Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa
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8.6
Recommended by 97% of guests
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8.9
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite
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  • Garden view
  • 60 m²/646 ft²
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Junior Suite
Junior Suite
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  • Garden view
  • 50 m²/538 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Twin
Deluxe Twin
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  • Garden view
  • 47 m²/506 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe King
Deluxe King
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  • Garden view
  • 47 m²/506 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Twin
Superior Twin
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  • Garden view
  • 37 m²/398 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Superior King
Superior King
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  • Garden view
  • 37 m²/398 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Special Superior Room Offer - Get AED 350 credit per night
Special Superior Room Offer - Get AED 350 credit per night
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  • 37 m²/398 ft²
  • 1 super king bed
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The infinity pool at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa will be temporarily closed from July 6, 2018 to August 16, 2018.
During this time, Family & Kids pools within the resort will remain

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8.6
Excellent
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Cleanliness9.1
Facilities8.9
Location8.3
Room comfort and quality8.9
Service9.0
Value for money8.2
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10.0
CHING from Taiwan
Family with young children
Superior Twin
Stayed 1 night in May 2018
Great hotel and staff ”
We enjoyed the stay and the Iftar tent. Everything is great and relaxing! Staffs are excellent
Reviewed May 20, 2018
Dear Ching, Thank you very much for providing us with your online feedback which is so important for us. My team and I are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your time with us particularly the Iftar experience at our beautiful Ramadan Tent. Your flattering remarks about the service rendered by our colleagues will surely be passed on to them. Thank you once again for visiting Bab Al Shams and we hope to have another opportunity of welcoming you again soon. Best regards, Reuben Mifsud - Cluster General Manager
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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa
10.0
Annie from Australia
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in May 2018
Amazing escape in the Desert ”
Everything about this place was brilliant. The staff were so kind and courteous. The decor was beautiful and although we only had 24 hours in Dubai, we were so glad we chose this fantastic resort.
Reviewed May 11, 2018
Dear Annie, I am always pleased to see feedback such as yours. We are happy to receive your perfect rating and read that your stay had been excellent all throughout. Furthermore, we are pleased to read your positive comments with regards to the quality of service provided by our staff members. Indeed, our team is very much committed to serve with sincerity, care and passion, creating amazing experience and everlasting memories. My team and I look forward to your next visit which we hope will be soon. Best regards, Reuben Mifsud Cluster General Manager
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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa
10.0
April from Singapore
Family with young children
Superior King
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
Amazing”
Loved this. totally unique experience and made our trip in Dubai authentic. loved it so much more than being by the marina... MUST DO
Reviewed May 08, 2018
Dear April, Thank you for providing us with a perfect rating and sharing your excellent experience in detail. We are pleased to hear that we have surpassed your expectations in all aspects of your stay and our services. We greatly appreciate your kind recommendation of Bab Al Shams to other travelers. Looking forward to welcoming you again in the very near future. Best regards, Reuben Mifsud Cluster General Manager
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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa
8.8
Dane from United Arab Emirates
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in April 2018
Desert Paradise”
Amazing oasis out in the desert. 5 star resort with 5 star facilities. Bab Al Shams is the most relaxing of environments, with the infinity pool looking out to the desert alone making it worth the trip. Food at Masala was outstanding but be prepared to pay for it.
Reviewed May 02, 2018
Dear Dane, Thank you for sparing some of your valuable time to share your recent experience at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We certainly pride ourselves on the level of customer service that we provide and we always strive to make all our guests feel comfortable, relaxed and valued as much as possible. Thank you for highlighting the excellent food at our Masala Restaurant. Please rest assured that we do our utmost to provide a wide selection of competitively priced products and services for guests to enjoy. Once again thank you for having stayed with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Reuben Mifsud Cluster General Manager
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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa
9.2
Sofia from United Arab Emirates
Group
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in July 2017
The heart of the desert”
It's an amazing escape from Dubai, just a 35minute drive and you find this gem in all it's glory. Beautiful traditional arabic rooms, amazing pool and great facilities for adults and kids alike.
Reviewed April 17, 2018
Dear Sofia, Thank you for having stayed at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. I do appreciate the time you have taken to share your feedback online. I am so delighted to read that you were totally amazed by our gorgeous Arabic themed rooms and other facilities for both adults and kids and that you had a fantastic experience during your stay. It was indeed a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Reuben Mifsud Cluster General Manager
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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa
9.2
Tibor from Hungary
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in October 2017
Great resort, a bit pricey”
We just stayed one night at the resort. Obviously the facilities are great, the whole place has really nice vibe to it. Multiple restaurants, swim up bar, nice pool area, and great view over the dessert. The resort is very pricey, not entirely sure that it's good value for money, but if you don't mind the price that much, or for a special occasion, it's worth a trip.
Reviewed February 18, 2018
Dear Tibor, First of all, thank you for having chosen to stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. I very much appreciate the time you have taken in posting your valuable feedback. My team and I are extremely delighted to read your overall positive comments on the resort’s amenities and facilities. However, it is with regret to read that our rates were not up to your expectations, please rest assured that they are in line with other hotels in the same category in Dubai. Meanwhile, we are very thankful for your kind recommendations. Thank you once again for your valuable feedback. I hope you will give us another opportunity to welcome you back so that we may show you that we stand behind our commitment to delivering an exceptional hospitality experience. Kind regards, Reuben Mifsud Cluster General Manager
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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa
9.2
Vivian from United States
Group
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 1 night in February 2017
Great hotel in the middle of the desert”
I really enjoyed my stay at this property. Everyone was really helpful and kind. However, there was one front desk agent who kept telling us we needed to have booked a suite for 3 people. I did search for 3 people on Agoda and the room I booked came up. He said the room was too small to add a rollaway bed and that it would be way too crowded (I have worked in hotels & at an OTA before, and it was too obvious that he was trying to upsell a suite, which was probably too big for us anyway. When we entered the room, the room of course had a lot of room and we could freely walk around and put our luggage even with the rollaway bed. Other than this, the room was really nice, the pool was also not crowded and well mainted, and the dinner buffet was exceptional. This indeed was one of the most unforgettable experiences :) Front desk agents are the face of a hotel, and I wish I had a pleasant first encounter like the pleasant experience I had at the hotel afterwards.
Reviewed January 30, 2018
9.2
Talal from Kuwait
Couple
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 1 night in November 2017
Very good ”
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Reviewed November 28, 2017
Dear Talal, It gives us so much pride to receive a high rating from you. It is truly encouraging for us to continue all our efforts in giving all our guests the best service that you all deserve. Thank you very much. Looking forward to welcome you back. Regards, Reuben Mifsud Cluster General Manager
Responded December 04, 2017
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa
9.6
Wolfgang from Germany
Couple
Superior Twin
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017
Exceptional”
Very Good Resort
Reviewed November 22, 2017
Dear Wolfgang, We are delighted to read your review with such a high rating. This truly inspires us to keep doing our best in providing excellent customer service. Thank you and we all look forward to welcoming you back. Regards, Reuben Mifsud Cluster General Manager
Responded November 22, 2017
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa
9.6
Evan from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 3 nights in October 2017
Exceptional”
Lovely resort. Staff very friendly and helpful. The pool is enormous and very clean. Restaurants we tried: al Forsan and Le Dune wwere excellent. The show and dinner at Al Hadheerah was a bit commercialised but still good fun. Overall, a comfortable and quiet place to relax. Highly recommended.
Reviewed October 27, 2017
Dear Evan, We appreciate your perfect rating and positive feedback about our hotel. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we left such a good impression upon you. Rest assured that your kind comments will be shared with the entire team. We thank you for your kind recommendation and hope to welcome you back to Bab Al Shams in the near future. Kind regards, Reuben Mifsud - Cluster General Manager
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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa
9.2
Vicki from United Kingdom
Couple
Terrace King
Stayed 3 nights in September 2017
Our favourite staycation”
My husband and I have lived in Dubai for 5 years and we've been here time and time again. We LOVE the staff here - the attention to detail and their politeness and helpful attitude is worth every penny you pay. It's not cheap, but worth it for the desert views, relaxed air and comfy bedrooms. Pizza restaurant hasn't been open for AGES now, which is a shame though, so you are pretty limited when it comes to restaurants if the weather is to hot to sit oh the roof terrace or at Ah Hadheera.
Reviewed October 04, 2017
Dear Vicki, Thank you for your high rating further to your recent stay. We are always pleased to receive feedback such as yours. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your time with us. Your flattering remarks about the service rendered by our colleagues will surely be passed on to them. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bab Al Shams and retain you as its fan. Best regards, Reuben Mifsud - Cluster General Manager
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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa
10.0
Bianca from United Arab Emirates
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017
We return whenever we can, simply amazing esp as a break in summer as you can sit in chilled pools ”
Love BAS so very much, such a treat
Reviewed July 19, 2017
10.0
Abdulla from United Arab Emirates
Family with young children
Superior Twin
Stayed 1 night in April 2017
Enjoy Arabian nights”
very nice environment, oasis in the middle of the desert and very nice activities
Reviewed July 12, 2017
8.4
IOK from Macau
Couple
Superior Twin
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
So far”
Super far for going to the hotel, it takes almost 1 hour (taxi), other thing is perfect such as the view, the environment, the service, etc.
Reviewed June 24, 2017
9.2
Sufen from Singapore
Solo traveler
Superior Twin
Stayed 1 night in June 2017
Wonderful Experience”
It's a wonderful experience to be here.
Reviewed June 17, 2017
8.0
ludovica from Italy
Couple
Superior Twin
Stayed 1 night in June 2017
Nice gateway for a weekend ”
We spent the weekend in Bab Al Shams in June during Ramadan. Rooms are spacious and full of all comforts, nice bed and huge bathtub. The swimming pool is amazing, remember to order well in advance the food because the service at the swimming pool bar is a bit slow (waited 50min for some tacos). We also recommend the spa.
Reviewed June 16, 2017
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
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
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
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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