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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Atmosphere was great as usual. I did t understand the latest addition of the Spanish flamingo to the arab show but they were good. The belly dancer was a disappointment but I was told that she is a temporary replacement. The lebanese dabke have been better in the past (previous group) but still enjoyable!! Overall, my guests have enjoyed it... More

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Houston, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been in many 5 * hotels in the Middle East.....but did not like this one. Had an all inclusive weekend package ( not cheap ). Breakfast was ok, but surly staff. We decided on Italian and Indian restaurants for dinner...big mistake as we were handed a separate menu with limited choice of each course ( one desert only... 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 posting a review regarding your recent stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa. We deeply regret that you have had several unpleasant experiences while staying with us. We would like to extend our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience caused however your points are noted and corrective actions will be taken. Once again, thank... More

Sydney
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I were treated by our two kids as an anniversary/European trip to a one day/one night stay at Bab Al SHams resort hotel. We were picked up in Dubai by a very friendly driver who had a small esky equipped with a cool refresher towel and cold drinks to enjoy while we were taken on a 40-45... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you so much for sharing this very kind review about your recent experience at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. I am extremely delighted to read that you consider us as your "Desert Dream". Your satisfaction with the services, activities and food we offer helped to motivate the team to continue deliver the quality service that... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from our second brilliant holiday at Bab al Shams. Both holidays have been for 5 days and we enjoyed every moment. Total relaxation in a wonderful resort and you are looked after by really excellent staff. We cannot praise the pool team enough, they take care of you so well. Also the teams in the Masala... 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 at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. Our sole focus is to provide a flawless and excellent service to all our valued guests, and to contribute towards a memorable stay at the resort. Therefore we are thrilled to learn that you have enjoyed every minute... More

Istanbul, Turkey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is quite an interesting experience worth trying. I stayed here w my family for 2 days and it was just enough. I think it is pretty boring to stay in this place more than 2-3 days. Good things: Indian restaurant Masala was really good. The food at the terrace of arabic restaurant was good too. Order hot and cold... 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 regarding your recent stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa. We appreciate all the positive feedback you have mentioned regarding our food, the bed and the desert activities we offer. We would like to extend our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience caused by the existing gym we have and the process... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For tourist and people who are new in this country they sure will find this place amazing and quite an experience. It's a high class five stars property with oriental architecture in the middle of the desert, the service and quality is basically whatever you'll expect in five stars hotel. However, if you've been living here in UAE, the desert... More

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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 to your recent stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. I appreciate all your insights and positive feedback regarding our Quality and Service. Please feel free to contact me directly if you wish to make your next reservation, so I can ensure you... More

Niagara-on-the-Lake
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place to relax & unwind.You just lay by the pool while they bring you freezing wet face cloths ans cold fruit bliss.The rooms and food are great too.A place I hate to share as it is the best .You feel like you are away from the world very romantic especially at night when all lit up with flames along... 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 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. We look forward to welcoming... More

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

I have now stayed here twice, once just myself and my husband and the 2nd time we took our 2 year old son with us to celebrate my husband's 30th and what an amazing place for a couple or families! Definately will be back before the end of the year for my 30th! Ideal location, away from every day life... 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 at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We are delighted to read that you and your family had a wonderful stay with us and that you were pleased with the overall experience. It was indeed a pleasure to have you stay with us and we... More

Okinawa, Japan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of the city of Dubai...It was my Wife's Birthday and I wanted to surprise her for a 2 night get away...needless to say, it was well received!! We both had a Spa treatment, which was equally well received... Bab Al Sham's is certainly worth a visit, and it certainly gets a... 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 TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa. We appreciate your time taken to share your experiences during your visit and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. It is most encouraging for us to receive such praise and we look forward to welcoming... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay just one night for our wedding anniversary. All stuffs are very kind and they made us compliment. They send us a cake, fruits, chocolate and special date for the celebration. Our room is very nice wiev of desert and pool.

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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 feedback from your recent stay with us at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We are delighted that we have been successful in achieving the high standards of timely and quality service delivery Bab Al Shams is renowned for during your entire stay. Once again, thank you for... 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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