As the name suggests, we can experience world class services here. On arrival at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort, I found the desert scene at its best. The setting itself is around the sand dunes. This desert resort and spa is built in traditional rustic Arabic style fort. What a change of scene in just 45 minutes from the main city centre!!
Stepping in gave me a feel of actually being in days gone by, with courtyards, fountains, lush green gardens and stone alleyways. We were guided into our rooms. My husband and my son could not stop exclaiming in delight at the elegant rooms, decorated in true Arabic rural style.
After a large breakfast at one of the four restaurants we skipped happily towards the jeep, for exploring the surrounding desert and sand dunes. But we gave it up and opted instead to sit on camels! How very exciting. The desert air cooled our brows and the rocking movements of sitting on the camel’s back elicited giggles from us.
On return I took the luxury of indulging myself by checking into the spa for a refreshing massage. Emerging out of the spa I saw that my son was trying his hand at archery with the help of expert guidance. I discovered there was falconry and croquet too, which he said he would try on his next visit.
We promised that next time, we will try to spend two days here, as the resort offers world class luxury in original desert surroundings.