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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

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dubai
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

Such an amazing place you should visit it to enjoy the Oasis. Al sarab is very nice to have the sunset and pre dinner drinks...very relaxing. The Arabic restaurant, Al hadheerah was amazing and the staff are really Friday along with an amazing buffet. I will be back again and again

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

Dear redwood13, Very many thanks for your review! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and I was happy to hear that you had a great stay with us! I do hope that we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the not too distant future! All the best, Mohamed Aghoury, Cluster General Manager More 

Shefford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2015

We have just returned from an amazing experience at Bab Al Shams and couldn't wait to write a review to show our appreciation to all the staff who made our holiday so special. All restaurants were very high standard and where it was buffet style, don't worry it isn't your usual buffet, it is a very high standard. I tried... More 

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

Dear Melissa S, 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... More 

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 13 April 2015

Bab al Shams has such amazing and caring staff that will make the highlight of your visit / stay. They guided us through the horseback rides, the whole property and made sure we were having an amazing time. super helpful & always ready (recreation & al hadhira & horseback staff) Thanks to them our Bab al shams experience is our... More 

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

Dear RanaWakim, 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, Cluster General Manager More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

We where here for just one night. But we enjoyed our stay very much. The best was the tour to the desert for sunset and the dinner in the Indian Restaurant Masala. The food was very delicious and the service, Elisabeth is a such a friendly and competent waiter , was amazing!

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

Dear Sabrina W, Very many thanks for your review! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and I was happy to hear that you had a great stay with us! I do hope that we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the not too distant future! All the best, Mohamed Aghoury, Cluster General Manager More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Very good place i like it i advice all visit it and the stuff very nice and helpful and the food very nice i give 10000000000 star for it ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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

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

Switzerland
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Reviewed 10 April 2015

Beautifull hotel, nice break from Dubai & Abu Dhabi. Pools in the middle of the desert so nice:-) Restaurants so nice. Everything is positive about this hotel. Traditionnal, quiet, relaxing, nice roof tops for sunset. For sure if I return to UAE, I'll will go again and for a few nights to this place.

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

Dear Nat_from_Switzerland, 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, Cluster General Manager More 

Bern, Switzerland
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

This hotel was a nice break from the city of Dubia. My two boys loved the pool and enjoyed the camel ride. The rooms are neatly decorated and feels very Arabic. The staff were all super friendly and more personable than the other two hotels we stayed in Dubai. One night going to dinner we accidentally left the safe open.... More 

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

Dear Squidbasil, 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, Cluster General Manager More 

Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 8 April 2015

we arrived tired from our flight from Paris, but all that melted away as we walked along the cool corridors & through the enchanting courtyards to our room.If you can get there do yourself a favour & stay at Bab Al Shama,a lush oasis in the Dubai Desert .3 x nights was not enough for us & we are planning... More 

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

Dear Victoria P, Very many thanks for your review! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and I was happy to hear that you had a great stay with us! I do hope that we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the not too distant future! All the best, Mohamed Aghoury, Cluster General Manager More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 8 April 2015

The resort design is very good resembling UAE old communities. The rooms are very nice as traditonal UAE style. The check in staff were efficient. The food was good however overpriced. The rooms price was also on the high side. The room service is bad. I requested extra water at 2:45pm I got it at 6:40pm. There were many mosquito... More 

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

Dear IAAUAE1, Thanks for your review! I was disappointed to hear that some aspects of your stay were not so great. Please accept my apologies for the service shortfalls you encountered during your time here. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back to show you that we can do better. Kind regards, Mohamed Aghoury, Cluster General Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

Very relaxing hotel and service is 5 star they know by name each guest and always welcome. Good selection for breakfast and lunch at forsan.we visited the sunset bar it's very relaxing and then took us for Hader a the Arabic restaurant .it was unforgettable night and amazing service and good selection

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

Dear Ralu r, Very many thanks for your review! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and I was happy to hear that you had a great stay with us! I do hope that we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the not too distant future! All the best, Mohamed Aghoury, Cluster General Manager More 

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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: $333 - $1,021 (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
#39 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#40 Business Hotel in Dubai
#47 Family Hotel in Dubai
#52 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#53 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
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“Ask for a room facing east on the first floor. Sunrise is spectacular.”
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“terrace room overlooking the dessert sunset or pool area”
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