Excellent8.6
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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Sauna

  • Steamroom

  • Air conditioning

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Distances to essentials

  • Airports
    • 10 km
    • Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC)
    • 50 km
    • Dubai International Airport (DXB)
  • Hospitals and clinics
    • 20 km
    • Medical Fitnes Services Center Jabel Ali
  • Cash withdrawal
    • on site

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  • Cleanliness 9.1
  • Facilities 8.7
  • Location 8.4
  • Room comfort and quality 8.9
  • Service 8.9
  • Value for money 8.1
  • Food and dining 8.2
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based on 3 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.7
  • Location 7.3
  • Room comfort and quality 8.7
  • Service 8.0
  • Value for money 8.7
  • Food and dining 8.0
  • Cleanliness 9.1
  • Facilities 8.7
  • Location 8.4
  • Room comfort and quality 8.8
  • Service 8.8
  • Value for money 7.9
  • Food and dining 8.2
  • Cleanliness 9.5
  • Facilities 9.2
  • Location 8.1
  • Room comfort and quality 9.5
  • Service 9.5
  • Value for money 8.2
  • Food and dining 8.7
  • Cleanliness 9.0
  • Facilities 7.4
  • Location 8.8
  • Room comfort and quality 9.2
  • Service 9.0
  • Value for money 8.1
  • Food and dining 8.3
  • Cleanliness 9.3
  • Facilities 8.7
  • Location 8.1
  • Room comfort and quality 8.7
  • Service 9.2
  • Value for money 8.3
  • Food and dining 7.9
  • Cleanliness 8.9
  • Facilities 9.6
  • Location 8.4
  • Room comfort and quality 8.7
  • Service 8.7
  • Value for money 8.7
  • Food and dining 8.1
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6.4
pamela from Canada
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 3 nights in April 2017
Fantastic staff highly professional especially drivers to airport and pool staff.”
This hotel is past its due date. It is tired looking and old in the rooms,the painted walls are dirty and chipped and patched up visibly. The room entrance floor is worn out it looks like it needs a new finish. The outdoor furniture is dirty on the balcony. The pools have the painting coming off in all places. The spa is tiny and old fashioned.
Reviewed April 28, 2017
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10.0
Nyree from Australia
Solo traveler
Superior Twin
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017
Arabian luxury at its finest”
From the moment you stepped out of the car til you got back into it to leave you were treated like royalty. The rooms have that old arabic feeling to them. The bath amenities are a novelty...loved them. Breakfast is the most amazing spread of food and it tastes delightful. The only lowlight would be the lack of service around the pool; perhaps also consider providing guests with chilled bottled water when they relax poolside? The Arabian Night is a bit of fun, although the belly dancing was disappointing. But everything else is fabulous. I would definitely come back to stay here and for longer. Reality sucked after staying here. Thanks to all at Bab al Shams. Faisal at front desk...thank u for yr smiles in welcoming us and checkout.
Reviewed March 25, 2017
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7.6
Saleh from United Arab Emirates
Family with young children
Deluxe King
Stayed 1 night in February 2017
Nice place to spend your weekend”
The resort is well organised which gives you warm feeling from the first moment. Staff are friendly but they need some hospitality training. The rooms are cosy and comfy. You will be offered to choose your preferred pillow and that was an amazing thing for me since i hate hotels standard pillows. I had dinner and breakfast at Al Forsan because my reservation was half board. The food was good yet the optiones were limited.
Reviewed February 25, 2017
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9.6
ahmad from Malaysia
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in February 2017
excellent”
Completely different and refreshing experience versus the typical luxury concept in Dubai city
Reviewed February 21, 2017
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8.4
Hassan from Oman
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
Very Nice ”
Very nice for couple
Reviewed January 04, 2017
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7.6
MO from Hong Kong
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
Special resort worths a stay”
Nice environment, nice swimming pool, nice spa service and special atmosphere. It would be rated as 5 stars if all staffs could be well trained and could show real hospitality to customers.
Reviewed December 10, 2016
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8.4
Kevin from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in December 2016
Our short trip”
Dear Agoda, Thank you for your email, it's a pleasure to share with you our experience in Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa. We were excited to spend our time in your Resort but unfortunately it didn't start very well the moment we entered the room. The air in the room wasn't fresh but was very heavy and smelling. Then we decided to spend our day at the swimming pool and we ordered two alcoholic beverages but got non alcoholic instead. After the first round we ordered another alcoholic cocktails but sadly it happened again. In the evening we decided to have a dinner in your Arabic restaurant, Al Sarab, to watch the sunset. We order a Chardonnay wine and it was served in a cracked glass witch was unacceptable especially for a 5* Resort. Also the salad that we ordered was served with Brie cheese intead of Fetta cheese. Hopefully our feedback will help you to look more to the details and to improve your services. Kind regards, Kevin Steckel
Reviewed December 10, 2016
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6.4
Kamila from Czech Republic
Solo traveler
Deluxe King
Stayed 5 nights in November 2016
Nice relaxing place”
The hotel is in the midďle of desert so it is ideal for total relaxation. Due to its position there is very little opportunity to do something else than lay around pool, eat, drink, go to massage and relax. If you looking for remoute, quiet luxury place this is your destination.
Reviewed November 22, 2016
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8.8
Sin from Macau
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016
Excellent desert oasis experience”
Fantastic location (in desert area), feel like living in the oasis. Excellent services, except the dinner are bit too expensive, one performer for one hour (total 2) and one war show (with camel and horse).
Reviewed October 10, 2016
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8.0
Jameel from Australia
Couple
Deluxe King
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
Short stay”
Beautiful setting, wish we could have stayed longer
Reviewed September 21, 2016
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