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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

An absolutely beautiful place! You could hardly ask for a better, more romantic hotel. The ideal spot to unwind after some days in bustling Dubai. Everything was just great. Starting from the drive up to the hotel, the friendly welcome at the entrance, very swift and efficient reception and being guided very kindly to the room with explanations where everything...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our stay at Bab Al Shams resort and spa was wonderful. We spent two nights in this wonderful place and we had an amazing time. Everything about this resort is beautiful: the setup, the rooms and the mood. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The kids too had an amazing time and enjoyed the activities provided by the resort....

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To start with - forget about all the nice pictures of sand dunes you see in the advertisements of the hotel - they are no where near the hotel. So the setting is quite different to what I expected. I posted a picture of the resort when you approach it on the street. It's far away from anything - Taxis...

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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful hotel with the most amazing service. It is built along the lines of an old fort, so there are many little steps and corridors which give it an intimate feel. Rather dark in places and the bedroom could do with a little more lighting. Perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and just relax with...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an amazing stay at this resort, and the only regret is that we didn't stay longer. Everything about our stay in this hotel was just great. Service, room itself, dinner at Al Hadheerah all surpassed all expectations. Only exception was service by the pool, we could not getting anyones attention for an hour to try and get a...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Amazing and breathtaking stay at Bab Al Shams, high quality standards and peaceful. The swimming pool is a must, so beautiful with the view on the desert, it's probably one of the best in Dubai. I highly recommend it without any doubt.

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

Dear MochiSucre, 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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful hotel in the Desert of Dubai. 5 star all the way but be careful the prices in the bar and restaurant are also 5 star (as in 5 star London) the rooms are lovely and nothing is too much trouble. Could do with a bit more light in the room for dressing as it's a bit dark. The pool...

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

Dear Andyandnicki, 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...

san ramon, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful hotel/resort. Great for friends, couples and family. Service is excellent, the entire resort has many beautiful nooks and lounges to sit and visit. Pools are great! And so is the food variety. The Camel ride and Falcon show is free and fun! They do romantic dinners for couples in the desert setting. Also a great place...

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

Dear Daisy P, 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

Kuwait City, Kuwait
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will not be disappointed with this hotel, the real 5 star treatment. The welcome, the rooms, staff, pools, restaurants were all outstanding. If you're looking for a chilled break away in the dessert then this is your place. I'll be going again once I have saved up!

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

Dear Duncan_mcdermid, 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...

Ghent
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been in BAS in 2007. Always wanted to celebrate NYE with the kids in Dubai once... We arrived on thursday 30th and stayed for 6 nights in this paradise in the desert. Again, there were plenty of activities such as archery, horse riding, table tennis, falconry, ... fireworks for nye, ... the kids loved it! It's amazing to...

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

Dear FrederikScherpereel, 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 the entire team. We thank you for your recommendation and hope to welcome you back...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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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: $214 - $622 (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 Resort And Spa
Bab Al Shams Desert Hotel Dubai
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Dubai
#33 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#40 Business Hotel in Dubai
#43 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#47 Family Hotel in Dubai
#53 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
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“cheapest room is ok, higher categories are not worth it”
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“As always ask for a quiet room, not on the ground floor and not right by any of the staircases.”
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“Ask for connecting rooms close to the lobby when you are traveling with kids.”
 of 5 bubbles FrederikScherpereel, 1 week ago | Read review
“We had 167 and 168 it was very quiet room with small garden yard and sofa”
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“pool or desert view”
 of 5 bubbles Adham411, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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