Al Faya Retreat
Stay / Do

A luxury hotel and saltwater spa deep in the middle of the desert, Al Faya is a concrete and steel haven. It’s hard to believe that a couple of stone buildings at the foot of Mount Alvaah became this getaway, but here we are! The Al Faya Lodge packs five stunningly designed rooms meant to be booked out in their entirety. The spa and open air swimming pool are in a similar building across the road, making the overall experience private and super luxe. We’re in love with the thought that’s gone into building this retreat, right from the selection of desert-friendly building materials to the discreet outdoor terrace complete with a fire pit.

Pro tip: Al Faya Lodge is around 70 kilometres by road from Downtown Dubai.