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Bab Al Shams


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 ambiance 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.

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Room Information

Superior Room
Delightfully traditional rooms offer both authenticity and all modern comforts with an area of approximately 37 sq. m. with a choice of desert or courtyard view, located on the upper (second) floor.

Deluxe Room
Pleasantly traditional rooms with own private terrace or patio are located on the ground floor and are approximately 47 sq. meters (505sq. ft.) in size. Some rooms have uninterrupted desert view, some are facing inwards towards landscaped gardens, the pool or the “Palm Grove”, which is a larger landscaped area within the resort. 

Junior Suite
Relax in the privacy of your very own sun terrace, dine alfresco or entertain in the sitting/living area. Our traditional Junior Suites with own private balcony or patio offer both authenticity and all modern comforts with an area of approximately 70 sq. meters. They are located on the ground or upper floor. 

Deluxe Suites
Whether you seek an intimate atmosphere for two or additional space for the family, the Deluxe Suite will exceed your expectations. The Deluxe One Bedroom Suite with own private balcony or patio offer both authenticity and all modern comforts with an area of approximately 60sq meters. 

Royal Suite
Delightfully traditional suites with own private balcony or patio offer both authenticity and all modern comforts with an area of approximately 68-81 sq. meters. Some feature a kitchenette. All Suite guests enjoy complimentary breakfast.
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Things To Do

As the gateway to the sun, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is renowned as a sanctuary of traditional Arabian comfort, peace and tranquility. We are also pleased to be able to offer you an endless range of activities to get your pulse racing; we call it leisure, activity and re-invigoration. 
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is a renowned sanctuary of traditional Arabian comfort. 

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

Escape to adventure and luxury in the heart of the Dubai desert.
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Price Guide

$ = Up to $100
$$ = $100 to $199
$$$ = $200 to $349
$$$$ = $350 to $599
$$$$$ = $600 +


Price per person, per night.