Bab al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
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Emerging from the heart of the desert, this 5 star Resort & Spa is an elegant desert resort in a traditional Arabian fort setting. Located just 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport, the hotel features 113 rooms and suites all meticulously designed in a rustic Arabian decor, creating the perfect retreat to relax and unwind. Both the rooms and the Suites are located in charming little clusters of double storey buildings dotted around the resort.
With so much space within the hotel grounds wherever you turn there is something to capture your interest, whether it’s making the most of the peace and tranquillity with a good book in the sunken pool area , experiencing the gigantic outdoor rain shower, or having fun with the little ones in their very own shaded swimming pool – great thought and consideration has been used throughout this resort.
Dining at Bab Al Shams is something to look forward to. There is a good choice of restaurants to enjoy, serving delicious cuisine cooked by fabulous chefs. A night at the Al Hadeerah Restaurant is an absolute must. This is the region’s first authentic open-air Arabic desert restaurant and is popular with both locals and hotel guests alike.
Exploring the desert and the hotels stunning location is another adventure to be enjoyed. The hotel offers a whole host of activities ranging from Jeep Safaris through the sand dunes to camel riding across the desert!
After a day out in the desert or soaking up the sunshine by the pool, a little touch of pampering at the Satori Spa is the perfect way to rebalance your body and mind. With a choice of indoor and outdoor treatment rooms set in luxurious and calming surroundings, relaxation and rejuvenation is the essential experience to be enjoyed.
Interconnecting rooms are available for families with children and, the Sinbad’s Kids Club is perfect for the little ones to meet new friends and have fun.
The perfect end to a day at Bab al Shams is to kick off your shoes at the Al Sarab Rooftop lounge with a cool, refreshing drink, sit back and watch the sun slip into the horizon across the endless stretch of desert plains.
Room and Suite Features
High speed internet connection,Coffee & Tea making facilities, International direct dial-up telephone, Satellite TV and radio, Mini Bar, 24 hour in room dining, Baby cot and extra bed on request.
Choice of twin or king size beds, located on the ground floor with access to either a terrace or patio. Garden rooms over-look either the landscaped gardens or desert. Occupancy: Maximum 2 adults, 1 child below 12 years old and 1 child up to 3 years old. If both children are above 3 and below 12 years old, an additional room is required.
47 square metres. Choice of twin or king size beds, located on the upper (second) floor Occupancy: Maximum 2 adults, 1 child below 12 years old and 1 child up to 3 years old. If both children are above 3 and below 12 years old, additional room is required.
50.9 square metres. King size bed, located on either the ground or upper floor with access to either balcony or garden area. A separate Majlis seating area is adjacent to the bedroom. Occupancy: Maximum 2 adults, 1 child below 12 years old and 1 child up to 3 years old. If both children are above 3 and below 12 years old, an additional room is required.
64.6 square metres: Combined king bedded room with separate Majlis-style lounge. A large walk-in dressing room is connected to the bathroom with separate rain shower. Occupancy: Maximum 2 adults, 1 child below 12 years old and 1 child up to 3 years old. If both children are above 3 and below 12 years old, an additional room is required.
68.4 Square Metres: Choice of twin or king size beds, located on the upper (second) floor with access to a private balcony Occupancy: Maximum 2 adults, 1 child below 12 years old and 1 child up to 3 years old. If both children are above 3 and below 12 years old, an additional room is required.
The Resort has five restaurants and bars with two signature restaurants, the Al Hadeerah and the Masala offering unique dining experiences with exquisite cuisine.
Masala: Located in the heart of the hotel, Masala’s fine dining menu of slow-cooked, authentic, Indian dishes boasts not only stunning cuisine but a delightful ambiance due to the subtle background Indian music and the stylish decor of the restaurant.
Al Hadheerah: The unique outdoor setting of the Al Hadeerah restaurant is like a scene from an Arabian fairytale. The vast, colourful displays of traditional Middle Eastern fare and live cooking stations, is amazing. Al Hadheerah Desert Restaurant is the place to experience traditional Arabian food amid rolling sand dunes. The whole gastronomic experience is complimented by, lively entertainment from local belly dancers, live bands as well as falcon and camel displays. This is a popular celebratory venue with the locals, always a good sign that what you are experiencing is truly authentic!
Le Dune Pizzeria: A blend of Arabic and Italian décor creates a delightfully warm and eccentric ambience at this rustic and popular pizzeria.
Al Forsan: Overlooking the Arabian Desert, Al Forsan Restaurant provides a family friendly restaurant serving buffet breakfasts, lunch and evening meals – ideal for families.
Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge: Overlooking the Arabian Desert, this two storey rooftop bar is a meeting hub at the start of the evening due to the stunning sunsets and relaxing setting.
Al Shurouq Lounge: Indulge your taste buds with a delicious mix of light bites, bar snacks, pizzas and more.
Ya Hala Bar: Located next to the hotel lobby, the Ya Hala Bar reflects the traditional Arabic ambiance of comfort, charm and hospitality where you can simply chill out and relax after a long day unwinding by the pool!
Pool Bar: The swim up Pool Bar serves a selection of beverages around the pool area and offers a panoramic view of the desert.
Ramadan: during Ramadan, the number of restaurants that are open and the opening hours will be restricted. Please contact us for more information.
Children are more than welcome. The resort has a dedicated children’s club accompanied by a host of supervised activities. There’s an indoor and outdoor play area with a great choice of activities to keep the little ones entertained. The hotel offers a kiddies menu in all restaurants as well as a baby - sitting service upon request. Another key and very popular feature especially for the children is their very own shaded pool area – perfect on those hot sunny days.
Children aged 2 to 12 yrs can have a fun packed time at Sinbad’s Kids Club, where highly trained and qualified staff will supervise them from 9.00am to 6.00pm everyday allowing you to make the most of the sunshine and amenities knowing they are being well looked after and entertained.
Transfer time: 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport