Bab Al Shams

Bab Al Shams reopens after renovation

The iconic Bab Al Shams resort, one of the oldest hotels in the Dubai desert, has reopened under the management of Atlantis Hotel Group and One&Only. The resort began welcoming guests two months ahead of schedule following a 10-month renovation.

Bab Al Shams, A Rare Finds Desert Resort, located in the Al Marmoom Reserve, is the first member of the Kerzner Group’s Rare Finds collection. Currently, half of the 115 rooms and suites are open for booking.

Guests can stargaze under the supervision of an in-house astronomer, enjoy stories by the hearth or take a hot air balloon ride over the sand dunes. The resort has been a tourist favourite for nearly two decades and has earned the title “an oasis in the desert”.

The all-day dining restaurant in Bab Al Shams is called Zala and serves Mediterranean cuisine. The Ya Hala Cigar Bar offers Cuban delicacies and the non-alcoholic Lobby Lounge bar has taken centre stage in the main building. Arabic food continues to be served in the Al Hadheerah restaurant. Pan-Asian restaurant Awna will also open soon at the resort.

Recall that since 10 February, Dubai super resort Atlantis The Royal, Palm Jumeirah has started receiving guests in Dubai. The hotel has several pools, including 44 landscape pools in suites and penthouses.

The resort also boasts a helipad, ‘fire-breathing’ fountains and the world’s largest aquarium with 4,000 jellyfish. The 43-storey building with 231 luxury residences, 693 hotel rooms and 102 suites was designed by the American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

The enormous hotel, which covers about 93,000 square metres, boasts a 90-metre rooftop infinity pool with panoramic views of the sea and the palm island. The resort has hosted 17 restaurants and bars from some of the world’s most renowned chefs.

Source: The National

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