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Interior
3 outdoor pools, open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool cabanas (surcharge)
3 outdoor pools, open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool cabanas (surcharge)
Terrace/patio
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Bab Al Shams

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Bab Al Shams

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel with spa, near Al Qudra Lake

9.2/10 Superb

856 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
Map
Al Qudra Road, Dubai, Dubai, 8168
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 6 restaurants and pool bar
  • Full-service spa
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Swim-up bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Children's club
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Endurance City
  • Global Village - 46 min drive
  • Dubai Exhibition Centre - 39 min drive

Getting around

  • Dubai (DWC-Al Maktoum Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • Dubai (DXB-Dubai Intl.) - 54 min drive

Restaurants

  • Al Hadheerah Restaurant - 7 min walk

About this property

Bab Al Shams

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at Bab Al Shams. You can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, body wraps or aromatherapy, and Al Hadeerah, one of 6 restaurants, serves Middle Eastern cuisine and is open for dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include 3 outdoor pools, a poolside bar and a fitness centre. The pool and helpful staff get great marks from fellow travellers.

Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Russian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 115 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child (11 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Supervised childcare*
  • Children's club*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • Free secured on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 6 restaurants
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Private dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Lifeguard on site

What to do

  • Archery
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/hire
  • Shopping
  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bike hire
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Bike storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • Built in 2004
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Bike parking
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Russian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free cot/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Spa has 6 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is open daily.

Dining

Al Hadeerah – This family restaurant specialises in Middle Eastern cuisine and only serves dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Tourism fee: AED 20 per accommodation, per night

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global).

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Bab Al Shams Desert
Bab Al Shams Desert Endurance City
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort Endurance City
Bab Al Shams Resort
Bab Shams Desert Resort
Bab Shams Resort
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort Spa
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort Dubai
Bab Al Shams Desert Dubai

Frequently asked questions

Does Bab Al Shams offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Bab Al Shams does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bab Al Shams?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Bab Al Shams?
Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Bab Al Shams?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Bab Al Shams?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bab Al Shams?
You can check in from 3 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Bab Al Shams and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as horse riding, archery and hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools. Bab Al Shams also has a sauna and a steam room, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Bab Al Shams?
Yes, there are 6 on-site restaurants, featuring Middle Eastern cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Al Hadheerah Restaurant (7-min walk).

Overall score and ratings

9.2

Superb

9.2/10

Cleanliness

9.1/10

Staff & service

9.1/10

Amenities

9.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.9/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay in the middle of Arabian Desert..the night sky and evening program is worthy to remember forever..It was a royal experience to stay in a room of Arabian Ethnicity all around.. bathrooms were superb..loved it
sandip, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Andrew, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This is an absolute gem of a hotel. I'm conflicted by the fact that it is closing for a renovation as I love the style, ambiance, decor, and spirit of the whole place. Of course I can see scope for modernisation, the air-con in one of our rooms was a bit patchy and the bathrooms needed a bit of TLC but its overall charm is irresistible. Location in the desert is brilliant. Such a refreshing change from the glass, high-rise city, dense traffic and mass population. The whole family loved the relaxed feel and the amazing pools. Staff were discreet and professional - they leave you to enjoy your holiday but are on hand if you need something. Sunset from the rooftop lounge was glorious. Food was superb wherever we ate and I highly recommend the Iftar feast at Al Hadeeradh - amazing experience, amazing food.
Kerry, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Xiang, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had a wonderful stay, with friendly service. The staff is all super helpful and anything you request to the room comes quickly. A/C in the room is strong and cools the room nicely. There's a hot water kettle with teas/coffee. Breakfast buffet has many options, providing high chairs for kids. Dinner at Masala was delicious (north indian food). Dinner at Al Hadheerah is a not to miss experience - make sure you stay for the horse/camel show that happens around 9:15pm. Spa/sauna is small but you make a reservation and get the space to yourself for 1 hour. Only caveat - there is no elevator to reach the 2nd floor, so that was a little inconvenient with our baby. Property is well maintained though they are doing a full scale rennovation May 2022. We will definitely return again!
Emily, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice experience for being in the desert great dinner show
ARTURO, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent hotel beautiful decor and pool
Elena, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Asmaaabdalla, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Roshini, 2-night family trip
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