Experience some of the world’s finest shopping, from big name fashion brands to local souvenirs. Try your hand at thrilling sporting pursuits or get out into the desert, ride the sand dunes and glimpse the wildlife in its natural habitat. JA Al Sahra Desert Resort Equestrian Centre is just a 45-minute drive from Dubai’s city centre.
The United Arab Emirates is a dazzling destination that combines rich Middle Eastern heritage with world-class contemporary entertainment and record-breaking attractions. The country is a federation of seven emirates founded in 1971– Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah and Umm al Quwain. The local currency is the UAE dirham, which is pegged to the US dollar (USD 1 = AED 3.67) and the official language is Arabic, although English is widely spoken especially in the prime tourist hotspots of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Visa requirements vary depending on your nationality.
Important Note - Tourism Dirham and VAT
Effective from 31st of March 2014 a fee will be charged on all stays at hotel establishments in the Emirate of Dubai. Under Dubai Government’s Executive Council resolution No. 2 of 2014, this fee – titled “Tourism Dirham” – will be collected from the guest directly by the hotel establishment and will be charged on a per bedroom per night basis. The fee for this hotel is AED 20 per bedroom per night.
According to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Finance, Value Added Tax (VAT) is likely to be introduced across the UAE on the 01st January 2018. The VAT rate is likely to be 5% and will be applied (where applicable under the law) on all rates, fees and other charges covered by your stay with us, starting 01st January 2018.
Lost & found
The hotel has a lost & found section which is part of our Housekeeping Department. In line with local regulations, non-valuable lost and found items will be stored for a period of three months and after which, the items will be discarded. Valuable items are handed over to the local police authorities after a period of six months.
The UAE benefits from sunny skies the whole year round and rainfall is rare. It is usually warm and pleasant during the winter months, from October to April, when daytime temperatures average around 26°C, although nights can be relatively cool, between 12–15°C. Local northwesterly winds (shamal) can develop during the winter, bringing cooler, windy conditions. Peak summer temperatures reach the mid‐40s in July and August and humidity in coastal areas averages between 50 and 60 per cent, rising to a high of over 90 per cent in summer and autumn.