The award-winning 5-star luxurious Bab Al Shams Desert Resort is designed to resemble a fortified rural Arab village amid the Dubai desert landscape. Enjoy peaceful seclusion and efficiency altogether as we are located only 45 minutes from Dubai’s city center, and in close proximity to off-site attractions like the Al Qudra man-made lakes and scenic cycling and camping spots. Being within the Al Marmoom Reserve, it’s also not uncommon to catch the abundance of native fauna wandering in the sand. Step into this reinvigorated oasis within the dunes, punctuated with redefining experiences for bold and freewheeling souls. Our resort is opening in early 2023.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Rare Finds Hotels & Resorts
Hotel chain/brand

Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site

Activities:

Fitness center

Spa

Playground


Availability

Select dates to see this property's availability and prices

Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 king bed
1 king bed
2 twin beds
and
1 king bed
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
2 twin beds
2 twin beds
and
1 king bed
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
2 twin beds
Bedroom :
1 king bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.5
Facilities
9.5
Cleanliness
9.6
Comfort
9.7
Value for money
8.7
Location
9.3
Free WiFi
8.7
High score for Dubai
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Mariia
    United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
    Absolutely stunning place! Such a beautiful architecture. Such a professional stuff.
  • Fryar
    United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
    Spectacular! Our favorite ‘go to’ place for a desert oasis escape.
  • Hugo
    Hong Kong Hong Kong
    Loved the hotel. Room was amazing and staff and food very good. Open air restaurant was a treat although we could not even taste 10% of all the food available.

Area info

Restaurants
4 Restaurants On Site

  • Al Hadheerah
    • Cuisine
      Mediterranean • Middle Eastern • Moroccan • Seafood • Turkish • Local • Grill/BBQ
    • Open for
      Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Kosher • Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
  • Anwa
    • Cuisine
      Asian
    • Open for
      Dinner
    • Ambience
      Modern
  • Zala
    • Cuisine
      Mediterranean
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Modern
  • Ninive Bab Al Shams
    • Cuisine
      African • Middle Eastern
    • Open for
      Dinner
    • Ambience
      Romantic

Resort facilities at Bab Al Shams, A Rare Finds Desert Resort, Dubai
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular amenities
  • 3 swimming pools
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Free parking
  • Fitness center
  • Spa
  • 4 restaurants
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Archery
    Additional charge
  • Live music/Performance
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Badminton equipment
  • Tennis equipment
  • Evening entertainment
    Additional charge
  • Kids' club
  • Entertainment staff
  • Horseback riding
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
    Additional charge
  • Darts
  • Ping-pong
  • Playground
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Cable channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Convenience store on site
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Car rental
  • Chapel/Shrine
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
3 swimming pools
Pool 1 – outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Infinity pool
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
Pool 2 – outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool with view
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
Pool 3 – outdoor (kids)Free!
  • Open all year
  • Suitable for kids
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
Spa
  • Kids' pool
  • Locker rooms
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Full-body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples' massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Foot bath
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Filipino
  • Chinese

House rules

Bab Al Shams, A Rare Finds Desert Resort, Dubai takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of AED 500 is required on arrival. That's about USD 136. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib upon request
Free

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Discover JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Bab Al Shams, A Rare Finds Desert Resort, Dubai accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note that it is mandatory that all guests physically present an original Passport or Emirates ID upon check-in.

The half-board rate is valid for 1 or 2 adults. An additional charge will apply at the hotel for extra person and children. Special brunch is not included in the half-board rate. A meal upgrade is available with an additional charge to be paid at the venue.

Half-board meal (dinner) will be served in All Day Dining Restaurant, Zala Restaurant only. To upgrade dinner to Al Hadheerah Desert Restaurant (Mainly Arabic cuisines), a supplement will charged at the hotel directly.

Room rates on 31 December include a gala dinner. Any guests in excess of the maximum occupancy of the room, including children, will be charged separately

'Resort credit during summer only applies to Spa and Leisure Activities. Restaurant discounts do not apply to Ninive Restaurant.'

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Bab Al Shams, A Rare Finds Desert Resort, Dubai of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

A damage deposit of AED 500 is required on arrival. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Bab Al Shams, A Rare Finds Desert Resort, Dubai

  • Room options at Bab Al Shams, A Rare Finds Desert Resort, Dubai include:

    • Triple
    • Suite
    • Twin
    • Apartment

  • Guests staying at Bab Al Shams, A Rare Finds Desert Resort, Dubai can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet

  • The prices at Bab Al Shams, A Rare Finds Desert Resort, Dubai may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Bab Al Shams, A Rare Finds Desert Resort, Dubai is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Bab Al Shams, A Rare Finds Desert Resort, Dubai is 26.1 miles from the center of Dubai. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, Bab Al Shams, A Rare Finds Desert Resort, Dubai is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Bab Al Shams, A Rare Finds Desert Resort, Dubai has 4 restaurants:

    • Ninive Bab Al Shams
    • Anwa
    • Zala
    • Al Hadheerah

  • Bab Al Shams, A Rare Finds Desert Resort, Dubai offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Ping-pong
    • Darts
    • Kids' club
    • Evening entertainment
    • Archery
    • Walking tours
    • Horseback riding
    • Personal trainer
    • Swimming pool
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Bicycle rental
    • Locker rooms
    • Tennis equipment
    • Themed dinners
    • Badminton equipment
    • Live music/Performance
    • Beauty services
    • Bike tours
    • Facial treatments
    • Happy hour
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Spa facilities
    • Steam room
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Foot bath
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Back massage
    • Neck massage
    • Foot massage
    • Couples' massage
    • Head massage
    • Hand massage
    • Full-body massage
    • Entertainment staff
    • Fitness
    • Yoga classes
    • Fitness classes