About Al Hadheerah


Experience 1001 Arabian Nights...

Like a scene out of a fairytale, Al Hadheerah at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is the place to experience Arabia in all its glory. From authentic Middle Eastern cuisine prepared using ancient recipes, to lively dance and music performances, to mesmerising camel and equestrian shows, this must-visit venue in Dubai leaves no stone unturned in creating an Arabian experience - right down to the last detail.

Awards & Accolades
Al Hadheerah won the Best Middle Eastern Restaurant - BBC Good Food Award 2013
Al Hadheerah won the Best Middle Eastern Restaurant - BBC Good Food Awards 2012



Al Hadheerah: A Celebration of Traditional Arabia

Winner of Best Casual Dining Experience Worldwide, Hotel of the Year Awards 2015

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.


Bab Al Shams Restaurant Reservations

Tel: +971 4 809 6194


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