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 “gateway to the sun”, 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.

ROOMS & SUITES

SUPERIOR ROOM

Combining distinctive heritage style with traditional comfort, each 47 m2 Superior Room presents the ultimate in luxury accommodation. In addition to a comfortable bedroom and separate bathroom, each room also features a Majlis area.

In Room Facilities:superior-room

  • Choice of twin or king size bed
  • Free High Speed Wi-Fi
  • International Dial up Telephone
  • Espresso coffee and tea making facilities
  • Satellite TV & Radio
  • Mini Bar

 

 

 

 

 

TERRACE ROOM

Located on the ground fdeluxeroom-terraceloor of the hotel, each of our spacious 47 m2 Terrace Rooms features a stunning private terrace or patio with seating area. In addition to a comfortable bedroom and spacious bathroom, each heritage-style room also features a Majlis area.

 

 

 

In-Room Facilities:

  • Choice of twin or king size bed
  • Free High Speed Wi-Fi
  • International dial up telephone
  • Espresso coffee and tea making facilities
  • Satellite TV & radio
  • Mini bar
  • Selection of luxury bathroom amenities

 

 

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Relax or entertain in our spacious, heritage-style 50 m2 Junior Suites which, in addition to a comfortable bedroom with king-size bed, also feature a Majlis seating area. Guests in our Junior Suites can also enjoy complimentary buffet breakfast.

In-Room Facilities:

  • Free High Speed Wi-Fi
  • International dial up telephone
  • Espresso coffee and tea making facilities
  • Satellite TV & radio
  • Mini bar
  • Luxury bathroom amenities

 

 

deluxesuiteDELUXE SUITE

Whether you seek an intimate atmosphere for two or additional space for the family, our 65 m2 Deluxe Suite are the ultimate desert retreat. Enjoy your complimentary buffet breakfast, relax in your spacious bedroom complete with king-size bed, or entertain guests in a comfortable Majlis-syle lounge area. A large walk-in dressing room is connected to the bathroom with separate rain shower. These heritage-style suites are located on either the ground or upper floor and have either desert views, or face towards our landscaped gardens.

 

 

In-Room Facilities:

  • Free High Speed Wi-Fi
  • International dial up telephone
  • Espresso coffee and tea making facilities
  • Satellite TV & radio
  • Mini bar
  • Luxury bathroom amenities

DINING & LOUNGES     

Dining at Bab Al Shams offers guests an array of 8 restaurants including traditional Arabic, Indian, Italian and International cuisine. Each restaurant is carefully themed to ensure the cuisine, décor and ambience deliver an authentic dining experience that is more memorable than the last.

 

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Experience 1001 Arabian Nights…
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 as well as 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.

 

 

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Housed in the idyllic oasis of Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, this culinary institution brings the exotic flavours of India to the deserts of Arabia. Enjoy our extended menu which includes a selection of mouth-watering vegetarian options and authentic Indian cuisines.

 

 

 

 

 

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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 lunch or dinner with the family.

 

 

 

 

 

img-leduneLE DUNE PIZZERIA

A fusion of Arabic and Italian d’cor create a delightfully warm ambience – 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 – la carte menu is a selection of the region’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

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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. Shisha connoisseurs can enjoy their favorite flavours in a relaxing setting. Al Sarab Arabic majlis is the ideal place for a group of friends to meet and chat over a drink around relaxing water features and a cozy fireplace.

No reservations are necessary for Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge , First-come, first-served.

 

img-shurouAL SHUROUQ LOUNGE

Indulge your taste buds with a delicious mix of light bites, bar snacks, pizzas and so much more on the Al Shurouq Rooftop Lounge. Located above Al Forsan restaurant, it’s the ideal place to relax in the majlis seating areas while admiring stunning views of the boundless Arabian Desert.

 

img-yahalaYA 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.

 

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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.

 

 

MEETINGS & EVENTS    

Pick an unforgettable setting for one of the most memorable days of your life. Hidden deep within the Dubai Desert, Bab Al Shams could have been plucked straight from an Arabian fairytale. Choose to spend your special day here and we will design everything around you, whether it’s a decadent day of celebrations or a more personal gathering between close friends.

ACTIVITIES         

Your Leisure Escape

In the Heart of the Desert

As the gateway to the sun, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is renowned as a sanctuary of traditional Arabian comfort, peace and tranquility.

Escape to a space of opportunity, adventure and reflection with a stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. Ride through the desert by camel, crossing the sandy dunes before unwinding beside one of our cooling swimming pools. Watch the sunset and the stars emerge on our roof terrace and experience just how unique a stay in the desert can be.

 

SPA & HEALTH CLUB      spa-menu-pdf

While the children are taken care of at the Kids Club, why not spend a little time on you. 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.

After a day in the sun, select one of our signature skin care programs or a rejuvenating massage, all of which are designed to balance, relax, revitalize, re-energize, detoxify, hydrate, de-stress or invigorate.