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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

My wife and I went there for our 1st marriage anniversary....and never wanted to leave the place !!

The hotel provide exquisite services, really friendly staff, amazing food and outstanding resort overall...

To be short, this was a none-forgettable experience that we can re-live in our memories for years..

I would recommend each and every person single or married to go and spend a day at the resort and if you can spend the weekend that would be a great win !!

Financially it was very good affordable package. They have good packages which include pickup/ dropoff, spa, activities, food and partyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Really an amazing experience that I would recommend to each and everyone of you out there !!

LOVED IT :)

Room Tip: All rooms are great, my fav was dessert view :)
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Bahaa S
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

This was my third stay at Bab al Shams and I'm still in love with this place despite the fact that there are new owners and I don't think they maintain the place as good as the previous owners.

But the surroundings, the rooms, the service is still great. The infinity pool is a favorite of mine. It is so beautiful and well done and I love lie in the water and look out at the desert.

This time we went with our small daughter and she had a great time too. One negative thing was the temperature of the water. They cool it down way too much and she couldn't stay long in the water before she had blue lips and was freezing.

She did enjoy the free camel ride late afternoon and a few visits to the Kids Club.

Breakfast is not bad, but the choice is very limited for a five star hotel. Especially Sunday morning, when the majority of people had left, the breakfast was even smaller than the morning before. Why do the guests have to pay the same for a breakfast that is even more limited than the morning before?

But we enjoyed our two days and would come back again!

Room Tip: Choose ground level, where you have a nice terrace often facing the desert.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Maikench
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

we went there for 2 nights and were delighted to discover this beautiful property in the middle of nowhere! 45 minutes from Dubai Meydan. The reception was the only negative point as we did not get a smile and just litle eye contacts with the receptionnist; We had the feeling to disturb her. The rest of our stay was amazing. The facilities are very nice and clean. Room we had was very cosy and nicely decorated. We think though that the outdoor restaurant (al adeerah) is a bit expensive. The swimming pools are very nice and convenient. We appreciated the clients cocktails on wednesday.I can only recommand this place to any one willing to have an unforgettable experience in the middle of the desert.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Fixou483
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Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

After a hectic week of work in the Far East we needed a little time to unwind before returning to the uK.
We wanted somewhere in the desert, far from everything with a great pool, service and food.
Thanks to Trailfinders we found it, but better than we had hoped for.
What a wonderful place to relax.
Our bedroom was large and came with a table and chairs on its own little shaded patio. Just beyond which, as with everywhere at this resort, was the desert.
All it took was a little daydream to be transported to Lawrence of Arabia.
The staff were so welcoming, the hotel a maze of cool corridors and courtyards. Everywhere littered with comfy setees, cushions and chairs.
It was a delight to get lost, which its very easily done here.
Food wise everything was perfect, except it was irresistable, to the point where I kept eating too much.
I would say with regard to the attached restaurant Al Hadheerah. Don't bother unless you like the somewhat trite, camel, whirling Dervish (although he was very good), strident diva, overamplified music. Each and every act touring each and every dining table, with a spotlight and a photographer to capture every unique moment of your evening.
Sounds awful to you? Save yourself over 200 dollars (for two).
That aside we loved the charm and grace and style of this modern oasis

  • Stayed: October 2012
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1  Thank NickDidThat
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Had an amazing weekend at Bab Al Shams everything was perfect and service was outstanding. Special thanx to Mr. Thomas at the reception who made our stay every bit amazing & Mr. Hakim that was always happy to assist with everything. I very highly recommend this resort to anyone who want to get away from the city life of Dubai for the weekend and just relax.

Room Tip: The Deluxe Suit is every bit amazing and highly recommend,
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Daniel M
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