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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This hotel is stunning. The location is superb and isolated in the desert. The service is impeccable and so is the food. The sun loungers are large and soft with thick towels. Very luxurious and a great way to unwind. We only stayed for 2 nights but will definitely come back for a longer trip. 2 small niggles: bed is...

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

Dear perbinder, 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, Cluster General Manager

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Bab al sham meaning "gateway to the sun" how right they are. This hotel is a home from home. The pictures far understate its tranquil setting. The rooms are spotlessly cleaned and tidied twice a day by an army of experts, they provide a complete top up of all items coffee, tea, water, all bathroom items and even fruits and...

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

Dear p c, 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 Savio, Yohannes, Eranga and Nishad as well as the entire team. We thank you...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Next time we visit Dubai we will be staying here again, this place is awesome, great facilities, staff and food is fantastic. If I can recoomend to you, dont stay in Dubai City book this place, grab a hire car and just duck back into the city for your sightseeing. Trust me it is the best.

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

Dear baznwen, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review about your recent stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. I was extremely pleased to read that you were happy with the hotel’s location, the hotel’s services and facilities. Please rest assured, I shall be personally sharing your kind comments with the entire team. Thank you very much once...

Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed in this resort for 4 nights, I can honestly say I can not fault it, we were after a relaxing get away and that's exactly what we got in this is a beautiful Arabian fort...everything was perfect from the clean rooms with huge beds mega comfy pillows, always had hot water, the food in the restaurants we went...

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

Dear KBarclay3, 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, Cluster General Manager

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 1 October 2015

My family (daughters 6 & 8) spent two nights at the hotel. It`s worth a visit if you`ve already experienced the magnificent hotels along the beach. Here are some pointers to help you make a decision if this hotel is the right one for your stay. * This hotel is not only an attraction for individuals visiting Dubai, but also...

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

Dear FL_Viking, Thank you so much for your extensive review and the good score you gave us, your detailed feedback will surely be appreciated by other travelers. We would also like to thank you for the suggestions you have listed for us and I will discuss the same with the team. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your...

Reviewed 1 October 2015

My wife and I stayed at Bab al Shams for the long Eid weekend, and even though it was supposed to be the busiest weekend of the year, our stay was without a hitch and very peaceful. The resort is very authentic and luxurious at the same time! We were very impressed with how the staff handled the additional rush...

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

Dear Nitish V, 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, Cluster General Manager

Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 24 September 2015

The service is exceptional, the rooms are like stepping back to a luxurious time gone-by and the food, oh the food is just wonderful and yet you are just under an hour to either Abu Dhabi or Dubai. Take your swimmers as there are four levels of swimming pools and of coarse the obligatory pool bar.

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

Dear Brian G, Thank you so much for your kind words and the good score you gave us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We are proud that we can provide our guests the relaxing atmosphere of an Arabian Oasis just a few kilometers away from Dubai. Please come back soon - we would...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

My wife and I spent a weekend night to celebrate my birthday at the end of May 2015. Everything was just excellent; from planning and reservation, to reception, accommodation, service and facilities. A birthday cake was waiting in our room for a second celebration after the one we had at the Bab Al Shams open air restaurant located within walking...

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

Dear Giovanni 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, Cluster General Manager

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

It was magnificent from beginning to end. From the moment we entered our room, discovered the authentic setting and furnitures with an outstanding view on an oasis . We have not seen it all yet as we just stood in complete admiration watching the beautiful sunset over the desert dunes. The Arabic restaurant " Al Hadeerah" was beyond all expectations...

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

Dear Cherine-Desertrose, 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, Cluster General Manager

Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for four nights, on our return trip from Mauritius on the way back home to London. This resort is situated in desert away from hustle and bustle of the city, it's a perfect place to chill in the heat of the Arabian desert. The staff are extremely professional and friendly, the pool is clean and filled with...

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

Dear Naran K, 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, Cluster General Manager

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  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: €157 - €668 (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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