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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful stay at Bab Al Shams with our daughter. The pools were gorgeous, you can swim, relax on a jacuzzi ledge, have a drink at the swim up bar or go in the rain shower. The food was delicious - Al Hadeera in the evening was amazing, with a wonderful show and the breakfast was lovely -... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Still currently staying at bab al shams and honestly the service is amazing! This is a great place to just get away and relax. Amazing pool, incredible pool bar and a free upgrade when we arrived! :) what I also loved about this place would be them coming out ever hour around the pool and offering free ice pops, watermelon... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rooms very nice in the Arabic style, dark wood and furnishings. Did find the rooms a little dark though, lighting needs to be increased. Plenty of extra facilities such as hair dryer and extra water bottles provided. Swimming pools are plentiful good if you want to find a quiet spot, plenty of shaded areas too. Had a lovely meal in... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An amazing experience in this HOTEL. Words cannot describe this place. From check-in until you check out, you will be simply awed by its amazing desert theme and architecture. It is one of those places that you would want to visit again. The rooms are different in itself. The ambiance, furniture,etc just adds more awe to you. The complimentary coffee... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have stayed at this awesome resort outside Dubai in desert for several days !This is the most beautiful and magical place in Dubai , far from the city,in the desert.It's very romantic ,especially in the evening with a lounge bar under the sky near the pool, and another authentic restaurant providing a very amusing show with belly dancers ,horses and... More 

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

Dear BlackMagicWman, 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, General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I think this hotel is very beatiful and amazing.You could feeling Arabic culture here.so I will tell my friends to come here enjoy their vocation.Al hadheerah is a special restaurant.there is a very nice show here.and the staff who work in the restraunt named Renjith and anto are very kind and thoughful.but I think the food just soso...maybe it isn't... More 

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

Dear emmawizard, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

we have enjoyed all the dinner and the Waiaters are amazing. Renjith and anto are the best, they were nivel with us. hemos disfrutado un montón y los camareros superior serviciales y los espectaculos unicos

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

Dear Alvaro D, 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, General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed their with my partner for 2 nights and the management was very kind enough to provide an upgrade to another room category. We felt relaxed the moment we entered the lobby and mesmerized while walking going to our lovely room. It was so unique that it is really has a traditional and Arabic atmosphere and so romantic. We... More 

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

Dear ConciergeKlenthon, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review about your recent stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. I was extremely pleased to read that you were happy with the hotel’s location, your room and the hotel’s services and facilities. Please rest assured, I shall be personally sharing your kind comments with the entire team. Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff are so wonderful and everything was perfect. Masal restaurant served some of the best Indian food we have eaten . Nibin, our waiter was fantastic, helpful suggestions and so attentive. Highly recommend this restaurant and resort. Also enjoyed The great show and buffet at Al Hadheerah. So pressed with the facilities and staff at this resort. We will definately... More 

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

Dear Gary P, 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 Nibin as well as the entire team. We thank you for your recommendation and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment the resort driver picked us up from the airport until the moment he returned us to the airport for our onward journey we were treated as an honoured guest with all five star facilities at our disposal. The food was excellent, the staff tremendous, the room gorgeous. The entertainment created the atmosphere of the part of the... More 

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

Dear Peter L, 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,... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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: $209 - $524 (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
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#8 Top resorts Hotel in Dubai
#40 Business Hotel in Dubai
#42 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#47 Family Hotel in Dubai
#53 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#56 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
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