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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

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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-story 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 artifacts 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.
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Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International Airport8 mi
Dubai Airport31 mi
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We visited hadeerat restaurant in Bab al shams on UAE national day for dinner. We felt we were in an Arabian village. The ambience was awe inspiring. The food was spectacular and was followed by elegant fireworks. Special mention to courteous manager and staff who took care of ev
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Response from Ziad S, Executive Assistant Manager - Operations at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Responded 2 days ago
Dear libbyvinu, We are delighted you had a memorable experience at Al Hadheerah Restaurant during your recent visit to celebrate UAE National Day. Thank you so much for your comments on the ambiance, food, entertainment and colleagues. Our associates are indeed the life and soul of our resort - with their genuine care and warmth ensure that every interaction with our guests is a wonderful moment. We are fortunate to have such an amazing team and your kind praises will further inspire them in their pursuit of excellence. Thank you once again for taking the time to share your experience here on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to have you at Al Hadheerah Restaurant and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Ziad Sleiman | Executive Assistant Manager - Operations Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa T: +971 4 809 6191 M: +971 56 224 7124 Email: Ziad.Sleiman@meydanhotels.com
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We stayed here during our honeymoon as it was recommended to us by our Wedding Photographer and this place did not disappoint!

The design and decor of the resort, along with the attention to detail every single part of the property has, makes it an authentic Arabian experience.
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Response from Ziad S, Executive Assistant Manager - Operations at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Responded 2 days ago
Dear MarijaPetroska90, Thank you for choosing to spend your honeymoon here at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. It was indeed a pleasure having you with us at the resort. We are overwhelmed to read how you described your entire experience during your stay and such commendable remarks make us extremely proud of the kind of service we cater to our discerning guests. Thank you for appreciating our hospitality, facilities and most of all, our jewel, the team. They will be pleased to learn that their sincere efforts were recognized by you. Thank you so much for your valuable recommendation. We hope that Bab Al Shams will remain your preferred destination to celebrate more of your special occasions and life's milestones as we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Ziad Sleiman | Executive Assistant Manager - Operations Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa T: +971 4 809 6191 M: +971 56 224 7124 Email: Ziad.Sleiman@meydanhotels.com
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We had a pleasure to visit Bab Al Shams resort. I was left speechless with the way we were welcomed into the hotel, from the time we left our car greeted by the bell boy who made our check in smooth and easy until check out the next day we felt welcomed. The first night we had di
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Response from Ziad S, Executive Assistant Manager - Operations at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Rafat380, We are delighted you had a memorable stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. Thank you so much for your comments on our excellent service from check-in to check-out. It is overwhelming to read that you were overall delighted with your dining experience at both Al Hadheerah and Al Sarab and you truly appreciated its efficient and friendly atmosphere, the live entertainment and the vast variety of our dishes and drinks. Your recognition of our colleagues is highly appreciated. Rest assured that your kind praise will be shared with the entire team. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience online. It was a pleasure to have you stay at Bab Al Shams and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Ziad Sleiman | Executive Assistant Manager - Operations Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa T: +971 4 809 6191 M: +971 56 224 7124 Email: Ziad.Sleiman@meydanhotels.com
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If you want to have a special day ... then this hotel definitely is your destination... we enjoyed every moment.. welcoming of the staff, rooms, services, and even food .. rooms in the middle of the desert with great weather .. its one of a kind hotel .. you must visit ...
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Response from Ziad S, Executive Assistant Manager - Operations at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Zaherjaff, Thank you for your most kind review posted here on TripAdvisor following your visit at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We appreciate all your kind praises on our rooms, services, food and most especially our team members. Here in Bab Al Shams, we do take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can and ensure that they are enjoying their stay with us. Thank you very much for recommending the resort to other travelers.We are looking forward to welcome you soon again. Kind regards, Ziad Sleiman | Executive Assistant Manager - Operations Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa T: +971 4 809 6191 M: +971 56 224 7124 Email: Ziad.Sleiman@meydanhotels.com
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Well, it’s not just an ordinary hotel, everything was so cool, welcoming, staff, rooms, services, and even weather ...a room in the middle of the desert for sure will add up your experience ... just can’t tell !! I’ve just visited Al hathera restaurant there and it was wonderful
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Response from Ziad S, Executive Assistant Manager - Operations at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear AmrArdromly, Thank you for visiting Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa and it was a pleasure having you with us. We are overwhelmed on the way you describe your entire experience at the resort particularly your dinner at our very famous Al Hadheerah Restaurant. Such commendable remarks make us extremely proud of the kind of service we cater to our discerning guests like you. Thank you for appreciating our hospitality, facilities, food, entertainment and most of all, our jewel, our team members. They are indeed the life and soul of our resort - with their genuine care and warmth ensure that every interaction with our guests is a wonderful moment. We are fortunate to have such an amazing team and your kind praises will further inspire them in their pursuit of excellence. Meanwhile, I personally would like to thank you for appreciating my efforts to ensure that every guest is having a fantastic experience like you. We, here in Bab Al Shams, are very much committed to serve with sincerity, care and passion, creating enjoyable experience and everlasting memories. Thank you so much once again for your valuable recommendation. We are all looking forward to your return in the near future. Kind regards, Ziad Sleiman | Executive Assistant Manager - Operations Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa T: +971 4 809 6191 M: +971 56 224 7124 Email: Ziad.Sleiman@meydanhotels.com
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Any recommendation on how to go to the resort from town?
Any recommendation on how to go to the resort from town?
Dear Junny555, Thank you for your interest to Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. There are few options for you to be able to reach to the resort. A. Private car via hotel transportation AED 450 per way from anywhere in Dubai. Please contact our Concierge Department at +97148096269. B. Public taxi (metered) - rate will be depending on the distance from the point of origin to the resort. Should you require any further assistance, please contact our Concierge anytime. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. Kind regards, Ziad Sleiman Executive Assistant Manager - Operations
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We are looking to book this hotel for next year. We have stayed in Dubai palm many times but thought of trying this for something different. The rooms I’ve seen do look a bit basic to what we are used to on the palm. What are the best rooms to have or view to book.
It really depends on what sort of experience you're looking for. The Palm is a luxurious experience, where, Bab Al Shams is more about a desert experience. The resort is built like the old style UAE buildings, and furnished accordingly. However, the staff are highly professional,and discreet. The accommodation is clean and rooms are spacious. I hope that helps
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Hi, we are staying here for two nights at the beginning of October as part of our honeymoon. Just wondering a couple of things: 1) is it better to book the big dinner experience in advance of arriving 2) we are staying in Dubai for 3 days before hand and were going to do a day tour in desert with camel riding, dinner, sand boarding etc or does the hotel offer something similar Thanks
Congratulations to you and your beloved! You will enjoy Dubai. Regarding your questions... 1. Dinner reservations are required for all of the restaurants located at the resort. If you are looking for a 5 star restaurant, I recommend Al Hadheerah for an evening of Arabic hospitality in Bedouin style. The food, beverages and service are exceptional. Many of the activities you reference are included in the night's entertainment. Perhaps a henna hand-painting would be a delightful momento. 2. Complimentary camel rides and falcon displays are available late afternoon at the hotel, near the pool. Camel rides are also provided by Al Hadheerah during the evening. A view of the sunset from the Roof Top Lounge at the hotel is recommended. A wonderful selection of fresh fruit, pastries, and beverages is available for breakfast at Al Forsan. The buffet includes nearly every food imagineable from around the world. The eggs are prepared according to your preferences. Lighter fare is served in the Pizzeria. If you wish to try Indian Cuisine for dinner, Masala is another restaurant at the resort (closed Sunday & Monday). Lastly, you may wish to exolore room service following an afternoon at the Satori Spa. Enjoy and Best Wishes!
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Hi do the guest have direct access to the desert on foot from the hotel?
Dear Akbar, Thank you for your interest to Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. In regards to your inquiry, I am pleased to inform you that yes, all guests have direct access from the resort to the desert. Some of our rooms, pool area and F&B outlets are directly connected to the desert dunes. Should you require any further information, please do contact us anytime. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to Bab Al Shams. Kind regards, Reuben Mifsud Cluster General Manager
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"Desert views are unforgettable!"
"the best in dubai you need to try it"
"Overrated. Dont bother to stay the night just get a day pass."
"Superior room at the first floor facing the dessert"
"We have 3 great rooms facing the pool"
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PRICE RANGE
$304 - $1,155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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bab al shams desert hotel dubaibab al shams desert resort and spa
LOCATION
United Arab EmiratesEmirate of DubaiDubai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
113
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