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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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328 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bab Al Sham is located well outside the hub bub of Dubai, Here you can enjoy the beauty and peace of the desert. Lovely pool and facilities. The staff are friendly and welcoming. A desert oasis with amazing sunrises and sunsets.

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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Swisshen, Many thanks for reviewing us! I was happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa and we all hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Mohamed Aghoury, General Manager More 

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a truly lovely 3 day break at this resort. All members of staff without exception were so helpful and attentive. The facilities were ideal and the only downside was that the three days passed way too quickly. Really good place....

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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear 825doug, Thanks for reviewing us and for your kind words. It was good to see that you had an enjoyable stay with us and we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Mohamed Aghoury, General Manager More 

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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here whilst in Dubai and I can't recommend it enough. It's a beautiful hotel in a perfect location from Dubai. It's lovely being out in the desert but also lovely that it's only an hour or so drive from Dubai. Still close enough. The rooms are very authentic & beautifully decorated. The pool area is lovely very luxurious.... More 

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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jacqueline K, Very many thanks for your review! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and I was happy to hear that you had a great stay with us! I do hope that we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the not too distant future! All the best, Mohamed Aghoury, General Manager More 

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11 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very lovely stay. The kids enjoyed having to ride the camel and swimming pool was awesome. The staff were amazingly friendly and we had enjoyed nature in our balcony as well. It was a perfect stay.

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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Gehnie Bave J, Many thanks for reviewing us! I was happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa and we all hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Mohamed Aghoury, General Manager More 

Gold Coast
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77 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A luxury night in the desert - this hotel offers the very best. 5 star service, accommodation and surrounds for a mini getaway. While traveling in the UAE we wanted a desert experience without the "extreme sport". This hotel is the perfect place. An oasis in the desert with many pools and outdoor leisure activities. Hotel check in was seamless,... More 

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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear OzLou, Thanks for reviewing us and for your kind words. It was good to see that you had an enjoyable stay with us and we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Mohamed Aghoury, General Manager More 

Leicester
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29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here recently for 3 nights to celebrate my husbands 60th Birthday payed for by our two daughters, everything was just perfect. A desert view was requested and we were initially given a garden view but this was soon rectified. The room was lovely with an authentic feel. The pool areas are very relaxing and well kept. Loved evening... More 

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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear DawnLeicester, Thank you very much for your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. I truly do appreciate your kind comments; it is heartwarming to know that our hospitality and service does not go unnoticed. Please rest assured that I shall personally be sharing your feedback with Arnie as well as the entire team. We thank you for your recommendation and hope... More 

Perth, Australia
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33 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 1 night as a treat at the end of our 3 week holiday. It was amazing! Check in was fast and efficient and we were upgraded to a Terrace room with views of the desert. Our room was spacious with comfortable beds, deep bath and all amenities that one would need. We watched the sunset over the... More 

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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear convict79, Very many thanks for your review! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and I was happy to hear that you had a great stay with us! I do hope that we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the not too distant future! All the best, Mohamed Aghoury, General Manager More 

Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff , amazing middle eastern cuisine and above luxury accomodation will be back next year ,from mezze's to ultra relaxing full day spa therapy and living that life of a vvvip,we were warmly welcomed and made to be as if we belonged,beautiful place, beautiful people and lifetime memories

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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Ash N, Thanks for reviewing us and for your kind words. It was good to see that you had an enjoyable stay with us and we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Mohamed Aghoury, General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After Staying in Dubai at Atlantis for a few days , I said to the Mrs that Dubai is nice but there is no need to take the Kids here.. Atlantis was so overrated and the Waterpark is average.. and the money..OMG!! However.. we then moved to Bab Al Shams.. and I was delighted.. what Scenery!, Spectacular pool and staff... More 

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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear aferris2016, Thank you very much for your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. I truly do appreciate your kind comments; it is heartwarming to know that our hospitality and service does not go unnoticed. Please rest assured that I shall personally be sharing your feedback with Hussein & Assad as well as the entire team. We thank you for your recommendation... More 

London
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't stay in this resort however visited it on a recent trip to Dubai and was so impressed with it. The resort is beautiful and we went to go see the sunset and eat in 1 of the onsite restaurants. The hotel staff cant do enough for you and go out for their way to be helpful. A very very... More 

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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear LondonSimran, Very many thanks for your review! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and I was happy to hear that you had a great stay with us! I do hope that we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the not too distant future! All the best, Mohamed Aghoury, General Manager More 

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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: €232 - €711 (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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Also Known As:
Bab Al Shams Desert Hotel Dubai
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort And Spa
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#8 Top resorts Hotel in Dubai
#39 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#40 Business Hotel in Dubai
#47 Family Hotel in Dubai
#52 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#53 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
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“Stick with the standard rooms...every bit as good as the suites.”
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“terrace room overlooking the dessert sunset or pool area”
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“Try to get one facing the desert.”
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“326. best room in entire property”
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“As a family we had ground floor interconnecting rooms that looked into the courtyard.”
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