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    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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  • IBN Battuta Mall (27.6 Km)
  • Jumeirah Walk (30.4 Km)
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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa

Next to Endurance Village, Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Show on map)

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Fantastic 8.5 based on 147 reviews

"The pool, the lounging area, the..."

David, Canada June 21, 2015
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Features of Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa

Hotel Facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • airport transfer
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • babysitting
  • bar
  • bicycle rental
  • business center
  • car hire
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • dry cleaning
  • elevator
  • express check-in/check-out
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • 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

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

Parking
  • 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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Fantastic
8.4
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147 reviews
Value for Money
8.1
Location
8
Staff Performance
8.7
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
8.9
Room Comfort/Standard
8.8
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David D. Solo travelers
Canada, June 21, 2015
Beautiful and unforgettable experience

The pool, the lounging area, the bed
9.7
I stayed at Bab Al Shams alone, which was a great experience to relax away from the city and life's concerns. If you are taking a taxi, I learnt from the staff that the best places to take a taxi to and from is from Internet City Station or Mall of the Emerates. The resort has wonderful places to relax: the gigantic pool, the lounging areas, the beautifully decorated rooms and large bath, or on top of the building to watch sunset on the desert sand.
wu P. Couples
Taiwan, June 14, 2015
Nice place to experience Arabic style accimadation

Service, swimming pool in desert and camel riding.
9
Takashi Y. Groups
Japan, June 07, 2015
traditinonal arabic style

Good dsign of buidings&room, traditional arabic atmosphere, reasonable distance from town
5.3
Saide S. Solo travelers
Australia, June 02, 2015
Amazing stay at Bab al Shams Resort

Amazing staff with exceptional hospitality and manners. The view was sensational and breath taking. Horse and camel riding.
9
Best stay ever. So relaxing and the views of the desert and wildlife in their habitat was amazing. Hour long horse and camel rides in the open desert after sunrise and at sunset was the most breathtaking experience to have. Best pasta I have eaten and their lemon and mint juice is amazing. The staff at Bab al Shams had the best hospitality and manners and truly went above and beyond to make our stay as pleasurable and comfortable as possible. Was so sad to leave.
Lamia S. Couples
Algeria, April 24, 2015
Great Hotel in the middle of the Desert

Rooms, comfort
8.7
Great experience
CHU W. Couples
China, April 07, 2015
Extraordinary Desert Experience

1. the ambience and decor are excellent with every little detail that sounds. 2. Free Falcon Experience everyday. 3. Dinner, atmosphere, show and sheesha at Al Hadheerah were fantastic!
9.3
We were travel by car in this trip. It was about 1 Hour 15 Mins driving to Bab Al Sham from The Plam. We arrive there at night with limited street light, it just like a cool night safari. Anyway, it definitely worth the long travel from down town in order to enjoy the unique experience and quality standard offered by Bab Al Sham. Highly recommend to everybody who really like the Arabian design and living style.
Eunyoung C. Families with older children
South Korea, April 07, 2015
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Wei G. Families with older children
China, March 26, 2015
miss

service
10
pleasant
Amal A. Couples
United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2015
The hotel is very nice and the service good

The room, alsarab rest. Decoration
8.7
Very good
Sarah D. Couples
Australia, February 25, 2015
A must stay for anyone visiting Dubai

Luxury, Pool, Staff
10
Unbelievable. Ever seen Aladdin? This place is like the palace in Agrabah!! Like something out of a dream. The room was so incredible. Stone carved bathroom and bath with a giant bed. There were even stuffed dates and fresh fruit. We went for our honeymoon and they went over the top with candles and rose petals in the bath. They even gave us a congratulations on the wedding card. I nearly cried. we felt so special. The pool was so relaxing. Get Anthony by the pool to make you a cocktail (or 10). We highly recommend the 1 hour sunset camel ride. The memories we made in this beautiful resort will last a lifetime. Thanks to everyone there for making our stay so perfect!!

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