Luxury hotel holiday Bab al Shams Desert Resort & Spa Dubai

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa blends contemporary comforts with a traditional and rustic style to offer guests a luxury authentic desert experience. The secluded desert location does not hinder the wealth of activities on offer, from spa treatments to dune bashing. A kids’ club and children’s pool makes Bab al Shams a great choice for an exotic family holiday.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways or Emirates to Dubai
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays to Bab al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

Bab al Shams Desert Resort and Spa is a luxury 5-star resort in a secluded desert location. The sumptuous interiors, immaculate grounds, award-winning spa facilities, gourmet dining experiences and outstanding service create an indulgent and memorable holiday.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located in the desert, under 1-hour's drive from the centre of Dubai

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Dubai International Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is just under 1-hour's drive from Dubai International Airport

Hotel facilities and services

115 Rooms, 2 Restaurants, 3 Bars, 24-hour In-room Dining, Satori Spa, Kids Club, Gymnasium, Leisure Pool, Lap Pool, Shaded Children's Pool, Horse Riding, Camel Rides, Dune Bashing on request.

Land sports

Gym, Pools, Horse Riding, Camel Rides, Dune Bashing on request, Archery, Mountain Bike use, Volley Ball, Table Tennis.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,680 low season

£2,100 high season

Holiday Code EXH321

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Bab al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

Room descriptions

Jumeirah Bab al Shams Desert Resort and Spa has 115 rooms. All have private bathroom, telephone, internet access, satellite television, radio, safe, hairdryer, minibar, iron and ironing board.

Superior Room
Deluxe Room
Terrace Room
Junior Suite
Deluxe Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,680 low season

£2,100 high season

Holiday Code EXH321

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Bab al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai, Expressions Holidays includes direct flights from London with British Airways, Emirates or Virgin Atlantic (flying time is about 7 hours). We can also include Emirates flights from UK regional airports such as Manchester, Birmingham Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow. A private car transfer is included for your journey from Dubai International Airport to the hotel and back. Journey time from the airport to the hotel is about 55 minutes.

Additional information

Children: Children are very welcome at the resort and can make use of the kids' pool and the kids' club. One child under 12 stays free when sharing with parents. Special rates on access to Wild Wadi Water Park.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,680 low season

£2,100 high season

Holiday Code EXH321

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Bab al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

Highlights of Dubai

Local highlights in Dubai are based largely around the traditional Arab and Bedouin way of life here; falconry, the mosques and their minarets, the traditional dress such as the long white dishdasha and the gutra head cloth held on by the black agal for men and the abaya long black cloak for women and sometimes the burqa, a mask that covers the eyebrows, nose and mouth. The ancient souqs such as the Spice Souq, the Covered Souq and the Gold Souq in Deira. Arabic coffee at the Fatafeet Cafe and watching if not trying others smoking a sheesha, filled with apple-flavoured tobacco. Take an abra ride on the Creek to get a real flavour of the ancient and modern feel of the city. Traditional wooden dhows moored in Dubai Creek. Bargain for a carpet at the Sharjah Central Souq. Shopping for gold, Bedouin jewellery, perfume, incense, electronics and textiles. Sporting activities include camel racing, desert rallies, golf, tennis and horse-racing.

Travel around Dubai

Taxis from Dubai Transport or private companies recommended by the hotels are probably the best way to get around and are reasonable. Care should be taken whilst on foot as driving can be haphazard and attention is not always paid to pedestrian crossings.

Facts in brief

Capital Dubai City
Airport Dubai International Airport
Size 1,588 sq. miles
Population 3 million