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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

#52 of 512 Hotels in Dubai
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International Endurance City, 308th Rd | P.O Box 8168, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Me and my partner drove from Abu Dhabi to Bab Al Shams as a weekend getaway, From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were made to feel at home. I have travelled extensively and this was by far some of the best service either of us have received. On arrival our room was upgraded - the... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I live in Dubai, I went to Bab Al Shams this weekend (31st July - 1 Augt), checked in under my friends name at room 146. The location and the resort is amazing, a real touch of Arabic experience. I also love the pool, roof top bar and choices of restaurants. It was a really unforgettable experience. I would love... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have just come home from a 2 night stay at Bab Al Shams with my husband and our little one. Lucky for us, the weather had been so good to us that despite the heat, the humidy was low and so we were able to really enjoy the outdoors. After a smooth check-in, we were led to our room... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bab al shams considered as great escape to a wonderful world of luxury and relaxing. the magical arabic design of the hotel and the great location makes the place so special, more over they have amazing staff waiting for you with big smile ready to make your stay unforgettable, food experience beyond expectation Arabic, indian, international. loved the breakfast in... More 

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

Dear Diaa W, Thanks for reviewing us and for your kind words. It was good to see that you had an enjoyable stay with us and we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Mohamed Aghoury, Cluster General Manager More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

-- The luxurious five star services and exorbitant winsome treatment of Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa initiated the minute I pulled over the car at their main entrance, free valet parking is provided for all in-house and out-house guests. We were greeted at the reception with a much needed glass of fresh lemonade, and a pleasant vivid smile... More 

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

Dear ALAABI THA SHIM, Thank you very much for your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. I truly do appreciate your kind comments; it is heartwarming to know that our hospitality and service does not go unnoticed. Please rest assured that I shall personally be sharing your feedback with the entire team. We thank you for your recommendation and hope to welcome... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best in Dubai for many reasons - Service is fantastic Location is very cool - middle of desert Food is very tasty Pools are some the best Iv seen, perfect for families and couples - they are so big you can get away from each other and not be disturbed by the kids. Plenty of activities to... More 

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

Dear Kenaychad, 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family enjoyed yet another fabulous weekend at Bab Al Shams. This is truly one of our favourite hotels. Love the rooms' Arabic feel and the layout of the hotel - it never feels as if you're in a hotel with long hallways and doors to the side. The amenities are luxe and staff friendly and attentive. The pool is... More 

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

Dear Lida B, Thank you so much for your kind words and the good score you gave us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We are proud that we can provide our guests the relaxing atmosphere of an Arabian Oasis just a few kilometers away from Dubai. Please come back soon - we would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bab Al Shams Resort is a very nice getaway where you can spend a relaxing weekend. The staff is great and the rooms are very nice. You can also take a stroll in the dunes or watch the camels. Hotel has a very distinct "arabic heritage" touch.

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

Dear sASHAr, 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 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another fabulous stay. Love this place so much I cannot stay away. I was back for a second weekend stay. The rooms are fabulous. As long as you understand this is an Arabian themed hotel then you won't complain the rooms are too dark. I love it personally. Food, staff everything is fabulous. Cannot recommend enough!

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

Dear luckyangel, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review about your recent stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. I was extremely pleased to read that you were happy with your room and the hotel’s services and facilities. Please rest assured, I shall be personally sharing your kind comments with the entire team. Thank you very much once... More 

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

- Variety of food in buffet restaurant was not good. It's for 3* hotel not for 5* hotels. - room is good - pools is good with nice view - beverage : average - clean Room - reception is good & helpful - house keeper is very polite

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

Dear Elham M, Thank you for posting a review regarding your recent stay here at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We really appreciate your positive feedback especially on the service received by the hotel staff during your stay. On the other hand, we would like to extend our sincere apologies if the food in Al Forsan was not... More 

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