About Bab Al Shams
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is an exclusive low-rise resort, a unique retreat in the desert surrounded by rolling dunes and natural desert landscape. The resort provides a unique and traditional desert experience that is true to the culture and heritage of Dubai and the UAE. Translated from Arabic as ‘Gateway to the Sun’, Bab Al Shams was designed to resemble a fortified rural Arab village in the desert built in and around an oasis. Inside the walls, shaded courtyards, walkways and water features provide cool shelter and maintain the unique ambience and atmosphere.
Godwin Austen Johnson and Chartered Architects worked together with landscape architects -Desert Leisure Dubai to design Bab Al Shams. The resort took nine months to build and opened in 2004.