World Travel Awards™ Crowns Bab Al Shams ‘Middle East’s Leading Desert Resort 2020’


Dubai, UAE: Dubai’s oasis of charm, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort was announced as the 2020 winner of ‘Middle East’s Leading Desert Resort’ category in this year’s World Travel Awards. This win adds to the desert resort’s already impressive award bank and further epitomizes the brand’s multidimensional approach to luxury, service and experiences.  

Nestled amidst the low-lying dunes of Al Qudra, Bab Al Shams is a beautiful desert resort landscaped among tranquil pools and gardens. Drawing inspiration from Arabian architecture, the resort welcomes guests to experience a myriad of dining, leisure and cultural experiences that are perfect for every kind of traveler. 

Since it’s reopening in July, Meydan Hotels devised its “Meydan Safety and Cleanliness Commitment Program”, rolled out across all hotels in the portfolio, including Bab Al Shams Desert Resort. The program has seen the introduction of a Hygiene & Well-being Leader dedicated to implementing and maintaining new health and hygiene measures. The hotel has also received the prestigious Bureau Veritas’ Safeguard label – an international certification body ensuring conformity to the highest hygiene standards throughout the hotel.

“We are thrilled to receive such a prestigious accolade for a seventh year in a row. We take a lot of pride in our passion for exemplary service and we look forward to serving guests and fans of Bab Al Shams even better in the future.” says Ziad Sleiman, Hotel Manager. 

Launched in 1993, World Travel Awards™ was established to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, the World Travel Awards™ brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. Its annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry. 

About Bab Al Shams Desert Resort: 

Nestled among the dunes, the low-lying Bab Al Shams resort is the world’s favourite choice for dream desert getaways. This oasis of tranquility combines rustic charm with top-tier hospitality and luxury to bring to life an authentic desert experience. Though isolated from the busy world around it, Bab Al Shams remains easily accessible, and is a mere 45-minute drive from both Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports. 

Within, a world of sumptuous cuisine, nature walks, camel rides and desert adventures awaits you. From temperature-controlled pools to archery ranges and falconry exhibitions, Bab Al Shams offers all the elements required to create memorable stays. Outside, the resort’s desert ecosystem hosts gazelles, birds, geckos and a cornucopia of wildlife. Bab Al Shams’ attractions, sweeping vistas and world-class hospitality make it the perfect venue for relaxing stays, celebrating special occasions and creating memorable corporate events.