Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
- Feel the warm desert wind blow through your hair as you enjoy a cocktail watching the sun go down over the dunes
- Embark on a unique experience with a yoga session in the middle of the Liwa desert at sunrise
- Get an insight into traditional Emirati cuisine and learn from one of the hotel chefs during a cooking class
Located in the vast Liwa Desert, two hours drive from Abu Dhabi city, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara combines mystic charm and glorious Arabic decor to provide a luxury oasis for a fascinating stay. Built in the style of a fortified village, nestling in the golden dunes, this desert resort provides five star facilities and a range of activities to keep guests of all ages occupied for a short break, or even a longer stay as an alternative to a beach holiday, or as an add-on to complement one.
The rugged scenery of the Empty Quarter surround the resort and provide opportunities for many activities, including camel rides, mountain bike tours and guided desert treks. Within the resort itself there are tennis courts and a fitness centre for the active; a swimming pool and Anantara Spa if you wish to relax and a childrens club for younger guests.
The rooms are elegantly designed featuring earthy hues combined with lush Middle East fabrics and all have a balcony or terrace from which you can enjoy those awe-inspiring desert views. The Anantara Suites offer more space than the rooms. There are also a selection of One, Two and Three Bedroom Villas that boast their own private pool.
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara Room Details
Located on the ground floor, the Deluxe rooms have king or twin beds and terrace with garden access, facing the desert. All have sumptuous Arabic decor, combining traditional with modern features, a circular bathtub, rain shower and luxurious comforts including media/DVD player, nespresso machine and complimentary wi-fi.
Deluxe Balcony Room
Of a similar size and with the features of Deluxe (Garden) rooms, the Deluxe Balcony rooms are located on the upper floor of the resort, all facing the desert, with a balcony and seating area.
Deluxe Terrace Room
These rooms have the feeling of a suite, boasting an expansive terrace large enough for private dining and with two daybeds to lounge in the sun or shade, with views of the desert valley. Deluxe Terrace rooms are located on the corners of the building.
One-bedroom Desert Suite
Suites are ideal for families and are able to interconnect with a Deluxe twin-bedded room to create a two-bedroom suite. Each Suite has a separate living room, kitchenette and a patio with dining table, chairs and sun loungers with all the facilities of Deluxe accommodation in the master bedroom.
Villas are ideal for those seeking space and luxury as each has a private pool and deck with loungers, separate living room and kitchenette, master bedroom with luxury bathroom and enjoy butler service.
As for one bedroom villas but with second bedroom and en suite bathroom.
No. of Rooms: 206
How To Book
How do I talk to a specialist in Abu Dhabi holidays?
We are happy to give you a call back to discuss your holiday at a convenient time for you or we welcome you to come to our office in central London to discuss your holiday in detail.
Why use our specialist service?
Our destination experts provide a personalised service to tailormake your dream holiday. Within our experienced team we have visited most of the properties we feature and will be able to give you expertise and specialist knowledge from our first hand experience. You will be offered a direct telephone number, so you are able to speak to the same specialist from the time you pick up the phone until your documents are sent out.
Do I have to travel on certain dates and only do the itineraries suggested?
No, we tailormake all our holidays and subject to availability you will be able to travel on any date. The itineraries and holidays on our website are for inspiration and are suggestions only, you can change any aspect according to your personal requirements and available spend.
How far in advance should I book my holiday?
Many customers are under the illusion that booking late secures the best prices. This is often not the case and it is advisable to book early especially if travelling in peak seasons such as Christmas, Easter or school holidays. Many hotels and airlines actually offer special “Early Booking Offers” so you are able to secure the best price early on.
I don’t know what board basis to book. Can I eat out locally, should I consider All Inclusive?
It's always a difficult decision to make before you travel. Call one of our destination experts, who will be happy to advise you on local restaurants and prices you can expect to pay in resort.
What can I do when I get there?
There are many excursions, activities and highlights that are not to be missed out on, whilst in the country. Please contact our experts for advise on whether to prebook these before travel.
What financial protection do you offer?
When booking through Western and Oriental, if your flight is delayed or cancelled due to bad weather or you have a problem in resort it is our responsibility you are taken care of. We offer a 24 hour emergency number to assist with any issues you may have in resort and all of our flight inclusive holidays are financially protected through ATOL bonding for your protection.
Restaurants / Bars
Al Waha ('The Oasis') - all day dining restaurant with live cooking stations serving Middle Eastern speciailities and international favourites with regular theme evenings and live entertainment
Suhail - an elegant air-conditioned indoor dining room with outdoor terrace option for views of the wadi below, offering fine French cuisine and degustation menus
Ghadeer - poolside restaurant for casual daytime snacks, Mediterranean and light dishes and evening casual dining
Al Liwan - lobby lounge serving local treats including Liwa dates, local sweet pastries, teas and snacks
Summer (May to September) is usually quite hot with high humidity levels potentially reaching 90 percent and temperatures averaging 41C.
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