Bab Al Shams in Dubai is preparing to enter a new era with a reopening on 10 February 2023 under the Rare Finds vertical of Kerzner International.
The desert oasis, located in the Al Marmoom Conservation Reserve, closed in May 2022 after 16 years of operation for a major overhaul and renewal.
The extensive reimagination of the resort will introduce a completely renewed aesthetic whilst maintaining the resort’s authentic identity. Captivating destination experiences and vibrant entertainment will be the beating heart of the reborn resort.
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Guests can return to reimagined, world-class culinary experiences such as modern Arabic cuisine, a rooftop lounge, and al fresco dining. Championing local producers and using responsibly sourced ingredients, each outlet will showcase the exceptional array of sensorial and theatrical dining available throughout the resort.
The iconic desert infinity pool will also return, offering guests the opportunity to escape from city life and enjoy the tranquil surroundings from plush sun-loungers and private cabanas. The Desert Spa will invite guests to step into a calming mirage to unwind and rejuvenate through both traditional and contemporary treatments.
In keeping with Rare Finds’ focus on discovering a destination in a truly authentic way, Bab Al Shams will offer an endless selection of expertly curated itineraries and bespoke outdoor activities, tailored to each individual guest.
At the helm is General Manager Gilles Sohier, a member of the Kerzner team for more than 20 years, joining the legacy resort from his most recent post as Resort Manager at One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai.