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Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara



A luxury oasis in the desert, ideal for couples or families looking for a short break or to combine with a beach stay. The resort offers a swimming pool, spa, kids club, camel rides, bike tours and guided treks.
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View of resort
Deluxe Terrace room
Ghadeer poolside
Al Waha all day dining restaurant
Hammam in Spa
Suhail terrace view
Central hotel area
Liwa Desert at sunset
Desert walk

Overview


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. 

Facilities
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Tennis Courts
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Room Options


Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
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.

Sleeps: 2 Adults, 0 Children.
Deluxe Balcony Room
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.

Sleeps: 2 Adults, 0 Children.
Deluxe Terrace Room
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.

Sleeps: 2 Adults, 1 Children.
One-bedroom Desert Suite
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.

Sleeps: 2 Adults, 1 Children.
One-bedroom Villa
One-bedroom Villa
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.

Sleeps: 2 Adults, 0 Children.
two-bedroom villa
Two-bedroom Villa

As for one bedroom villas but with second bedroom and en suite bathroom.



Sleeps: 4 Adults, 0 Children.

Restaurants  


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

Honeymoon 


The Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is located two hours away from Abu Dhabi’s Centre in one of the largest sand deserts in the world, the Empty Quarter. The resort resembles a fortified village with splendid Arabic décor. Honeymoon visitors may enjoy staying here as an alternative to a beach holiday or as part of a multi-centre holiday.


There are two accommodations at the Qasr Al Sarab that would be most suited to honeymooners; the 1 Bedroom Anantara Luxury Pool Villas and the Anantara Suites. The Pool Villas have a living room, dining area, tub, rain shower, free WIFI, private plunge pool, terrace with daybeds, outdoor dining area and private butler service. The Suites feature; a living room, patio with dining set, sun loungers and great views of the desert as well as, a tub, rain shower and kitchenette.


During your stay, there are several dining options to enjoy at the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort. The Al Waha (Oasis) is open all day and serves a buffet featuring Middle Eastern and International dishes. The Suhail is a rooftop bar and restaurant for dinner and features international cuisine with a French touch. For lunch and dinner, dine at the Al Ghadeer which offers lighter meals and Mediterranean food by the poolside and terrace. At night, local specialities such as, the Arabic Mixed Grill are offered in a romantic setting. For lunch and dinner there is also the Lobby Lounge where you can enjoy local food and drinks including; Arabic pastries and Harerowa (ginger tea with milk). For a special romantic honeymoon evening, you can enjoy Dining by Design which is an individual experience set on your terrace or in the sand dunes- a truly different way to dine!


The Empty Quarter offers many activities for honeymoon couples who are feeling energetic to explore and enjoy including; archery (an Arabian tradition), biking tours in the morning and evening, camel trekking, desert walking tours, dune bashing in a 4x4 with guides and falconry. Inside the resort, there is; a gym, an infinity edge pool, a library, a floodlit tennis court and yoga classes. There is also the Anantara Spa which offers Ayurvedic treatments, massages and Hammam healing baths- a perfect treat on your honeymoon stay!

Family 


Located in the vast Liwa Desert, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is the perfect place to experience unparalleled luxury on an Arabian Gulf family holiday. Just outside of Abu Dhabi, this five-star resort offers a variety of activities, perfect for families to enjoy.

Inspired and enriched with beautiful Arabian décor, the range of suites offer mystical accommodation with distinct touches of soft ambience, great for relaxation. The kids’ club gives your youngest ones the opportunity to meet other travellers their own age and to participate in an assortment of fun activities to keep them engaged.
Older children and teens will enjoy the variety of things available to do outdoors including camel riding, mountain bike tours, and guided desert treks.

For parents, a swim in the freeform pool is perfect to round out a day of sightseeing and exploring. Other sports for you to enjoy include tennis and a nearby golf course. For a little rejuvenation, consider a few treatments at the relaxing luxury spa where you can receive massages surrounded by open air space and beautiful scenery.

Our Advice 


  • 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
     
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