Newlyweds will be entranced by the stunning desert location of this luxury hotel in Abu Dubai. A dream-like destination for honeymoons, Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa is a relaxing retreat that will suit romantics down to the ground thanks to the dramatic dunes, lavish rooms and villas, a tranquil swimming pool, full-service spa, atmospheric rooftop bar and an array of top restaurants for gourmet dining. Inspired by Arabesque decor and Bedouin-style villages, this unique hotel is also a fantastic base from which to launch memorable couples’ adventures — from star gazing on the sand, to horseback riding, dune biking and wildlife watching.

Honeymoon resort information

Room Types

There are six styles of accommodation for you to choose from at this top Abu Dubai honeymoon hotel. All living quarters combine traditional design with the ultimate in comfort and modern technology, as well as free Wi-Fi, a HD LCD TV, an iPod/iPhone docking station, tea/coffee facilities, a minibar and hairdryer. Guests also receive complimentary access to Sinbad’s Kids Club — making this a great pick for ‘familymoons’.
  • Arabian Deluxe Room

    A king-size bed, walk-in wardrobe, free-standing bath, separate rain shower and twin basins are included in these dune-facing 45 sqm spaces.
  • Arabian Desert View Room

    Relax in these chic and stylish rooms, which offer 45 sqm of space, spectacular Arabian desert views, a king-size bed, free-standing bath, separate rain shower and twin basins.
  • One Bedroom Pool Villa

    Couples will enjoy splashing out on one of these cool pool villas. As well as your own plunge pool and patio overlooking the dunes, you’ll find a king-size bed, twin wash basins, and a separate shower and tub in 125 sqm of space.
  • One Bedroom Suite

    Luxury desert living awaits in one of these romantic 95 sqm suites with a spacious bedroom, king-size bed, living and dining areas, separate bath and shower, plus a private balcony.
  • Two Bedroom Suite

    Spread out across 230 sqm of beautiful living space and make the most of two king-size beds, a walk-in wardrobe, separate shower and bath, and twin wash basins.
  • Two Bedroom Pool Villa

    For the ultimate experience, or a stylish ‘familymoon’ pick one of these 250 sqm villas and gain amenities including two king-size beds, two bedroom areas, a separate bath and rain shower, plus a private infinity pool.


Newlyweds will be spoilt for choice when it comes to amenities, activities and facilities that are perfect for two people. For a start, couples can begin their Abu Dubai journey by making their way through the resort’s gorgeous gardens to the Talise Spa. Here, guests can indulge in a range of health and beauty therapies such as massages and facials, across 10 sumptuous treatment rooms and two couples’ rooms. A his-and-hers Hammam, crystal salt sauna, steam rooms, cooling snow caves and plunge pools are among the other restorative experiences, as well as a relaxing open-air yoga pavilion.

For further respite, loved-up couples can spend their days lounging by the striking 1,000 sq m swimming pool, surrounded by palm trees, sun loungers and desert scenery. For those that want to combine wellness with fitness, you can book desert-durable ‘fat bikes’ for guided tours of the surrounding area. There’s plenty to do if you choose to explore — with optional extras such as incense-making, nighttime nature walks, sunrise and sunset horseback riding, 4X4 wetlands ‘safari’ tours, archery and axe-throwing lessons, falconry experiences and other unique things to do in Abu Dubai.


With six excellent dining and drinking spaces to choose from at Jumeirah Al Wathba, foodies will be content to spend their time devouring everything from afternoon tea to Emirati cuisine at venues ranging from elegant restaurants to swim-up and rooftop bars.
  • Al Mesayan

    Watch the sunrise or set together at this cosy rooftop bar. It’s the perfect place to stop for a romantic afternoon tea, mouthwatering Arabian mezze, puddings or drinks.
  • Panache

    Living up to its name, this spot allows you to drink and dine by the poolside or swim right up to the bar to order snacks, comfort food and refreshing beverages.
  • Bait Al Hanine

    Tuck into a varied menu at this casual all-day dining destination, where you’ll find breakfast foods, and Lebanese and local dishes at lunch and dinner.
  • Terra Secca

    Enjoy an atmospheric date at this Italian-style trattoria. You’ll tuck into classic pasta and pizza dishes, served straight from the open kitchen.
  • Hayaakom

    A cosy and comfortable Bedouin-style lounge — this is the place where you’ll enjoy light bites and hot drinks, as well as sandwiches, cakes and afternoon tea.
  • Al Mabeet

    Fancy dining in the desert? Try traditional Emirati food in a low-key but memorable setting that will provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


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