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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very relaxing and enjoyable stay in a "traditional", yet luxurious resort, with friendly and helpful staff, amenities, choice of restaurants and the best swimming pools ever. We forgot our daily routines during our stay and we felt that we were somewhere else, in another world. A must for people staying in the UAE but also for tourists in the...

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

Dear Georgexri, We appreciate that you have taken the time to provide us with a 5-star rating along with your very positive review of your experience at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. It is indeed with pleasure to know that your stay with us has been impeccable from beginning to end. Rest assured that I will not let...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s a very beautiful hotel but the 5-star service ends after you walk past the lobby. We checked in to our room on Friday and after reaching the pool realised that there are no sunbeds available because there are many outside guests using the pool during the day. At 2000 AED per night you would expect a sun bed guaranteed...

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

Dear Zaziezu, I appreciate you taking the time to provide me with such detailed feedback of your stay with us. I am very happy to note that you find the resort beautiful. I personally took note of the various other comments you mentioned which regretfully did not meet your expectations during your stay. Rest assured, your concerns have been noted...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here so many times, mostly during the winter season, and it is the best place to relax and take a break from city life. This resort is a true five-star with a traditional design you will love. Arrival - Friendly and quick handling of luggage. Front Desk - Excellent staff with multilingual talent will ease your check in...

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

Dear Armani, Wow! What a wonderful review! We truly appreciate your time taken to write us such a detailed yet very positive feedback following your recent stay with us. We are flattered to receive your remarks about the resort in general, our luxurious rooms, amazing F&B Outlets such as Al Hadheerah Restaurant, Al Sarab Rooftop and Le Dune, our relaxing...

Hertford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is stunning located in the desert but with every amenity you could wish for. Staff, accommodation, food was excellent. Went to the Arabic show food and entertainment 5 star! Hope to return but for a much longer stay!!!!

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

Dear Tex842, I appreciate your positive feedback following your stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort& Spa. I am glad to read that you had an enjoyable experience during your stay with us and that we left such a good impression upon you. Thank you once again for your time to write us a review. We look forward to your...

Bronx, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This resort in the desert is beautiful and relaxing. You have the choice of doing activities such as dune bashing, camel riding, falconry, or archery. They have an amazing spa with excellent masseuses. The restaurant and dining experience was off the charts good . The chef and kitchen staff were very accommodating and eager that you enjoy your meals. They...

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

Dear Virginia, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a detailed but very positive review of your stay with us. I am pleased to read that you loved your entire experience with our beautiful and relaxing ambience, wide selection of desert activities, amazing spa treatments by our excellent therapists, great dining experience, gorgeous pools overlooking the desert...

Herndon, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent our last day here at Bab Al Shams. It's definitely a drive from Dubai (about an hour or so) and there are no gas stations on the way so make sure to fill up before you head up here. We didn't stay in the rooms, just took advantage of buying a day pass and enjoying...

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

Dear Winston S, Thank you for visiting us and we appreciate your time spent to post such wonderful feedback and recommending us to your family and friends. It is delightful to know that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay in our property, particularly for your amazing experience in Al Hadheerah Restaurant. In addition we are glad to know that you...

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we commenced our honeymoon at bab al shams, spending there only one night. It has been a perfect choice, although it was not really romantic. It is a big resort, with families and kids. Of course this is not a problem but we understood that it will be the perfect resort when we'll have some kids. Wecoming: very kind and...

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

Dear Viaggiaxpiacere, Thank you for your positive comment. I am delighted to read that you had described Bab Al Shams to be a perfect choice for your honeymoon. Our hotel prides itself on its location, resort's serenity, nice and well equipped rooms, relaxing spa and amazing food and beverage outlets. We hope to have you back in the near future...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its sometimes nice to have a staycation, so we took a couple of days out to head off to Bab Al Shams Like many places in Dubai this place, with the exception of the Arabic show theme night, lacked with service. The room we booked was a suite, it was dark, badly lit, no view, limited wifi and just wasnt...

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

Dear RichardUpshall, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. All your comments are essential to educating our staff about good and bad service. We will ensure your feedback will be given to all. Furthermore, I will personally supervise that all your other complaints are addressed and necessary actions will be implemented to ensure similar shortfalls...

Oslo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An unique experience combined with Jumeirah Beach. This is a great luxury resort with is a must while in Dubai. Close to Emirates Equestrian centre, and not far from the Al Maktoum internation airport., 45 minutes by car from Madinat Jumeirah Great pool area, surreal view into the sand. Imaccably decorated room sin arabic style. They offer this arabic dining...

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

Dear Frequenttraveller125, Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us! I hope your next stay is just around the corner. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly should you require any assistance in your next booking. Kind Regards, Reuben Mifsud | Cluster General Manager Meydan Hotels & Hospitality T:...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day here having my Mother's Day treat while visiting Dubai. Absolutely beautiful luxury oasis and a world away from the hustle and bustle. Valet parking on arrival and beautiful decor and calm as you walk through the resort. My treat included a 50min massage and a pool pass. So while my husband and daughter made their way to...

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

Dear Jbmanchester, Thank you for your kind review! I am so delighted that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us. We truly appreciate your kind words about the resort and our staff at our Satori Spa. It's definitely a boost for us every time we read positive reviews such as this. I am very happy that our...

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Parking
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  • 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: ₹ 9,789 - ₹ 46,674 (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
#36 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#40 Business Hotel in Dubai
#46 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#47 Family Hotel in Dubai
#53 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
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“Make sure, that you order before the sunset, so that you have time to make photos”
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“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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roamingmatt, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room with a desert view - if mobility is an issue, ask for a ground room.”
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“All rooms are perfect!”
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