BAB AL SHAMS RESORT & SPA

ADDRESS  :  Al Qudra Road, Opposite Endurance City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Phone : +971 4 809 6100

5-star hotel
 
Why we like it:

• This is a spectacular desert oasis that makes you feel a million miles from anywhere
• Its pool facilities are a design marvel
• The views, whether from the ground-level infinity pool or the rooftop terrace, are genuinely stunning

Location: 

Just the drive to Bab Al Shams gets you in the mood for its mystical delights. On our journey there from the centre of Dubai the road (Al Qudra) got increasingly – and reassuringly dramatically – covered by great gusts of sand over the tarmac, sweeping in from the wide desert expanses on either side. Had we missed the turning, we wondered (sometimes in a more accusatory tone than others). Where on Earth were we? And then, there it was. This hotel is billed as an oasis, and it doesn’t disappoint. The entrance is so discreet we felt like we’d unearthed a genuine hidden treasure. Which, it turns out, was entirely appropriate.

Character: 

A low-rise, Arabian-style fort set in that desert oasis – its translation being 'gateway to the sun' – Bab Al Shams is all shaded courtyards, shadowy corridors and outdoor fire pits. A smart, sharp design showcase, its modern amenities are hidden deep within its sandstone walls. It may sound like a lazy cliché and, well, it probably is, but the bottom line? On arriving we felt like Indiana Jones checking in at the end of a particularly arduous adventure. 

 

 

 

 

BAB AL SHAMS RESORT & SPA

ADDRESS  :  Al Qudra Road, Opposite Endurance City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Phone : +971 4 809 6100

 
 
 
 
 
 

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