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The Bab al Shams: a luxurious retreat in the desert


This oasis of exoticism and calm is installed in an ancient Arab fort at a reasonable distance from Dubai.

After crossing the dunes for 45 minutes, the silhouette of the Bab Al Shams stands out on the horizon like a mirage. It emerges from the sand, like the most isolated traditional Arab villages.

At the heart of this luxury hotel, 115 rooms and suites are beautifully decorated in the style of the Persian Gulf. Refined precious wood and ceramic tiles are the preferred materials. Each room has a pleasant view of the desert, the courtyard, or the garden, and some even feature balconies or patios. The hotel is a welcome retreat to enjoy the pleasures of the desert. It offers a variety of activities such as excursions on a camel, demonstrations of hawk training, and performances of traditional dance. As for its services, you will enjoy cooling off in the pool, where a waterfall has been constructed, or having a massage by the Satori spa masseuses in a tent.

At sunset, go up on the roof terrace to enjoy a moment of serenity in the bar. For meals, you can choose from eight restaurants of several different cuisines (Arabic, Indian, Italian, International), but do not miss the Al Hadheerah, where you can sample traditional dishes under the open sky. A children's club will relieve parents so they can take in the best of this exceptional five-star paradise.

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort& Spa
Al Qudra Road
PO Box 8168, Dubai

+971 (0)480 96100

Rooms: from 723 AED

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