- Located in Abu Dhabi’s Liwa Desert Empty Quarter, the largest sand desert in the world, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara invites adventure. Inspired by an old fortress and surrounded by dunes, the resort features Arabian luxury with embroidered fabrics, Bedouin accents, and jeweled chandeliers.
- A palatial desert resort, Qasr al Sarab provides incredible grandeur, exceptional service and a unique and magnificent setting, emerging like a mirage from an endless flame of dunes that rise as much as 250 metres high.
- Spacious rooms, suites & villas offer uninterrupted desert views with either a garden terrace, private balcony, or outdoor dining terrace. Select villas include private plunge pools.
- Al Waha serves Middle Eastern and international cuisine. For impressive desert views, dine at the rooftop terrace lounge and grill, Suhail. Ghadeer offers poolside Mediterranean cuisine with a glass of wine. Visit Al Falaj for Bedouin camp–style dining on cushions around a campfire.
- Cool off at one of the most instagrammed free-form pools in the world. The spa offers 4 treatment suites, a Moroccan hammam, jacuzzi, steam rooms, sauna, & ice room. The Arabian Desert Rose Ritual treats the skin with a rose desert sand scrub, rhassoul body mask, rose milk bath, and biodynamic facial.
- Explore the desert by camel trekking, horseback riding, desert biking, or sand boarding. Experience a desert safari or dune bashing in a 4×4. Learn about traditional hunting techniques with a falcon and saluki show.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Set within the Liwa Desert, part of the world’s largest sand desert – the Empty Quarter, Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara is a palatial secluded retreat with architecture akin to an ancient desert fort. Qasr Al Sarab rises up from flame-coloured dunes like a mirage, inviting adventure in the most luxurious of styles. Traverse the Rub’ al Khali by camelback. Dine under desert skies. Unwind with hammam and desert rose rituals at our relaxing Abu Dhabi resort. The spectacular setting amongst beautiful orange sand dunes offers a real feel of Arabia. Qasr Al Sarab is located just 2 hours from Abu Dhabi city and features stylish accommodation with tasteful Arabian style décor all of which has stunning views over the dunes. A fortress of turrets, courtyards and fountains houses spacious rooms and suites, while pool villas stand apart facing the sunset and come with butler service. For the most exclusive of stays, reserve a Royal Pavilion out in the desert.
Despite the remote location, dining is a cosmopolitan affair, yet with an jaw dropping backdrop. Dine poolside or out in the desert. Take in magnificent sunsets from our rooftop lounge. Qasr Al Sarab has all the facilities that make for a perfect holiday including a sublime spa with hamman. Indulge in the essence of Anantara Spa as you are gently whisked away on a journey of lasting impressions, combining Middle Eastern remedies and Thai expertise to pamper your mind, body and spirit. There is also a tennis court, kids club and gym. Take part in the numerous adventure & cultural trips into the desert including camel treks, 4×4 desert safaris & dune bashing, hikes & falcon show which provide an authentic Bedouin experience.
A fortress of turrets, courtyards and fountains houses spacious rooms and suites, while pool villas stand apart facing the sunset. Royal Pavilion Villas is among the finest of 5 star hotels in Abu Dhabi and is set half a kilometre out from the resort.
Rooms range from Deluxe Garden Rooms, Deluxe Balcony Rooms, Deluxe Terrace Rooms, Anantara Suites, One Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa, Two Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa, Three Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa and a Royal Pavilion Pool Villa. Deluxe Garden Rooms are located on the ground floor and the room opens onto a refreshing oasis of green, with unending desert beyond. Wake up to sunrise over the dunes and take your morning espresso out on your shaded terrace. Enjoy modern comforts and technology in a regal desert hideaway. If you are looking to indulge yourselves be sure to book the Royal Pavilion Pool Villa. Lounge and dine indoors or out in an opulent haven of Arabian décor and locally handcrafted furnishings. Sunny days are spent cooling off in your plunge pool or lazing in the shade of a cabana. Call upon your villa host to serve up a bespoke dinner under the stars.
Deluxe Garden Room
Captivating desert views from your garden terrace. Regal Arab décor cushions you in palatial luxury. Legendary desert views inspire new journeys. Wake up to golden dunes through floor-to-ceiling windows. Refresh with a rain shower blast. Open-air tranquillity ushers you out to your garden terrace – unwinding with sundowners and dining in starry solitude.
Deluxe Balcony Room
Majestic desert sunsets from your private balcony. Rise to coffee and cool morning air – nothing before you but sweeping sands. Laze in a picturesque window seat as you plan the day’s adventures. Dusk romance is perfect for balcony relaxation – watching sunset paint warm hues across the dunes. Settle in for a cosy evening with movies and treats. Slide into a bed dressed in exquisite linen and a choice of specialist pillows. Dream in desert tranquillity.
Deluxe Terrace Room
Indulge in Arabian nights al fresco. The desert view you’ve dreamed of in panoramic vision. Secluded in a corner of the upper floor, an expansive terrace blends rustic style with plush Arabian comfort. Soak up the rays on a lounger. Spread out on your wrap-around sofa with a backdrop of shimmering dunes. Relish intimate meals, gazing up to incredible constellations.
Take in desert vistas lounging indoors or out. The dunes roll for miles while you bask in impressive space and luxury. Refreshing drinks and grand plans flow in your elegant lounge. Meals under the stars can be tastefully simple or a fine dining celebration. Downtime feels wonderfully indulgent – whether your ideal night is a soothing bath to jazz, or pure silence under a myriad of stars. If you’re escaping with companions, request a suite that connects to a Deluxe Garden Room next door and share quality time together.
One Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa
Your desert sanctuary. Villa romance reveals the desert valley in all its glory. Privacy is assured, both in setting and personal service. Soak up the sun undisturbed on your deck to an iPod soundtrack. Refresh in the cool waters of your plunge pool overlooking the desert. Rinse off under the outdoor shower and retire to the shade, enjoying cocktails brought by your Villa Host.
Two Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa
Desert adventures in style. Relax in classic Arabian elegance with incomparable desert views. Float in your plunge pool bordered by the Empty Quarter’s far-reaching dunes. Enjoy the privacy of two luxury ensuite bedrooms, or gather to chat over drinks in your lounge. Every whim is tended to by your Villa Host – from recommendations for an unforgettable trip, to a tailor-made dinner under the stars.
Three Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa
Our largest, most impressive pool villa stands apart in setting, space and luxury. Set away from the main resort, luxurious seclusion is assured. Days and nights flow seamlessly, with a Villa Host taking care of every whim. Relish a quiet dip in your plunge pool with desert panoramas. Enjoy time out alone in sumptuous bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Dine together as desert stillness shrouds your deck and the night sparkles with stars.
Royal Pavilion Pool Villa
Lose yourself to the vastness of the desert in a Royal Pavilion Pool Villa. Lounge and dine indoors or out in an opulent haven of Arabian décor and locally handcrafted furnishings. Sunny days are spent cooling off in your plunge pool, or lazing in the shade of a cabana. Call upon your Villa Host to serve up a bespoke dinner under the stars.
Savour extraordinary desert views as you dine. Refresh in a poolside oasis. Rise to rooftop sundowners and grill specials under the stars. Indulge in a Bedouin camp feast, private villa barbecue or dune dining just for two. Non-hotel guests are kindly asked to make restaurant reservations prior to arrival.
Guests have a range of dining options, highlights include, Dining by Design. The remarkable landscape deserves to be celebrated and Dining by Design provides the ultimate occasion. Stroll to a candlelit table on the dunes, whilst your butler for the evening awaits. Indulge in a choice of Middle Eastern and international fine dining or design your own menu in consultation with your personal chef. Alternatively, if you seek the privacy of your own villa you can arrange an in-villa BBQ, prepared by your personal chef. Enjoy three gourmet courses, served by your villa host. If you fancy being the chef yourself, you can take part in a cooking class. Master the fusion of spices and textures that define the region’s cuisine. Enjoy your creations for dinner and return home with some new recipes to try out.
Savour vibrant flavours from the Middle East and across the globe with a tranquil pool and dune view. ‘The Oasis’ refreshes with tantalising journeys enjoyed in the stylish dining room or outside on the terrace, overlooking the pool and dunes beyond. Indulge your breakfast cravings at a buffet of international favourites, spiced up with local shashouka, flavoured Saj breads and Emirati pancakes. Dinner is vivaciously diverse. Start with fresh salads and seafood delights of cured salmon and sushi. Savour Western classics and succulent steaks, or Arab and Thai specialities.
Salute sunset with rooftop lounge drinks. Savour steakhouse fine dining under the stars. Living up to its name ‘Guiding Star’, open-air dining at Suhail is studded with constellations. Relish evenings swathed in simple Arabian elegance. Watch chefs sizzle the finest meats and freshest seafood flown in from all over the world in the open kitchen. Complement rich grill flavours with a choice of 120 labels from our award-winning wine list. Or reserve the cellar as your connoisseur haven for a private wine tasting or wine pairing dinner.
Days flow with luscious poolside drinks. Evenings bring romantic Mediterranean flavours and shisha lounging. Our poolside oasis is a lush contrast to the desert’s arid beauty. Rest on sunbeds as we serve you long chilled beverages. Drift over to the chill-out lounge for fruit sorbets and ice-creams. Lunch on a Greek salad, Andalusian gazpacho, stuffed panini or fresh pasta at a shady table, then ease back into an afternoon of sunbathing. Return to a romantic evening haven of flaming torches. Signature Mediterranean dishes pair perfectly with fine wines. Linger over a decadent desert and coffee. Nights wind down at the aromatic shisha lounge, overlooked by twinkling constellations.
Arabian treats and iconic desert views. Al Liwan’s plush comfort is framed by vast desert scenery. Enjoy peaceful moments, private meetings, or social gatherings with culinary temptations to match the time of day. Rise early to read an international paper or magazine with an Arabic coffee. Savour fine snacks for lunch or a luxurious afternoon tea with Liwa dates and pastries. Socialise on the terrace with flavoured shisha, as sunset emblazons the dunes. After dinner elegance pours sophisticated nightcaps in style.
Savour indigenous Bedouin dining around a roaring fire. Our open-air Bedouin camp brings opulence to desert feasting. Relax on cushions surrounding low tables and ornate carpets. Gather round a glowing bonfire, admiring a sultry skyline and dark dune crests. Settle in for an authentic tribal dinner. Choose from a selection of mezze, roasted whole lamb, grill specials and sweet pastries. Learn how to make traditional bread. Enjoy meeting our camel and falcon star guests. Unwind to our live quanoon player’s string instrumental music.
Dining by Design
Desert Dining Experience with our signature Dining by Design.
World class resort facilities include a free form pool, spa, gym and kids club, along with a host of desert adventure and cultural activities.
A palatial oasis overlooking the world’s largest desert. Cocoon yourself in Arabian luxury and tranquil views of endless dunes. Ancient hammam rituals contrast the heat of marble beds with an invigorating ice blast. Explore spa treatments inspired by indigenous ingredients, from desert sand to desert rose. A variety of massages, body experiences, facials and signature treatments are performed in seven luxurious treatment suites for individuals and couples. Facilities include two heated Jacuzzi, two steam rooms, an ice room and sauna. Be sure to try the signature Arabian Ritual treatment which includes a flora foot ritual, Arabian dates and coffee scrub, an Arabian massage and finish with a head and scalp massage.
Indulge in the essence of Anantara Spa as you are gently whisked away on a journey of lasting impressions, combining Middle Eastern remedies and Thai expertise to pamper your mind, body and spirit. Four luxurious treatment suites for individuals and couples. Traditional Moroccan hammam. Wet facilities of two heated Jacuzzis, two steam rooms, a sauna and ice room.
- Variety of massages, body experiences, facials and signature treatments
- Five luxurious treatment suites for individuals and couples
- Relaxation area with amazing views of the desert
- Private male and female changing areas
- Wellness experiences
- Moroccan Hammam
- Two heated Jacuzzis
- Private yoga classes
- Two steam rooms
- Thai Sala (from October – April)
- Ice room
Large free form pool