Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

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You’ll get a true sense of old Arabia at this desert resort, which rises from the sands to offer a luxurious base for your sunny Abu Dhabi holiday. This oasis in the dunes boasts excellent wellbeing programmes at its well-appointed spa.

Why you'll love it here

  • Enjoy the luxury of a personal Villa Host in every villa at this resort
  • Discover ultimate relaxation in your room with an exclusive pillow and soap menu
  • Dine in style at Al Falaj, a Bedouin-style Middle Eastern barbecue dining experience
  • Take part in incredible desert activities including camel trekking, sandboarding and horse riding

Best For

  • Family, Kids (4-12), Teens (13+)

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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Set within the ‘largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world’, this luxurious resort from Anantara offers a wonderful location to enjoy the adventures of Abu Dhabi in first-class style.

The resort rises like a mirage out of the arid landscape, resembling an ancient desert fort. Within, stylish interiors are appointed with Arabian flair.

Accommodation comprises of rooms, suites and private villas, all of which take in dramatic desert views. Qasr Al Sarab also boasts a stunning freeform swimming pool and five unique dining locations. In the cooler months of October to May, you can also enjoy a meal at Al Faraj, a Bedouin-style dining experience offering sumptuous local cuisine under vast desert skies.

Guests are invited to explore the spectacular surroundings on foot, by car or with a camel ride through the dunes. For those who desire a true retreat, desert yoga classes are given daily at sunrise, and the Anantara Spa is available all day for a range of treatments using Elemis products.

Have your cares scrubbed away at the Moroccan hammam or simply relax in the sun. The choices are endless at this desert oasis.

The resort has garnered gold status in the Green Global Growth Awards, thanks to its unwavering commitment to eco-conscious practices.

One notable achievement is its energy-saving and environmentally-sensitive architecture, seamlessly blending in with its natural desert surroundings. The resort has also taken significant steps to reduce its carbon footprint, from innovative waste management to careful water consumption.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort has also introduced a greener foundation, completely phasing out plastic bottles in favour of biodegradable alternatives, as well as harnessing renewable energy through its cutting-edge solar water heating system.

The resort's kitchen staff also contribute to its sustainability efforts by creating their compost, nurturing an onsite vegetable and herb garden that provides fresh produce for the hotel’s dining venues.

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  • Time zone: +4 GMT
  • Flight time: 7-8 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Etihad Airways
  • Currency: UAE dirham
  • Tipping guideline: Discretionary
  • Health considerations: There is no risk of yellow fever in UAE, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Abu Dhabi
  • Population: 1.593e+006
  • National languages: Arabic, English
  • Electricity and plugs: Type G, 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need a visa for United Arab Emirates if you have a British passport - on arrival for a maximum of 30 days

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