Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

The hotel

An oasis of luxury spectacularly located in the beginning of the Empty Quarter, the world’s largest uninterrupted sand desert. Magical doesn’t even begin to describe the Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, there’s an almost mystical quality to it, making it a superb choice for that special occasion – a honeymoon perhaps or a special anniversary? Sun soaked dunes provide a dramatic backdrop, admire them from the sun deck that surrounds the swimming pool. Like the bedouin, camel riding is the way to explore. Alternatively, hop on-board a 4x4 for a spot of dune driving or find your way round by bike. The amenities at the Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort are as mind-blowing as the destination itself. There is everything you could possibly want for an indulgent week or two. For a start, the suites and rooms are considered amongst the finest in Abu Dhabi, featuring rich interiors and breathtaking desert views. A state-of-the-art fitness centre, tennis courts and the Anantara Spa await you also and, if you’ve children with you, they’ll love their very club, one aimed at younger kids, the other specifically for teens. There are four dining venues in total, each one offering an extensive range of Middle Eastern dishes as well as gastronomic experiences from around the globe – reserve yourself a table and enjoy!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Safari
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Set within the Empty Quarter, the world’s largest uninterrupted sand desert.Transfer time from Abu Dhabi International Airport: 2 hours.

Hotel information

205 villas, rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, media system, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, mini-bar*, Nespresso™ coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Deluxe Garden Rooms are located on the ground floor featuring a terrace that showcases stunning, uninterrupted desert views, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (under 12 years).

Half Board option: includes breakfast, lunch or dinner in AL Waha or Ghadeer (dinner set menu for Ghadeer), except for 31 Dec which is restricted for lunch only. Should the guest booked Half Board wish to dine in other restaurants: AL Falaj or Suhail, the hotel will extend a credit.

Full Board option: includes lunch and dinner in AL Waha or Ghadeer (dinner set menu for Ghadeer), except on 31 Dec. The hotel reserves the right to change the meal set up from buffet to à la carte or set menu with no prior notice. Should the guest booked Full Board wish to dine in other restaurants: AL Falaj or Suhail, the hotel will extend a credit.

Above is inclusive of local mineral water only. All other beverages shall be paid upon consumption.

The hotel reserves the right to change the meal set up from buffet to à la carte or set menu with no prior notice.

Deluxe Balcony Rooms are located on the upper floor with spacious balconies with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (under 12 years).

Deluxe Terrace Rooms are located on the corners of the upper floors, with an outdoor terrace, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (under 12 years).

Anantara Suites are on the ground floor with a patio, sun loungers and a separate bedroom with 1 king-size bed and living room, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children (under 12 years). 1 child (under 12 years) sharing existing bedding with parents free of charge, 2nd child (under 12 years) where applicable will be charged AED 450 for extra bed, both on a bed a breakfast board basis. Anantara Suites can connect to Deluxe Garden Twin.

One Bedroom, Family Two Bedroom and Three Bedroom Pool Villas are also available, each with living, dining and kitchenette areas and private plunge pools.

Suhail (steakhouse and rooftop lounge, open for dinner and drinks), Al Waha (Middle Eastern and International buffet, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Ghadeer (light poolside meals and Mediterranean cuisine, open for lunch and dinner), Al Liwan (lobby lounge). Al Falaj* (Arabic barbecue dinner in the sand dunes, open October-April, subject to weather). Dining by Design* (personal dining experience). Swimming pool. Anantara Spa* with luxurious treatment rooms and Moroccan hammam. Fitness centre. 2 floodlit tennis courts*. Archery*. FAT Biking*. Desert walks*. Desert yoga*. Dune bashing*. Falconry*. Saluki Dogs Show*. Horse riding*. Camel riding*. Liwa Tour*. Library. Kids' club* and teens' club*. Babysitting* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi access. 24-hour room service*.

3 nights between 27 Dec–2 Jan.

Check out not permitted on 30 Dec–1 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

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Nov 28, 2020 Vmathew99

This was on of my best hotel experiences till date. Amazing location, extremely hospitable staff, and an overall excellent stay. Food at ghadeer and morning breakfast buffet was excellent. The manager Mr. Manu was very courteous and helpful. Would visit again, recommend it 100%.
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Nov 28, 2020 Artobuk Dubai, United Arab Emirates

While being in a ludicrously remote location it was very much worth the trip. Quality of service land facilities are almost faultless and one would have to be extremely fickle and hyper critical to find any fault.
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Nov 27, 2020 rominascazzuso Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Fantastic hotel, location and staff. Everything works perfectly at this hotel! The activities are carefully executed by knowledgeable personnel, who take care of every detail to make it fabulous. I highly recommend it.
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Nov 27, 2020 azarco2020 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Best hotel I’ve ever been. Staff and facilities are world class. The only problem is that if you are vegan, you are going to struggle a little, chefs tried to help us out but I believe for a hotel of this class, they should have a vegan menu, other than that, if you are in uae, you need to visit this place.
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Nov 26, 2020 754arpL Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

We stayed here for 2 nights for short vacation. We loved this hotel and so much about it. The reception is impressive and the staff are very friendly, helpful and polite. Checking in was such a warm welcome and we were taken to a clean, spacious Restaurant Al liwan. Our checkin was done quickly and was very professional and was all very customer… Read more
We stayed here for 2 nights for short vacation. We loved this hotel and so much about it. The reception is impressive and the staff are very friendly, helpful and polite. Checking in was such a warm welcome and we were taken to a clean, spacious Restaurant Al liwan. Our checkin was done quickly and was very professional and was all very customer focused. We also met Ruth in reception area. She is a very pleasant individual and she is keen to ensure guests are happy. The reception porters were very attentive, helpful and polite. We liked the pool area which was clean, well serviced and reasonably spacious. The staff are friendly here too and towels are readily available along with water to drink. Manu, Rovel, and Fahim, all made our day in a pool a very pleasant experience. They were very polite, friendly and attentive. Enjoying cocktails by Rovel with a sunset view in the pool, made us feel out of the world and manu was always there to make sure we are happy. We met Karisma, pool lady and found her to be a credit to the company with her warm welcome and hospitality. Amazing team it was! We enjoyed the breakfast in alwaha terrace, it was comfortable and had good views. The food was well presented and of very good quality with lots of options. We would not hesitate to use this hotel again as excellence comes as standard. A big thank you to all the staff here. Read less