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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

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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-story 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 artifacts 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.
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Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International Airport13 km
Dubai Airport50 km
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The architecture is simple, yet mindblowing, perfectly fitting to the desertic surroundings. The rooms are cozy comfy and clean. The rooftop bar at sunset is like from a movie, especially if u smoke some shisha. The food is delicious. Please book one night at arabic...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very nice traditional place, nice food (open buffet).... I would like to thank the Shisha guy Mr. Awad for the nice service, smiley face, funny spirit..... We had fun, Great Arabian atmosphere..... The belly dancers were very nice..... Thank you all, thank you AWAD

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First Visit to this Hidden Resort away from City Life, amazing feel of a Rural Arabian life. Hospitality at its peak, all we experienced in one night stay was serenity and tranquility. The weather was so promising! Simple Interior in wood and iron. Countless lanterns....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We paid a lot to stay here for the weekend looking for a quiet luxury get away. Pool is tiny, and packed with day pass users who are noisy and want to get party. Rooms were not very well cleaned and quite small, the balcony...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good quality facilities. Excellent service. Professional, friendly. Staff made our visit quite special. Definitely worth it, especially if you are staying in resort. Special mention: Tessie, Jocelyn and Mousoud.

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JE4G
22 September 2018|
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on what sort of experience you're looking for. The Palm is a luxurious experience, where, Bab Al Shams is more about a desert experience. The resort is built like the old style UAE buildings, and furnished... More
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kleogue
30 August 2018|
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Congratulations to you and your beloved! You will enjoy Dubai. Regarding your questions... 1. Dinner reservations are required for all of the restaurants located at the resort. If you are looking for a 5 star... More
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AkbarI65
2 August 2018|
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Response from Ziad S | Property representative |
Dear Akbar, Thank you for your interest to Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. In regards to your inquiry, I am pleased to inform you that yes, all guests have direct access from the resort to the desert. Some of our rooms... More
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"Overrated. Dont bother to stay the night just get a day pass."
Sabil281114
2 days ago
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"Superior room at the first floor facing the dessert"
San_Stae
4 weeks ago
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"We have 3 great rooms facing the pool"
Frequenttraveller125
4 weeks ago
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"Try and ensure you get a room with a terrace, there's wildlife roaming around and you may miss it..."
Noodlesam
22 Sep 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$326 - US$1,071 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United Arab EmiratesEmirate of DubaiDubai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
113
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