Nice resort if you want to get out of Dubai for a night or so. Staff are (except for a couple) super friendly. Rooms are spacious but bathrooms are very small with a shower without a curtain/door making the entire bathroom wet. Don't expect desert views from your room and even the room outdoor terrace doesn't have furniture to enjoy an evening outdoors. TV channels were not clear and coffee capsules in the rooms of inferior standard. Food in the restaurant and around the pool is seriously overpriced and please be aware this is a non-alcohol hotel! The pool surface is disintegrating and needs to be renovated. Unfortunately there were also lots of flies bothering you continuously but apparently that's seasonal. Evening activities are fun and the hotel team members are nice.
All the staff were kind, and I especially thank Ali, who was my dedicated butler. The program at the resort was excellent, the room was clean, and the meal was delicious. Especially, the set menu I had for lunch was really great. The buffet was good, but if possible, try the set menu meal. Make sure to try taking pictures with a falcon. The falcon is cuter than I thought. Riding a camel is really fun, too.
What an amazingly beautiful setting and first class team in all departments who were professional kind and caring. Our tented accommodation with private pool was just fabulous, my horse riding morning was fantastic will be returning for a further stay
We had a very nice weekend stay in Al Badayer Retreat. I booked our room directly via the hotel website. I had some questions and did also a modification on my booking. Everything went smoothly and flawless. Upon arrival, we were greeted warmly by the security guard at the entrance and our host Ukasha. During our stay, Ukasha remained as our host. The communication via whatsapp was excellent. During our stay we had unfortunately a leakage in the bathroom, but it had promptly been resolved by Ukasha and the management. Also thanks to Aboubakar who was on duty, has made sure that we are happy with our new room. So for us, it was no issue at all thanks to the way how the team handled the case. The Gran Deluxe Rooms we stayed were both stylish and comfortable. I like the long sofa where we can sit and read. Hotel is surrounded by beautiful dunes, however this is also a popular area for dune bashing in the weekend, so you will hear the sounds when you are outside, but it did not bother us. The meals we had (breakfast and dinner) were in buffet style. The first evening was inside the restaurant. The second evening was outside with BBQ with acrobat performance which gave a nice change. Food was tasty and there were enough choice. Staff were very attentive. After a active day of trekking and dune safari, it was very relaxing to have a drink and snack around the swimming pool! All in all, we are very happy that we have chosen to stay at Al Badayer Retreat for our weekend getaway! …
This place is absolutely enchanting. If you are looking for a place to get away from the crowd and enjoy a couple of days relaxing, swimming, and doing various activities ranging from table tennis to buggy drifting, this is absolutely the place to visit. The tent we stayed in was very spacious, calm, and private with our own private pool to enjoy. Being surrounded by the high dunes adds even more charm to the place. Last but certainly not least, the staff is one the sweetest i've ever encountered. The whole cooking staff came down to celebrate one of our birthdays, and the whole team kept finding solutions to every request we had, always with a smile on their face.Names worth mentioning are : Taj (the sweetest and most caring waiter there is), Mahmoud (the head chef who had a customized plate prepared for us when we told him one of us could fully enjoy the buffet because she was pescatarian), and most importantly Jamal, the brains of the whole resort. We might have tried more luxurious resorts, but this is by far the place where we felt most taken care of.…
Boutique desert resort with friendly staff! We visited Mysk in December 2022 and the experience was perfect. Nice clean rooms with access to garden area and picturesque desert. They arranged a bonfire in one of open areas close to the dunes which was a nice experience. From the reception to manager all were very friendly. Dinner buffet was great , breakfast could be better.
Pretend to be a 5 starts boutique hotel but it is not, only one small restaurant with restricted menu very few options and amazingly expensive, one day we didn’t have hot water in our shower. Many adventures attractions around but the hotel didn’t offer any of them
The retreat is less than an hour away from Dubai. Although the staff was very forthcoming and welcoming, we did face two setbacks: To our disappointment, they do not have a spa (it was under construction / being built) despite it being mentioned online. This would have been good to know as we wanted a massage in the retreat. To participate in majority of activities (offered by the hotel) needs to be paid in cash - however, there’s no ATM in the resort and so, we had to drive to the next town 20 mins away to get some. Overall though our experience was pleasant and we enjoyed the horse riding with a very friendly horse riding instructor. Special thanks to Kebba our personal concierge.
What a wonderful stay we had here! Everyone was so kind and helpful! We felt so welcome! We would like to make a special thanks to Jamal and Elvin. Elvin made sure we had everything we needed and was sooo kind! And Jamal was a great host for our activities! He can arrange anything. You guys are great! Thanks for a memorable stay!
First, the Mysk Al Badayer retreat is an excellent choice for people looking to go out of the central city and have a peaceful and relaxing time. The resort has one of the best services we have ever seen, with a special shoutout to Shoaib and Ismail for the kind welcome. However, there are numerous things that the resort needs to improve upon to get a 5/5 rating and be worth the money. Quick note: my review/opinion is of a resident of UAE. Tourists will find the resort exquisite. Great things about the resort: 1. Delicious dinner 2. Excellent service 3. Great for relaxation 4. Great for tourists seeking heritage-type architecture 5. One of the few resorts with its own beautiful private mosque Things to improve: 1. There aren't any desert activities included with the expensive stay, which is unfortunate because we were hoping to experience something related to the desert during the stay, all of which required extra pay. 2. The images showed a movie night in the middle of the desert, but it was inside the resort in a small amphitheater. Everyone coming to the resort want to experience the desert, which was again very unfortunate. 3. There was a paid archery activity for around 100 DHS, including a cheap quality archery board that felt like it was bought from the gift market for 5 DHS. 4. The resort mentioned a mini golf area, but it was broken and unusable when we saw it. 5. The breakfast section was infested with mosquitos and dead cockroaches on the floor. 6. The buffet food in the breakfast was dry, and most of it was inedible. 7. I was looking forward to the indoor swimming pool in the winter season, but the water was colder than the outside temperature - indoor swimming pools are usually temperature controlled, but this one didn't seem so. 8. The resort has an excellent bonfire place which is around 150 per person, which I believe should be included in the expensive resort stay (without the marshmallows, at least) 9. They had an extraordinarily blurry telescope, and you could probably see the stars better from your own eyes.…
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