MORE ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCERomance requires a truly special setting with all the accoutrements. How about your the private exclusively enclosed pool setting, a personal chef and waiter, a gourmet dinner and a breath-taking view of the desert's rolling sands? Combine that with luxury transportation to and from the city, and you've got an afternoon that is absolutely unique, and an experience you and that special someone will treasure for years to come. With this latest exclusive experience from Lime&Tonic and Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa, the dream can be reality!
You and your partner will get picked up in Dubai in a luxury car, which will transport you from the city out to the desert, where Al Maha is located. Here you'll be seated at a private pool with an unbelievable view overlooking the desert. Enjoy the view to your heart's desire, as a personal chef and waiter will cater to you, preparing a divine dinner paired with premium vino. Each of your courses will be paired with the perfect vino chosen by Al Maha's expert sommelier. You'll begin your romantic feast with your choice of starter: Salmon and halibut carpaccio, served with vanilla and pineapple vinaigrette, and fresh greens. Or you could choose baby spinach with Brillat-Savarin cheese, served with fresh crisp pears, figs, pecan nuts and honey-balsamic reduction. And that's just the first of two starters. The second include your choice of pan-fried scallops with mango and vanilla puree, served with compressed cucumber, and Granny Smith espuma. There's also Foie Gras with bacon and mushroom mash, served with crispy sage panko, fresh berries and chocolate sauce.
If you think the starters are delicious, wait for the main course. These dishes are equally sublime. You'll choose from two: Argentinian beef fillet with cauliflower puree, brown butter cauliflower, chocolate jelly, potato chips and pomegranate jus. Or you could go for Lobster Thermidor served with spinach, Hollandaise sauce, parmesan and pommery mustard tagliatelle. Both are incredible. No matter what you choose, your private dinner will end with a decadent dessert. You'll indulge your sweet tooth with espresso milk chocolate, with praline crunch, coffee custard and espresso cake. Or try raspberry ripple with raspberry ice cream, vanilla Greek yoghurt, fresh raspberries and meringue. It's divine! After dessert, you'll also have your choice of premium teas and coffee, along with petite fours.
When all is said and done, your afternoon and evening at Al Maha will be a treasured memory. So if you're looking for a great Dubai getaway, and a truly unique gift to show your partner how much you care, look no further. Perfect romance awaits! learn more
BET YOU DIDN'T KNOWAl Maha, which is the Arabic name for Oryx, has always had a commitment to protecting local wildlife. In 1999, when the resort was established, the surrounding 27 square kilometres of desert land were set aside to help protect the various animals that are indigenous to the area. At this time, 70 endangered Arabian Oryx were released onto the land and some 6,000 native trees and shrubs were planted. The Oryx is the most visible sign of the reserve's success, as this swift and beautiful creature, which was hunted to the brink of extinction in the 1960s, has since made a comeback, thanks to the reserve. In 2002, Al Maha proposed the formation of a national park in the area, an idea that would be realized the following year.
In 2003, the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, 225 square kilometres, or 4.7% of Dubai's total land mass, was created. The following year, the first wildlife was released into the reserve, including Oryx, Sand Gazelles, Rueppell's Foxes, hares, the Ethiopian Hedgehog, and much more.
The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is a success story among wildlife reserves, with thousands of species thriving there. Al Maha's proximity to this reserve make staying there a truly special experience that combines the thrill of a safari adventure with the pristine relaxation of a luxurious spa stay.