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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa

Dubai, UAE

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Exclusive Five Star
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  • Breakfast Daily
  • $100 Spa Credit
  • Gift
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Upgrade at Booking

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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa
Emerging from the heart of the desert, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa is an elegant desert resort in a traditional Arabic fort setting. Located just 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport, the Resort features 115 rooms and suites appointed in traditional Gulf decor, complimented by the region's first authentic open-air Arabic desert restaurant, and a superb range of recreational facilities. For those seeking a unique desert experience within easy reach of Dubai, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa presents the ideal destination. Offering the ultimate in comfort and entertainment, at Bab Al Shams your experience will be enhanced by history, splendour and magnificence. Located in charming clusters of sixteen double storey buildings, choose from a selection of luxuriously spaced One-Bedroom Suites, Junior Suites and Deluxe Rooms - many with either a balcony or terrace. Dubai has a sub-tropical, arid climate. Sunny blue skies and warm temperatures can be expected most of the year. Winter starts from November through until March. The mean daily maximum is 24 C (75 F) in January, rising to 41 C (106 F) in July.

Exclusive Perks at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa

Gift, $100, Breakfast and More in Dubai

SAVE $250+

Embark on a nomadic journey of rediscovery within intertwining corridors and courtyards in this address built from the inspiration of the traditional Arabic fort. Sensations will be heightened as the desert dunes’ sheer magnitude and constant shifting captivates imagination. Enjoy peaceful seclusion and efficiency altogether as we are located only 45 minutes from Dubai’s city center, and in close proximity to off-site attractions like the Al Qudra man-made lakes and scenic cycling and camping spots

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance under the "Five Star Signature Package" or "Five Star Signature Suites & Villas" will also receive the following amenities:

  • Breakfast Daily
  • $100 Spa Credit
  • Gift
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Upgrade at Booking
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance under the “5 Star Signature Package." A $100 spa credit is included, once per room, per stay. Also included is a welcome amenity. Upgrade is subject to availability at time of booking. Early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability at time of check-in and departure.

Hotel Address:
  • Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa
  • Al Qudra Road
  • Dubai, 8168
  • UAE

Location Summary
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa is an exclusive low-rise resort, a unique retreat in the desert surrounded by natural desert landscape that is designed to resemble a fortified rural Arab village in the desert built in and around an oasis.

Directions to Hotel
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa is located near the Dubai International Endurance City, just 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport and 57 km from The Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Madinat Jumeirah and is accessible by a dedicated road network. The Resort can provide transport to and from Dubai International Airport at an extra charge. The service needs to be booked in advance.
Note Bene
In room facilities include: Internet connection; International direct dial-up telephone; Coffee and tea making facilities; Satellite TV and radio; Mini bar; 24 hour in room dining; Baby cot available on request; Extra bed available on request; Beautifully appointed bathrooms with rain showers; Generous selection of bathroom amenities. Desert Falconry - enjoy the splendour of this traditional Bedouin activity with these simply magnificent birds; daily at 5:00 pm.
Banquets & Meetings
A choice of venues with flexible configurations, the latest in video-conferencing and audio visual equipment and a team of professionals who ensure prompt attention at all times, make the resort an ultimate retreat destination for all events.
Fine Dining On Site
Al Hadheerah Desert Restaurant - traditional Arabic cuisine. Al Forsan Restaurant - international cuisine. Al Sarab Rooftop Bar & Lounge - cocktail bar with shisha and cigars. Ya Hala Lounge - afternoon tea, drinks and snacks. Pool Bar - a la carte menu with snacks and cocktails.
High Speed Internet
Available throughout the hotel.
Child Programs
The Sinbad's Kids Club offers a varied programme of activities for children aged between 2 and 12, under the supervision of very highly trained and qualified staff, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday. Features: Activity room; Indoor and outdoor playground; Daily activity programmes - arts and crafts, nature trails, swimming games, theme days and more. In addition to Sinbad's Kids Club, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa also offers: Shaded children's pool attached to the main resort pool; Children's menu in all restaurants; Special baby amenity basket when requesting a baby cot; Baby sitting service upon request (6 hours notice required).
Pool Outdoor
3 Outdoor swimming pools within the resort available.
Spa Facility
The Satori Spa offers treatments for the sole purpose of relaxation and rejuvenation in luxurious comfort. And our highly skilled therapists and masseurs know just how to make your cares fade away.
Ecological Tourism
Camel rides
Horseback Riding
Horseback and camel riding
A boutique store is located in the lobby and is open between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm daily. Features: Souvenirs, books, newspapers and other amenities; Bab Al Shams branded merchandise; Satori Spa products
Recommended Rooms
Delightfully traditional superior rooms offer both authenticity and all modern comforts with an area of approximately 37 sqm with a choice of desert or courtyard view, located on the upper (second) floor.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Jogging Running
    - Shopping

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