Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Maktoum, Al Maktoum
Middle Eastern • Fine Dining • $$$
Al Hadheerah at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa, is the region’s first authentic open-air desert restaurant, featuring belly dancers, henna artists, a live band, singers, dancers and a horse and camel show, all set in the wide expanse of desert.
The décor recreates the magic of an Arabian fort with natural stone, rock walls and a sunken seating area, located 300m from the resort and nestled amongst the sand dunes. The ambience is further enhanced by the adjacent heritage village with souk and by the presence of Bedouin Arab horsemen and a camel caravan on the dunes overlooking the restaurant. Camel and horse
rides are available at the heritage village, as well as Arabian handicrafts.
The restaurant features authentic cuisine from the Middle East, served with bread from Arabic bread ovens; at live cooking stations food is prepared and cooked in a variety of traditional methods that include wood-fired ovens, charcoal grills and spit roasts.