Bab Al Shams Desert Resort - Dubai

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3 outdoor pools, open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, cabanas (surcharge)
3 outdoor pools, open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, cabanas (surcharge)
3 outdoor pools, open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, cabanas (surcharge)
Terrace/Patio

Overview of Bab Al Shams Desert Resort - Dubai

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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort - Dubai

5 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Al Qudra Road, Dubai, Dubai, 8168

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDubai International Endurance City8 min drive
  • Popular LocationDubai Expo 202035 min drive
  • Popular LocationExpo 2020 Grounds50 min drive
  • AirportDubai (DXB-Dubai Intl.)54 min drive

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About this area

Dubai

Located in Dubai, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort - Dubai is in the historical district. Local points of interest include Dubai International Endurance City. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Dubai International Endurance City - 8 min drive
  • Dubai Sports City - 34 min drive
  • Dubai Expo 2020 - 35 min drive
  • LEGOLAND® Dubai - 42 min drive
  • Expo 2020 Grounds - 50 min drive

Restaurants

  • Al Hadeerah — 1 min walk
  • Al Forsan — 1 min walk
  • Al Hadheerah Restaurant — 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Dubai Intl. Airport (DXB) - 54 min drive

About this property

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort - Dubai

5-star luxury hotel in the historical district
Active travelers can enjoy horseback riding, cycling and archery at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort - Dubai. Treat yourself to a facial, a hot stone massage, or a body wrap at satori spa, the onsite spa. Al Hadeerah, the onsite family restaurant, features Middle Eastern cuisine. Enjoy the 24-hour gym, as well as activities like ecotours.
You'll also find perks like:
  • 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool, with cabanas, sun loungers, and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Breakfast (surcharge), a pool, and a rooftop terrace
  • A 24-hour front desk, a steam room, and a garden
  • Guest reviews say great things about the pool and helpful staff
Room features
All 115 rooms boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as thoughtful touches like laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with bidets and shower/tub combinations
  • 22-inch TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, free infant beds, and electric kettles

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) from 6 AM - 5:30 AM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: AED 150 for adults and AED 75 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 2 coffee shops
  • 1 swim-up bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Archery
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Children's pool
  • Ecotours
  • Full-service spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Lifeguards on site
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Free children's club
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Russian

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Lifeguards on site
  • Picnic area
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Rooftop terrace

Spa

  • 6 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Handrails in hallways
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Entertainment

  • 22-inch TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 2 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from November 15 2021 to December 9 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • One of the swimming pools
The property will be renovating from November 15 2021 to December 9 2021 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • One of the swimming pools

Guests will have access to the following alternate facilities during the renovation:

  • Outdoor pool

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 5 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AED 160.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: AED 20.00 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AED 150 for adults and AED 75 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AED 450 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AED 160.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
One child 5 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Bab Al Shams Desert
Bab Al Shams Desert Endurance City
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort Endurance City
Bab Al Shams Resort
Bab Shams Desert Resort
Bab Shams Resort
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort Spa
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort Dubai
Bab Al Shams Desert Dubai
Bab Al Shams Desert Dubai
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort Spa
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Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 541 out of 796 reviews
5 - Excellent 68%
Rating 4 - Good. 188 out of 796 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 39 out of 796 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 21 out of 796 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 796 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.6/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Being out in the beautiful Arabian desert with only A 45 minute drive from Dubai. It was just a lovely property where you could really relax and the staff was so friendly and helpful.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The resort is one of a kind. Very unique. Must try
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Hotel is overrated
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff were all so attentive especially Kadhier.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Having stayed here before I can say it has really gone down hill. The rooms are still nice, but there was a lot of work happening - main pool shut. The Italian restaurant also shut. Buffet restaurant very tacky entrainment and average food. Overall service lacking. Would not go back
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021