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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

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#50 of 541 Hotels in Dubai
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were looking for a good resort not too far away from the city for a couple of days. Few of my friends suggested Bab Al Shams for the beautiful atmosphere and wonderful service. We are glad that we took up their suggestion as we had a fabulous stay in the resort. We didn't know how quickly the 2 days...

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Reuben M, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Megsblogged, Thank you for writing us a very positive review following your recent stay. I am truly glad to read about your flattering remarks on the overall facilities of the resort, our restaurants, our guest room and it's bathroom, our spa and most especially our members of the staff and their top notch service. These are only few of...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing resort with plenty of different restaurants and bars. 60 minutes car drive from Dubai. We arrived around 4pm, had some drinks near the pool, did photos with the camels and falcons. Enjoyed the wonderful sunset with dinner and the amazing entertainment - live guitarist was gorgeous. We had plenty of starters and the Arabian bread, as well as the...

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Reuben M, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear UK-London-2015, Thank you for visiting our resort for a day trip. Your positive comments on most aspects of your visit was highly appreciated. I am pleased that you had a good stay overall. However, I apologize if you were not pleased with the food and mocktails. Your feedback was shared to the relevant team for improvement. While we regret...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review only reviews the outdoor pool area. We spent the day at Bab al Shams with the intention of relaxing in the sun and taking a break from the city. We were disappointed. Although a 5* hotel, the pool area doesn't live up to the label. Despite being in the middle of the desert and having a lot of...

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Reuben M, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear TravellingRedFraggle, We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We are truly saddened to read that there were few areas throughout your stay which did not meet your expectations. Please note that your concerns have been passed on to our management team. We...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good hotel and set of activities for us and our boys. One of the best "value for money" in terms of desert resorts in the UAE. Clean, organised and with various types of desert activities. Worth staying for a couple of days.

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Reuben M, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Giulia R, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a very positive review of your stay here at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. I am pleased to read that you loved your Easter Holidays experience with us especially with our set of activities. Here in Bab Al Shams, we strive our best to provide...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience! Authentic Arabian Cuisine and very interactive stations for the food. We would highly recommend this place for anyone - well worth the drive to get there. Dining Al Fresco really adds to the experience.

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Reuben M, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear busyman269, I am always pleased to receive a very kind feedback such as yours. My team and I are thrilled to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your entire dining experience at Al Hadheerah Restaurant for it's authentic Arabian cuisine. Thank you for visiting us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon for another amazing experience. Kind...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a oasis in the desert! Spent a night in this hotel to experience a bit of the desert vibe as we have a baby and 7yo with us and can't really do a desert safari. Best decision! Hotel grounds were amazing and service absolutely fantastic. Would definitely comeback if ever we have a stopover in Dubai.

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Reuben M, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Olivia A, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a very positive review of your stay with us recently. I am pleased to read that you loved your entire experience here in Bab Al Shams. We are glad that you also appreciate our hotel grounds and our always ready-to-help members of staff for their fantastic services....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Bab Al Shams to cap a nine day trip in Dubai. It did not disappoint. The service, cleanliness, and beauty of this resort left us wishing we had more time in the beautiful UAE. One person who specifically stood out, was our Shisha specialist Mohammed. He was incredibly friendly and accommodating, ensuring that we had the best time...

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Reuben M, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Max W, Thank you for your kind review! We truly appreciate your kind words about the resort's beauty, cleanliness, service and most especially about our staff. It's definitely a boost for us every time we read positive reviews such as this. We will be sure to let Mohammed know that he made an impact during your stay. We hope...

Bremen, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the unbelievable luck to land a job as a teacher from 2009 - 2012 in a town 1,5 hours southwest of Abu Dhabi City. I used these 3 years to travel around when I had a free weekend. I travelled all over the UAE, and I visited almost all interesting places. Instead of visiting the big hotels in...

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Reuben M, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear teacher_Udo, Thank you for sharing such kind review. We are deeply elated that we have been your constant choice when you have free weekends. It brings us a lot of pride and joy to read that you're an avid fan of our resort. Thank you for recommending us to other travelers. I hope that you will stay with us...

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked as we thought this hotel seemed the perfect place for a romantic stay and we wasn't disappointed. Loved the huge bath and room. The food was lovely. The pool area was immaculate and all staff were excellent. Only problem was we didn't see the sunset as there was a sandstorm but we will be back to see it.

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Reuben M, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear jacquelinep20, Thank you for writing us a review following your recent stay. I am truly glad to read about your flattering remarks on the overall facilities of the resort, our huge room and bathroom, it's food, pool and most especially our amazing staff. These are only few of the many things that we greatly take pride in. Once again,...

Hawick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With a lovely room and wonderful pool our first visit to Bab was wonderful. Helpful staff as well as the obligatory tourist visit to the Arabian Buffet for evening meal accompanied by belly dancers and traditional music made for a very enjoyable evening. The poolside bar was fine for drinks and snacks and the 5pm visit of the camels and...

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Dear Graeme C, Thank you for staying with us again. I appreciate your wonderful feedback about our resort. It is delightful to know that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay in our property, particularly for its luxurious room, wonderful pools and pool bar and of course for the one of a kind Al Hadheerah Restaurant. In addition we are glad...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Price Range: $209 - $959 (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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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort And Spa
Bab Al Shams Desert Hotel Dubai
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#7 Top resorts Hotel in Dubai
#36 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#40 Business Hotel in Dubai
#46 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#47 Family Hotel in Dubai
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“Make sure, that you order before the sunset, so that you have time to make photos”
UK-London-2015, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try for room with balcony. Beds are enormous............”
Tex842, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I'd ask for a room near the swimming pool (which is also near restaurants & lobby)”
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roamingmatt, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room with a desert view - if mobility is an issue, ask for a ground room.”
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“All rooms are perfect!”
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