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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

#56 of 503 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
International Endurance City, 308th Rd | P.O Box 8168, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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County Clare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The drive out from Dubai was stunning through the desert. My sister drove, I do not know how you would get here without a car. It's set in an authentic arabian style layout. The pools are expansive with fabulous cascades and my favourite: a pool bar with delicious cocktails! It's a luxury getaway with a spa there, and a restuarant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

no crowd and Muslims only Europeans, nice design, very nice swimming pool and spa, welcome staff, delicious food and cocktails, nice view, it's perfect desert place where you can spend your weekend. Recommend to stay here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful location, wonderful swimming pool, incredible spa, beautiful Arabic old style room, amazing staff at both front desk, pool side, spa and restaurants! I would definitely recommend staying here again. Great relaxing break!

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

Dear Aoife K, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My first time at the resort and it was delightful. Set in the desert, it has everything you could want in a luxurious but friendly setting. Rooms were lovely, fully equipped with every amenity including full range of toiletries, mini bar, kettle and Nespresso machine. Staff were helpful and friendly (except one over zealous bartender at the pool bar) and... More 

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

Dear Nfo9, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking to get away from Dubai ... Bab Al Shams is a perfect desert retreat. There is nothing bad to say about this hotel... It is exactly as described in the hotel description. The staff a very friendly and helpful and go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. It was my husband's birthday and... More 

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

Dear suzanne c, 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 the pools, 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,... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Got a surprise treat by my Wife here. Arabic style old designs. Swimming pool, falcon show camel ride and good food at al forsan for breakfast too. There are 3 - swimming pools. Also the surroundings are good. At night it's lit up beautifully . There is a pathway to al hadheera cafe that's a must try especially for couples.... More 

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

Dear suhayil, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly a 5* luxury resort. They go out all the way making you feel spoilt to the bone. The pool and area was amazing. I little too inside the desert so nothing else close by- but being there you wouldn't want to step out either ways. Amazing food options as well including breakfast and drinks.

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

Dear InshaDee, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We treated our daughter and boyfriend to a desert retreat on her birthday. The holiday was just perfect thanks to the excellent staff. Everyone went out of their way to make her birthday so special. It was our second visit but will not be our last!!! Thank you

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

Dear Grace E, 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three nights getaway in our favourite Dubai resort, what could be better? Well it turns out, lots could be better actually... since the last time we stayed, the standard has dropped significantly and although the resort remains 5 star, the service was generally poor to very poor. We nearly had to check ourselves in (and out), the reception was understaffed... More 

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

Dear wazza2222, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience regarding your stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. I appreciate your valuable feedback but obviously, I am disappointed to read that your experience was not up to your expectations. For that, I would like to apologize. All points were noted and necessary actions... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will start with the positive. The location is awesome. It's out in the desert. Windy, sand everywhere. Not much really around. Driving up to it, looks like what you would think old Dubai might have looked like. The interior and courtyard areas were beautiful. The pool was amazing. The rooms were amazing. Very detailed. Very romantic. Try to get... More 

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

Dear Jeff M, 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... More 

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