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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

#57 of 509 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel itself has some very charming elements, although some may feel its in need of a refurbishment due to worn fixtures and fittings this kind of adds to the rustic appeal for me. The rooms are very nice and comfortable, the bar and breakfast area are beautiful, however I would probably say it's more of a 3-4* resort in... More 

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

Dear Joe S, Thank you for your feedback. Your opinion is very important to me, and I regret that you felt our staff was not accommodating and helpful. That was surely not intended. Please accept my apology for the unpleasant memories we created. It would be great if you would stay at our hotel again soon. I am confident that... More 

Dubai
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This resort was a surprise get away and nothing can prepare you for how gorgeous this property is. It's far out into the desert, however perfect for travellers who want to get away from the hustle of city life. It was love at first sight, with the Interiors, Arabian Decor, and the room. (A prince of Persia feel!) As a... More 

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

Dear Vanessa D, 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 

Oregon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In addition to the usual "Questionnaire" I completed in detail, I have sent a personal thank you to the General Manager and felt I must complete this review, such was our marvelous stay at Bab Al Shams! My wife and I were part of a party of 20+ staying to celebrate a family Wedding. After a 20+ hour journey from... More 

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

Dear Phil M, 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... More 

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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been in Dubai and I spent there some time with my wife and two friends of us. We had an incredible experience in the middle of the desert, we were hosted by Hotel Bab al Shams Desert. We were welcomed with a special gift: a wooden box full of big and incredibly juicy dates. The hotel is amazing and... More 

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

Dear Natan53, 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 via mobile

To all the people who are searching for a nice getaway do not hesitate to try bab l shames. i spent an amazing weekend me and my fiance! The place is wonderful! The team and the service are astonishing. This place is a must try.

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

Dear Mariyaaaaaaaaaaa, Many thanks for reviewing us! I was happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa and we all hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Mohamed Aghoury, Cluster General Manager More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband surprised me for my birthday in May and we couldn't have stayed anywhere more magical !! From the second you arrive you feel special the staff are exceptional the service feels very personal and natural. Rooms are romantic and the choice of pools amazing and very relaxing. You must try the award winning spa as it lives up... More 

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

Dear Linzi13james, 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 

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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is stunning. The latest cation is amazing outside the busy city and its a real hidden gem. Rooms are not huge but are well decorated. The pool is superb, for kids one of the best I've seen. Food and service are also excellent. Will definitely return and spread the word that Bab Al Shams is worth every dirham.... More 

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

Dear Colinward1977, Many thanks for reviewing us! I was happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa and we all hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Mohamed Aghoury, Cluster General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful oasis in the desert and only 45 minutes from Dubai. We had a great time at the resort, service, food, location all perfect. Also, was a nice reminder to wake up to a real dawn chorus Recommended for a luxury peaceful weekend getaway.

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

Dear dclarke5, Thanks for reviewing us! It was great to see that you had an enjoyable stay at the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa and liked your room, the food, and the service. 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... More 

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for just one night at Bab Al Shams and it was so relaxing I felt like I'd had a week off work. We got upgraded upon arrival and our room was ready a few hours early. Wonderful staff and service, we mentioned that it was our anniversary and got gorgeous cake, fruit basket and patchi chocolates delivered to the... More 

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

Dear jegibbons2015, 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 

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked one night in this resort after I saw the reviews on tripadvisor.it is located about 70 km from Dubai city. You can reach there by a taxi from the airport or from the city and it will cost you under 200 dirhams,and it is cheaper that way than booking aride from the hotel. This resort is in the... More 

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

Dear Bakhsh, 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 

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