Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa Dubai
Location: Next to Endurance Village, Dubai United Arab Emirates Show the Map
This 5-star luxury resort is situated in the heart of the desert and nestled in the dunes of Dubai, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is the ultimate luxury retreat.
An exclusive low-rise resort in the desert surrounded by gently sloping dunes and natural desert landscape, Bab Al Shams offers guests a one of its kind traditional desert experience that is true to the culture and heritage of Dubai and the UAE.
With its literal translation from Arabic meaning â€˜gateway to the sunâ€™, Bab Al Shams is built in an Arabic fort setting in and around an oasis. Inside the walls, shaded courtyards, walkways and water features provide cool shelter and maintain the unique ambience and atmosphere.
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is located in the heart of the desert, adjacent to Dubai International Endurance City, yet is just a 40-minute drive from the city of Dubai and only 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport.
For those seeking a unique desert experience within easy reach of Dubai, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa presents the ideal destination. Offering the ultimate in comfort and entertainment, at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa your experience will be enhanced by history, splendor and magnificence.
Bab Al Shams is located close by the Endurance Village. 45 minutes drive from Dubai International Airport. Only a 50 kilometers drive away from Burj Al Arab, Madinat and The Beach Hotel. The resort is accessible by a dedicated road network.
Experience traditional, authentic Gulf decor emphasized by the use of natural stone, dark woods and Arabian glasswork, and enjoy the modern facilities and amenities you expect from a luxury retreat. The resort's 113 rooms and suites are located in charming clusters of double-story buildings and each feature a balcony or private terrace.
Rooms and suites range from 47 square meters to 68.4 square meters in size.
• In-room facilities
• High speed Internet connection
• International direct-dial telephone
• Coffee & tea making facilities
• Satellite TV
• Mini Bar
• 24 hour in-room dining
• Generous selection of luxurious bathrooms amenities
Dining and Entertainment
Your choices for dining at Bab Al Shams reflect world class standards in both cuisine and service. From traditional Arabic fare to slowly cooked Indian dishes, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa offers a range of exquisite dining experiences. The food, service and ambience at the resort’s restaurants are a sure treat for your taste buds.
• AL HADHEERAH
A magical Arabian celebration awaits you as the sun sets on Al Hadheerah, amidst the enchanting desert dunes of Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa. Immerse yourself in Arabian culture within the walls of a traditional fort where you will witness a dazzling falconry display, camel caravan, horse show, Arabic singer and Tanoura dancer. Be entertained throughout the evening as mesmerising dancers weave their magic beneath the stars to the sounds of a live band. There is also no mistaking the mouth-watering aroma of Arabic cuisine as it drifts from the live cooking stations, wood-fired ovens and spit roasts.
Al Hadheerah is so much more than a restaurant, it is an incredible event that you have to witness.
Feel like royalty as we indulge you in traditional, slow-cooked Indian cuisine at Masala, the Indian restaurant at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. Enjoy authentic selections laced with spices and cooked from timeless recipes.
Savour a rich variety of flavours at Masala.
• AL FORSAN
Spend some quality time in a family atmosphere. Overlooking the Arabian Desert, Al Forsan Restaurant offers a refreshing, friendly ambience for those who want to enjoy a buffet and à la carte menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner with the family.
LE DUNE PIZZERIA
A fusion of Arabic and Italian dÃ©cor create a delightfully warm ambience â€“ from aged wooden furniture shipped from Italy, to the traditional Arabian lanterns that add that rustic feel. The pizza, is of course, freshly made and the Ã la carte menu is a selection of the regionâ€™s finest specialities.
Operating as the outdoor seating area for Le Dune is Al Shurouq. This is the ideal place to relax in the open air majlis seating area while admiring stunning views of the boundless Arabian Desert.
• AL SARAB ROOFTOP LOUNGE
Overlooking the Arabian Desert, this two-storey rooftop lounge embraces a breathtaking view that boasts amazing vistas during sunset. The rich Arabian design in soft earth colors, dimmed lanterns for a cozy ambience and comfortable chairs and cushions, provide a friendly setting for a night to remember. Enjoy your favorite drink with friends in intimate relaxing surroundings, whilst listening to the mellow sounds of the Oud player. Shisha connoisseurs can enjoy their favorite flavours in a relaxing setting. No reservations are necessary for Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge.
• YA HALA BAR
Located next to the hotel lobby, the Ya Hala Bar reflects the traditional Arabic ambience of comfort, charm and hospitality. Relax and settle down during afternoon tea, or with drinks and a snack from the a la carte menu, amidst the saddles and wooden furniture. Make yourself comfortable with the traditional Arabic majlis seating which gives a feeling of a private Arabic home or unwind in the warm and friendly atmosphere of Ya Hala.
• POOL BAR
Cool off and chill out. An ideal place to unwind during the day, the swim up Pool Bar serves a selection of beverages around the pool area and offers a panoramic view of the desert.
Facilities and Services
Escape, Stay & Play at Bab Al Shams with the wide range of activities on offer. Experience the desert with sunset camel or horse rides, archery and falconry, or get your pulse racing during on of our desert safaris. Dedicated games lawn features croquet, table tennis and golf putting.
Leisure activities include:
• Satori Spa with outdoor & indoor treatment rooms
• Kid's Club
• Infinity, lap leisure and children's pool
• Horse riding
• Camel rides
• Desert Safari
• Table Tennis
• Golf Putting, Croquet. La Petanque
• Falcon Show
• Bicycle tours and rental
Meetings and Events
Bab Al Shams is a perfect in every aspect for business meetings, conferences, corporate events, product launches and team building activities
• The Falcon Meeting Rooms
• Endurance City
WiFi Internet Access is available in the hotel at extra charge.
Free private parking is available on site to all guest (reservation is not needed, subject to availability).
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Checkin: 15:00 hours
Checkout: 12:00 hours
Please be aware that due to UAE local law you are required to present your ID (GCC ID, UAE Identity Card or Passport) at the time of check-in.
Pets are not allowed.
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