Al Qudra Road,
P.O. Box 8168 United Arab Emirates

Neighbourhood: Jebel Ali

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Translated from Arabic as “Gateway to the sun”, the award-winning 5-star Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is designed to resemble a fortified rural Arab village amidst the desert landscape. Featuring low-rise architecture, this sandy coloured style fort boasts the main tower with Reception area and lobby and clusters of two-storey buildings housing guest accommodation, restaurants, spa and meeting facilities interconnected by seemingly endless little walkways. The charm of Arabia is personified in every corner of the property with small lanes running through the hotel, scattered around ponds and secluded seating areas, shaded courtyards, water fountains and trickling streams bestowing the feel of cool tranquillity. The abundance of green garden areas and manicured lawns adds to the quiet and soothing environment of the resort.

The rustic Arabian theme of exterior design continues to flow in the carefully selected interior decorations and settings featuring uncovered natural stone floors, bare plastered walls, dark wood and iron fixtures, warm dimmed lighting and an abundance of artefacts showcased throughout the property.

The resort boasts 113 rooms and suites offering cosy accommodation in an authentic Arabian style with majority of the rooms having a private terrace. All guest rooms and public areas have complimentary Wi-Fi access.

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa holds the right in good faith to add 5% VAT to the quoted rates, in case approved and applicable by the government of UAE with effect from 1st January 2018.

  • Accessible
  • Business Centre
  • Dining
  • Fitness Centre
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Pool
  • Safari
  • Spa
  • Wifi


As the gateway to the sun, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is renowned as a sanctuary of traditional Arabian comfort, peace and tranquility. We are also pleased to be able to offer you an endless range of activities to enjoy locally.


Desert Safaris
If you are looking for action and adventure then try a Jeep desert drive. Experience the adrenaline pumping thrills and spills of your own exhilarating desert adventure. 

Camel Riding
During your desert stay what can be more fitting than a camel ride amongst the rolling dunes. At Bab Al Shams all hotel guests receive complimentary camel rides during sunset, a truly authentic Arabian experience. If you are just visiting for the day you can still enjoy a camel ride through the desert by booking a Camel Safari.

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