Excellent 8.6
Based on 214 reviews

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About Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa


Secludedly set in the middle of a desert, this property is only an hour drive from Dubai's city center. Guests will have easy access to the Endurance Village, the home of the Dubai World Cup. Boasting 115 well-appointed guestrooms and suites, all are tastefully furnished and equipped with modern amenities for guests’ utmost comfort and convenience. Guests will enjoy a choice of dining opportunities at this desert oasis from the traditional Al Hadheerah Desert Restaurant to the more relaxed, international cuisines at Al Forsan Restaurant. The hotel also offers meeting rooms and banquets for guests’ memorable events. For leisure, guests can take a refreshing dip at the on-site swimming pool or indulge at the Satori Spa. Offering the world-class standard in comfort and hospitality, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa is an ideal place to stay in Dubai.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Valet parking
  • Car park
  • Airport transfer
  • Rental car
  • Bicycle rental

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Spa
  • Massage(s)
  • Tours
  • Table tennis
  • Horseback riding
  • Garden
  • Steamroom

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Bar

Access, services, and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • security [24-hour]
  • Fireplace
  • front desk [24-hour]
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • ATM
  • Currency exchange
  • Salon
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area
  • Lockers

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Spanish
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 4-12 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 450 AED
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 125 AED
Check-In From: 3:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 40. Km
Distance to Airport: 50. Km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 3
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Restaurants: 4
Number of Rooms : 115
Time to Airport (Minutes): 45
Year Hotel Built: 2004
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Recent customer comments

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  • Cleanliness 9.1
  • Facilities 8.8
  • Location 8.4
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.9
  • Service 8.9
  • Value for money 8.1
  • Food/Dining 8.2
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FIONA W. from Singapore
Stayed one night in July 2016
A nice desert retreat
We love the ambience and decor of the entire place, making it an oasis in the midst of sand. However, we were not impressed with the menu of the Al Farsan restaurant. It was a large and elegant restaurant with poolside bar food. Disappointing. We really wanted to try the Masala restaurant but it doesn't open on Sundays. Too bad!
Reviewed August 10, 2016

MIHO A. from Japan
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
Little escape from busy city Dubai
The hotel is located in Dubai area however it did not take much time to take you the middle of dessert. The room was not that huge however well designed with comfortable bed and nice bath amenity (amenities are made in Jordan from Dead Sea !) they should have more original hotel goods at the boutique as they have nice equipment and I wanted to buy but that wasn't possible... You must try riding a camel with complimentary and enjoy the Arabian restaurant as they have variety of shows !
Reviewed August 09, 2016

Anita P. from Australia
Stayed one night in July 2016
Amazing - make this your destination
Everything about this resort is exceptional - from its design too the quality of facilities and food, to the genuine caring of their staff that ensure your stay is enjoyable. The most relaxing escort I have stayed in, with the peace and warmth of the desert background providing a perfect oasis for the soul. Put this one on your bucket list!
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Adel F. from United Arab Emirates
Solo travelers
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
Very nice break
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Afandi N. from Malaysia
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
Excellent Service
All the staff was helpful, resourceful and courtiers and polite.
Reviewed July 09, 2016

Steven G. from Australia
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
Poor service, bad food and over priced
When you stay in a 5 star hotel and pay premium prices, you expect premium quality flood and excellent service. This hotel lacks food quality and service. We stayed in this hotel around 5 yrs ago when they were under the Jumeriah brand and everything was amazing. This time the trip was a total disappointment
Reviewed June 06, 2016

Skirmantas S. from United Arab Emirates
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016
Nice hotel, but crazy Overpriced. Makes no sense at all. There are much better places for this money.
Reviewed June 05, 2016

Sandy T. from Taiwan
Stayed one night in May 2016
We will be back!!
Reviewed June 01, 2016

George B. from United Kingdom
Stayed one night in May 2016
Great location a must for any Dubai resident
This place is a must if your looking to escape the hussle and madness of central Dubai.
Reviewed May 29, 2016

jennifer S. from Australia
Stayed one night in May 2016
Fantastic hotel experience
My best experience by far in Dubai A wonderful hotel in the desert Pure Arabian nights Excellent value
Reviewed May 26, 2016


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