We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 492 Dubai hotels

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   International Endurance City, 308th Rd | P.O Box 8168, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hotel amenities
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save
You added Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa to your Saves list
Ranked #54 of 492 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
Write a Review

919 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    582
    214
    83
    28
    12
See reviews for
208
463
15
37
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (165)
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (919)
  • Mar-May only
    (228)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (212)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (242)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (237)
All months
Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
33 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for a night on xmas day. Location - We drove there. It was about an hour drive from city to here. Check in - lovely welcome drink, speed check in, good enough. Room - we had the desert view deluxe room. Desert view not enough as there are trees and fences blocking the view, so all you see from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After working a week in Dubai, I felt immediately welcome and comfortable at this beautiful oasis, such a stark contrast from noisy traffic and high-rises. Soft sands dunes and bird calls greet you. I loved the infinity pool over the looking the desert, the g-string laying next to the full Musim dress is always interesting. It was my husband's birthday,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is truly extraordinary - Architrcture. Rooms. Service. Surroundings. Atmosphere. Only 50 min and 150 aed from town. Rent a bicyvle or camel or take good walk in the dessert. Only backdraw - they dont heat it in winter so unbearable cold restaurants in the evenings.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Tune H, Very many thanks for your review! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and I was happy to hear that you had a great stay with us! I do hope that we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the not too distant future! All the best, Mohamed Aghoury Cluster General Manager More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just a 45 min and 150 aed ride outside the city you meet this oasis. Nicely buildt like a dessert fortress with many courts. Large rooms with cosy couch in the corner. Even the standard rooms are great (so you don't need to upgrade). Rent a bike or a camel or take a long walk to experience the dessert Excellent... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear tune2015, Thank you very much for staying with us and also for leaving us a review here on TripAdvisor! It was great to see that you had a good time at the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We all hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Mohamed Aghoury, Cluster General Manager More 

London
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Bab Al shams for my birthday in mid December and the experience was truly a memorable one. The resort was about 45min drive from central Dubai and it was really worth the wait. It was so calm and beautiful place and we were well looked after through out the stay. The room was lovely, spacious and had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear LMSJo, Very many thanks for your extensive review, which will surely also be appreciated by other travelers! I was very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the room, service, facilities, and food to your full satisfaction. Also thanks for mentioning Hussein by name in your review! Thank you for staying with us and... More 

Mumbai
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had gone there for a business review & must say the resort is impressive. Service for the staff at Majlis & others were slightly slow but the ambience makes it up for it. While the lunch options were not very great and minus the grilled fish nothing was much to the taste must say the dinner was exactly the opp... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on trip advisor regarding your recent stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa. We appreciate your time taken to advise us your positive feedback and recommendations. We are glad that we could contribute to making your stay in Bab Al Shams a great experience. Once again, thank you and we look... More 

Saudi Arabia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunatly my flight was delayed for 5 hours. SO my reservation was foe the 8th of Jan and i arrived on the 9th of Jan at 1 AM. Th hotel was not understanding what so ever and insisted that I leave my room at 2 PM maximum or they will start charging me for another hour/day i am not sure.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share a review with regards to your experience during your recent visit here in Bab Al Shams. I greatly appreciate your comments but at the same time I am therefore very concern to read that you experienced certain shortcomings in different areas during your stay. For that, I sincerely apologize. Your... More 

Massachusetts
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not stay here, but went there for the activities. We wanted to go camel riding without all of the other add ins (ie belly dancing dinner). Our downtown Dubai hotel refered us to this hotel. It was a little difficult to find the hotel in the desert. We ended up showing up 45 minutes late. They couldn't be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor World of Travelers! I am delighted to read that you had a memorable visit and thank you so much for all your positive comments and recommendations. Your kind review has been shared with the team and we are looking forward to welcoming you... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

amazing experience. The edge of the pool is just 5 ft away from the desert. very far from Dubai - 80 kms and will take appx an hour. do dine in the restaurant nearby. the best experience was walking freely on the sands...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing such a short but definitely sweet review on your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed the pool, the sand and especially your wonderful experience in Al Hadheerah Restaurant. It is most encouraging for us to receive such praise which helps us motivate our team. Once again, thank you very much... More 

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"a peaceful place in the heart of the desert". Well depending on when you go this hotel can be really packed with people. You won't find a place to sit in peace and tranquility. And there's definitely no desert feeling. The next dunes are far away, the view from the pool is more like a moonscape, there's too much artificial... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on your recent stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa. We greatly appreciate all your comments and at the same time we are very concern to read that you were not pleased with some areas. Apologies for any inconvenience. However these points were noted and shared... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Address: International Endurance City, 308th Rd | P.O Box 8168, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 113
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Tingo, Despegar.com, Travelocity and Odigeo so you can book your Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort And Spa
Bab Al Shams Desert Hotel Dubai
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Dubai
#35 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#46 Business Hotel in Dubai
#48 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#48 Family Hotel in Dubai
#50 Luxury Hotel in Dubai

844 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (837)
Viewed
View from room (13)
Viewed
Room/suite (85)
Viewed
Dining (75)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (137)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (240)
Viewed
Bathroom (30)
Viewed
Family/play areas (13)
Viewed
1:33
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (242)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay