Bab Al Shams means ‘Gateway to the Sun’ in Arabic, and once you step over the threshold you will experience a very different take on luxury to a stay at one of Dubai’s high-rise city hotels. Modelled on a traditional Arabian fortified village, this tranquil desert oasis emerged from an extensive refurbishment in 2023 and has been brought bang up to date without losing any of its unique character. From the gentle trickle of water to the hypnotic gyrations of a whirling dervish, from the flicker of candlelight to the whoosh of a hot air balloon taking flight, Bab Al Shams is a multi-sensory experience that lives long in the memory.
5 Nights from £1,549
per person including Breakfast, return flights, private transfers and access to a UK airport lounge.