Nestled within a tranquil golden landscape, Bab Al Shams Resort is the ultimate last-minute city getaway retreat abundant in heritage, soulful style and experiences.


Bab Al Shams is part of the Rare Finds collection of hospitality addresses which provides guests with a storied and luxurious experience drawn from the distinct heritage of its location. Having undergone a renovation and relaunch last year, this desertscape boasts of decor and overall vibe that incorporates hints of local cultural elements with a contemporary minimalist touch. 115 rooms and suites may sound like a lot, but the vast property has been laid out in a way that you get privacy and peace during your stay – truly a modern oasis of comfort.


At daytime, get whisked to the Mediterranean while dining at Zala, where they serve a selection of Turkish and Greek dishes perfect for a leisurely lunch. For sundowners and Pan-Asian cravings, the newly opened rooftop lounge Anwā offers Pan-Asian tapas and excellently crafted cocktails. Come night time, Ninive Bab Al Shams brings an unique Bedouin-inspired dining experience in a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere. Savour Middle Eastern specialties featuring Iranian, Iraqi, Turkish and Moroccan influences.


The Spa & Hammam reinforces a holistic approach to wellness offering experiences infused with Arabian healing traditions, drawing and healing from its surrounding dunes to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit using organic and sustainable products from both international and homegrown brands such as Whind, De L’Arta, Bamford and Maison d’Asa.

The hero experience is the Oriental Hammam where guests tap into the time-honoured practice of sand bathing within decadent quartz and oud, warm black soap, a neroli Rassoul mask combined with an Argan therapeutic massage followed by an Arabian oud facial.


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