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Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort

Why We Love This Hotel :

Location: In Abu Dhabi’s empty quarter, this hotel is a desert oasis, away from everything, surrounded by sands.

Services: From camel-back tours into the desert to attentive concierge hospitality staff, guests will find their every need taken care of. 

History: An island in the desert, the Anantara Qasr Al Sarab is a window into an ancient world.


From the dazzling pool and the relaxing spa to reinvigorating yoga, fitness classes and excursions into the desert, the Qasr Al Sarab has all the amenities to keep guests of all ages happy. 

Business center

The world of business needn’t grind to a halt; in the fully-equipped conference rooms, presentations, meetings and brainstorming sessions are sure to run smoothly and successfully. 

Cooking classes

The culinarily-inclined have the opportunity to join an expert chef for a glimpse into Emirati cooking. Classes are booked and tailored to guests’ requirements, to provide all the tools and tips for a delicious learning experience. 

Fitness center and sports

Guests can work out in the fully-equipped gym, enjoy a game of tennis at any time of day or night on the floodlit court or join one of many exercise classes including yoga, which is available in the studio or in the desert. 

Kids and teens

Tiny tots and youngsters will be well-occupied with a range of dedicated activities in the kids’ and teens’ clubs. With games, toys and activities in specially-designed and fully-staffed areas, everyone is sure to have a ball. 


The cozy and welcoming library is well stocked with non-fiction and page-turning classics to keep guests engaged for hours. What’s more, the high-speed WiFi makes for easy browsing and surfing. 


To cool off under the blazing Arabic sun, nothing is more refreshing than a dip in the azure swimming pool, shaded by desert palms. Guests can lounge poolside on daybeds and enjoy refreshments from the bar.


Surrounded by peaceful views of unending, rolling sands, guests can lose themselves to total relaxation in the spa, with a menu of indulgent treatments from around the world, designed to detoxify and reinvigorate. 


Guests are spoilt for choice here in this desert palace. From cocktails on the roof or by the pool to afternoon tea in the lobby and delicious delights from far and near, every drinking and dining experience is an adventure. 

Al Falaj

For a truly Arabian experience, guests can head out into the desert where Al Falaj awaits with shisha, mezze and BBQ delights on sumptuous carpets, under the uninterrupted canopy of stars. 

Al Liwan

Amidst the calming decor of wood and shady drapes, guests can spend a relaxing afternoon enjoying mint tea or Arabian coffee with delectable pastries. Alternatively, views of the desert and aromatic shisha await out on the terrace. 

Al Waha

Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner here at ‘The Oasis’. In elegant but casual surroundings, diners will be treated to local delicacies and international favorites from fragrant cooking stations set around the restaurant.


By day, a poolside bar serving up refreshing snacks and drinks by the water, by night, Ghadeer transforms. Under the stars, guests can inhale the traditional fragrances of a shisha or enjoy local delicacies with friends. 


From the rooftop terrace, with sweeping views of the sun setting over the never ending desert, diners can sit back, relax and enjoy an evening of sumptuous delights. From the grill come fine cuts of meat while the wine list provides an extensive range of vintages.     



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