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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 via mobile

Had a fantastic wknd in the middle of the desert. Loved the pool and the rooms are beautiful with a lovely Arabian style. Food is ok but the show was just amazing...horses, camels, just in the middle of nowhere.

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

We stayed here for 3 nights & we had a very good experience.. The ambience of the resort is truly traditional Arabic style.We loved it.. The rooms were also very well maintained.The choice of restaurants were very good, we especially enjoyed the traditional Al Hadheerah restaurant.. Not to miss out the Italian restaurant(we loved their pizza).The rooftop lounge is 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 sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor with regards to your recent stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. I greatly appreciate your time taken to advise us the positive comments on your overall experience. Once again, thank you for posting your review and we look forward to welcoming you again on your next... More

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

Desert location is fantastic with traditional style buildings,great service and lots of different food options. Had a garden room which was fantastic. Swimming pool options and lunch time bar / snacks were also good. Try the rooftop bar at night and also the fantastic tradition dinner and show at Al Hadheerah Dessert restaurant should not be missed . There is... 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 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 look forward to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent place, and services, worth to visit and enjoy , don't forget to try Al Sarab rooftop & Al Hadheera restaurant . The Spa is wonderful experience, lil expensive than any other place in Dubai, but its the best for sure . The pools area is very good too , so don't forget to get your tan too :)

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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 appreciate your kind acknowledgements of our exquisite facilities and high level of customer service provided by our team of incredible colleagues. We are delighted that we have been successful in achieving the high... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fabulous getaway from city life. The service is fantastic. The only downside was that the rooms had less lighting in the evenings - which was probably to give it a antique feel. Though I would definitely suggest that the hotel installs lights with dimmers.

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

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 you on... More

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

We first stayed at this hotel 9 years ago. Reading previous reviews I agree in some aspects that this hotel use to be more isolated but Dubai is a continuely growing city expanding everyday further into the desert. It is still a pleasant 35 minute drive away from old Dubai but made much more accessible using the new Al Qudra... 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 taking the time to share your feedback from your recent stay with us at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We appreciate your kind acknowledgements of our exquisite facilities and high level of customer service provided by our team of incredible colleagues especially Aditya. We are delighted that we have been successful in achieving... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At the moment I don't walk very well ( I use a walking frame) and after a shakey start Mr manhood came straight away and sorted things out. The management and staff couldn't do enough for both me and my grandson !!!!! I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for an experience of a lifetime.......... thank you... 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 sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor with regards to your recent stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. I greatly appreciate your time taken to advise us the positive comments on your overall experience most especially with our amazing and friendly staff. Once again, thank you for posting your review and we all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at Bab al Shams this weekend with their recent groupon deal. The hotel is like stepping back into time into ancient Arabia which is excellent if you want to show visitors something different from the usual Dubai 5* luxury. Lots of attention to detail is paid to the decor, structure and overall look and feel of the venue. The... More

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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 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 you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service at Bab Al Shams is always fantastic and this trip was no exception. In the sweltering UAE summer there are people giving out cold towels and Popsicles at the the gorgeous pools. The Indian restaurant is a delight and we were upgraded because it was my birthday. Bab Al Shams always lives up to expectations. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights in this hotel and we enjoyed a lot. It was very relaxing. During the day we could enjoy the wonderful pools and in the afternoon we enjoyed the camel ride and the jeep trip to the dunes. Those were the best two experiences in that hotel but I have to say they were a little expensive.... More

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Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to learn that you liked the set up we have done for your honeymoon and that you had a great experience overall. It is great to have you as an ambassador for Bab Al Shams Desert Resort... 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*
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BAB AL SHAMS Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is an exclusive low rise resort, a unique retreat in the desert surrounded by natural desert landscape. The resort is an architectural wonder that seems to come to life in the middle of the shifting sands of ancient Arabia, providing a unique and traditional desert experience that is true to the culture and heritage of Dubai and the UAE.AL FORSAN RESTAURANT With its new location overlooking the Arabian Desert, Al Forsan Restaurant offers a refreshing and friendly ambiance to those who want to spend quality time with their families & friends and enjoy an exquisite buffet for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Featuring International Cuisine, the finest specialties of different cuisines to provide you with a variety of choices. AL HADHEERAH RESTAURANT: Experience the wide expanse of the desert and the magic of lively entertainment at Al Hadheerah, the region’s first open air traditional Arabic desert restaurant. As the resort’s signature restaurant, Al Hadheerah offers diners a unique experience with scenes straight out of an Arabian legend featuring belly dancers, live bands & a falcon display. LE DUNE PIZZERIA: With its vivid colors and earthly tones, Le Dune boasts a magical fusion of Arabic and Italian decor that offers a delightfully warm ambiance. The magical combination is vibrant at any angle, from the aged wooden furniture shipped from Italy, the traditional terracotta flooring, to Arabic lanterns add to the rustic ambiance. MASALA RESTAURANT: The exotic flavors of India have arrived in the deserts of Arabia in the form of Masala. Located in the heart of the hotel, Masala’s exquisite menu of Indian dishes slow-cooked in traditional style, with the ambiance of traditional Indian background music, is an enchanting compliment to Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. AL SARAB ROOFTOP LOUNGEA: Sarab rooftop lounge overlooking the Arabian desert, this two story rooftop bar embraces a breathtaking view that boasts amazing vistas during sunset. The rich Arabian design in soft earth colors, dimmed lanterns for a cozy ambiance and comfortable chairs and cushions, provide a friendly setting for a night to remember. AL SHUROUQ LOUNGE: Shurouq Lounge is an ideal place to relax in the majlis seating areas while admiring the stunning views of the boundless desert. Indulge your taste buds with a delicious mix of light bites, bar snacks, pizzas and lots more while enjoying the cocktail of your choice. POOL BAR: Pool bar with a view of the rolling desert is an ideal place to unwind during the day. Pool bar serves an a la carte menu offering a wide variety of snacks, cocktails, light meals and beverages. A spectacular panoramic view of the desert ensure total tranquility for both the guests. YA HALA BARY: a Hala reflects the traditional Arabian culture of comfort, charm and hospitality. Afternoon tea, as well as a variety of other drinks and snacks for the a la carte menu, can be enjoyed amidst the saddles and charming wooden furniture of the lounge, on the intimate terrace overlooking the water well. ... more   less 
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