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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 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel. Quite far out into the desert from downtown Dubai. Beautiful hotel in the old arabian style. Lovely pool area and very friendly hospitality. Good restaurants for either easy dinning all the way to a wonderful experience of true arabian dinner buffet with horse and dancing shows. It's expensive but worth the visit. One of Dubai's bicycle tracks is... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

what an amazing stay we had for our 4th time in bab al sham. It is difficult to sum up in a few words that wonderful experience we have just had. First, we want to underline savio a best pool boy and his perfect team. they have always been available to help us to prépare the sunbath with kindness, to... More 

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

Dear Lalado, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review about your fourth stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. I truly do appreciate your kind comments; it is heartwarming to know that our hospitality and service does not go unnoticed. Please rest assured, I shall be personally sharing your kind comments with the entire team. Thank you very... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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282 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a weekend in this resort for some relax in a quite environment. It is located at some 30 minutes from the city, immersed in the beautiful desert of the Emirates. From the moment we arrived with the car until the very last minute before leaving, we were offered an outstanding service from all the hotel staff. The check-in... More 

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

Dear Andrea_Detto, 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 

Durham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here to Bab Al Shams for the last 2 nights of our Honeymoon in Dubai. It truly is an oasis in the desert! We had a desert view room, which was fit for a king. It being our honeymoon, they had put rose petals all over the bed for us and had given us a complimentary fruit basket... More 

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

Dear Greg_OC1985, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review on TripAdvisor and congratulations once again on your wedding. I was very pleased to read your kind comments and will make sure to share them with Dupinder and Mohamed as well as the entire team. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards,... More 

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Currently staying at resort which is wonderful, staff can't do enough to make our stay truly luxurious. Just need to note for anyone booking through travel agents and not directly through the hotel. If you book full board plus it is different with a travel agent and you are not entitled to the same level of service. We booked through... More 

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

Dear Bryan n Mandy G, Thanks for your kind words and congratulations once again on your anniversary. It is good to see that you are having 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 1 week ago

So I just came back from a 3 days stay at BAS. To start with, WHAT A PLACE! Beautiful set up in the middle of the desert. The resort is clean, well designed and very very VERY kid friendly. I went with my wife and 2 sons, a one year old and a 3 year old. Upon arrival we got... More 

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

Dear Alex E, 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... More 

Dubai
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were not proven wrong when we chose this resort to spend our first anniversary. The resort is mesmerizing from the second you step through its doors. Everything is well calculated and well placed, the decorations, the set up, the grounds, the pools, the restaurants and the room. A special thank you to the Night duty manager Abbas for being... More 

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

Dear Dubaian_82, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review on TripAdvisor and congratulations once again on your anniversary. I was very pleased to read your kind comments and will make sure to share them with Abbas, Wiliam and Ihsan as well as the entire team. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent 2 nights here with family for a "Staycation". The check-in was smooth and they also offered us some refreshing drink. The room was spacious with a massive bed and all amenities like complimentary water, tea and Espresso (they had nespresso machine) The washroom also had the neccessary amenities like the dental and shaving kit. The whole room had a... More 

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

Dear harishkumar83, 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... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Al hadeera buffet simply exceeds expectations when it comes to food and service . The entertainment that happens along is exceptional as well. I can't wait to visit again. The staff are super friendly and will go the extra mile to ensure your visit was worth it.

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

Dear Eman M, 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 

Preston, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views in the hotel are amazing as are the scenes outside. Very good and attentive but not pushy service. Early morning breakfast whilst out on a ride. (Motorcycle not bicycle). It does tend to sprawl so take your time to familiarize yourself with all the dining options and locations. The music choice may not be for you for an... More 

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

Dear Jebelhasher, 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • 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: $228 - $603 (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
#55 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
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