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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

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Nieuwpoort, Belgium
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were invited for a saturday lunch buffet in this wonderful resort restaurant. Sitting inside or outside with super service. You are welcomed at the frontdoor with a refreshing towel and lemon icedrink. Then seated in a very nice and cool restaurant and choosing exquisite dishes from the buffet. The Chef has explained the dishes we didn't know. And of...

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

Dear WalterJGD, I am always pleased to receive feedback such as yours. My team and I are thrilled to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your entire dining experience at Al Forsan Restaurant. I am very happy to know that our staff made you feel comfortable. Thank you for choosing Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We look forward...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was our third return visit to the lush Oasis of Bab Al Shams.What makes this resort so special that we have kept coming back each year on our Dubai stopover travelling home to Australia. Yes it's beautiful, luxurious,magical, great nightlife, amazing pools, fabulous dining,private rooms with an Arabian decor,water features & quiet corners...all these things make it a desirable...

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

Dear Victoria P, 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, magical and of course Arabian ambiance. In addition we are glad to know that you had a pleasant experience in our amazing pools,...

Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Bab al shams to watch the sunset from one of their restaurants on the rooftop. Lovely views of the desert. Restaurant was very authentic with gorgeous Arabian style food. Lovely attentive and helpful staff who created a warm atmosphere. There was even musical entertainment which was excellent. The hotel grounds themselves are beautiful with lovely poolside areas. Highly...

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

Dear Amanda S, 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 Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge, it's food, entertainment and most especially our amazing staff. These are only few of the many things that we greatly take pride in. Once...

Reviewed 1 week ago

A place in the dessert strait out of a bedtime story. Parched sun on naked earth, Oasis of water dulled, Crushed by galloping heat. The rhythmic wash of waves in this Oasis blends the dessert heat in this idealistic place.

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

Dear Koen G, Thank you for posting a review of your recent stay here at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. It is flattering to receive such wonderful comments which will be shared to our entire team. I am very much looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Reuben Mifsud | Cluster General Manager Meydan Hotels &...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a good evening with family at the bar and the Indian restaurant - Masala thanks to the service by Patricia and Midhun along with Sayan, Nibin. Well done. Nice happy hours deal and delectable Indian food!

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

Dear Kamal M, Thank you for your sharing your wonderful experience with us here in TripAdvisor. We appreciate your kind comments. I will be sure to let our staff know how much of an impact they made on your experience. We are always pleased to be your second home when you're at the area. Once again, thank you and we...

Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spend only a day in hotel. Pools and relax places are just great. Its a place you wanna go with you man or a woman to spend romantic time. No kids. Place is just very stylish, with good servise and great energy. In the evening you have a grat view on the sunset in the desert with some drinks and...

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

Dear Luckynata007, I appreciate your positive feedback about our resort. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to have you back. Kind regards, Reuben Mifsud | Cluster General Manager Meydan Hotels & Hospitality T: +971 4 381 3125 M: +971 56 505...

milano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful hotel and landscape. It is like a dream being here and the people are very kind and helpful. It is a very recommended hotel and would be a dream to come back in this peaceful place. Suggested

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

Dear bat_man005Milano, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and our staff made your stay a pleasant one. Do checkout our Facebook and Twitter pages for promos that you might be interested in. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Reuben Mifsud...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a beautiful property. Awesome service. Amazing Breakfast spread. Al Hadeerah Dinner buffet and performances were really worth it. It is beautiful resort to unwind...particularly if yu are going as a couple and looking at a place where you could just be. Since i have special vegan diet needs- chef was really nice to arrange for the same.

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

Dear NLaz2015, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very happy to read that you had and amazing experience and that our chef was flexible enough to cater to your diet needs. This is really one of the things that we try to maintain in our resort - providing personalized service. Thank you...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Bab Al Sham with girlfriends for sundowners one evening and to watch the sunset, which visiting Dubai! Wow.... it is stunning in every way. We sat on the rooftop terrace sipping on champagne and snacking on traditional Arabian delights. The endless views were spectacular.... well worth a visit! I will certainly come back when I visit again.

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

Dear Tracy H, Thank you for a wonderful review. We truly appreciate your kind comments and we're very glad to read that all areas of your visit met your needs and expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort in the near future for another amazing experience with your friends and family. Kind regards, Reuben Mifsud |...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved everything about this place! I'm sooooo happy that I really got what I paid for. They have mats on the open desert of the property where you can get very relaxing and beautiful view of an arabian sunset. They also have free camel rides (limited time slots only) and a Falcon show. The food is great as well....

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

Dear Melissa T, Thank you for posting such wonderful review. It brings me a lot of pride and joy to read that you had an amazing experience with us. Please don't hesitate to contact us if there's anything we can help you with for your next trip. Kind regards, Reuben Mifsud | Cluster General Manager Meydan Hotels & Hospitality T:...

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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: $228 - $963 (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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#8 Top resorts Hotel in Dubai
#37 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#40 Business Hotel in Dubai
#47 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#47 Family Hotel in Dubai
#53 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
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