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Dubai, Dubai Desert
Exterior ViewSuperior RoomReflection PondAl Sarab Restaurant


Open in November 2004, the Jumeirah Bal Al Shams Resort & Spa is a luxurious replica of an authentic fortress of ancient times nestled in the heart of the desert, about 50 kilometers from Dubaï and 70 kilometers from the international airport. Its name, Bab Al Shams, means “gateway to the sun”. The resort belongs to the efficient management of the Jumeirah hotel chain which already holds the world-famous Burj Al Arab.


The 115 suites are housed within 16 two-storey elegant villas that cleverly mix generous comfort with Arabian architecture and furnishings. All of them are fitted with air conditioning, satellite TV and mini bar amongst many other amenities. Interconnecting rooms and suites are available for families.
-Superior Room (47 m2)
Designed for 2 adults and 1 child under 4

-Deluxe Room (47 m2)
With private terrace or patio
Designed for 2 adults and 1 child under 4


The Bab Al Shams boasts four restaurants and three bars. The Al Hadheerah desert restaurant offers a unique experience combining the finest dishes of Oriental cuisine with the authentic atmosphere of old Arabia. In this enchanting setting, guests can experience shisha-smoking or wander through a small market full of handicrafts' boutiques. Falcon displays, lively entertainment with belly dancers and traditional music bands as well as henna artists are also part of this establishment. The rooftop bar featuring a picturesque “majlis” embraces magnificent views of the desert while offering delicious refreshments in the Lounge Bar.
-Al Hadheerah : Oriental open air restaurant
-Masala : Indian cuisine
-Le Dune : Italian restaurant
-Al Forsan : international cuisine
-Ya Hala Lounge : afternoon tea
-Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge : cocktail bar
-Pool Bar : cocktails & soft drinks ; à la carte

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Desert Restaurant - Al HadheerahReflection Pond at Nighta PoolPutting GreenCamel CaravanPool & SunsetBarExterior View at Nighta Room with a ViewAl Hadheerah

Sports and Wellness

The resort hosts an exclusive air-conditioned fitness center fitted with the latest equipment as well as a temperature-controlled desert swimming pool with a panoramic bar. The indoor and outdoor spa is also a tribute to authentic Arabia with frankincense floating in the air and traditional beauty treatments. Guests of the Bab Al Shams are entitled to special rates to visit the Wild Wadi Water Park situated just beside the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.


The resort offers its guests the following services and amenities : airport transfers, 24-hour room service, shuttle bus service to Dubai, conference rooms, business center, indoor and outdoor playgrounds dedicated to children within the resort.

Our Opinion:

Step into the past and discover the splendor of ancient Arabia... Let the vibrant colors of the desert take your breath away at sunset... When luxury meets tradition, you’ll never forget such a magical experience !