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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   International Endurance City, 308th Rd | P.O Box 8168, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bab Al Shams is something a bit different for Dubai and a nice, interesting place to relax and explore. I have listed a few cons for your consideration, but none of them were major issues, just minor annoyances. I enjoyed my time here very much, but I'm a fairly fast-paced person and a short stay was enough for me before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

such a resort in the middle of the desert... As a guest you feel very special, because the staff do whatever needed. There aren't plenty of restaurant, but each of them are really good. Masala with a excellent Indian Cuisine, Al Hadeerah with such an amazing buffet with food for everyone. The Shawarmah are as good as in the old... More 

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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 and the positive feedback and recommendations you have given. We are glad that we could contribute to making your trip to the Bab Al Shams a great experience. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't stay at the resort I went for the dinner and the show it was awesome. The staff and the dancers were amazing and friendly. It was a most worthwhile experience. The dancing was really good and they includedicated the audience. The food was really tasty and beautifully presented. It was an incredible experience.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from your recent stay with us at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We appreciate your kind words on the Arabian Hospitality we have to offer for our guests in Al Hadheerah and happy to read that you did enjoy the entire experience. Once again, thank you... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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184 reviews 184 reviews
54 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken to the Bab Al Shams by a friend and relative who is resident in Dubai. What an atmospheric place. We raced the sun along the dusty desert roads to try and get in position for a sundowner and made it by the skin of our teeth. We enjoyed our relaxed beers, Hummus, flatbread and meze. We'll return... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing this very kind review about your recent experience Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa here in TripAdvisor. It is most encouraging for us to receive such positive comments and praise. Once again, thank you very much and we look forward to welcoming you on a return visit to Bab Al Shams. Kind regards,... More 

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for a buffet dinner with a a big group of colleagues and that was a fun experience. First, the food was just gr8, they had wide verity of traditional and international food (so if you feel like you wanna try the taste of local food then this place is) the ambiance was charming and thematic really (very... More 

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Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from your recent stay with us at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We are delighted that we have been successful in providing you a memorable stay. We appreciate your positive comments on the quality of food and entertainment we offer in our signature Al Hadheerah Restaurant.... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you ever find your way to the UAE, this is definitely not to miss! Extremely helpful staff, calm environment, with activities that will get you knees deep into the local culture. Oh and the food!! The secluded restaurant offers a night of wonder with a fabulous show to make it one of the most memorable experiences!

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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 thoughts with the Tripadvisor World of Travelers! I am delighted to read that you had a memorable stay and thank you so much for all your positive comments on our activities, food and most especially our staff. Your kind review has been shared with the team and... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time we had taken a little hotel break with our daughter here in the UAE and Bab Al Shams was the perfect choice; friendly and helpful staff, superb food and a great swimming pool with a swim up pool bar (perfect for parents with little ones). We'll certainly be back again.

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

Dear guest, I cannot thank you enough for your kind comments on Tripadvisor with regards to your recent stay with us. It feels great to learn that you had an epic stay with us. We sincerely appreciate your comments on our food, our pool, and most especially our services. Will definitely share your appreciation with the team which will surely... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely perfect location and hotel. I highly recommend this resort and be sure to get the sunset from the rooftop lounge. Always good service and you get a lot of pampering in the area and poolside. During night, the place is lit up by candles and torches and this is really a unique venue. Been there before and will be... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your kind comments on Tripadvisor with regards to your recent stay with us. It feels great to learn that you had an excellent stay with us. Thank you for your appreciative comments on our services. I will personally share your feedback to the team who will be glad to know that their efforts contributed to... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful spot for the weekend away from Dubai - best in the off season when there are fewer people as the pool isn't enormous. Good food - but the 'show' and buffet are a bit of a tourist event. Great rooms and excellent service.

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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 regarding your stay recently in Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We appreciate your valuable insights and suggestions on how we can improve. Once again, thank you for sharing your feedback and looking forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, M. Aghoury General Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 1 night at this resort and thoroughly enjoyed it It was pleasing unique experience , I was upgraded to premium deluxe room with terrace , authentic Arabian room deco, lighting of the room to perfection , you notice that every single details in the room furniture, fixture, floor , ceilings , bathtub, amenities maintained ethnic... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your kind comments on TripAdvisor with regards to your experience in Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We are glad to learn that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for your appreciative comments on the resort ambience as a whole, from the décor to the furniture and fixture, activities and most... More 

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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
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