Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Al Qudra Road, adjacent to Dubai International Endurance City, Endurance City00DubaiUnited Arab Emirates
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About Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is a luxurious retreat situated in the heart of the desert. The resort sits adjacent to Dubai International Endurance City.

There are several different types of guest rooms available. Some rooms feature majlis areas. All rooms offer amenities including espresso coffee and tea making facilities, free Wi-Fi, satellite TVs and radios, minibars and luxury bathroom toiletries. Some rooms also boast lovely desert or garden views.

Other property perks include shaded courtyards, pool areas, garden, walkways and water features. Guests can enjoy spa services such as a sauna, massages and a steam room. There's also an outdoor yoga and massage area and plenty of tourist activities can be arranged. Private transfers to and from the airport are available for a surcharge.

Visitors will enjoy waking up to a complimentary breakfast buffet. Restaurants and bars are also conveniently located on-site.

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is a 40-minute drive away from the city of Dubai. It is 45-minutes away from Dubai International Airport.


Al Qudra Road, adjacent to Dubai International Endurance City, Endurance City, 00, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971(4)8096100 | Fax: +971(4) 8326698 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Doctor on site
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organised activities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool bar
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath / Hammam
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' club
  • Kids' playground
  • Organised activities for kids

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Stunning location and scenery.

Guests said the location was absolutely beautiful. People said they enjoyed the great views of the desert.

Luxurious and spacious rooms.

There were also positive remarks about the quality of the rooms. Most guests found their accommodations to be spacious and comfortable, with luxurious furnishings.

Several nice amenities.

Guests liked the top-notch toiletries provided in the rooms. They also appreciated being able to participate in a number of activities on-site and the tours that could be arranged.

Negative Reviews

Problems with pool areas.

There were complaints about the pool areas being crowded. Guests did not like that the pool bar area was overrun with children and said better rules regarding children in the bar area should be in place, as there was limited seating due to children taking all the spots. There were also complaints about the lack of sunbeds available in relation to the number of guests staying at the resort. Additionally, there were negative remarks about the pool temperatures not being maintained.

Some areas are understaffed.

There were negative remarks about the bar areas not always being efficient with service. Several guests said there were times the resort was understaffed.

May not be the most affordable option.

People travelling on a budget should note that the resort could be quite pricey. There were comments about the restaurant offerings in particular being a bit on the high side.

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