Saray Spa, followed by a sumptuous lunch at Bait Al Hanine or a distinguished dinner at Terra Secca. 

Delivered using premium aromatic oils, each massage takes place within a private treatment room at the state-of-the-art Saray Spa. The expert therapist seamlessly customise every stroke to suit each guest’s personal requirements, and the treatment leaves the body feeling refreshed, de-stressed and re-energised. 

Offering the highest levels of luxury and privacy, Saray Spa is influenced by the idea of the traditional Caravanserai, a place where travellers from all over the world gather to rest and recover. At Saray Spa, desert travellers are encouraged to pause for a while and renew their energy levels before taking on the day ahead. The enrapturing oasis also contains a sauna, steam room, whirlpool, salt room, ice bucket, hot and cold plunge pools and a snow cave, with each aspect designed to thoroughly revitalise the body and soul.

After the pampering treatment has been completed, guests are encouraged to unwind even further with either a tasty, Mediterranean-inspired three-course lunch at Bait Al Hanine, or with an authentic Italian dinner at Terra Secca.

Decorated with intricate, Middle Eastern-style ornaments and delicate features, Bait Al Hanine transports guests back in time to the age of the Bedouin tribes. Providing a welcome break from the hectic pace of city life, the restaurant invites guests to connect with the natural landscape, explore the true meaning of Arab culture, and savour delectable traditional recipes from across the region.

Meanwhile, warm and welcoming Terra Secca provides couples and friends with the chance to chat and catch up whilst absorbing the enchanting vistas of the golden dunes, and savouring an array of incredible Italian delicacies.  Spanning a wide variety of expertly crafted and creative Italian dishes, diners are free to embark on a culinary journey across Italy all packaged into one thoughtfully curated three-course set menu.

A heritage-infused, boutique resort located less than an hour from the centre of Abu Dhabi, the ‘Unwind and Dine’ experience is perfect for a memorable day trip, or to add on to a peaceful getaway to Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa.

The experience is available until the end of October, priced AED 620 for one person and AED 1,200 for couples including a 60-minute massage and a three-course lunch or dinner. Advanced bookings are required, and it can be enjoyed daily from 11am to 6pm. The promotion cannot be combined with any other discount.

To book, please call +971 2 204 4553 or email [email protected].

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