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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)
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Bab Al Shams

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Bab Al Shams

5.0 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
Al Qudra Road, Dubai, Dubai, 8168

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDubai International Endurance City8 min drive
  • Popular LocationAl Qudra Lake17 min drive
  • Popular LocationDubai Exhibition Centre39 min drive
  • AirportDubai (DXB-Dubai Intl.)54 min drive

Room options

About this area


Bab Al Shams is located in Endurance City, a neighborhood in Dubai, and is in a rural area. Local points of interest include Al Qudra Lake. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Dubai International Endurance City - 8 min drive
  • Al Qudra Lake - 17 min drive
  • Dubai Autodrome - 35 min drive
  • Dubai Exhibition Centre - 39 min drive
  • LEGOLAND® Dubai - 39 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Al Hadheerah Restaurant - 7 min walk

About this property

Bab Al Shams

5-star luxury hotel revitalized in 2022 and located in Endurance City
At Bab Al Shams, you can look forward to a swim-up bar, a poolside bar, and a rooftop terrace. Active travelers can enjoy archery, horseback riding, and cycling at this hotel. Indulge in a facial, a deep-tissue massage, and a body scrub at Spa, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 6 onsite restaurants, which feature Middle Eastern cuisine and more. Enjoy the gym, as well as activities like ecotours. In addition to shopping on site and a garden, guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Swimming pool with cabanas, sun loungers, and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking and valet parking
  • Bike rentals, 3 outdoor pools, and a gift shop
  • Meeting rooms, tour/ticket assistance, and bicycle parking
  • 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 showers and bidets
  • 32-inch TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, free infant beds, and electric kettles


Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Russian

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


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free secured self parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • 6 restaurants
  • 1 swim-up bar and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Al Hadeerah

Things to do

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Archery
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Bike parking
  • Bike storage
  • Ecotours
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Lifeguards on site
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)


  • Banquet hall
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


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


  • 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
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Handrails in hallways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • 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


  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Renovated entire property - May 2022
  • Romance packages available
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


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


  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)


  • 32-inch TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

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


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

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Check-in from 3 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 11 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information


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

  • Tourism fee: AED 20 per accommodation, per night

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

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
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
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 does not have elevators
Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
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

Frequently asked questions

Does Bab Al Shams have a pool?

Yes, this property has 3 outdoor pools. Pool access is from 8:00 AM–8:00 PM.

Is Bab Al Shams pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Bab Al Shams?

Self parking and valet parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at Bab Al Shams?

Check-in is from 3 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Bab Al Shams?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Bab Al Shams located?

Located in the historical district, this family-friendly hotel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Al Qudra Lake and 31.2 mi (50.2 km) from Dubai Exhibition Centre.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Bab Al Shams and receive a full refund?

Yes, Bab Al Shams offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Bab Al Shams cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 588 out of 856 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 69%
Rating 4 - Good. 198 out of 856 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 41 out of 856 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 22 out of 856 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 856 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

sandip, Kolkata
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing stay in the middle of Arabian Desert..the night sky and evening program is worthy to remember forever..It was a royal experience to stay in a room of Arabian Ethnicity all around.. bathrooms were superb..loved it
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is an absolute gem of a hotel. I'm conflicted by the fact that it is closing for a renovation as I love the style, ambiance, decor, and spirit of the whole place. Of course I can see scope for modernisation, the air-con in one of our rooms was a bit patchy and the bathrooms needed a bit of TLC but its overall charm is irresistible. Location in the desert is brilliant. Such a refreshing change from the glass, high-rise city, dense traffic and mass population. The whole family loved the relaxed feel and the amazing pools. Staff were discreet and professional - they leave you to enjoy your holiday but are on hand if you need something. Sunset from the rooftop lounge was glorious. Food was superb wherever we ate and I highly recommend the Iftar feast at Al Hadeeradh - amazing experience, amazing food.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had a wonderful stay, with friendly service. The staff is all super helpful and anything you request to the room comes quickly. A/C in the room is strong and cools the room nicely. There's a hot water kettle with teas/coffee. Breakfast buffet has many options, providing high chairs for kids. Dinner at Masala was delicious (north indian food). Dinner at Al Hadheerah is a not to miss experience - make sure you stay for the horse/camel show that happens around 9:15pm. Spa/sauna is small but you make a reservation and get the space to yourself for 1 hour. Only caveat - there is no elevator to reach the 2nd floor, so that was a little inconvenient with our baby. Property is well maintained though they are doing a full scale rennovation May 2022. We will definitely return again!
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice experience for being in the desert great dinner show
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Excellent hotel beautiful decor and pool
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

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Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022