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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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Chandigarh, India
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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Breathtaking ...a great place to relax...get massages and spend your day by the pool... Food is expensive but take a package with meals. Two to three nights are good enough for the experience . If u can handle the heat visit in off season summer time for cheap rooms!

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Beirut, Lebanon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of my fav places to go in Dubai. middle of nowehere. no cars. no traffic. no construction. sand. sand. sand all around. make the best of it. best time is between Nov through April; the weather is sublime. enjoy the infinity pool, enjoy the cold towels provided every few minutes. enjoy the drinks being served. enjoy the buffet afterwards... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great Arabian nights entertainment here.......the staff were excellent it really was an interesting place along with souvenir shopping experience excellent local food and a floorshow with local music the food was excellent but us vegetarians need a main course or else we end up eating the same food on different courses....quite a long way out of Dubai... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We really enjoyed our short 2 night stay at Bab Shams. The resort really gives you the feeling that you are in a secluded old bedouin fort. We kept finding little alleyways, ponds and seating areas tucked away everywhere. The pools where amazing (there were several accomodating children in the shallow ones and adults in the larger one). The large... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friends live in Dubai and explained that a visit to Al Hadeerah at the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort was a good way to experience some very good Arabian dishes while being entertained with a floor show usually pitched at tourists visiting the region. Pleasantly surprised on arrival however as there were more locals than visitors and lots of... More

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Dubai
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely amazing place , sensational atmosphere, ambiance , very Arabic style .. Reflects the Arabic hospitality .. Al Hadeera restaurant is a place that u can not imagine that this food actually exist .. The food is cooked in a traditional way.. Cooked to melt in your palate as you eat .. Never tasted food that good .. Huge selection... 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 in Al Hadheerah headed by Hussein. We are delighted that we... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic stay for our anniversary. Only went for one night but really made the most of it arriving early and leaving late. Fantastic stay with attentive staff. You feel very special staying there. Would recommend anyone to stay there.

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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 experience at the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa on Trip Advisor. We are happy to read that you had chosen to celebrate your Anniversary with us and we achieve our goals in providing you a memorable experience. I will definitely share your feedback especially with regards to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is great desert resort, relaxing, falcon show is amazing, camel ride is fun. I went for an hour of horse riding and it was superb. The Hadheera traditional restaurant is done in a unique one and only one, one of the staff (Husain) took a very very good care of us and we had really enjoyed our day.

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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. I really appreciate your time taken to share your experiences during your visit . We are delighted that you enjoyed our activities and had a wonderful experience in Al Hadheerah Restaurant. It is most encouraging for us to receive... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a one night stay along with a group of friends just last weekend. And everything about our stay was just the way we wanted. Around 100 kms away from Abu Dhabi or 35 Km off the MBZ Rd Dubai, the resort is a prefect break from the noise of the city. The pool, the roof top restaurant Al... 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 kind comments on Tripadvisor with regards to your experience in Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed our room decors, swimming pool and had a wonderful experience at our Rooftop. We are currently doing the necessary to improve the process of check-in and check-out and enhance... More

Berlin, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a break from the noisy Dubai then this is the right place to be. A bit outside of the city, in the middle of the desert, you can enjoy romantic moments with your loved one. It's expensive, but if you want an unforgettable weekend, then it's worth every penny.

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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 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... 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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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#8 Top resorts Hotel in Dubai #37 Spa Hotel in Dubai #46 Family Hotel in Dubai #60 Luxury Hotel in Dubai #62 Romantic Hotel in Dubai #78 Business Hotel in Dubai
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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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