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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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Free parking
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Room service
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Airport transportation
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Sauna
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
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Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Stunning location, very friendly and helpful staff. Great ammenities, lovely pool. A very welcoming feel to the place and it shows off great Arabian culture in the rooms and surroundings. Food is good and the breakfast has more choices than I have ever seen.
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Response from Ziad S, Executive Assistant Manager - Operations at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Responded yesterday
Dear kirkjwootton, Thank you for sharing your positive review about your recent experience at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa here on TripAdvisor. With so much pleasure we read that you were overall delighted with our facilities, location and breakfast offerings and you truly appreciated the efficient and friendly services rendered by our amazing team members. Rest assured that your kind feedback will be shared with them. It was truly such a pleasure for us to have you here and we are looking forward to welcome you again 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 56 226 7124 Email: Ziad.Sleiman@meydanhotels.com
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I am reviewing Bab al Shams with the summer/Ramadan deal rates after staying there with my family. The hotel was one of the first ones to be constructed out of Dubai and into the desert, and although Dubai has encroached considerably in the 12+ years it has been there, it is
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Response from Ziad S, Executive Assistant Manager - Operations at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Vasszaytsev, Thank you for choosing Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa for your recent stay. We are delighted having you with us. We are indeed very pleased on the way you described your experience at the resort 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 services. Once again, we value your comments and recommendations. We hope that Bab Al Shams will remain your preferred destination as we all 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 56 226 7124 Email: Ziad.Sleiman@meydanhotels.com
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A wonderful evening to watch the sunset at Al Saran the roof top lounge. We had wonderful mezza and a mixed grill to share, lots of food. Our waiter Rahit was just great couldn’t ask for better service Highly recommend
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Response from Ziad S, Executive Assistant Manager - Operations at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Responded 3 days ago
Dear P6158OIjeank, Thank you very much for your positive review of your recent visit at Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge. We are glad that you appreciated our products and services and that you especially enjoyed the dining experience. Your recognition of our staff is highly appreciated. Rest assured that your kind praise will be shared with him. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and recommending us on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bab Al Shams in the future. Kind regards, Ziad Sleiman | Executive Assistant Manager - Operations Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa T: +971 4 809 6191 M: +971 56 226 7124 Email: Ziad.Sleiman@meydanhotels.com
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wonderful place. I was whit some friends but I had been more times before. always I repeat when I am whit visits because the place is amazing. the staff is very friendly and the food, restaurant and installations are wonderful. I recommend totally
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Response from Ziad S, Executive Assistant Manager - Operations at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Odin111, Thank you for choosing to stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa again. It brings us a lot of pride and joy to read that you're an avid fan of our resort. We appreciate your kind comments on our food, facilities and services. Your flattering remarks about our colleagues are greatly appreciated and will surely be passed on to them. It is always a pleasure to have you here with us and we hope to welcome you back for your next trip. Kind regards, Ziad Sleiman | Executive Assistant Manager - Operations Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa T: +971 4 809 6191 M: +971 56 226 7124 Email: Ziad.Sleiman@meydanhotels.com
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I’ve stayed at a number of desert luxury places and can happily say I really enjoyed my stay here. I attended a great Arabic Iftar, did some walking around the place taking pics, sat by the pool and relaxed. I was in a terrace room with desert view, which is the best view to
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PRICE RANGE
$124 - $710 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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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