Winter at Tantora – Shaden Desert Resort

I was delighted to discover I would be staying at the Shaden Desert Resort in Al Ula. This is an eco-luxury ‘glamping’ ground with breathtaking mountain views, just 25km from the local airport. Staff were friendly and provided excellent service, and the onsite restaurant served a variety of delicious cuisines and could accommodate all dietary requirements, including veganism.

My room was a cross between a luxury tent  and a high end villa. The resort used locally sourced materials for its construction, and was designed to blend in with the desert environment, yet all the conveniences of a modern hotel room were included, such as generous free refreshments, full climate control, a wall mounted multi-channel television, sofa and full wi-fi access all around the resort.

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