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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Booking.comUS$ 185*
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#52 of 542 Hotels in Dubai
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Another wonderful weekend at BAS, great service as always from the doormen,'reception staff, housekeeping, pool staff, pool bar staff... always a difficult place to leave.... thank you! Only downside was a very thoughtless film crew making a racket outside our room at 8am and then shouting instructions around the pool whilst guests were trying to relax. Usually a very very...

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

Dear Magic_Muppet, Thank you for taking the time to post a review here in TripAdvisor following your recent visit. We are deeply elated that we have been your constant resort choice. We appreciate your kind comments on our staff. We will let them know how much of an impact they made on your experience. On the other hand, we sincerely...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect getaway for a perfect 5 stars heavenly treatment. One of the best locations i've visited in the world. Highly recommended, relaxing, comfortable, spot on service, helpful & friendly staff, super comfortable beds, different variety of food that tackle every taste, satisfying breakfast. the only thing is that Masala restaurant closes at 15.30 till 19.00 which in my opinion is...

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

Dear Johnny, What a wonderful review, we are glad and at the same time very flattered to receive such very positive comments. Here in Bab Al Shams, we are constantly striving to provide the best service to our guests and I am delighted to read that you had such a great experience. We will surely not let your wonderful comments...

Dubai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Dubai and my sister and brother in law and their 2 and 4 year old daughters came to stay for 2 nights. I mentioned it was their 40th birthday celethey very kindly upgraded me so our rooms were next to each other and did lots of special things for them over our 3 day stay. This place...

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

Dear DubaiAmanda, We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for having chosen Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa for your recent stay. We are constantly striving to provide the best service to our guests and we are delighted to read that you had such a great experience. We hope to have you back in the near...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has all the exquisiteness and charm of a desert resort. The rooms are a bit smallish but the design is very interesting, especially the bathrooms are very well designed. The sunset lounge / hookah bar is a good spot as they have good snacks, drinks and live acoustic music. In the infamous Bab Al Shams restaurant, there is...

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

Dear Tafart, Thank you very much for visiting Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa and for sharing such wonderful experience here in TripAdvisor. We certainly pride ourselves on the level of customer service that we provide at our hotel and are always striving to make all our guests feel as much comfortable and valued as possible. Your positive comments...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just love this place! It is relaxing, it is comfortable, it is very nice. You feel like you are sleeping on clouds, beds are super comfy. Only suggestion is one more set of towels because one is not enough sometimes. Rooms are clean and spacious. Pool is amazing, cold rain shower is my favorite. Staff is courteous, friendly. Pool food...

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

Dear Laragazzaturca77, Thank you for your review following your recent visit at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We are very happy that the staff was welcoming and accommodating and that you enjoyed most aspects of your stay. However, we are sorry to read that there were few areas that needs to be improved. Thank you for bringing these...

Tean, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Bab Al Shams for brunch and it was exceptional. Set out in the desert made it feel like a get away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai. It had really good entertainment for the kids, inside and out and the staff were very attentive. Food was also excellent and thought it represented really good value for...

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

Dear Robfoskett, Thank you for visiting our Restaurant for Brunch recently and for posting such very nice review. We are glad that you had an amazing experience and very pleased to know that you enjoy the kid's entertainment, food and service from our well-trained staff. I will definitely share all your wonderful comments to our service and culinary team. We...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a first class experience right in the middle of the desert. I would like to commend from the management down to the staff of all department of bab al shams desert resort and spa for the excellent service. indeed it is an enchanting desert hotel stay experience that i will cherish forever

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

Dear Divinejenny M, First of all, thank you for visiting Bab Al Shams recently and for posting a very nice review regarding your experience. We truly appreciate your kind words about our staff. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. We will be sure to let them know that they made an...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bab all Shams is definitely an enjoyable desert experience. The hotel is a luxurious fortress with beautiful artefacts in the rooms and common areas. The rooms are beautiful and the service very friendly. The evening at the Al Hadheerah was fun, the buffet was very plentiful with a great choice of fresh fish and meats. The show was entertaining ....

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

Dear Catherine, Thank you for visiting Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa and for taking the time to share your experience.We also appreciate your positive comments in most aspects of your stay. Despite of few minor areas which did not met your expectations, we are glad that your overall experience was an enjoyable one. We sincerely hope you will...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

room, facility, amenity kit, pool, breakfast, service, everything was fantastic, I strongly recommend to visit here if you are going Dubai, this place is the only place you can experience unique Arab culture in luxury mood.

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

Dear Sooyoung, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for strongly recommending our resort to other travelers. For sure, our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back for another amazing desert experience. Kind Regards, Reuben Mifsud | Cluster General Manager...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first stay at Bab Al Shams but it wont be our last. From pick up at the airport everything was first class. Our room was clean & a good size a small table in the seating area held a bowl of apples and a box of dates which were renewed each night at turndown. The pools were...

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

Dear Karen, Thank you for taking the time to review our resort here on TripAdvisor. We are glad to note that you enjoyed your stay with us with our clean and spacious room, amenities and turn down service, our infinity pool overlooking the desert and our rooftop lounge where you can have a perfect sunset view. We are also delighted...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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: ₹ 10,085 - ₹ 43,700 (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
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Dubai
#37 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#40 Business Hotel in Dubai
#47 Family Hotel in Dubai
#48 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#53 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
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“best stay room near the pool side”
divinejennym, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“perfect itseslf”
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“Make sure, that you order before the sunset, so that you have time to make photos”
UK-London-2015, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try for room with balcony. Beds are enormous............”
Tex842, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I'd ask for a room near the swimming pool (which is also near restaurants & lobby)”
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