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Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa

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About Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa

An exclusive low-rise resort in the desert surrounded by gently sloping dunes and natural desert landscape, Bab Al Shams offers guests a one of its kind traditional desert experience that is true to the culture and heritage of Dubai and the UAE.

With its literal translation from Arabic meaning ‘gateway to the sun’, Bab Al Shams is built in an Arabic fort setting in and around an oasis. Inside the walls, shaded courtyards, walkways and water features provide cool shelter and maintain the unique ambience and atmosphere.

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is located in the heart of the desert, adjacent to Dubai International Endurance City, yet is just a 40-minute drive from the city of Dubai and only 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport.

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Facilities at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa

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 get your pulse racing; we call it leisure, activity and re-invigoration.

Surprise your loved ones by celebrating in style this year at Bab Al Shams. Waiting in your room upon arrival is a bouquet of roses, strawberries and a bottle of champagne to get the celebrations underway.

Activities includes desert safari, camel rides, yoga and spa treatments.


Nestled amongst Dubai’s majestic dunes, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa presents a uniquely breathtaking setting for your picture perfect wedding. Capturing all the romance and tranquility of the land and blending it with luxury and authentically Arabian experiences, the resort rises elegantly from the vast desert.

Offering intimate blessing ceremonies beneath a star-filled sky, lavish wedding breakfasts overlooking the tumbling dunes and stylish receptions beside tranquil pools, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa enthralls the imagination and presents endless opportunities for an incomparable desert wedding.

Our wedding planners work with you to create a day exactly as you imagined it to be. We’ll take the pressure off so you can rest assured that everything will go according to plan, right down to the tiniest of details.

Our chefs will work with you to create a bespoke menu so that you can ensure all of your favourites are on the table. With experience cooking cuisine from all over the world, we’ll make your wedding meal a memorable one whether it’s a buffet feast or fine dining for a select few.