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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quick escape turned into a fantastic break. We've been to Bab Al Shams before, visiting friends while they were staying there and it looked really good. For a quick summer break, we decided to take the plunge and booked a few days. What a lovely experience!

It is about 45 minutes drive from Dubai and the peace and quiet of the resort is just what was necessary. The number of birds is impressive and it is relaxing to sit and drink in the desert scenery, looking at the sunset from the Rooftop Bar and surrounded by bird twitter and song.

One of the features we enjoyed most was the pool. The sparkling water is chilled enough to cool down from the hot summer weather and the layout on various levels caters for young and old. The infinity pool looking out on the desert is a great idea.

The hotel is build in a rustic style that suits the environment and is surrounded by palm trees and well kept small gardens. The cleanliness of the grounds and the building was very good and the upkeep seems to be great.

The rooms are done tastefully and decorated with rough wooden furniture suitable to the style of the hotel. The bed was very comfortable.

The outstanding feature of this hotel is its staff. It was remarkable how each guest is "carried on the hands", always with a smile, always willing to help and go the extra mile! This was truly great.

A visit to Bab Al Shams is also not complete without experiencing the Al Hadheerah spectacle! The buffet is excellent quality wise and done authentically. The service great and the show - both the artists and the historical re-enactment - was enjoyable. A must see.

Overall, this was one of the best stays in a very long time.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Theguyfromfar
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Reuben M, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Theguyfromfar,

Thank you for taking the time to share the experience of your stay in such detail.

Here in Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, we all make every effort to maintain the high standards of timely and quality service delivery and we are delighted that we have been successful in achieving this goal during your stay with us.

Your kind comments on our facilities, products and services that made great impact to your overall experience, are highly appreciated.

Certainly, both Al Sarab and Al Hadheerah are truly great venues for our discerning guests seeking for an amazing environment.

We shall ensure that your praises are shared with all as we endeavor to create everlasting memories and amazing experience.

Once again, thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. We all look forward to welcoming you back to Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa.


Regards,

Reuben Mifsud | Cluster General Manager
Meydan Hotels & Hospitality
T: +971 4 381 3122
M: +971 56 505 2251
Email: Reuben.Mifsud@meydanhotels.com

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a weekend at Bab al Shams to get away from the summer heat in the city. Arriving at the hotel after a 70 minute drive from Abu Dhabi, we were greeted my very attentative staff taking care of our check-in: very smooth process with a smile.
As already stated in other reviews, the hotel set-up is impressive giving it this intimate ambiance of an ancient desert village. The rooms mirror this in an impressive fashion and contain everything to make your stay enjoyable - having said that, the beds are incredibly comfortable and make for a good night sleep. The pool area is huge and due to different water levels incorporated allows children (young and old) to enjoy it! Additionally, it features a water bar and sunbeds are plentiful. Given that we were allowed to use the facilities after check-out free of charge, we spent a full two days there and never get bored. Breakfast is a delight with an impressive selection of hot and cold dishes, fruits, juices and so on...
In a nutshell, we very much enjoyed our stay at Bab al Shams and look forward to our next stay! Thanks to the entire team!

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Benjamin G
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Reuben M, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Benjamin,

It was a pleasure having you and your wife with us here at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa.Thank you for taking the time to share you wonderful experiences.

I am extremely delighted that you enjoyed hotel's amazing ambiance, relaxing room with very comfortable bed and our breathtaking swimming pool facilities.

Moreover, I am also pleased to read your flattering remarks towards the attention to detail and exceptional service provided by our colleagues particularly at the reception. They are very much committed to serve with sincerity, care and passion in order to ensure each guest will have a memorable stay and amazing experience.

Thank you once again and we look forward to the resort hopefully soon.

Regards,

Reuben Mifsud | Cluster General Manager
Meydan Hotels & Hospitality
T: +971 4 381 3122
M: +971 56 505 2251
Email: Reuben.Mifsud@meydanhotels.com

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our experience at Bab Al Shams was excellent.
Our three active boys loved it and all staff members were very friendly and efficient.
The Al Forsan Restaurant/Breakfast was marvellous and the waiter Farsan made sure we were well looked after.
We totally recommend this place.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled with family
Thank RegianeNobreRance
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Reuben M, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear RegianeNobreRance,

Thank you very much for your very positive review of your recent visit to Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa.

I am happy to read that you and your kids loved the whole experience and that you especially appreciate our colleagues' friendliness and efficiency.

Your kind words related to Al Forsan Restaurant and breakfast experience particularly with the superb service rendered by our waiter were greatly appreciated. Our Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Manager will surely be delighted to share your feedback,

Thank you for recommending us to other travelers on TripAdvisor.

Indeed, here in Bab Al Shams, we strive to make sure that every guest leave the resort with good memories to take home and to make them coming back and visit us again.

We look forward to your next visit, hopefully soon.

Regards,

Reuben Mifsud | Cluster General Manager
Meydan Hotels & Hospitality
T: +971 4 381 3122
M: +971 56 505 2251
Email: Reuben.Mifsud@meydanhotels.com

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great hotel, very thoughtfully decorated throughout in rustic style in keeping with being a Desert Hotel. Great location, the pool just looks out over miles of desert, a great get-away venue to just chill for a long weekend. Restaurants are also very good.

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Trevor G
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Reuben M, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Trevor,

Thank you for sharing your experience online following your recent stay at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa.

I am delighted to read that we have met your expectations in most aspect of our services and that you left our resort fully satisfied.

Your kind words related to the selection of restaurants in the resort are very much appreciated, our Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Manager will be delighted to read your feedback.

Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back to the resort soon.


Regards,

Reuben Mifsud | Cluster General Manager
Meydan Hotels & Hospitality
T: +971 4 381 3122
M: +971 56 505 2251
Email: Reuben.Mifsud@meydanhotels.com

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Dubai and my girlfriend from Canada came to visit. We spent 2 days at Bab Al Shams, and it was wonderful. The facility and rooms are great, food was good but I believe that the staff are the best of the best.
A great big thank you to Ruby in Al Forsan and Ahmed at the front desk.

Room Tip: Dessert View
  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank opmg
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Reuben M, General Manager at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear opmg,

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for having chosen Bab Al Shams for your recent stay.
I do appreciate all your wonderful comments on your overall experience.

Thank you for highlighting the genuine hospitality of our dedicated staff members. Our team will be pleased to learn that their sincere efforts were recognized by you.

We are constantly striving to provide the best service to our guests and we are delighted to know that you had such a great experience in our resort.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Regards,

Reuben Mifsud | Cluster General Manager
Meydan Hotels & Hospitality
T: +971 4 381 3122
M: +971 56 505 2251
Email: Reuben.Mifsud@meydanhotels.com

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