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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

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Florida City, Florida
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Beautiful resort ,pleasant pools, check in ok. Bedroom rustic style but confortable in need of some renovation . Friendly service and great food at breakfast and lunch. We were at typical Arabian dinner and enjoyed the food and shows.It s worth ! Was a great experience !

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My mom and I stayed in a suite on the ground floor with a desert view. The desert view was fabulous and the suite private and quiet. We ate at the Indian restaurant, Masala, and Al Hadheerah. Both excellent. Al Hadheerah is a signature restaurant as it has a lot of entertainment and an immense buffet. Don't full up on...

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Dubai
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent customer service.....excellent attention to detail in all aspects of the resort, as well as anticipation of our needs. Beautiful location hidden in the desert but easily accessible to the city. A relaxing retreat. Fantastic show at Al Hadheerah. Fabulous singer at the sunset bar Al Sarab. Also great destination for the famous Dubai Friday brunches. Special thanks to Mr...

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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Melissa R, Thank you very much for your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. I truly do appreciate your kind comments; it is heartwarming to know that our hospitality and service does not go unnoticed. Please rest assured that I shall personally be sharing your feedback with Hussain and Subin as well as the entire team. We thank you for your...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for the long weekend due to the National Day holiday in the UAE. We drove up from Abu Dhabi. The resort is very easy to find and a short drive (around an hour) from Dubai and Abu Dhabi alike. I am an expedia VIP member but thanks to the hotel being fully booked, they weren't able to give...

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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear anil d, Many thanks for your review! It was good to see that you had an agreeable stay with us! Please accept my apologies for the service shortfall you encountered during your time. We hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Mohamed Aghoury, General Manager

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience in the heart of the dessert👍🏻 oasis🌺🌴 there're only you and stars, nobody else) one of my favorite hotels, which I prefer to stay much more often than ion the other places❤️ great atmosphere which help you to be closer to authentic culture⭐️

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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear VikaRoshcha, Thanks for reviewing us and for your kind words. It was good to see that you had an enjoyable stay with us and we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Mohamed Aghoury, General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful hotels I've stayed ! The staff are great and very friendly. Make sure you to have dinner at Al Hadheerah restaurant and watch their spectacular show! Definitely will be back !

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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear LIAAGLADZE, Many thanks for your review! I was happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Mohamed Aghoury, General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having researched desert resorts near Dubai for a day visit we chose Bab al Shams for 5 adults and a 3 year old. The daily rate at 375 dirhams each sounds expensive but the 3 year old was free and all the adults thought it was a fabulous day and actually very good value. The facilities for adults and children...

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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Simon T, Thank you very much for your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. I truly do appreciate your kind comments; it is heartwarming to know that our hospitality and service does not go unnoticed. Please rest assured that I shall personally be sharing your feedback with the entire team. We thank you for your recommendation and hope to welcome you...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed for 3 nights following on from a 4 night stay in Dubai City. This was our third visit to Dubai and I wanted to experience the desert and see a different side to the country. It took approx an hour to get there from our hotel out on the palm and enabled us to...

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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear HelenAnnThomas, Very many thanks for your extensive review, which will surely also be appreciated by other travelers! I was very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the room, service, facilities, and food to your full satisfaction. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon! All the best,...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely overpriced for what you get. The resort facilities like the pools and restaurants were quite nice. The staff are amazing. The rooms are quite dated and small by Dubai standards. The king terrace room was interesting, set in a cave-type environment but again, was small and old. The royal suite was more like a very junior suite. Though it's...

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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Boshra T, Thank you for posting a review regarding your recent stay here at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. We really appreciate your positive feedback especially on how you were assisted by all hotel staff during your stay. On the other hand, we would like to extend our sincere apologies if the rooms were not up to...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 1 night and had jolly good time. Good place to relax far from busy city life. Traditional room design combined with modern amenities like cement oval bath tub, queen size bed,:etc. The Arabic dishes falafel, hummous, salad, blue berry ginger mojito drink all were excellent at Sarab Restaurant. We could not get booking at Masala Restaurant, need...

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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Robinhood2014, Many thanks for reviewing us! I was happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa and we all hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Mohamed Aghoury, General Manager

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Translated from Arabic as "Gateway to the sun", the *award-winning 5-star Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is designed to resemble a fortified rural Arab village amidst the desert landscape. Featuring low-rise architecture, this sandy coloured style fort boasts the main tower with Reception area and lobby and clusters of two-storey buildings housing guest accommodation, restaurants, spa and meeting facilities interconnected by seemingly endless little walkways. The charm of Arabia is personified in every corner of the property with small lanes running through the hotel, scattered around ponds and secluded seating areas, shaded courtyards, water fountains and trickling streams bestowing the feel of cool tranquillity. The abundance of green garden areas and manicured lawns adds to the quiet and soothing environment of the resort. The rustic Arabian theme of exterior design continues to flow in the carefully selected interior decorations and settings featuring uncovered natural stone floors, bare plastered walls, dark wood and iron fixtures, warm dimmed lighting and an abundance of artefacts showcased throughout the property. The resort boasts 113 rooms and suites offering cosy accommodation in an authentic Arabian style with majority of the rooms having a private terrace. All guest rooms and public areas have complimentary Wi-Fi access. *World's Leading Desert Resort, World Travel Awards. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Address: International Endurance City, 308th Rd | P.O Box 8168, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Price Range: $330 - $1,085 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 113
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Bab Al Shams Desert Hotel Dubai
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort And Spa
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#8 Top resorts Hotel in Dubai
#37 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#40 Business Hotel in Dubai
#47 Family Hotel in Dubai
#49 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#53 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
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“Suite with desert view and ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles KarenRoss1, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Request desert view from second floor, or ground floor if you want a private al fresco area”
 of 5 bubbles melissarJ37XG, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing east on the first floor. Sunrise is spectacular.”
 of 5 bubbles anild, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Stick with the standard rooms...every bit as good as the suites.”
 of 5 bubbles 825doug, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“terrace room overlooking the dessert sunset or pool area”
 of 5 bubbles OzLou, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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