An oasis… Developed and operated by Meydan Group of hotels, Bab al Shams is a resort that has great middle eastern architectural appealing with a zen touch in its design. Only an hour drive from Dubai, your gateway to a great paradise is perfectly directed with signage all the way from Sheikh Zayed Road to the resort. Traditional Arabic architecture welcomes you in the lobby of the hotel, but this is not where the magic happens. As soon as you step out to make your way towards the restaurant, you come across little pools that look like a perfect meditation spot for yoga-lovers for me. Continue your walk and you will come across this amazing pool and garden area where you can relax and unwind. The more time you spent walking around the resort the more curious you get for the terrace view. You climb three stories up to a great middle eastern style decorated lounge area. Definitely a perfect spot for sundowners. For a day or two get away, Bab al shams is a great retreat spot for Dubai residents who want to spend sometime away from the city’s hassle.