Welcome to Al Hadheerah in Bab Al Shams - Dubai

Like a scene out of a fairytale, Al Hadheerah at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is the place to experience Arabia in all its glory. From authentic Middle Eastern cuisine prepared using ancient recipes, to series of lively entertainments, Tanoura Dancer & Oud Player as well as mesmerising camel & horse caravan show that are available from Iftar until 11:00pm throughout the summer months and Ramadan. For an authentic Arabian experience over food, entertainment and shisha, this place is one of the "must-do" in Dubai.

Important notice: From 27th April, Al Hadheerah dining experience is moving to an indoor venue, Heritage Majlis, until the air-conditioned Al Hadheerah Tent is ready.

Regular (Pre-Ramadan) Prices:

  • AED 425 per person from Saturday to Wednesday
  • AED 495 per person every Thursday, Friday and Public Holidays
  • Inclusive of still water, soft drinks & Arabic Coffee

Traditional Iftar Experience from sunset until 10.30pm

  • AED 250 per person from Sunday to Wednesday
  • AED 270 per person from Thursday to Saturday
  • including food, still water, Ramadan juices, soft drinks and Arabic coffee
  • Children up to 4 years enjoy complimentary Iftar, 50% discount for children from 5 to 12 years old. Shisha is available only for guests aged 21 years and above.


    Dinner: 7.00pm - 11.00pm
    Show starts at 8.00pm and ends at 11.00pm
    Ramadan timings will be from sunset until 10.30pm

    Contact Us: Bab Al Shams Restaurant Reservations
    Tel: +971 4 809 6194


Al Hadheerah - Live Entertainment

Special Corporate Iftar packages for groups are available:

Sunday to Wednesday:

  • 20 to 50 guests AED 210 per person
  • 50 and above AED 175 per person
  • Weekday Corporate gift vouchers are also available

Thursday to Saturday:

  • 20 to 50 guests AED 225 per person
  • 50 and above AED 195 per person
  • Weekend Corporate gift vouchers are also available

Al Hadheerah is suitable for both large groups and more intimate gatherings with friends and family.

Contact Us: Bab Al Shams Events Team
Tel: +971 4 809 6100


Al Hadheerah - Dining Experience

In addition to the live entertainment performances, Al Hadheerah's generous buffet option is the highlight of the experience. Throughout the night you can indulge into 14 live cooking stations offering exquisite earthy creations.

Your Dining Options:

  • Emirati dishes cooked by local ladies in the old Emirati way (lokaymat – shebab)
  • Lamb machbous: Baby lamb cooked underground with rice, split beans, raisins and onions
  • Smoked whole lamb, shredded and baked with bread dough in the oven
  • King fish cooked with Arabic spices (display of hanging king fish and live cooking with guests' interactions)
  • Oriental seafood Char-grill BBQ, Shrimp kebab, Hamour kebab, cuttle fish kebab
  • Masgouf fish, fish hanging on skewer cooked around charcoal fire
  • Char-grilled Kofta, Camel kofta, Turkish Kofta, Veal Kofta, Lamb-pistachio Kofta, Eggplant Kofta
  • Baked Lamb Kibbe Saniyeh (a very big one, and the Chef will cut it in front of the guest)
  • Hot mezze: Chicken liver with molasses, lamb merquez, chicken wings with garlic lemon sauce
  • Fatoush and Tabouleh prepared by the chefs, more in as a show interacting with the guests
  • Kushari, selection of Lentils, Macaroni, rice, chick peas, fried onion and finished with spiced tomato sauce
  • Arabic booza ice cream (pounded ice cream)
  • An extensive buffet of various side dishes and pastries
Contact Us: Bab Al Shams Restaurant Reservations
Tel: +971 4 809 6194