Weekend Get Away to Bab Al Shams

Good morning everyone and happy Friday! Today’s post is about a little staycation that my husband and I took a few weeks back for our wedding anniversary. We decided to book this gorgeous resort Bab Al Shams which is remotely based away from the city in the middle of the desert and is just a magical getaway.




So this beautiful resort is nestled among the dunes, Bab Al Shams resort is the world’s favourite choice for dream desert getaways. What I love about this place is that it combines rustic charm with top-tier hospitality and luxury that gives an authentic desert experience. Our stay was for a long weekend it felt a little short for us and we said we would go back for longer next time. Just a great place to getaway for a relaxing and unwinding time.

Even though it is isolated Bab Al Shams is only a short 45 min drive from Dubai airport. There are plenty of things to do from, nature walks, camel rides and desert safari adventure. The pool is temperature controlled and faces out towards the desert the best view you can imagine. There is also archery ranges and falconry exhibitions. Outside, the resort’s desert ecosystem hosts gazelles, birds, geckos and other wildlife. Great way to see them is to take a 4×4 safari ride.


Al Hadheerah

The Al Hadheerah Restaurant is the centrepiece of the Bab Al Shams experience. You can either eat indoors or under the start, and enjoy the entertainment from live music, belly dancing and traditional instruments. This is where we also ate our breakfast every morning. The buffet style breakfast with an array of options you sure are spoilt for choice.

Al Forsan

The selection of food includes authentic Arabic cuisine complemented by international offerings comprising meat, seafood, poultry, pizza, hot and cold appetisers and a selection of oriental desserts.


We ate dinner here a few nights and the food was absolutely delicious. We enjoyed the traditional Indian curries and starters. You can enjoy you meal indoors or go Al Fresco to dine under the stars.

Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge

This two-level rooftop lounge offers the best views, it looks out over a stunning desert landscape. Great for watching the sunset. In the evening, the venue transformed, with dimmed lights, soothing music and the appealing aroma of the traditional Arabian shisha.

Pool Bar

What better way to enjoy the pool and the views of the desert. The pool bar offers a range of snacks, salads, sandwiches, and exotic beverages while relaxing on the sun lounger.


The rooms perfectly capture the essence of Middle Eastern traditions, they are rustic and charming with the right balance of authenticity and modern comforts. Our view was out into the desert, such a wonderful way to wake up each morning. We had a wonderful time, albeit short but it sure was memorable!


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  1. December 11, 2020 / 2:18 pm

    I love your outfit! you look awesome 😉

  2. December 11, 2020 / 2:19 pm

    Hi Lovelym,
    It’s a very beautiful place, great to celebrate love!!


  3. December 11, 2020 / 4:50 pm

    Beautiful Photos!!:)

  4. December 11, 2020 / 5:21 pm

    Wow! What an amazing place! I took note about it for my next visit to Dubai.

  5. December 12, 2020 / 3:09 am

    Se ve que el lugar es genial, por cierto me encanto tu outfit, saludos:D

  6. December 12, 2020 / 3:09 pm

    Sems lightyear away to go on vacation during these days. Nice outfit.

  7. December 12, 2020 / 6:54 pm

    Happy Anniversary, and what an utterly amazing resort you’ve selected to celebrate! xxx

  8. December 13, 2020 / 2:10 am

    What a lovely getaway! It looks like a perfect place to celebrate an anniversary!

    Eileen | yesmissy.com

  9. December 13, 2020 / 2:25 am

    It is great that you got to spend some time in Bab Al Shams! Love your outfits there. Glad you had a great time!

    Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com

  10. December 13, 2020 / 12:17 pm

    This looks amazing!

  11. December 13, 2020 / 1:20 pm

    Oh wow, this places look amazing! Looked like a most fabulous getaway!

    Life is a Shoe

  12. December 13, 2020 / 3:44 pm

    What a beautiful place to visit, the building looks amazing and that food! Give me some!

    Corinne x

  13. December 13, 2020 / 6:46 pm

    Nice pictures! There’s really beautiful and I liked your dress in first picture ♥

  14. December 13, 2020 / 10:31 pm

    Looks like a real interesting place to visit. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  15. December 14, 2020 / 4:26 am

    What a paradise! Proof that we don’t need to go far to find beautiful places. And your outfits are gorgeous!


  16. December 14, 2020 / 9:44 am

    What a great getaway!

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