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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved Bab Al Shams for so many reasons! The location is amazing, in the middle of the desert, beautiful grounds. The staff goes above and beyond to take care of anything you need. They truly make you feel like family there.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Chose this place as my wedding venue, visited a few days ago and it looked great they had amazing pool and some spectacular views . Staff was super friendly as well , Will update more about it after the wedding :)

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

Dear DubaiTravelGuy, I appreciate your positive feedback about our hotel. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can. Looking forward to welcome you back for your wedding ceremony! Kind regards, Reuben Mifsud Cluster General Manager Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa Tel: +971 4 381 3122 Direct: +971 56 505 2251 Email:...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My very good friend based in Dubai brought me to this luxury resort and spa located in the heart of the desert. Its traditional Arab fort architecture has a very relaxing effect on its guests. The casual ambience of Al Forsan restaurant made me enjoy more relishing Arab and international cuisine while getting a good view of the desert. The...

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

Dear Romeo B, Thank you for 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. Kind regards, Reuben Mifsud Cluster General Manager Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa Tel: +971 4 381...

Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were riding bicycles on the Al Qudra track (see my other reviews) and stopped here for a couple of iced teas and sparkling waters. Amongst us we had 6 iced teas and 2 sparkling waters and the bill came to $71 USD which I think is excessive. I later realized that this place bills itself as a 'desert resort...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had a great time in this resort. The staff was great! The food was really good. Facilities were superb and the atmosphere was really relaxing and elegant. I would definitely want to return again soon.

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

Dear Pemphi, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay and I'm looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Kind regards, Reuben Mifsud Cluster General Manager Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa Tel: +971 4 381 3122 Direct: +971 56 505 2251 Email: reuben.mifsud@meydanhotels.com

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We spent 2 days including the new year's eve. The resort is excellent, the service amazing and all the staff really amazing and helpful!! The restaurants are great with quality food and quality drinks. Atmosphere of the resort is great. Rooms excellent. There is only a but. During weekends the resort is opened to people who buy a day pass...

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

Dear Alex E, Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! I hope your next stay is just around the corner. Call us if there is anything we can help you with. Kind regards, Reuben Mifsud Cluster General Manager Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa Tel: +971 4...

Lisbon
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Me and three other friends were the first costumers of Bab Al Shams; the rooms still had no numbers on the doors, staff wasn't familiar with hotel yet, we spent an hour going around in circles and laughing of ourselves as we met on the corridors trying to find the right rooms...then we made maps to find our way back...

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

Dear Antonia M, Thank you for making our resort your second home when you're in Dubai. Your continued patronage of our resort is sincerely appreciated and we hope to be part of your future trips. Kind regards, Reuben Mifsud Cluster General Manager Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa Tel: +971 4 381 3122 Direct: +971 56 505 2251 Email:...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

An absolutely beautiful place! You could hardly ask for a better, more romantic hotel. The ideal spot to unwind after some days in bustling Dubai. Everything was just great. Starting from the drive up to the hotel, the friendly welcome at the entrance, very swift and efficient reception and being guided very kindly to the room with explanations where everything...

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

Dear Wilfried W, Wow! What a wonderful review, we truly appreciate your business and your trust in us. I am very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort in the near future. Kind regards, Reuben Mifsud Cluster General Manager Bab Al Shams Desert Resort...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our stay at Bab Al Shams resort and spa was wonderful. We spent two nights in this wonderful place and we had an amazing time. Everything about this resort is beautiful: the setup, the rooms and the mood. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The kids too had an amazing time and enjoyed the activities provided by the resort....

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

Dear Dana R. Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay and I'm looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Best regards, Reuben Mifsud Cluster General Manager

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 week ago

To start with - forget about all the nice pictures of sand dunes you see in the advertisements of the hotel - they are no where near the hotel. So the setting is quite different to what I expected. I posted a picture of the resort when you approach it on the street. It's far away from anything - Taxis...

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

Dear ALHongKong, Thank you for your online feedback posted here in TripAdvisor. I appreciate your positive comments on our Hotel and am glad to know that my colleague Hany from Al Forsan was able to assist you during your dinner. On the other end, I am truly sorry that some areas within our Hotel operation during New Year’s Eve did...

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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 | P.O Box 8168, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Price Range: €199 - €632 (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
#35 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#40 Business Hotel in Dubai
#45 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#47 Family Hotel in Dubai
#53 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
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“Ask for the desert view room or a garden view, they're different both precious.”
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“cheapest room is ok, higher categories are not worth it”
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“As always ask for a quiet room, not on the ground floor and not right by any of the staircases.”
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“We had 167 and 168 it was very quiet room with small garden yard and sofa”
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