The Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa has had a major makeover that focuses on the practicalities that make a hotel stay seamless – such as installing anti-slip floors in their bathrooms. The upgrade extends to rooms too; they’ll be cooler thanks to improved air-conditioning units; better wall lighting and easier access to master light switches will ensure you never stub your toe making your way to bed in the dark and extra USB ports and power sockets will ensure you’re plugged-in no matter what part of the room you’re in.

The resort’s Bedouin-inspired antique wooden furniture has all been restored so it retains its timeless charm. The hotel’s landscaped exteriors and poolside areas have also been refurbished. That’s not all: The eco-friendly resort has gone greener by plumping for LED lighting, installing solar panels and sewage treatment plants, and introducing sustainable management of water.