Bab Al Shams

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Where else can you experience a traditional desert experience, nestled amongst its own oasis.

Situated in the centre of the desert and the dunes of Dubai, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is in a spectacular location and is the ultimate exclusive luxury retreat. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa presents the ideal destination. Offering the ultimate in comfort and entertainment, at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa your experience will be enhanced by history, splendour and magnificence.

The idyllic low-rise resort is enclosed by gently sloping sand dunes and panoramic all round views of the natural desert landscape. Bab Al Shams is a desert experience that is not only indicative of the culture and heritage of Dubai and the UAE, but a location where you are treated like royalty and blessed with tranquillity.

Bab Al Shams translated from Arabic simply means ‘gateway to the sun’, which are exactly the right words for the resort.

Bab Al Shams is built in an Arabic fort setting. Inside the walls, shaded courtyards, walkways and water features provide cool shelter away from the searing heat whilst maintaining the unique ambience and atmosphere. Although hidden amongst the dunes of the desert it is only a 40-minute drive from the city of Dubai and only 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport.

This is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and relax in the tranquillity of this unique opulent location. If you want to simply enjoy the activities on offer at the resort, Bab Al Shams offers lawn activities such as table tennis and yoga, desert activities such as camel rides, dune bashing, Jeep Desert Safari’s, horse riding, archery, personal training sessions and even private dinner under the stars.

The wonderful chefs provide a huge variety of cuisine. With four restaurants offering Arabic, Indian, Italian and international foods there is more than enough choice to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. The restaurants offer many refreshments to accompany your food. With the main restaurant Al Hadheerah Desert serving traditional Arabic food and having seating for up to 500 people, this is the main meeting place and eating location for the hotels guests, where they can experience the ultimate Arabian fairytale, and the traditional Arabian nights feel with live bands and falconry displays, along with belly dancers and henna artists to entertain its guests.

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There are four places that you can enjoy a drink within the complex, there are cocktails and normal alcoholic drinks available while taking in the tranquil views of the desert, and relaxing in the extravagant surrounding of this simply stunning location.

The traditional bedrooms offer such diverse options and facilities at the hotel. Standard in room facilities such as high speed internet, satellite tv and radio, international telephone dialling, coffee and tea making facilities, mini bar, 24hr in room dining, turn down service and personal in room safe. The well appointed bathrooms come with modern rain showers and luxury toiletries are provided, whilst the bedroom options can be provided with a choice of twin or king size beds.

The bedroom view facing options are of having a courtyard, desert, landscaped garden or terrace.
A transport service is available due to the distance of the airport and of Dubai’s main areas at an additional charge, which can be discussed direct with the hotel and the booking of this service is dependent on 24 hours notice being given.

There are various suites available which are provided with free breakfast, private balconies and uninterrupted views of either the desert or the Palm Grove – a larger landscaped garden. The more luxurious suites are provided with walk in wardrobes, and separate bedrooms. All suites are provided with complimentary internet connection.

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