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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

#53 of 501 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
International Endurance City, 308th Rd | P.O Box 8168, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #53 of 501 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed today
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Have been here a lot with family. Very nicely tucked away in the desert; though still only about 45 min from Dubai. Visits have never disaspointed. Always clean, friendly and good for recharging the batteries. Roof top with sunset is a must whilst enjoying sisha. Ver good selection of Lebanese, Italian, and Indian cuisines. Kids club run by brilliant ladies.... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I spent yet another "Second Honeymoon" some months ago as guests of these wonderfully attentive hosts. Incidentally, we are "locals," maintaining homes in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, where we have lived over the past five years. In other words, we weren't just breezing though this place in a state of awe. Bab Al Shams is simply a... More 

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Kings Lynn
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the fouth or fifth time that we have stayed at Bab Al Shams and as always we were treated to wonderful service, food and facilities. We ate at the Masala restaurant for the first time and the food was exceptional both in quality and choice. Particular praise goes to our waiter Nibin who was fantastic. We will be... More 

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

Dear casper 16167, Very many thanks for your review! It was a pleasure to have you here again as our guests and I was happy to hear that you had a great stay with us! Thank you for mentioning Nibin's name! I do hope that we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the not too distant future! All... More 

Calgary, Alberta
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A true oasis and escape. Beautiful buildings set amidst sand dunes. Absolutely gorgeous pool area. Check - in and other services were done very well. Good restaurants and concierge as well. Really enjoyed our stay and hope to return.

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

Dear Family_Traveller0, 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
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a late review but I hope not too late. Our group of three families stayed here during July 2014 taking advantage of a promotion the hotel was offering. The resort is near to the city of Dubai and a few kilometres from our house and we have been there in the past to have dinner. We liked what... More 

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

Dear TeerthaG, 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. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon! All the best,... More 

Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
26 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to escape for a few days of R&R, or even to visit and dine at the outdoor restaurant. The location and view is spectacular. We dined outdoors and the ambience was great. Our server/waiter was extremely rude from the get go and we had to speak to his manager. It seemed like he just didn't... More 

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

Dear Anna A, Thanks for your review! I was disappointed to hear that one aspect of your stay were not so great. Please accept my apologies for the service shortfalls you encountered during your time here. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back to show you that we can do much better. Kind regards, Mohamed Aghoury, Cluster General... More 

Amman, Jordan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is relatively small and the buildings are ok, but it really is a getaway from the city. it's in the middle of the dessert, where you completely switch off and completely disconnect. the Pool bar food is amazing! We had pizza and burger both great. there are camel and horse rides and there are several games such as... More 

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

Dear Nemat M, Many thanks for your review! I was happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Mohamed Aghoury, Cluster General Manager More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best view you could have is at the swimming pool one with water and other side with deserts. Relaxed and enjoyed the best part of life that is silence with natural beauty. The resort is located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai so you can plan accordingly. The rooms are best in class with the natural colour and traditional methods... More 

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

Dear Gaurav S, 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 

Farnham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this hotel in April 2014 and it was ideal. I thought it could not be better. We returned in Feb 2015 and it was even better. The attention to detail was super and the staff were even more accomodating. The personal touches, fruit and chocolates in the room, fruit kebabs and iced towels by the pool really... More 

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

Dear Jo R, Thanks for reviewing us! It was great to see that you had an enjoyable stay at the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. It'll certainly be a pleasure to welcome you back again and we hope it won't be too long a wait! Kind regards, Mohamed Aghoury, Cluster General Manager More 

west sussex, UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights in January with family. I loved the old feel of the rooms - concrete floor, thick walls, but family we went with didnt like it much, preferring the glitz of our hotel in Dubai. The rooms were quite dark, but that didnt bother us, and I'm sure its lovely and cool in the summer. Our... More 

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

Dear karenb284, Thanks for your review! I was disappointed to hear that some aspects of your stay were not so great. Please accept my apologies for the service shortfalls you encountered during your time here. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back to show you that we can do much better. Kind regards, Mohamed Aghoury, Cluster General Manager More 

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