A luxurious and spectacular place to stay amidst the sand dunes of the Arabian Desert, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is also less than an hour from the centre of Dubai and the airport, so transfer times are not too long and you can do some sightseeing and shopping in the city if you can drag yourself away.

That won't be easy - superb leisure facilities here include four pools (one an infinity pool and one a kids' pool), a kids' club for ages 5-12 and a splendid spa. There are also plenty of activities for all the family to take part in, including archery, camel rides, desert safaris and even croquet. The eight restaurants include a stunning open-air Arabic desert restaurant with live entertainment and a souk. Rooms are stylish with an Arabian feel. 


Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is about 45 minutes from both Dubai International Airport and from the city of Dubai.

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

What to expect

Family rooms
Fitness Suite
Indoor play
Kids club
Kids pool
Outdoor play area
Outdoor pool


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Aladdin's Kids' Club (ages 5-12 years; open daily; 9am-6pm; also open to kids 4 and under with parental supervision).

Babysitting (with advance notice; extra charge).


115 rooms and suites, some with balcony or terrace. Interconnecting units available.

Terrace/Superior Rooms and Deluxe/Junior Suites sleep 2 adults + 1 child (under 12) + 1 infant (under 3) in a king bed (or twin beds) and extra bed(s)/cot.

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Childcare (see above).

4 pools (including a kids' pool).

8 restaurants; bars (some serving snacks).

24-hour room service.

Spa and gym.

Horse-riding; camel rides; desert safaris.

Table tennis; mini-golf; archery.

Falconry shows.