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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Lovely location, excellent service, gorgeous rooms, wonderful food, attention to detail, true Arab hospitality. I was so stressed but by the end of the 2 days there I didn't want to leave that heaven!

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

Dear Global999, 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, your room amenities and the hotel’s services and facilities. Please rest assured, I shall be personally sharing your kind comments with the entire team. Thank...

Reviewed 4 August 2015

Looks like paradise. Stay was great, staff is amazing, rooms are outstanding and its not crowded , therefore you can relax a really good weekend as a couple or with kids. we did already both (romantic and kids getaway) and its really heaven for us. The only thing to improve is the variety of dinner at al forsan, but hotel...

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

Dear Xavier 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, Cluster General Manager

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Me and my partner drove from Abu Dhabi to Bab Al Shams as a weekend getaway, From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were made to feel at home. I have travelled extensively and this was by far some of the best service either of us have received. On arrival our room was upgraded - the...

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

Dear Jessica H, 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 Hany as well as the entire team. We thank you for your recommendation and...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

We have just come home from a 2 night stay at Bab Al Shams with my husband and our little one. Lucky for us, the weather had been so good to us that despite the heat, the humidy was low and so we were able to really enjoy the outdoors. After a smooth check-in, we were led to our room...

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

Dear MrsPG55, Thanks for reviewing us! It was great to see that you had an enjoyable stay at the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa and liked your room, the food, and the service. It'll certainly be a pleasure to welcome you back again and we hope it won't be too long a wait! Kind regards, Mohamed Aghoury, Cluster...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Bab al shams considered as great escape to a wonderful world of luxury and relaxing. the magical arabic design of the hotel and the great location makes the place so special, more over they have amazing staff waiting for you with big smile ready to make your stay unforgettable, food experience beyond expectation Arabic, indian, international. loved the breakfast in...

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

Dear Diaa W, 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

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 28 July 2015

-- The luxurious five star services and exorbitant winsome treatment of Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa initiated the minute I pulled over the car at their main entrance, free valet parking is provided for all in-house and out-house guests. We were greeted at the reception with a much needed glass of fresh lemonade, and a pleasant vivid smile...

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

Dear ALAABI THA SHIM, 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 the entire team. We thank you for your recommendation and hope to welcome...

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

One of the best in Dubai for many reasons - Service is fantastic Location is very cool - middle of desert Food is very tasty Pools are some the best Iv seen, perfect for families and couples - they are so big you can get away from each other and not be disturbed by the kids. Plenty of activities to...

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

Dear Kenaychad, 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

Reviewed 22 July 2015

Our family enjoyed yet another fabulous weekend at Bab Al Shams. This is truly one of our favourite hotels. Love the rooms' Arabic feel and the layout of the hotel - it never feels as if you're in a hotel with long hallways and doors to the side. The amenities are luxe and staff friendly and attentive. The pool is...

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

Dear Lida B, 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...

Reviewed 21 July 2015

The Bab Al Shams Resort is a very nice getaway where you can spend a relaxing weekend. The staff is great and the rooms are very nice. You can also take a stroll in the dunes or watch the camels. Hotel has a very distinct "arabic heritage" touch.

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

Dear sASHAr, 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 21 July 2015 via mobile

Another fabulous stay. Love this place so much I cannot stay away. I was back for a second weekend stay. The rooms are fabulous. As long as you understand this is an Arabian themed hotel then you won't complain the rooms are too dark. I love it personally. Food, staff everything is fabulous. Cannot recommend enough!

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Dear luckyangel, 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 your room and 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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • 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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  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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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: ₹ 11,060 - ₹ 47,186 (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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“Choose a room with a desert view - if mobility is an issue, ask for a ground room.”
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“room with terrace is nice”
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