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In Bab al Shams Desert Resort Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Worth visiting it you haven't experiences one of these tradition evenings but a bit pricey for what's on offer. Food wasn't that exciting - buffet with a good selection. The best part was the 'caravan' performance of camels, riders etc moving across the top of the restaurant and making a beautiful backdrop in the night sky.

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Beverly Hills, CA
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

After an afternoon of riding on the dunes on a desert safari, I never expected what happened upon our arrival at Al Hadderah. A bit tired, my friends and I expected that our planned Arabic buffet would just be an ordinary experience. Instead, from our arrival at night up the torch-lined driveway to the main entrance we began to think... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

We thought with the restaurant being attached to Bab Al Shams, it should be good but what we saw took our breath away. This is the kind of place you only see in the movies, it was great to experience it, you are transported away to another place and time - Arabian Nights. From the time we arrived. we were... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014 via mobile

Traditional emirati themed restaurant wid live performances like belly dances, tanoura show, arabian nights. Good thing it is in a covered tent kind of hall. Service is good. Food tastes good with some live cooking, nice ambience but not worth 425 Dirhams. Should be cheaper. Overall it is one time experience.

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Dubai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

After driving for about 45 minutes through a part a Dubai I've never seen, I was happy to finally get to the restaurant in the middle of the desert. I love the quiet location & atmosphere! The setting is beautiful and it all feels very Aladdin with torches lighting the way and men on horseback waiting outside the entrance to... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

Everything great with tempting dishes and show. Best service. From my personal experience it is Worth visiting and reasonable price.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

This is a great place, amazing food, staff and music, do not miss this, we went there every night! Fun and yummy!

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

Wonderful buffet, with all the best offerings of Arab cuisine. The barbecue lamb was fantastic. We really enjoyed the show. It continued non stop all evening, with singers, dancers, a wonderful camel caravan and the topped off with a traditional belly dancer. Well worth the price of admission.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

We visited this while staying at Bab al Shams resort - it is a 5 minute stroll away along a beautiful torch-lit path. The food was unbelievable, and there was a great evening of entertainment. The highlight was the "heritage" montage, with beautifully spot-lit camel caravan, Arabian horse display, and even a flock of sheep and goats progressing up on... More 

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London
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

Few positives: food is not bad, setting is touristy but comfortable. The show is what kills it all. A 3-hour improvised and ridiculous succession of junior varsity 'artists' (and some sheeps too). It's hard to convey how bad it is because it truly has no comparison - our group of 4 had never seen anything this bad, EVER!!! Stay away.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In Bab al Shams Desert Resort Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?