Bab Al Shams

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Overview of resort
This award winning resort is suited for those seeking a unique desert honeymoon experience within easy reach of Dubai, Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa presents the ideal destination. Offering the ultimate in comfort and entertainment, at Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa your experience will be enhanced by history, splendour and magnificence


Rising up from the desert sand dunes like a mirage, Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa is an elegant retreat in a traditional Arabic setting. Whether you're after romantic Arabian nights or an authentic desert experience, here awaits splendour, tradition and comfort.
The Jumeirah International group's new Bab Al Shams (Gateway of the Sun) Desert Resort and Spa is an architectural gem come to life in the middle of the desert.  An impressive Satori Spa offers an array of rejuvenating therapies.  You can swim in a refreshing pool with stunning desert and sunset views - while horse-riding, camel-rides and dune bashing can also be arranged.

Just 45-minutes drive from Dubai, it provides a spectacular citadel-like backdrop for a classic desert experience in total luxury


  • Swimming pool
  • Sinbad's Kid's Club
  • Gymnasium
  • Horse riding
  • Camel rides
  • Falconers
  • Archery
  • Satori Spa
  • Desert adventures

Satori Spa
Indulge yourself at Satori Spa whilst your children have the time of their lives at an activity club dedicated exclusively for them - both are located within the confines of the Resort. Experience sudden enlightenment at Satori Spa, visualise yourself in a peaceful, soothing haven where highly skilled therapists and masseurs will help relax and rejuvenate you in luxurious comfort. Visit Satori Spa and let the cares of your everyday world float away

Restaurants and Bars

Al Hadheerah Desert Restaurant - Experience the wide expanse of the desert and the magic of lively entertainment at Al Hadheerah, the region's first open-air traditional Arabic desert restaurant. As the resort's signature restaurant, Al Hadheerah offers diners a unique experience with scenes straight out of an Arabian legend featuring belly dancers, henna painters, live bands and a falcon display. The decor recreates the magic of the fort theme with natural stone, rock walls and a sunken seating area. The mood is further enhanced with a visit to the souk area with unmistakable Arabic flavours. The restaurant features ethnic cuisine from the Middle East, as well as live cooking stations with wood-fired ovens, spit roasts and Arabic bread ovens.

Al Forsan Restaurant -With its new location overlooking the Arabian Desert, Al Forsan Restaurant offers a refreshing friendly ambience to those who want to spend quality time with their families, and enjoy an exquisite buffet for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Featuring international cuisine, Executive Chef Monal has selected the finest specialities of different cuisines to provide you with a variety of choices.

Pizzeria Le Dune - With its vivid colours and earthy tones, Pizzeria Le Dune boasts a magical fusion of Arabic and Italian decor that offers a delightfully warm ambience. The magical combination is vibrant at every angle, from the aged wooden furniture shipped from Italy, the traditional terracotta flooring, to the Arabic lanterns that add to the rustic ambience. Savour a freshly homemade pizza whilst enjoying the live cooking show of Pizza Acrobatica with Chef Biagio. An exquisite antipasti buffet reflecting the finest selection of the region's specialities is also offered.

Marsala - The exotic flavours of India have arrived in the Deserts of Arabia in the form of Masala - a new addition to Bab Al Shams portfolio of restaurants. Located in the heart of the hotel, Masala's exquisite menu of Indian dishes slow-cooked in traditional style, with the ambience of traditional Indian background music, is an enchanting complement to Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa.

Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge- Overlooking the Arabian Desert, the two storey rooftop bar embraces a breathtaking view that boasts the most amazing vistas during sunset The rich Arabian design in soft earth colours, dimmed lanterns for a cosy ambience and comfortable chairs and cushions, provide a friendly setting for a night to remember. Enjoy your favourite drink with your friends in intimate relaxing surroundings whilst listening to the mellow sounds of the Oud player. Al Sarab offers a wide selection of Shisha. From Toufah (apple), Enab (grapes), to Farawlah (strawberry), Shisha connoisseurs can enjoy their favourite flavours in a relaxing setting.

Ya Hala Lobby Lounge - Located in the hotel lobby, the Ya Hala Lobby Lounge reflects the traditional Arabic ambience of comfort, charm and hospitality.Relax and settle down during afternoon tea, or with drinks and a snack from the a la carte menu, amidst the saddles and wooden furniture. Make yourself comfortable in the courtyard, an intimate terrace that overlooks the water well, at traditional Arabic majlis seating which gives a feeling of being at a private Arabic home, or unwind in the warm and friendly atmosphere of Ya Hala.

Pool Bar - An ideal place to unwind during the day, the swim-up Pool Bar serves a selection of beverages around the pool area and offers a panoramic view of the desert


Rooms and suites are located in 16 double-storied individual buildings, featuring traditional Gulf decor emphasised by the use of natural stones, dark wood and Arabian glasswork.

Room types include:
One-Bedroom Suites.
Junior Suites.
Deluxe Rooms with a preferential choice of a balcony or a garden.
Inter-connecting rooms are available for families with children.

In-room features include: high-speed internet connection, 24-hour in-room dining, beautifully appointed bathrooms with rain showers, international direct dial-up telephone and tea and coffee making facilities

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