Amid stretches of desert in tranquil Wadi Khadeja, Banyan Tree Al Wadi is just a 45 minute drive from Dubai. Surrounded by the evergreen ghaf tree, this is a luxury desert resort offering all-pool villas.
Each villa is a tribute to the local heritage, finished with polished wood, high ceilings, elaborate Arabic-style lattice woodwork, stylised motifs and intricate arabesque carvings. All villas offer a view of the desert oasis and the external area of each villa features a personal temperature-controlled pool. Amenities include a plasma TV, DVD player, mini audio system, wireless internet connection, IDD telephone, air conditioning and in-villa safe in every villa. Standard features include a mini bar, hairdryer, bathrobes and a turndown service in the evenings.
Banyan Tree Al Wadi has a superb spa where guests can experience Asian-inspired spa therapies by professionally trained therapists. The spa features four royal and six deluxe treatment pavilions, complemented by a range of hydrothermal wellness facilities at The Rainforest. A fully equipped fitness pavilion with gymnasium, aerobics and yoga studio is also available.
Activities here include falconry, camel riding, and wadi safaris, or guests can observe and interact with the gentle desert creatures at the resort's own nature reserve. This dedicated 60-hectare area within the resort is home to indigenous desert wildlife like the Arabian gazelle and oryx.