With Valentine's Day approaching next week, the race is on among the Dubai hotels to attract guests, launching promotions and discounts to celebrate this auspicious day.
Hotels are decorated with roses and other flowery stuff for this day in order to give a romantic ambience to the property. This year, Dubai’s Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa has won the race and hearts of the Valentine guests.
The resort has been ranked first in the Middle East and 8th worldwide in the category of world’s top 25 most romantic hotels. The survey was conducted by by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.
A resort spokesperson told Emirates 24l7 that the hotel is recording between 90 to 100 per cent occupancy in February. The occupancy is almost 100 per cent during the Valentine week.
Al Maha Resort is located in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve on Dubai-Al Ain Road and plays a vital role in its conservation. The indigenous Arabian wildlife can also be viewed from the temperature-controlled infinity pool or sun deck seating area of all Villas. The Arabian Oryx & the Gazelles are the star attractions of the reserve.
Earlier last week, Al Maha was also ranked 16th in the Travelers’ Choice Awards 2013 for ‘Top 25 Hotels in the World’, the only hotel in the Middle East to be on included in this list.
“It is an honour to receive these credentials... They are a testament to the team’s hard work and constant strive for excellence over the years. To be regarded as the best hotel amongst such fierce, innovative and deserving competitors is a tremendous achievement and we will continue to set our standards high and try and ensure all our guests enjoy an outstanding experience during their stay with us. Every such recognition only gives us the incentive to try that much harder,” said Patrick Antaki, Complex General Manager for Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa.
Arne Silvis, Al Maha Manager, said: “To be a part of such a powerful list is not just a matter of great pride for us but brings great accolades to the UAE and the region as a whole. It underscores the exceptional levels of service and hospitality that has been the hallmark of Al Maha since its inception.”
Anastasis Apartments in Imerovigli, Greece, has been rated the most romantic hotel in the world by the TripAdvisor survey participants, followed by La Minerva hotel in Capri, Italy.