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Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Abu Dhabi

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Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Unparalleled luxury and comfort amid desert charm awaits you at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. Located in the beginning of the legendary Empty Quarter, the largest uninterrupted sand deserts in the world, this evocative landscape provides a luxury oasis for discerning travellers. Recline by the plunge pool outside your own private villa, marvel at desert wildlife grazing in the shade and be inspired by the ancient and revered Arabic culture that is present everywhere you turn. Become an explorer for the day on a camel trek into the desert, try your hand at archery or visit the spa for a sumptuous treatment while your children are entertained at the kids club. At Qasr Al Sarab you will experience what a true luxury resort is like every second of your holiday, whether you are savouring a fine gastronomic experience, soaking in the free form swimming pool or merely sitting in the shade with a good book and a chilled drink.

Essential Information

  • Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is located in the beginning of the Empty Quarter.
  • This is a child friendly resort featuring a children’s club.
  • WIFI is available in all public areas and rooms on free of charge basis.
  • There is a health club located in the resort where you will find a fully equipped gym, as well as the famous Anantara SPA.
  • A wide range of excursions into the desert are available upon request.
  • It is approximately a two hour drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport to the resort (190 km).


  • Savour a real taste of the Middle East at Al Liwan, try the local saffron tea or the ginger milk tea. If you’re not feeling that adventurous  try the delightful and sweet  Liwa dates.
  • Start each day with an invigorating yoga session, set on the dunes or indoors with wonderful desert scenery.
  • Experience the dunes of the legendary desert on the back of a camel , or increase your adrenaline level having a drive on top of the dunes.

All accommodation features a flat screen TV with DVD player, media box, free WIFI, personal Nespresso coffee machine, tea facilities, a pillow menu, air conditioning and a work station.

Deluxe Rooms

Located on the ground floor, these desert facing rooms combine glorious royal Arabic décor with private terraces and access to the garden area. Stunning views of the uninterrupted desert valley are complimented by the interior’s sumptuous and inviting design, brought to life by a silver and bronze bejewelled chandelier. Lie back on the king-size or twin beds with high tread-count linen, or take a relaxing soak in the oversized round bathtub or rain shower.

Deluxe Balcony Rooms

Located on the upper floor, these rooms come equipped with a private balcony and seating area from which to take in the dramatic desert valley view. This luxury accommodation brings the splendour of the Emirate indoors, with Arabian décor designed to immerse you in a vibrant and majestic culture. Each room is fitted with an oversized round bathtub big enough for two and separate rain shower

Deluxe Terrace Rooms

With your own expansive rustic-style terrace, it will feel more like you’re in a suite when you choose this room. Each terrace provides not just uninterrupted desert valley views, but also an intimate outdoor dining area and day beds on which to recline in either the sun or shade. These corner rooms on the upper floor comprise 50 square metres of space finished to the highest standard of Arabian design.

One Bedroom Desert Suite

These suites each come with a palatial king-size bedroom, separate living room, and the option to connect with a twin bedroom for families. Bask in the meticulous and tasteful Arabian décor, or sit out on your private patio complete with dining set and sun loungers which offer stunning views over the desert landscape.

All suites feature oversized round bathtubs, rain showers and kitchenettes.

One Bedroom Villa

These villas are created for those who enjoy their privacy, plenty of space and top of the range amenities. Bask in the sun beside your private plunge pool. Retire to the outdoor shade for a cocktail brought to you by your personalised butler service. Rinse down under the outdoor shower before slinking inside to relax amid fine Arabian décor.

Each luxury lodging comes equipped with a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with rain shower and a separate living area.

Two Bedroom Villa

With one king bedroom and one twin bedroom, these villas are perfect for either families or groups of friends. Each villa serves as its own home away from home, with a private plunge pool surrounded by sun deck and shaded areas. The personalised butler service ensures you won’t have to lift a finger as you relax amid glorious Arabic décor in your private desert villa.

Floor-to-ceiling wooden doors separate the space, with bejewelled bronze and silver chandeliers hanging from above. While the style is classically elegant, all modern conveniences have been incorporated into the design, including kitchenette, spacious bathrooms with rain shower and separate living area.

Three Bedroom Villa

With three separate bedrooms that lead off from a gloriously appointed Arabic living area, these villas offer an ultimate private retreat for friends and family. Two bedrooms come with king beds while a further room features twin singles. Set apart from the main resort, you’ll find plenty of outdoor space for all you, including sun loungers, a plunge pool, dining set and shaded area.

When the sun gets too high, rinse off with your outdoor shower and return to the air-conditioned sanctuary indoors. A personal butler is at hand to provide your every whim and fancy. These spacious desert villas feature three separate bathrooms with separate rain showers and oversize bathtubs, desert views and a kitchenette.

Al Waha

Head to this all day dining heaven where you will find gastronomic delights to suit all tastes. There’s a tantalising buffet with live cooking stations showcasing Middle Eastern and international cuisine with a touch of traditional Emirati flair.


Named after a star that Bedouins of old used to navigate through the desert, this venue serves the finest cuts of meat and the freshest seafood from across the world. At this rooftop bar and restaurant, you can enjoy a tranquil atmosphere and sweeping views of the wadi below while you savour fine dining with a French touch. Bask in cosy armchairs on the roof terrace or retire indoors for air-conditioned comfort and private dining options. Exclusive degustation dinners and wine tastings can also be arranged.


Offering icy treats to help you stay cool at this poolside bar as well as popular grilled sandwiches and light meals on an adjoining terrace for casual outdoor dining. By night, this restaurant transforms into a romantic retreat, offering local favourites as well as ethnic Mediterranean cuisine with influences from Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal.

Al Liwan

Meaning ‘a gathering place’ this lobby bar takes on the flavour of a Middle Eastern bazaar. Local food and drinks such as strong Arabian coffee, mint teas, Arabic pastries and dates from Liwa offer distinctly authentic taste sensations.

Fitness Room

The state-of-the-art fitness centre and yoga studio allow you to maintain your fitness regime throughout the day and late into the evening. The fitness room features a vast array of high-tech machines, ranging from cardiovascular exercise to free weights and other strength training machines. With experienced yoga practitioners on call, the resort is able to provide the perfect yoga classes for all abilities at the dedicated yoga studio, back in your room or at a setting of your choice in the beautiful surrounding of the resort. Take part in a group class or book an individual lesson for one-on-one expert guidance.

Kid’s Club

With multiple rooms, the Kids Club features activities for both young children and teens, including computers with games and learning activities, flat-screen TV with a large selection of movies, and reading material.

Tennis Courts

Practice your shots day and night at the impeccably maintained floodlit tennis court. The resort can provide all the equipment you need along with a little expert guidance. For those who want to avoid the day-time desert heat, the court stays open well into the evening

Anantara SPA

Soothe your senses and cleanse your soul with the timeless ancient rituals of Ayurvedic and other massage disciplines, professional therapists and a range of therapeutic tonics blended from dates and other exotic ingredients.

Other facilities

Swimming pool, library and business centre.

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