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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa

5.0 out of 5.0

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Absolutely excellent in every moment of our stay, from arrival, to the pool, and our meal at le dune, to our checkout. We were complimentary upgraded to a suite on arrival our room was outstanding, stunning views of the pool. The attention to detail in the service was flawless we were addressed by our names at the pool which made our stay more personal. We enjoyed the sunset on the roof top bar and then had the whole le dune restaurant to ourselves which was brilliant food was excellent too. Breakfast was well presented and organized, the staff were again very attentive and helpful to all requirements. Throughly look forward to returning to this hotel, I can’t recommend enough.

The staff were so friendly. From check-in to the restaurants, they're all very welcoming. Pool is amazing, Al Hadheera was a unique experience for my wife's birthday. The show & food are great. Really appreciated the birthday card, rose petals, cake and fruit they put in our room while we were out to celebrate my wife's birthday!

Absolutely fabulous! Everything was perfect...just only one thing i can mention like a problem: the main pool was closed for maintenance:( We had a birthday celebration then and it was a little disappointing for us....

Stayed last year and absolutely loved the peacefulness of the place, it is really a hidden oasis in the desert. The entire decor of the hotel, its halks, corridor and rooms completely immerses you onto local culture. Room was not very spacious and with a tiny balcony, but still nicely set, bed was comfortable and bathroom is well designed, i liked the big bathtub there the most. There are few nice restaurants to have dinner and of course shisha, the pool is also great with attached pool bar which us perfect to enjoy few drinks. Stull is friendly and attentive all around the hotel.

Stayed at Bab last week for one night for my birthday. Short drive from Dubai into the desert, arrival and check in very polite and professional. Early check in was accommodated by the hotel, with a niece birthday set up in the room to welcome us, and straight to the pool. Pool bar has a great selection of drinks and cocktails, and the service there was outstanding by Jason and his team. The pool area itself is very big and has plenty of space for families and couples without too much distraction and noise. Only recommendation would be a bigger pool bar or a second one in another pool area as it can get busy. We had dinner in the Italian Dune restaurant, where the food was excellent. The manager allowing us to move our drinks and wine to the roof top bar afterwards too. The room setup was perfect, with a lovely modern/old arabic feel with all the accessories and features you need. Overall the stay was fantastic and we would highly recommend the hotel for short stays or weekend breaks. It was hot of course but because in the desert less humid than Dubai. Service and hospitality was superb.

Excellent hotel with great service and very nice staff. The pool is amazing and you are greeted and sent off with a refreshing apple mint drink. The Arabic restaurant nearby has a live show and great food. An experience not to be missed. The aircon in the room could have been a bit cooler, but it was very hot outside. One of my best hotel experiences overall. Great for couples and families.

The actual translation of the name of this resort is gateway to the sun, but there is a lot more to this place than sun. It's pure magic: service, personnel, place, rooms, gym, pools match with breathtaking sights of the desert and suggestive sunsets. A wide variety of activities is offered, and you can pamper yourself like never before. If gluttony strikes, the richest breakfast you can think of will take care of it. A perfect place to relax and enjoy life to the fullest.

Lovely Hotel overlooking the desert. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Hotel premises are very nice, with great pool face the desert. The Restaurant Al Hadheera, which specializes in stations of seafood and grill and deserts, and turkish ice cream, the l food was great. Good quality food and good staff/waiters. the show was amazing The al forsan for breakfast was incredible good food and fresh juices and fruits the place was very nice Camel ride it’s for free, horse and falcon show The show with camels horses everything is beautiful The bellydances and singers dancers was amazing Overall a nice hotel, and from this experience will consider come again and again and again

The hotel is beautiful. My husband and I loved the honeymoon details they gave us. Staff is really friendly and the leisure activities really cool! Really loved the hotel! Don't forget to visit the restaurants they are delicious!

Beautiful Desert Resort with a lot of Arabian character and style. more then one pool, Classy rooms, nice restaurants and good service. It is a great touristic place with different style and atmosphere.

Al Qudra Road Dubai Dubai

Hotel highlights

  • Free in-room wired Internet
  • Free valet parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa places you 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Dubai International Endurance City. This 115-room, 5-star hotel has 3 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and a restaurant.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free wired Internet. The bathroom offers hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Other standard amenities include a sofa bed, a minibar, and a coffee maker.

Property features

Guests of Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa have access to a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. There's free valet parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for AED 440 per vehicle one-way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with luggage storage, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Superior Room (Special Offer)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Twin Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2778 reviews

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa

Al Qudra Road, Dubai, Dubai 8168
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.