Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Resort in Dubai

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8.8 out of 10

Resembling a fort and blending into the desertscape, Bab Al Shams is a tonic for escapists seeking to indulge their Arabian Nights fantasies. Its labyrinthine layout reflects both Arabic and Moorish influences; the 115 rooms are gorgeous, spacious and evocatively earthy, with pillars, lanterns, paintings of desert landscapes and prettily patterned Bedouin-style pillows.

While this is the perfect place to curl up with a book or meditate in the dunes, those who enjoy a more active holiday will also find plenty to do. A wonderful infinity pool beckons, as do the luscious Satori Spa and eight restaurants. Children between five and 12 years old can make new friends in Aladdin's Kids Club. Off-site activities pay homage to Emirati heritage with desert tours, falconry, archery, and horse and camel rides. Bab Al Shams is about 45 minutes south of Dubai off Hwy E611, near Endurance Village.

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Set among the dunes around Dubai, this 5-star luxury resort features an infinity pool overlooking the desert. The Satori spa offers a wide range of treatments, including rejuvenating massages. The Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa is built in the style of a traditional Arabic fort. Courtyards with fountains, lush gardens and stone alleyways pave the way for elegantly appointed guest rooms, designed in a rustic Arabic style. Guests can explore the surrounding desert by jeep, horse or camel. Other on-site activities offered are archery, falconry and croquet. Young guests can enjoy the facilities of Sinbad's Kids Club or the shaded children's pool. Bab Al Shams features 4 restaurants serving traditional and international cuisine. The famous open-air Al Hadheerah Desert Restaurant offers diners a unique Arabian experience. The Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa is located about 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport and Dubai city centre.

Important information

Please note that all guests are required to present an original passport or Emirates ID upon check-in. Please note meals under the Half Board will be at Al Forsan Restaurant.
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Please inform Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.


Features of Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Other

  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Family rooms
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Currency exchange
  • Children's playground
  • Table tennis
  • Gift shop
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Cycling
  • Hammam
  • Horse riding
  • Shops (on site)
  • Wifi
  • Mini golf
  • Snack bar
  • Sun terrace
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Trouser press
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Kids' club
  • Evening entertainment
  • On-site parking
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Secured parking

Services

  • Room service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business centre
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Vip room facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Shoeshine
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service
  • Daily maid service

Food and drink

  • Bar
  • Restaurant (à la carte)
  • Restaurant (buffet)

Activities

  • Sauna
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi

General

  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Safety deposit box
  • Air conditioning
  • Atm/cash machine on site

Parking

  • Valet parking
  • Private parking

Internet

  • Free WiFi available
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