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Luxury Holidays Abu Dhabi

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, 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 our 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 our range of other facilities including fitness centre, tennis court, swimming pool, kids club, business centre and library.

2 Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa

With one king bedroom and one twin bedroom, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort’s 2 Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villas are perfect for either families or groups of friends. Each villa serves as its own home-away-from-home, with a private plunge pool surrounded by sun deck and shaded areas. Our personalised butler service ensures you won’t have to lift a finger as you relax amid glorious Arabic décor in your private desert villa.

Floor-to-ceiling wooden doors separate the space, with bejewelled bronze and silver chandeliers hanging from above. While the style is classically elegant, all modern conveniences have been incorporated into the design of this luxurious villa, including kitchenette, spacious bathrooms with rain shower, flat-screen TV, DVD player, media box, free WiFi, personal Nespresso coffee machine, a pillow menu, air-conditioning and a work station.

3 Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa

With three separate bedrooms that lead off from a gloriously appointed Arabic living area, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort’s 3 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.

When the sun gets too high, rinse off with your outdoor shower and return to the air-conditioned sanctuary indoors. A personal butler is at hand to provide your every whim and fancy. These spacious desert villas feature three separate bathrooms with rain showers and oversize bathtubs, desert views, flat-screen TV, DVD player, media box, free WiFi, personal Nespresso coffee machine, a pillow menu and a work station.

Deluxe Garden Room

Located on the ground floor and facing the desert, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort’s Deluxe Garden Rooms combine glorious royal Arabic décor with access to the garden area. Stunning views of the uninterrupted desert valley are complimented by the interior’s sumptuous and inviting design, brought to life by a silver and bronze bejewelled chandelier.

Lie back on the king-size or twin beds with high thread-count linen, or take a relaxing soak in the oversized round bathtub or rain shower in our well-appointed Abu Dhabi rooms. All the while, our desert accommodation’s luxurious amenities such as flat-screen TV with DVD player, media box, free WiFi, personal Nespresso coffee machine, a pillow menu, air-conditioning and a work station await you

Deluxe Balcony Room

Located on the upper floor of Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, the Deluxe Balcony Rooms come equipped with a private balcony and seating area from which to take in the dramatic desert valley view. One of the many features that make us standout amongst desert resorts in Abu Dhabi is the fact that our luxury accommodation brings the splendour of the Emirates indoors, with Arabian décor designed to immerse you in a vibrant and majestic culture.

Each of these distinctive Abu Dhabi hotel rooms is fitted with an oversized round bathtub big enough for two and rain shower to wash away any aches and stresses. A host of five-star amenities including flat-screen TV with DVD player, media box, free WiFi, personal Nespresso coffee machine, a pillow menu, air-conditioning and a work station provide for all your needs.

Deluxe Terrace Room

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. Offering some of the best views amongst luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi’s desert, the corner rooms on the upper floor comprise 50 square metres of space finished to the highest standard of Arabian design.

The perfect combination of indoor/outdoor living, whichever part of the room you choose to be you’ll be well taken care of with flat-screen TV, DVD player, media box, free WiFi, personal Nespresso coffee machine, a pillow menu, air-conditioning and a work station.

1 Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa

The 29 1 Bedroom Anantara Pool Villas at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara are designed for those who enjoy their privacy, plenty of space and top-of-the-line amenities. Bask in the sun beside your private plunge pool. Retire to the outdoor shade for a cocktail brought to you by your personalised butler service. Rinse down under the outdoor shower before slinking inside to relax amid fine Arabian décor.

Our Abu Dhabi villas provide accommodation to suit the most demanding of requirements. Each luxury lodging comes equipped with a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with rain shower, flat-screen TV, DVD player, media box, free WiFi, personal Nespresso coffee machine, a pillow menu, air-conditioning and a work station.

Anantara Suite

The 14 Anantara Suites at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara each come with a palatial king-size bedroom, separate living room, and the option to connect with a twin bedroom for families. Bask in our Abu Dhabi hotel’s meticulous approach to tasteful Arabian décor, or sit out on your private patio complete with dining set and sun loungers which offer stunning views over the desert landscape.

All our Abu Dhabi suites come with additional Anantara benefits, including oversized round bathtubs, rain showers and kitchenettes. Accommodation features include as standard a flat-screen TV, DVD player, media box, free WiFi, personal Nespresso coffee machine, a pillow menu and a work station.

1 Bedroom Anantara Luxury Pool Villa

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 at our luxury resort in Abu Dhabi’s desert also provide a private butler service.


Amid the arid desert landscape of Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter, the verdant qualities of oases have become a symbol of eternal life. Anantara mirrors this in a haven of absolute serenity at Anantara Spa at Qasr Al Sarab. Soothe your senses and cleanse your soul with the timeless ancient rituals of ayurveda and other massage disciplines, professional therapists and a range of therapeutic tonics blended from dates and other exotic ingredients.

Anantara’s dedication to the wisdom behind the natural health beliefs of ancient traditions invites you to fulfill this journey amid a serene desert landscape. The luxury spa at Qasr Al Sarab is designed around central Hammam healing baths, which have served as a place of time-honoured rituals for cleansing and revitalising both body and soul for centuries. Deep in the desert, the spa is tucked into tranquil courtyards with trickling fountains and aromatic hanging gardens

Freeform Swimming Pool

The freeform infinity-edge swimming pool overlooks the magnificent valley and wadi down below. Families and couples alike gather to soak up the island sun, plunge into the refreshing waters and gaze over the edge where animals graze and harbour for shade and water.

Kids Club

Let the kids watch movies and play games at our Kids Club while you venture to the spa or enjoy a romantic Dining by Design experience for two. With multiple rooms, the Kids Club features activities for both young children and teens, including computers with games and learning activities, flat-screen TV with a large selection of movies, and reading material.


Visit the library to sink back into a comfortable chair and read a favourite novel or use our wireless internet to update friends on your travels. Guests can also take advantage of our collection of reading material, brushing up on their knowledge of the UAE or simply sitting back with a good page-turner.

Tennis Courts

Practice your shots day and night at our impeccably maintained floodlit tennis court. We can provide all the equipment you need along with a little expert guidance. For those who want to avoid the day-time desert heat, the court stays open well into the night for evening play under the stars.


Feeling a little stressed and tense? Yoga is the perfect answer. This mental, physical and spiritual discipline, originating in ancientIndia, has provided relief, harmony and comfort to people around the world for centuries.

Al Liwan

With its name meaning ‘a gathering place’, Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort’s 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. Must-try items include harerowa, ginger tea with milk, shay bezaafaran and chay halib bezaatar, all complimented perfectly by local decoration inspired by UAE culture.

Al Waha

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. The authentic flavours of this Abu Dhabi desert restaurant include local breakfast items such as shashouka, Emirati pancakes and manaish. Dinner features a live grill station offering lamb chops, kofta, steaks and seafood.

Dining by Design

Dining by Design is the ultimate customisation of your individual dining experience. Enjoy a romantic signature dinner amidst the golden sand dunes and be waited on by your private butler whilst watching the sun set. Your imagination only sets the limits.


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, Ghadeer restaurant transforms into a romantic retreat, offering a shisha lounge and a menu of local and regional signature dishes such as Jesh Um Al Hala, Faskar and mixed grill Levant style complimented by Mediterranean cuisine inspired from Spain and Italy.


An upscale grill restaurant with the best cuts of beef from all over the globe including the acclaimed Australian Blackmore beef known for its flavor and tenderness. Choose from an award winning wine list with 120 labels from our walk in wine cellar, or consult our wine guru for his recommendations.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort

1 Qasr Al Sarab Road

Al Gharbia

Abu Dhabi


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