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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

#64 of 536 Hotels in Dubai
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International Endurance City, 308th Rd | P.O Box 8168, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So I visited Bab al Shams twice in the month of July. Once with my husband and then again with him and 2 friends. We were impressed the moment we pulled out car up the drive and handed the keys to valet. A swift and friendly check in. Beautiful decor surrounding reception. A useful guided tour to show all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to get away from the fast pace of life. The hotel is not too far from Dubai or Abu Dhabi city. But far enough to feel like you're completely secluded. The maze of architecture design will keep you wondering around to discover new Tranquil places to sit. The rooms are spacious and interior decor is a touch of... More 

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

Dear DubaiExpat85, 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, General... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

All staff were so friendly and welcoming. My wife is a coeliac who cannot tolerate any gluten. I was surprised that everyone at the hotel and restaurants were aware of that. Everything was arranged to her allergies, food/meat/desert. Special thanks to the manager hussein Chef asadollah and the waiter Khaled. Thank you

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

Dear Johnny D, 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, General Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice experience. Fast service. Comfortable atmosphere. Delicious food, great staff. Always willing to help and available. Loved the fresh ice tea made with lemon grass and green tea. Thank you very much. Keep up the good work. We will be back.

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

Dear Christal76, 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, General Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I stayed for 1 night and it was really nice stay enjoy the time at the pool , all restaurant and spa I want to thank Hussain and Khaled from al hadera restaurant they are really very friendly and helpful I am vegetarian and it's not easy to me find food but they did the best to make me happy... More 

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

Dear Marmoura100, Thank you very much for your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. I truly do appreciate your kind comments; it is heartwarming to know that our hospitality and service does not go unnoticed. Please rest assured that I shall personally be sharing your feedback with Hussain & Khaled as well as the entire team. We thank you for your recommendation... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bab Al Shams delivers on a 5 Star resort experience. It is a short drive from the Marina into the Desert. Rooms are clean and quiet. The pools are plenty and the staff are extremely helpful and supportive. The pool bar has delicious food. The rooftop bar is great to watch the sunset disappear over the dunes. There is plenty... More 

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

Dear Kirsty K, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a lovely hotel with unique architecture and concept. However the service at the front desk put a big minus point. They were slow and arrogant. Lucky for them that the rest of the staff in the hotel especially the ones at the pool area and the valet gave an excellent job to make the guests feel at home.

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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 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group dinner here. It was a long drive from down town Dubai - but the place was really good with live entertainments. The variety of food was good and very tasty. We were a group of around 15 people - and every one enjoyed.

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

Dear Vinu B, 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 

Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful stay at Bab Al Shams. Hard to leave...... Great breakfast 🍳 and the service, room and ambience were amazing. You will love this experience.... Included breakfast which was buffet with lots of variety. Missed dinner qnd entertainment show but heard they were great..... Highly recommended resort..

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

Dear Peteski2016, 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 love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once at this resort one can forget that a pulsating metropolis lies down the road! A visit to the Al Hadeerah restaurant is a must - excellent food and live entertainment. The transition of operators from Jumeirah to Meydan does not seem to have been detrimental to service standards.

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

Dear Samir_Khosla, 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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Translated from Arabic as "Gateway to the sun", the *award-winning 5-star Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is designed to resemble a fortified rural Arab village amidst the desert landscape. Featuring low-rise architecture, this sandy coloured style fort boasts the main tower with Reception area and lobby and clusters of two-storey buildings housing guest accommodation, restaurants, spa and meeting facilities interconnected by seemingly endless little walkways. The charm of Arabia is personified in every corner of the property with small lanes running through the hotel, scattered around ponds and secluded seating areas, shaded courtyards, water fountains and trickling streams bestowing the feel of cool tranquillity. The abundance of green garden areas and manicured lawns adds to the quiet and soothing environment of the resort. The rustic Arabian theme of exterior design continues to flow in the carefully selected interior decorations and settings featuring uncovered natural stone floors, bare plastered walls, dark wood and iron fixtures, warm dimmed lighting and an abundance of artefacts showcased throughout the property. The resort boasts 113 rooms and suites offering cosy accommodation in an authentic Arabian style with majority of the rooms having a private terrace. All guest rooms and public areas have complimentary Wi-Fi access. *World's Leading Desert Resort, World Travel Awards. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Address: International Endurance City, 308th Rd | P.O Box 8168, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Price Range: $172 - $585 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 113
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Also Known As:
Bab Al Shams Desert Hotel Dubai
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort And Spa
Hotel Style:
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Dubai
#40 Business Hotel in Dubai
#44 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#47 Family Hotel in Dubai
#53 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#63 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
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