Check in time - after 15:00
Check out time - before 12:00
Welcome to a spectacular desert paradise. Nestled among the dunes, the low-lying Bab Al Shams resort is the world’s favourite choice for dream desert getaways. This oasis of tranquility combines rustic charm with top-tier hospitality and luxury to bring to life an authentic desert experience.
Though isolated from the busy world around it, Bab Al Shams remains easily accessible, and is a mere 45-minute drive from both Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports.
Within, a world of sumptuous cuisine, nature walks, camel rides and desert adventures awaits you. From temperature-controlled pools to archery ranges and falconry exhibitions, Bab Al Shams offers all the elements required to create memorable stays. Outside, the resort’s desert ecosystem hosts gazelles, birds, geckos and a cornucopia of wildlife.
Al Hadheerah Restaurant is a centrepiece of the Bab Al Shams experience. Delicious Arabic fare rules the root here, with a generous buffet accompanied by a la carte options. Every visit is an adventure, with riders on horses and camels putting on spectaculars, and tanoura dancers twirling their own beats. Falconry demonstrations and enthusiastic belly dancers complete the scene.
Bab Al Shams’ attractions, sweeping vistas and world-class hospitality make it the perfect venue for relaxing stays, celebrating special occasions and creating memorable corporate events.
Hotel facilities & amenities
Concierge services / Exchange / Pree WIFI / Room service / Luggage storage / Laundry / Parking / Room service 24/7 / Dry cleaning / Non smoking rooms / Babysitter / Disable facilities / Private beach / Airport shuttle / Beach shuttle
In the room
Toiletries / Satellite TV / Safe box / LCD TV / Pree WIFI / Air conditioning / Bathrobes / Hairdryer / Telephone / Mini bar / Slippers / Desk / Balcony / Disable facilities
Business center / Meeting rooms
Entertainment and sports
Beach umbrellas / Golf club / Fitness center / Playground / SPA / Sunbeds / Water sports / Swimming pool
Restaurants & bars
Restaurant "Al Forsan"
- Opening hours: 06:30 - 23:00
- Cuisine: international buffet and à la carte menu
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.
- Opening hours: 07:00 - 23:30
- Cuisine: northern indian authentic cuisine
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.
Restaurant "Al Hadheerah"
- Opening hours: 17:00 - 23:30
- Cuisine: middle eastern buffet
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.
Restaurant "Le Dune"
- Opening hours: 06:00 - 23:00
- Cuisine: italian
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!
Bar "Ya Hala – Lobby Lounge"
- Opening hours: 00:00 - 00:00
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.
Bar "Al Shurouq Rooftop Terrace"
- Opening hours: 18:00 - 23:00
Take your dinning experience al fresco at the Shuruq Rooftop Terrace. Sample from a delicious menu of light bites, bar snacks, pizzas as you repose in the majlis-style seating and allow the stunning vistas of the Arabian desert to wash over you.
Bar "Pool Bar"
- Opening hours: 09:00 - 20:00
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.
Bar "Al Sarab Lounge"
- Opening hours: 18:00 - 01:00
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.