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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Ranked #49 of 556 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

The problem in Dubai is the artificial ambience.. But in this resort, it feels like a genuine village..
Romantic.. Calm.. Luxurious if you want.. Simple if you want.. Best price vs service ever..

Still 37 words to go.. Ok.. 15 left.. I love you Nano :*

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing this very kind review about your recent experience at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa.

Our sole focus is to provide a flawless and excellent service to our valued guests, and to contribute towards a memorable stay at the resort. Therefore we are thrilled to learn that you had the best birthday memories with us.

Your kind review has been shared with the team and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bab Al Shams in the future.

Kind regards,

M. Aghoury
General Manager

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

we stayed for one night at this property and had the all inclusive package for 4200 AED expensive but worth it.
beautiful property with a lovely pool side and the al hadeera restaurant for dinner is a must.
food spread is awesome for non veg.
rooms are lavish and huge.
massage was a bit dissapointing but needed after the travel.
lots of activities like archery, camel ride, cycling etc.
would highly recommend.

Room Tip: go there to relax
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa.

We appreciate your time taken to advise us the positive feedback on our room, swimming pool, restaurant and activities we offer. We are glad that we could contribute to making your trip to the Bab Al Shams a great experience.

It is most encouraging for us to receive such praise and we look forward to welcoming you on a return visit to Bab Al Shams.

Kind regards,

M. Aghoury
General Manager

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Dubai is a pretty luxurious destination anyway, but Bab Al Shams was the icing on the cake for us. We've visited Dubai several times, and always find something new to do. This was our first venture into the desert though. From the moment we arrived at 9 am to our departure after 2 days at 4 pm, every member of staff went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed every moment. The overall setting was beautiful with shady gardens, water fountains, ponds and trickling streams giving an impression of cool tranquility despite temperatures above 40 degrees C, and the swimming pools were quite something else. If you are lucky enough to stay here, make sure you have a cocktail on the roof terrace at sunset. It's magical.

Room Tip: Our room, 203, was very quiet and didn't have the sun shining in so it never became hot. I'...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience regarding your recent stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa.

It is most encouraging for us to receive such praise and we look forward to welcoming you on a return visit to Bab Al Shams.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you wish to make your next reservation.

Kind regards,

M. Aghoury
General Manager

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

My business partner and I squeezed in a 2 day visit to this resort after a business trip to Dubai, and our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. We had a wonderfully relaxing time in this beautiful resort and received great service from the staff who were extremely attentive and responsive to any request. Wonderful ambience, great rooms and facilities. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing this very kind review about your recent experience here in Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa.

It feels great to learn that you had an enjoyable stay with us.

We are pleased to receive your appreciative comments on our room, ambience, facilities and most of all on our staff who have greatly contributed to your wonderful experience.

Thank you very much and we look forward to welcoming you on a return visit to Bab Al Shams.


Kind regards,

M. Aghoury
General Manager

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

I have been living in UAE for 17 years and I have stayed in most luxurious hotels around Gcc and the world, but I have enjoyed this visit with my wife and children the best, the experience eis different, swimming and enjoying water in the middle of the desert, a must do experience if you come to UAE, especially if you come between October till May, very good service and very good food offering and great pool

Room Tip: all rooms are great if you want a bit more bigger size go for deluxe room
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent stay at Bab Al Shams.

Our sole focus is to provide a flawless and excellent service to our valued guests, and to contribute towards a memorable stay at the resort. Therefore, we are thrilled to learn that you have enjoyed every minute with us.

Your kind review has been shared with everyone here and we are looking forward to welcoming you for your next visit

Kind regards,

M. Aghoury
General Manager

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We went to Bab Al Shams 3rd week in April for 5 nights. It was perfect!! We just wanted warmth, and some R and R. What more could we ask for. The transfer from the airport was slick and comfortable. We arrived and the hotel was quiet, relaxing and so clean. We arrived early and our room was not ready but it was no problem we were escorted to the pool and straight away nothing was too much trouble. About 2 hours later we were advised our room was ready and escorted there. It was lovely, not the top of range room but had everything we could want.Huge Kingsize bed, large bathroom and plenty of tea and coffee and fresh fruit.

The food for half board was buffet but wow what a selection both for breakfast and dinner.
I can honestly say for a short break in the sun, yes not cheap but worth every penny!
By the pool you are given towels which are huge and they lay them out for you, fruit kebabs around lunchtime are brought around as well as cooling face spray.
The journey back to the airport was just as slick, 6.30am breakfast and pick up 7am, comfortable taxi to the airport.

Be aware drinks are not cheap but again if you want quality this is the place to go.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa.

We appreciate your time taken to advise us and the positive feedback you have given. We are glad that we could contribute to making your trip to the Bab Al Shams a great experience.

It is most encouraging for us to receive such praise and we look forward to welcoming you on a return visit to Bab Al Shams.

Kind regards,

M. Aghoury
General Manager

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

We had dinner at Al Hadheerah.
The dinner and atmosphere including live music performance was very good.

I requested flower for marriage propose and I was very nurveous but thanks to excellent support of Mr Subash I could succeed marriage proposal.
They supported with romantic live music and good memorable photo.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Mohamed A, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Dear guest,

First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing Bab Al Shams as the venue for your marriage proposal.

We appreciate the time taken to share this very kind review here in TripAdvisor.

It feels great to learn that you had enjoyed your stay with us especially with the way you were taken cared of by our colleague Subash.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you to our resort again soon.

On behalf of the entire team, our best wishes in advance on your upcoming wedding.


Kind regards,

M. Aghoury
General Manager

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Additional Information about Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Address: International Endurance City, 308th Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Dubai
#36 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#40 Business Hotel in Dubai
#46 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#47 Family Hotel in Dubai
#53 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
Price Range: £220 - £693 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 113
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 
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