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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

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Al Hadheerah Restaurant
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Masala Restaurant
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Al Forsan Restaurant
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Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge
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Summary
Situated in the heart of the desert and nestled in the sand dunes, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is the ultimate luxury retreat, only 45 minutes away from Dubai International Airport.

The literal translation of the name means "gateway to the sun". Designed and built in a traditional Arabic fort setting in and around an oasis, this exclusive low-rise resort is surrounded by gently sloping sand dunes and natural desert landscape, giving guests a unique and traditional cultural experience.

Inside, the resort has rustic yet comfortable Arabian interiors with shaded courtyards, walkways and water features providing cool shelter and maintaining the unique ambience and atmosphere. Combine this with delicious cuisine, beautiful views from the resort's infinity pool and an array of activities to participate in and guests will have an unforgettable desert adventure.

Hotel Facilities
  • Concierge
  • Satori Spa
  • Wi-Fi in selected areas
  • High-speed internet access in all guest rooms
  • 4 swimming pools (infinity, lap, leisure & children's)
  • Babysitting service
  • Fully equipped gymnasium

    Dining & Restaurants/Lounges
    Bab Al Shams offers world-class cuisine and service, from traditional Arabic fare to slowly cooked Indian dishes.

    Al Hadheerah Desert Restaurant: Like a scene straight out of an Arabian fairytale, Al Hadheerah is the place to experience traditikonal fare amid the sand dunes. The mood of old Arabia is perfectly captured with lively entertainment provided by belly dancers, henna artists, live bands and falcon displays.

    Al Forsan: The restaurant overlooks the desert and serves Arabic and International cuisine from a number of live cooking stations.

    Masala: Masala offers traditional, flavoursome Indian cuisine against a backdrop of live instrumental music. There is a live Tandoor cooking station and a private dining room for those who wish to entertain their own guests.

    Pizzeria Le Dune: Serving Italian cuisine amidst a fusion of Arabic and Italian decor, the restaurant offers freshly made pizza as well as an extensive antipasti buffet.

    Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge: Overlooking the desert, this two-storey rooftop lounge boasts breathtaking views and a cozy ambience. Guests can enjoy the mellow sounds of the Oud player while they sip their favourite drinks or Shishas.

    Ya Hala Bar: Located next to the hotel lobby, this bar reflects a traditional Arabic ambience. The bar serves drinks, snacks and afternoon teas.

    Pool Bar: The deal place to unwind during the day, serving drinks around the pool area.



    Activities
    There are a wide range of activities on offer at the resort, including:
  • Satori Spa with outdoor and indoor treatment rooms
  • Kid's club (open daily 8am-8pm with a range of activites)
  • Swimming
  • Horse riding
  • Camel rides
  • Desert safari
  • Table tennis
  • Golf putting
  • Croquet
  • Petanque
  • Archery
  • Falcon shows
  • Bicycle tours and rental