Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort By Anantara, Desert, Abu Dhabi
Experience unparalleled luxury and comfort amid the mystic desert charm of Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter. Ride on a camel over sun soaked dunes as this foreboding landscape unwinds eternally in front of you. Soak in the freeform swimming pool while desert wildlife grazes in the shade below. Be inspired by glorious Arabian décor that channels one of the world’s most ancient and revered cultures.
Located in the legendary Liwa Desert, one of the largest uninterrupted sand deserts in the world, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara embraces the epic adventures of this evocative landscape by providing a luxury oasis for discerning travellers. Recline by the plunge pool outside your own private villa, or stretch out on a sumptuous day bed surrounded by rich Middle Eastern fabrics and local artefacts. Every room, villa and suite is considered to be some of the finest abodes among luxury Abu Dhabi resorts and features desert views, blending the rich interiors with the landscape.
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara distinguishes itself from other Abu Dhabi hotels bringing its guests the quintessential Abu Dhabi luxury resort experience with leisure facilities to please the most demanding of tastes. A sanctuary of wellbeing that draws on an array of ancient cultures at Anantara Spa. A choice of four dining venues that offer the greatest Middle Eastern cuisine and fine gastronomic experiences from across the globe. Tailor-make your ultimate luxury holiday from a range of other facilities including fitness centre, tennis court, swimming pool, kids club, business centre and library.
Location and Transfers
Located in the Liwa Desert, a luxurious desert oasis which sits embedded in one of the largest sand deserts in the world, the Empty Quarter or Rub’ al Khali as it’s known locally.
The resort is approximately 2 hours from Abu Dhabi International Airport by car.
Deluxe Garden Rooms – located on the ground floor and facing the desert, these 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
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. Each room is fitted with an oversized round bathtub big enough for two and rain shower to wash away any aches and stresses
Deluxe Terrace Rooms – with your own expansive rustic-style terrace, it will feel more like you’re in a suite when you choose a Deluxe Terrace 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
Anantara Suites – the 14 One Bedroom Suites each come with a palatial king-size bedroom, separate living room, and the option to connect with a twin bedroom for families. All suites come with additional Anantara benefits, including oversized round bathtubs, rain showers and kitchenettes
One Bedroom Anantara Pool Villas – the 29 One Bedroom Villas are designed for those who enjoy their privacy, plenty of space and top-of-the-line amenities. They feature a King-size bedroom with ensuite bathroom, separate living area, kitchenette, private plunge pool with sun deck and outdoor shower and personalised butler service
Two Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villas – with one king bedroom and one twin bedroom, the Two-Bedroom Villas are perfect for either families or groups of friends. They come complete with a King size bedroom with ensuite bathroom, twin bedroom, separate living area, kitchenette, private plunge pool with sun deck and outdoor shower and personalised butler service
Three Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villas – with three separate bedrooms that lead off from a gloriously appointed Arabic living area, Qasr al Sarab Desert Island Resort’s Three-Bedroom Anantara Family Pool 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 your desert villa’s guests, including sun loungers, a plunge pool, dining set and shaded area
One Bedroom Anantara Luxury Pool Villas – there are 10 One Bedroom Anantara Luxury Pool Villas. These Villas are designed in sublime Arabian décor and feature 1 bedroom with a king size bed, a separate living room and dining area, an oversize bathtub, rain shower & complimentary WIFI, accompanied by a private plunge pool, terrace with shaded daybeds and al fresco dining area. Villas also provide private butler service
Royal Pavilion – located remotely from the main building, a one kilometre golf cart journey away. Promising absolute privacy for a group of guests wishing to enjoy an executive meeting retreat, wedding venue, secluded dining event or any other luxury function, this exclusive sanctuary features a dining room, traditional Majlis seating area, a meeting room and scenic courtyard
Al Waha – or ‘The Oasis’, serves as an all-day dining haven of gastronomic delights. A tantalising buffet with live cooking stations showcases Middle Eastern and international cuisine with a touch of traditional Emirati flair
Suhail – named after a star that Bedouins of old used to navigate through the desert, Suhail serves the finest cuts of meat and the freshest seafood from across the world. At this rooftop bar and restaurant, guests can enjoy a tranquil atmosphere and sweeping views of the wadi below while they partake in fine dining with a French touch
Ghadeer – 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, Al Ghadeer restaurant transforms into a romantic retreat, offering local favourites
Al Liwan – with its name meaning ‘a gathering place’, the 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
Facilities and Activities
Yoga Studio – group classes or individual lessons are on offer
Freeform Infinity-edge Swimming Pool
Floodlit Tennis Court
Kids Club – features activities for both young children and teens