A classic Dubai desert staycation to tick off your wish list

Seeking a luxurious Dubai desert staycation spot? Here’s why Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is sure to impress

The rooms & suites

We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to fabulous Dubai desert staycation spots, yet Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa stands out for its enduring appeal to residents and tourists alike. Traditional Arabian design meets modern luxury at this spa resort, creating an enchanting balance in each of the 115 spacious yet cosy rooms and suites. With either desert, garden or pool vistas to wake up to, being surrounded by natural beauty is guaranteed. We say book a Deluxe Suite for some alfresco relaxation on the terrace with accompanying dune views. 

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai

The food

Foodies can embark on a culinary journey around the world, starting at Al Hadheerah for its authentic Middle Eastern cuisine and entertainment. The next evening, head to Masala for a true taste of India complete with a traditional live band. Lastly, stop by Le Dune for tasty Italian fare – and don’t miss watching the sun set over mezze and grills at Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge. 

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

The activities

As the weather cools down, make the most of the abundance of outdoor activities available here, including horse and camel riding, biking and falconry. Thrillseekers will rush to take part in the Desert Drive, an open-top 4×4 tour that traverses the dunes, giving you the chance to spot wildlife as you go. Those with a sensitive disposition, however, can decamp to Satori Spa for a back massage. 

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