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Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, Abu Dhabi

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Camel-riding through sandy desert trails. Bejewelled dancers swaying to the beat of a drum. All while perched on sand dunes towering over the Empty Quarter. Welcome to desert living at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Abu Dhabi. A 90-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International airport, Qasr Al Sarab rises up from the rugged geography of the Liwa District. The scene reminds you of the epic 'Lawrence of Arabia' − though a much more luxurious version. Here, indigenous desert culture spanning thousands of years and the mysticism it evokes mixes with the luxury that defines Anantara. Experience seekers will delight in the various options on offer - a bird's eye view of the desert from majestic sand dunes. Cherry-flavoured shisha clouds rising into a night sky filled with stars. Enjoy an exfoliating sand bath, then a soak in a hammam to the intoxicating aromas of rare Arabian oils. Qasr Al Sarab's 206 units sprawl across the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world. Exclusive palaces in the form of villas transport visitors to the princely way of life. Private pools, outdoor terraces, and covered daybeds are just a few of the amenities. A tapestry of colour, culture, luxury and ingenuity is yours to discover at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara.

Deluxe Balcony rooms, located on the first floor of the hotel feature a range of superior amenities along with stunning views of the desert. Each unit is fitted with a rain shower, an oversized bathtub, complimentary Wi-Fi and an iPod docking station. All are available with either king-size or twin beds.
Flat Screen TV
Pillow Menu
These rooms come with their own private rustic styled terrace and have king-size beds. The rooms provide uninterrupted views of the desert and are fitted with rain showers, oversized bathtubs and iPod docking stations along with a host of other amenities.
Flat Screen TV
Nespresso machine
These rooms come with a private garden terrace with a table seating area. The rooms provide uninterrupted views of the desert and are fitted with rain showers, oversized bathtubs and Bose Bluetooth sound system for TV along with a host of other amenities. Some of these rooms connect with Anantara Suite.
These rooms have a patio with dining table and sun loungers. These room provide an expansive desert view and has an indoor lounge space, oversized round bathtub, rain shower and Bose Bluetooth sound system for TV with a host of other amenities. Some of these suites connect with Deluxe Garden Room.
These villa come with a private plunge pool, sunbeds, daybeds and shower. These villa provide an expansive desert views and are fitted with oversized round bathtub, rain shower and have a king-size and twin beds, Bose Bluetooth and iPod docking station with other amenities. Indoor lounge, dining spaces and kitchenette are available for these room.
Separated from the main resort in a palatial oasis of its own, a bastion of secluded luxury provides adults-only exclusivity. Retreat to the private sanctuary of just 10 one-bedroom pool villas, each exuding true Arabian grandeur, framed by breath-taking desert landscape. These villa have a private pool and a uninterrupted desert view terrace.
These villa come with a private plunge pool, sunbeds, daybeds and shower. These villa provide an uninterrupted romantic desert views and are fitted with oversized bathtub, rain shower and have a king-size bed, Bose Bluetooth and iPod docking station with other amenities. Indoor and outdoor lounge and dining spaces are available for these room

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Activities & Facilities

Bicycle Hire
Cycling Trips
Desert Safaris
Drive Safaris
Horse Riding
Table Tennis
Baby Sitting
Cooking classes
Family Room
Gift Shop
Internet Access
Kids Club
Laundry Service

Immerse in ancient Arabian sporting traditions. Embark on unforgettable desert adventures - choosing your pace and thrills for sunrise, sunset and starry nights. Energise or relax in the lap of oasis luxury - relishing world-class resort experiences with breathtaking dune views.

Sand Boarding
The surrounding dunes are a joy for sand boarding Jaw-dropping towers give adrenaline junkies the buzz of electrifying speed. As the shapes of the dunes shift and reforn with the win, repeae experience are like a brand new adventure.
Day & Night Desert Drives
Buckle up for a quest of shiftung desert beauty. Traverse the Liwa Desert''s talles banks in a specially adapted 4X4. Pause on a night the desert shimmers under brilliant constellations, and is particularly enchanting at full moon.

Camel Trekking
Discover the Bedouin's 'ship of the desert', learning about the importance of camels to desert culture from your local guide. Choose your trek across the dunes, each limited to small group for exclusivity. Pack in captivating photo opportunities on a short Trek. Share adventure on a Family Trek through local valleys. Wake up or wind down with magical Sunrise and Sunset Treks, pausing for Arabian refreshments with an awesome panorama.

Dune Bashing
Exhilarating 4X4 action steers you fast across the dunes. It takes great skill to navigate the ever-shifting sands - and our expert driving guides promise an adventure like no other. Excite in early morning or late afternoon thrills when the sand is hard.
Dune Bashing sessions are 15-2 hours and are suitable for all abilities aged six years and over.

Kid's Club
Keeping young minds engaged and energy positively focused. Our Kid's Club is a haven of creative play. Little ones make new friends as they explore multiple rooms filled with fun learning activities, reading materials, computer games and a flat screen TV with a large selection of their favourite movies.
Regal Arabian Spa Journeys
Cocoon yourself in Arabian luxury and tranquil views of endless dunes. Ancient hammam rituals of cleansing and relaxation contrast the heat of marble beds and Jacuzzi steam with an invigorating ice blast. Desert sand exfoliates and heals flawless skin. Arabia''s "immortal flower", infused in massaging rose balms, blossoms radiance.

Signature Spa Treatment - Arabian Desert Rose Ritual
Lose yourself in a fragrant, sensual journey inspired by Arabia's radiant roses and rejuvenating elixirs. Skin is first smoothed and softened by exfoliating Rose Desert Sand Scrub. Then delight in a rejuvenating Rhassoul Body Mask, and feel tension slip away with a sensual Rose Milk Bath to nourish and provide intense moisture to your skin. Revive luminosity with a Biodynamic Facial to activate skin renewal. Soak up all of the beautiful benefits, enjoying signature refreshments and relaxation.

Fitness Centre
Giving workout with a view breathtaking motivation, our state-of-the-art gym overlooks the world's largest desert. Stay in shape with the high-tech cardiovascular and strength training machines, and a range of free weights.
Al Waha Qasr Al Sarab
Al Waha Qasr Al Sarab The oasis''' is 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 fare. The authentic flavours of this restaurant are further brought to life by selected theme nights featuring local performance artists.

Suhail Qasr Al Sarab
Suhail is a star that Bedouins of old used to navigate through the desert. Sample the finest cuts of meat and the freshest seafood flown in from all over the world at this rooftop bar and grill. Guests can enjoy a tranquil atmosphere and sweeping views of the wadi below in cosy armchairs, or in air-conditioned comfort indoors. Accompanying the exquisite cuisine, Suhail boasts a comprehensive selection of fine Champagnes and wines in a walk-in wine cave. This connoisseur venue can also be set up for private dining, exclusively for unique degustation dinners and wine tasting.

Ghadeer Qasr Al Sarab
Offering icy treats to help you stay cool at this poolside bar or gathering place for water', as well as popular grilled sandwiches and light meals on an adjoining terrace for casual outdoor dining. By night, the restaurant transforms into a romantic retreat, offering ethnic Mediterranean cuisine with influences from Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal. The restaurant's breathtaking island setting is accessible via bridges from the main guest areas, with flame torches illuminating your evening.

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