Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara - An Arabian Fairytale Castle in the Desert

Luxurious, remote, romantic - all these words describe the Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort perfectly. A wonderful oasis set in the mystical landscape of the legendary Liwa Desert. Its cool and calm atmosphere, brimming with Middle Eastern opulence is so inviting it just begs one to relax and do nothing but lounge by the poolside, pamper in the Anantara SPA or enjoy a romantic dinner under starry skies in a Bedouin tent in the desert.

Oasis 90-minute drive from Abu Dhabi

This oasis of tranquility and privacy is hidden amongst the dunes; about a 90-minute drive from Abu Dhabi.

Amazing landscape view of the desert

On your way there it may seem you are travelling across the Moon because the landscape around it doesn't look like one found on Earth. It has dunes changing their color from golden to scarlet in the ever-changing sunlight. This is the perfect place to stay for a few days while on vacation in the UAE; simply in order to take in the incredible desert views. You will never, ever forget your visit.

Arabian fortress that looks like a luxurious palace

From the outside, this intimate resort resembles an old Arabian fortress. However, from the inside it looks like a luxurious palace.

warmth and romance in Abu Dhabi desert

Handmade furniture, carpet and embroidered fabrics – everything gives one a feeling of warmth and romance.

Visit the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort

The Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort: accommodation includes 154 rooms located in two-storeyed buildings. First floor rooms have access to the garden and second floor rooms have balconies or corner terraces overlooking magnificent landscapes. Moreover, visitors can choose to stay in one of 42 villas located in the middle of the resort.

Stay in amazing Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort
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The most luxurious accommodation in Abu Dhabi

The most luxurious accommodation can be found in one of 10 Royal villas opened in May 2014; these are less than a kilometer away from the resort’s main complex. Each villa resembles a private palace; complete with its own swimming pool, spacious living room and outdoor terrace with picturesque views over the dunes - as far as the eye can see.

staying in the Royal villas near Abu Dhabi

Upon arrival the guests are introduced to their butler for their stay and their 'personal chef'. The chef cooks all of their meals and takes them on a culinary adventure based on their tastes and preferences. Additionally, the guests are able to visit any of the restaurants in the entire resort. They can choose to go by camel or a luxury SUV. Guests staying in the Royal Villas have the choice of free entertainment. This could be a trek on a camel or a desert safari, or archery or many more things.

explore the desert in Abu Dhabi

Besides picturesque views, this isolated resort gives you an opportunity “to explore the desert”. There are many things to try there; these include camel rides at dawn to see the sunrise, archery, a desert safari and sand “rollercoasters”. You'll be shown falcons for hunting and you can try surfing in the desert.

see the sunrise in Abu Dhabi desert
the Anantara Spa with hammam

After such an exciting day you are welcome to relax in the fresh pool waters or in the Anantara Spa with hammam, in a jacuzzi, steam baths or an ice cave.

most innovative experience for travellers

Arabic hospitality, unprecedented luxury, comfort as well as charming desert views will always be remembered. No wonder this resort got an honorary award from Virtuoso in 2014 as the most innovative experience for discerning travellers.

Virtuoso award in 2014

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Travelling is my passion! Before I started working in the Luxury Travel, I had an opportunity to visit lots of interesting places around the world. My love for travelling traces back to my childhood, when my family and I lived in Russia. We travelled much and visited over 20 countries including India, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, USA, many countries in Europe and Central America. I also had a chance to learn French in Paris, English in the UK and in the USA. I participated in exchange program in Austria.

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