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A Staycation Summer Offer At Bab Al Shams

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Who Needs To Travel Abroad When There Are Staycation Offers Like This One At Bab Al Shams?

Already wondering why you didn’t book those flights outta the heat and need a change of scene, mamas? Not to mention all the kiddo planning that’s required during the school holidays (keeping them busy is no mean feat…). Well there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to make the summer easier and a whole lot more fun without costing an arm and a leg! We’re talking staycations at some of the UAE’s most beautiful hotels and resorts whose special summer offers and rates are perfect for taking a break. This week, Elli checks out Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, an oasis in the desert complete with shaded courtyards, walkways and water features which provide a cool shelter from the scorching sun! With fabulous facilities and children’s activities, plus an awesome ‘Live Your Summer Dream‘ until end September, this is one super way to get your summer feeling special. In Elli’s words ‘This is now one of my favourite hotels for a staycation, it has something for everyone and you don’t feel that you are in Dubai. We LOVED IT and cant wait to go back.’ Here’s why you need to stay…

The Hotel:

A luxury hotel in the middle of the desert, Bab Al Shams offers amazing service from the moment you step in. There are 3 amazing pools to cool off in – the infinity pool with the desert backdrop is really something special. The entire facility is so quiet and luxurious and the perfect place to be completely relaxed. They also have a kids club that’s open from 9am – 6pm daily for kids aged 5 – 12 (under 5’s need to be accompanied by an adult) and that offers loads of out-of-the-sun activities from arts and crafts to team games and movie nights too. And then there’s the spa….perfect for while the children are taken care of at the club, the ultimate way for mama to really switch off and relax!

The Rooms:

Picture an  Arabian fairytale complete with huge rooms (we got interconnecting rooms which meant that the kids had their own space and we had ours too – perfect!). Both rooms had stunning garden areas, perfect for a glass of wine in the evening or a morning coffee with  a view -and also super cute bath tabs that had the kids wanting to take a bath immediately! The rooms are so lovely that the kids didn’t want to leave them!

The Food:

Baby Al Shams has so many variety of cuisines – you’ll get everything you want!  Indian, Italian, European – the breakfast buffet was a huge hit (seriously, prepare to over-indulge!). The Al Hadheerah outdoor desert restaurant (which is transformed into an air-conditioned tent in the summer) offers Arabic cuisine from different Middle Eastern countries and offers an amazing horse show and live entertainment.

The Offer:

The ‘Live Your Summer Dream’ offer allows guests to book a room from AED 850 per room per night and receive exclusive benefits including a daily credit voucher per room worth AED 350, which guests are welcome to spend at ‘Satori Spa’ as well as all dining facilities of the resort. Offer valid until 30th September 2017.

For reservations or more information please call +971 4 809 6498 or email

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