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    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • business
  • beaches
    Distance to airport:
  • Al Maktoum International Airport (9.7 Km)
  • Dubai International Airport (50.0 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Beautiful swimming pool", "Food", "Relaxing"

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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa

Next to Endurance Village, Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Features of Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • airport transfer
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • babysitting
  • bar
  • bicycle rental
  • business center
  • car hire
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • daily housekeeping
  • dry cleaning
  • elevator
  • express check-in/check-out
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • fireplace
  • laundry service
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • poolside bar
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • salon
  • shops
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • fitness center
  • garden
  • horse riding
  • kids club
  • massage
  • outdoor pool
  • pool (kids)
  • sauna
  • spa
  • steamroom
  • table tennis


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


  • car park
  • valet parking

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Spanish

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Resort description
Secludedly set in the middle of a desert, this property is only an hour drive from Dubai's city...see more 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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See K. Couples
China, January 16, 2016

Food, staff, and environment
I had a very pleasant stay with his hotel. Definitely will visit again
Tony T. Couples
Australia, December 29, 2015
Over priced

Decor, swimming pool, staff
Al Haderah restaurant was ok, whilst food was nice the entertainment was painfully draining. Each performance took an additonal hour to visit each table to take photos to try to seel you, all this whilst being drained with ear blasting music that simply went on and on.
Nat S. Couples
Tokelau, December 14, 2015
Amazing Arabian hotel set up amid the desert

Arab, beautiful, desert
Christopher G. Couples
United Arab Emirates, December 08, 2015
Not as remote as I would like.

The sense of tranquility, it really is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai; the pool area is well designed with an infinity pool looking out to the desert and palm trees; the staff are ve
Much of the desert outside Dubai is really beautiful, undulating sand dunes with clusters of trees, bushes and other foliage. I was hoping for this when booking Bab Al Shams but was quite disappointed by the setting. Although the resort itself offers a sense of tranquility, the immediate desert area in which it sits is flat and uninteresting, and sightlines are spoiled by roads, flyovers, powerlines and other reminders of the modern world. You do not feel cut off in a remote desert location. A second disappointment was some of the food. The chef in the Italian restaurant is not from Italy and this definitely tells in the mushroom risotto, it was inedible and I ended up sharing my wife's chicken taglietelli which was ok. We didn't try the Indian, about which I've heard good things, and apart from that the choice is mostly Arabic food, grills and the like which is ok. The lunchtime menu at the pool bar and restaurant is ok to good, but none of it is a fine dining experience. A further annoyance were the mosquitos, the first I have experienced in a hotel in the UAE, and I have lived here for seven years. My wife and I both had several new bites each morning when we woke up - take some repellent! For all this Bab Al Shams does have a certain charm, the Arabic influenced resort and room design and layout works well and I probably will go back in future, if I can't find a hotel in a true remote desert location.
Nadia R. Families with young children
United States of America, November 29, 2015
Excellent service

Staff , food, location
Mario L. Couples
Portugal, December 17, 2015
a different place to stay

location, architecture,staff
one different experience, a nice place to visit once.
fei G. Couples
China, November 20, 2015
Nice experience

Staff, environment,clean
Very nice
Ethan L. Couples
Singapore, November 17, 2015
Great but can be more hospitable

room, comfy bed, roof top lounge
great ambiance but the staff can be abit more hospitable. That's not saying that they are bad but just lack the warmth i get in some other hotels
KRISTINA W. Families with older children
Australia, November 11, 2015
Perfect getaway

everything everything everything
We travelled about an hour from hectic Dubai to arrive at Bab Al Shams- what an oasis greeted us! From the front arched stone entrance to the stunning Arabic styled reception , then through beautifully landscaped areas that had well positioned seats overlooking reflection pools , we arrived to our room that was so simply ,but well thought out and decorated. warmly coloured in tones of the desert , with a lovely ambience , we had arrived to our destination that certainly didn't disappoint. Comfy bed, powerful shower, coffee machine in room , paper in the morning and beautiful breakfast to start the day . We thought everything was just fine . The pool area had lots of recliner loungers and the pool had fabulous views overlooking the desert . If you like a resort where its got everything but yet still feels a bit relaxed and not glitzy then maybe this is the place for you . There were enough restaurants to have options, and a wonderful sunset cocktail shisha bar from which to watch the sun go down. Camel rides before dusk , just perfect for us to celebrate our special occasion - our daughter's 21st ( the staff gave her a cake ) our 25th wedding anniversary and our other daughter's 18th and end of school. A perfect place to unwind and chill and enjoy and feel special.
KRITSADA K. Families with young children
Thailand, November 04, 2015
Oasis in the middle of dessert.

Pool, room and dessert.
Very nice hotel. we enjoy se much about dessert view.

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