Staycation: Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Journey deep into the desert for an Arabian adventure like no other

 

The rooms 

Stunning views is something this luxurious desert resort excels at, with each and every room offering picture-perfect vistas. Superior Rooms, situated on the upper floor of the resort, have desert or courtyard scenes while Suites boast their very own sun terrace ideal for admiring the sweeping, silent sands. When the sun is overhead, you can retire to the majlis-style seating area for a cup of Arabic coffee.

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 The food 

Authentic foodie experiences set the tone for mealtimes at Bab Al Shams, so slow down the pace and savour every bite thanks to its à la carte style dining options. For traditional Northern Indian tandoor and curries, Masala can be relied upon to bring some spice to the table. Le Dune specialises in fine Italian fare, while the Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge is the place to go for Arabic favourites such as mezze and grills.

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 The Activities 

Adventure seekers can re-discover the dramatic dunes in storybook style thanks to the new Bedouin Desert Experience, which offers all-day pool access (from 10am), a light lunch at the pool bar, camel riding and a thrilling four-wheel-drive desert safari at sunset. The journey ends on a high note with a Middle Eastern buffet served at Al Hadheerah desert restaurant, with dancing and singing under the stars.  

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