Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is one of most amazing resorts in Dubai. From its name in Arabic meaning gateway to the sun, this hotel is indeed a true gateway to the desert of Dubai. Destination Dubai makes you discover this unique place...
You can use the Al Qudra road, connected to the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed highway, to reach the resort if you are driving or use the hotel transfer service to arrange transportation from the country's international airports.
The reception and the interior of the hotel strongly resemble a Arabian palace of the 1001 nights tales, as much in the brightly colored decoration as in the traditional solid wood furniture or the rich Arab carpets. You will even find a real-life copper camel at the lobby, triggering on the spot your first souvenir photo opportunity at the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa ...
Built on the theme of a fortress and an ancient village in the middle of the desert, the hotel consists of several individual buildings, designed according to the original architectural style of early houses in the country.
Located in the heart of the Dubai desert, Bab Al Shams offers a unique and absolutely magical setting to its visitors.
Imagine the sand and dunes as far as the eye can see, a place of ultimate relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
An oasis set in an arid environment, the hotel is not without green spaces and water points that create an extremely refreshing atmosphere at any time of the year.
Water is omnipresent in the hotel, whether through irrigation canals similar to those previously used by the Bedouins to bring water from the oases to their place of life, or through the various fountains and ponds disseminated in the resort.
Walking around the hotel at the end of the day or very early in the morning, and without making a noise, can even get you a chance to see the gazelles grazing the surrounding greenery.
After sunset, the hotel takes on a whole new dimension. Illuminated by the moonlight and Arabic lamps lit throughout the hotel, the Bab Al Shams Resort & Spa's night view is surely the most romantic.
The rooms of the hotel are also built according to the traditional architecture of the ancient Emirati houses.
Everything down to the smallest detail was designed and built into the local style and one would believe the rooms or buildings were just carved out of the sand ...
The whole design of the rooms was conceived to integrate seemlessly local style and heritage, up to the slightest details such as light switches or even the taps in the bathroom ...
Although built in a traditional style, all the modern comforts are found in the rooms of Bab Al Shams. Thus air conditioning, LCD TV and espresso coffee machines are standard facilities in each room.
A mini-golf course in the hotel gardens and an outdoor play area for children are also available around the pool.
Desert activities can be booked by hotel guests. Activities available include open-top jeep scenic drive to explore the local fauna and flora, a fat-bike tour in the dunes in the morning, a sunset camel ride, archery initiation, or falconry demonstrations.
At breakfast Al Forsan offers a high quality buffet combining local and international dishes. You will for exemple be able to sample some of the finest honey of the region, including Sidr Yemen honey, during your breakfast at Al Forsan.
The buffet also includes a danish and pastries section, fresh fruits bar, a cold cut and cheese counters, live station for eggs and a variety of arabic, western and asian hot dishes.
One of the best breakfast we have had in Dubai until now!
The restaurant also hosts a bar with pool table to chill-out after your dinner.
The concept of the restaurant is based on a buffet dinner with shows, all taking place in a unique setting.
Built on the theme of a fortress in the middle of the desert, the restaurant is made up of a souk hosting merchants selling souvenirs and local products, a heritage village, retracing the life of the first inhabitants of the country, and a central open space including the kitchens and the various buffets.
The culinary offer of the restaurant is rich and impressive. You will find several stations where chefs cook and prepare dishes live, such as roasted meats or barbecued seafood.
Among the typical local dishes served at Al Hadheerah, we recommend you to taste the ouzzi, a slowly roasted lamb and served with rice, or the chicken byriani.
Every evening, the Al Hadheerah restaurant offers its guests a high quality show for several hours. Performances include an oud player, tanoora dancers, or belly dancers. The Heritage show is the highlight of the evening and includes live cavalry scenes.
Bab Al Shams is one of those unique hotels in the world that we all wish to visit at least once in our life ...
Spectacular surroundings, personalized service, quality cuisine and uniquely themed restaurants. These are the ingredients that make Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa a place coveted by travellers visiting Dubai.
Our stay at the resort was exceptional and we left with the head and the camera full of memories... A must for anyone wishing to spend a few nights in the desert of Dubai during their trip to the United Arab Emirates ...
Contact Info :
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Al Qudra Road, PO Box 8168
Tel: +971 4 8096100
Fax: +971 4 8326698
For more info & bookings : Bab Al Shams website