Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Its literal translation meaning ‘gateway to the sun’, the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa offers excellent accommodation. The buildings are all sand-coloured and earthy, simplicity personified with an exotic, Arabian twist. The rooms are beautifully decorated with natural stone, balconies and some of the most comfortable beds imaginable, plus the deep stone baths, lit by flickering candles.
Exploring the rest of Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa will reveal an equally romantic setting. The desert rolls right up to the many swimming pools (from which you can watch the falconry display), and candle-lit lanterns illuminate the deep cushions in the outside bar areas.
There’s great food, belly dancing, henna painters and a lively evening show at the open-aired Al Hadheerah Desert Restaurant. During the day, you can try your hand at archery, over-sized chess, croquet and mini golf, relax at Satori Spa, or browse the traditional style souk. The Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is a true desert haven.
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