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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

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Al Quadra Road opposite Endurance City, Dubai United Arab Emirates See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
5 Star accommodation
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Driving from Al Ain, it was a little challenging finding Bab Al Shams, even with a GPS. The lack of signage is woeful! The resort itself is located in a scrubland very close to the main road, so isn't quite the middle of the desert...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed one night, and while the drive was lovely (surreal - and we saw camels) we were sorely disappointed with the resort. Sean the receptionist was rude, snapping at her coworkers and us too. She slammed our passports and credit cards, told us three...More

1  Thank SamanthaNichole
Response from Ziad S, Executive Assistant Manager Operations at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & SpaResponded today

Dear SamanthaNichole, We greatly appreciate sparing your precious time to share your feedback about your stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa but at the same time we are very disappointed that we have failed to provide you with a flawless experience on...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice resort, a feeling of 1001 nights, but: at the rooftop bar no reservations are possible, at least on Fridays. Food and drinks are nice but there's a minimum consumption of AED 185 per person. So going there for just drinks is not really...More

1  Thank Go15169911542
Response from Ziad S, Executive Assistant Manager Operations at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & SpaResponded today

Dear Go15169911542, Thank you for providing us with your feedback further to your recent visit at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We are glad to receive your positive comments about our resort. However, on the other hand, we regret to read that you...More

Reviewed yesterday

Bab al Sham is one of the most amazing 5 star resort that I ve ever been! Everything is so perfect: friendly staff, wonderful breakfast, amazing pool area and more just in the middle of the Desert! We had a wonderful and unforgettable experience there!...More

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Response from Ziad S, Executive Assistant Manager Operations at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & SpaResponded today

Dear Luciane_Manteiga, Thank you very much for posting such an excellent review of your recent visit with us at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We are happy to read that you were impressed with our facilities and services and glad that you especially...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an amazing 5 star resort, one of best desert resort, it’s an unique place for relaxation , very cozy room, large terrace with amazing view , the place with a nice staff and an authentic experience. If you looking for a journey in the...More

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Response from Ziad S, Executive Assistant Manager Operations at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & SpaResponded yesterday

Dear 272khalilh, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback about your recent visit at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We are happy to see that you have enjoyed your time with us. As a resort, we pride ourselves in...More

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Description
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 More 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. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
Beachfront
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
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Business
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Family
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Spa
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Romantic
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Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
113
Price range
$326 - $1,055 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Bab Al Shams Desert Hotel Dubai
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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort And Spa
Location
United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Top resorts Hotels
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Business
,
Family
,
Spa
,
Romantic
,
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
113
Price range
$326 - $1,055 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Bab Al Shams Desert Hotel Dubai
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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort And Spa
Location
United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
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JE4G
September 21, 2018|
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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kleogue
August 29, 2018|
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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... More
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AkbarI65
August 1, 2018|
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Response from Ziad S | Property representative |
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... More
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"Superior room at the first floor facing the dessert"
San_Stae
3 weeks ago
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"We have 3 great rooms facing the pool"
Frequenttraveller125
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"Try and ensure you get a room with a terrace, there's wildlife roaming around and you may miss it..."
Noodlesam
Sep 22, 2018
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"Better to take a room on the ground floor, since it comes with a terrace."
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Sep 5, 2018
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