• 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.
  • Set among the dunes around Dubai, this 5-star luxury resort features an infinity pool overlooking the desert.
  • The Satori spa offers a wide range of treatments, including rejuvenating massages.
  • Bab Al Shams features 4 restaurants serving traditional and international cuisine.
  • The famous open-air Al Hadheerah Desert Restaurant offers diners a unique Arabian experience.
  • The hotel has a great range of facilities & activities especially the desert adventures.


We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.


Desert Drive

The desert is pristine and rich with tales of heritage. Why should your ride be any different? Adventure through the desert in style in one of our open-top Land Rover Defenders. It’s the best way to get close to our protected indigenous wildlife – such as the desert gazelle and Arabian Oryx.

Nature Walk

The Bab Al Shams Nature Walk is the ideal introduction to the hidden wonders of the Arabian Desert. Your dedicated guide will take you to the best vantage points to observe unspoiled landscapes, stunning sunsets and possibly the gazelles, geckos and birds that call the dunes home. Suitable for most ages and fitness levels.


Explore the age-old desert tradition of falconry with our expert falconers. In days past, desert nomads woke at dawn to hunt with their birds before the sun rose high. It was a matter of sustenance, of life and death. Today, this noble tradition, and these majestic birds, live on in the UAE culture.scenery.


Celebrate a sport that has shaped the human history of hunting, sport and competition. Discover the joy of losing a perfectly aimed arrow at your target under the keen eye of our experts. Suitable for all skill levels, Bab Al Shams’ archery range introduces you to the joy of the recurve bow.

Fat Bike Riding

Exhilaration has a new name as you explore the desert on a bike designed for the dunes. Your fatbike is equipped with wide tires to skim over the sand as your tour leader guides you through the desert landscape. Suitable for ages 12 and above. Please contact the Sports & Leisure Hub for bookings.

Horse Riding

Long a part of Arabian culture and myth, the Arabian steed stands tall as an icon of desert heritage. We want you to relive that heritage as you ride leisurely through beautifully soothing environs. Our horse riding adventures are suitable for most ages and all skill levels – including ponies for younger riders.ush.

Camel Riding

Head out into the sunset as part of a camel caravan as you take in the breath-taking beauty of the Arabian desert. Our sunset camel rides are the best way of experiencing desert life and harking back to the tribal nomads of old as they roamed from oasis to oasis. Suitable for all skill levels.

Chat with one of our expert travel designers today to begin planning your perfect vacation

Call: +852 9465 4577

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Translated from Arabic as “Gateway to the sun”, the award-winning 5-star Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is designed to resemble a fortified rural Arab village amidst the desert landscape. Featuring low-rise architecture, this sandy coloured style fort boasts the main tower with Reception area and lobby and clusters of two-storey buildings housing guest accommodation, restaurants, spa and meeting facilities interconnected by seemingly endless little walkways. The charm of Arabia is personified in every corner of the property with small lanes running through the hotel, scattered around ponds and secluded seating areas, shaded courtyards, water fountains and trickling streams bestowing the feel of cool tranquillity. The abundance of green garden areas and manicured lawns adds to the quiet and soothing environment of the resort.

The rustic Arabian theme of exterior design continues to flow in the carefully selected interior decorations and settings featuring uncovered natural stone floors, bare plastered walls, dark wood and iron fixtures, warm dimmed lighting and an abundance of artefacts showcased throughout the property. The resort boasts 113 rooms and suites offering cosy accommodation in an authentic Arabian style with majority of the rooms having a private terrace. All guest rooms and public areas have complimentary Wi-Fi access.

The resort is made up of one- and two-storey villas inspired by traditional Middle East architecture. My room – one of property’s 115 rooms and suites – made me feel like a shaikha with its soft bed, intricately designed heavy wood furniture and stucco walls in warm yellow colour.Even the Moroccan-inspired bathtub did not fail to impress.One look at the uniquely designed bedroom slippers made of coconut fibre and I knew that they’ve thought of even the smallest details to make this place a truly unique getaway.

Bab Al Shams Superior Room

Superior Room

Perfectly capturing the essence of Middle Eastern traditions, these rooms showcase a charming balance between authenticity and modern comforts. Situated on the upper floor of the resort, they offer a choice between desert or courtyard views.

Bab Al Shams Deluxe Suite Bathroom

Terrace Room

The Terrace Room combines some of the richest living experiences with authentic surroundings. As the name suggests, guests putting up here are treated to views of the desert or the expansive Palm Grove area within the resort.

Bab Al Shams Junior Room

Junior Suite

Keeping guests in close contact with the splendid surroundings from the privacy of their very own sun terrace, these suites decorated with rare handcrafted Arabian furnishings, offer ultimate relaxation and unmatched comfort.

Bab Al Shams Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite

The most spacious of all accommodations in the resort, the Deluxe Suites merge impeccably into the desert landscape. Whether as an intimate hideaway for two or a lavish residence for the entire family, these abodes of peace and beauty exceed every expectation

Embark on a culinary desert journey with five-star fare. Whether you decide to explore an Arabian culinary spectacle at Al Hadheerah or opt for the tantalising tandoori flavours of Masala, our collection of award-winning restaurants offers gourmet experiences for a wide range of palettes.

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort Al Hadheerah

Al Hadheerah

Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of Arabia at an authentic desert venue amidst the rolling dunes. Feast indoors or under the stars, and enjoy a night of entertainment, live music, belly dancing and traditional instruments.Bab Al Shams presents Al Hadheerah, its spectacular desert entertainment and authentic food. Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of Arabia at an authentic desert venue amidst the rolling dunes. Feast under the stars, and enjoy a night of entertainment, live music, belly dancing and traditional instruments.

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Al Forsan

We’ve compiled the best of international cuisine under one roof, with an Arabic buffet complemented by international offerings comprising meat, seafood, poultry, pizza, hot and cold appetisers and a selection of oriental desserts. Opt for cosy seating indoors or venture out in the open air. We’ve compiled the best of international cuisines under one roof, with an International buffet including specialties from Middle Eastern, Western, Indian and Asian Cuisines. Opt for cosy seating indoors or venture out in the open air.

Bab Al Shams Masala Restaurant


The tastes of the subcontinent sizzle on your tongue at Masala as your chefs take you on an authentic culinary journey through the subcontinent. Explore the joys of traditional Indian curries with live entertainment indoors, or go Al Fresco to dine under the stars.

Bab Al Shams Le Dune

Le Dune

Italian elegance meets old-world Arabia in a warm ambience as Le Dune curates fine Italian fare in a desert oasis. The pizza is fresh and piping hot, the pasta served Al Dente, and the bruschetta the perfect combination of crispy and chewy. Make sure you sample our warm homemade bread!

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge

Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge

The two-level rooftop lounge offers the city’s most authentic Arabic atmosphere and looks out over a stunning desert landscape. In the evening, the venue transforms into a setting straight out of 1001 Arabian Nights, with dimmed lights, soothing out music and the appealing aroma of the traditional Arabian shisha.

Bab Al Shams Pool Bar

Pool Bar

The best in poolside hospitality is yours to experience at the Pool Bar. With its outstanding views of the desert, and a range of snacks, salads and sandwiches, the Bab Al Shams Pool Bar is a firm favorite for sampling exotic beverages while relaxing on a sun lounger.

Bab Al Shams Ya Hala Bar

Ya Hala – Lobby Lounge

Your warm welcome starts right at the resort lobby, with the Ya Hala bar living up to its name to welcome you with the perfect mix of comfort, charm and hospitality. Ideal for meet and greets, socialising, morning coffee and light bites.

Our facilities put cosy tranquillity front and centre. Your warm welcome starts at our friendly reception, while the sauna, showers, yoga areas, couple treatment rooms and massage tents are carefully designed for maximum bliss. Relaxation areas both indoors and outdoors complete a picture of idyll.

Bab Al Shams Cabana spa treatment


Welcome to perfect pampering where you’re the guest of honour. The award-winning Satori Spa’s soothing environs indulge all the senses. Relax and unwind in your private treatment room, or head for the couples’ therapy room for a shared luxurious experience.Inspired by the desert and reimagined for exceptional relaxation, Satori Spa’s signature treatments delight all your senses. Our therapy experts rely on exotic ingredients and years of experience to create delightfully soothing journeys. Choose from our extensive menu of carefully crafted experiences.

Bab Al Shams Gym

Fitness Area

Your desert getaway needn’t interfere with your fitness goals – with Bab Al Shams’ Compact Gym offering workouts on demand. Designed to maximize results while making smart use of space, the Compact Gym is open round the clock and comes fully equipped with state of the art TechnoGym technology.

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort Pool
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort Pool
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort Pool


The water is temperature controlled and relaxing, with special Jacuzzi spots. The desert landscape starts from the edge of your pool and continues to infinity. Our twin infinity pools don’t just open you up to breeze and birdsong. They also open you up to a world of relaxation and infinite possibilities.

Bab Al Shams Kids Club

Kids Club

We take our younger guests on a journey that stretches as far as their imagination. At the Aladdin’s Kids Club, children explore, play and build under adult supervision. Dancing, arts, crafts and games are just some of the activities available in this wonderland designed around children.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nearest Airport
Dubai International Airport, Dubai
Local Currency
Time Change
GMT +4:00
Best time to go
October through March

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