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HOTELS & RESORTS | JULY 2023

QASR AL SARAB DESERT RESORT BY ANANTARA

A tranquil oasis nestled amidst the boundless beauty of the Arabian Desert, where luxury meets nature in a harmonious blend of architecture, comfort, and adventure. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort By Anantara, located in the mystical heart of Abu Dhabi's Liwa Desert, is an extraordinary destination that promises an unforgettable retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. In this article, we'll take you on a virtual journey to this remarkable desert haven, covering its location, architecture, accommodations, amenities, and a few interesting highlights.

Imagine an oasis of tranquility where luxury seamlessly merges with the natural wonders of the Arabian Desert. Tucked away in the heart of Abu Dhabi's enigmatic Liwa oasis, nestled on the northern cusp of the world's largest uninterrupted sand desert, the Rub' al Khali, stands Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort By Anantara. This remarkable sanctuary offers an extraordinary escape from the city's hustle and bustle, providing a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the desert's awe-inspiring grandeur. This 5-star resort stands as an architectural and luxurious masterpiece, flawlessly harmonizing the profound heritage of Arabia with contemporary extravagance, all within a convenient drive from Abu Dhabi city.

Qasr Al sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

One of the resort's most striking features is its architecture. Qasr Al Sarab, which means "Mirage Palace" in Arabic, is designed to resemble a traditional desert fortress, seamlessly blending ancient Arabian aesthetics with modern luxury. The exterior façade, constructed with local materials, mirrors the hues of the desert, allowing the resort to blend seamlessly with its surroundings. As you walk through its corridors, you'll feel like you've stepped into a bygone era while still enjoying all the comforts of a contemporary luxury resort. Notably, Qasr Al Sarab's commitment to sustainable luxury shines through. The resort is on a transformative journey to become the greenest desert resort in the world, with sustainability at the forefront of its philosophy, encapsulated by the term 'Sustainable Luxury.' In pursuit of this goal, the resort has launched a series of sustainable initiatives that build upon a broad platform of existing energy and carbon-saving practices, remaining steadfast in its core mission of environmental protection.

Qasr Al sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

With a total of 140 rooms, 14 suites, and 53 pool villas, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara sets the stage for unparalleled opulence in authentic Emirati style. Whether accommodating couples, families, or hosting exclusive private celebrations, each accommodation option offers a unique vantage point to soak in the awe-inspiring desert surroundings, creating an experience like no other on Earth. Every room is a masterpiece of thoughtful design, boasting traditional Emirati furnishings, lavish bedding, and awe-inspiring desert vistas from private balconies or terraces. The villas elevate the concept of luxury, providing guests with their very own private plunge pools, ensuring utmost privacy and personal butler service for an even more enchanting escape.

Qasr Al sarab Desert Resort by Anantara Royal Pavilion Villa
Qasr Al sarab Desert Resort by Anantara one bedroom villa
Qasr Al sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

At Qasr Al Sarab, it's not just about the awe-inspiring views and luxurious rooms; it’s also a culinary and wellness haven. The resort boasts a variety of dining options, offering an irresistible array of international and Arabian cuisine, crafted from the finest ingredients. Indulge in a dining experience under the sparkling desert stars in a genuine oasis, or savor gourmet delights while taking in the breathtaking sunsets from the rooftop lounge.

Qasr Al sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Panoramic desert view from Suhail Restaurant
Qasr Al sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, al falaj dinner setup desert

And for those in need of some relaxation, the resort's spa is a true sanctuary of serenity. The Anantara Spa offers a range of treatments that blend ancient remedies with modern techniques to ensure complete rejuvenation. Picture yourself unwinding in a traditional hammam or indulging in a soothing massage, all while being enveloped by the serene desert ambiance.

Qasr Al sarab Desert Resort by Anantara Spa

While relaxation is at the heart of the Qasr Al Sarab experience, adventure enthusiasts won't be disappointed. The resort offers a wide range of activities, including camel trekking, dune bashing, and falconry. The Liwa Desert is a playground for thrill-seekers, beckoning with its endless sand dunes and rugged terrain, providing the perfect canvas for unforgettable adventures.

Bri Wilburn in Dubai
Photo by Florent Carmin with Bri Wilburn

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort By Anantara transcends being a mere accommodation; it's a captivating voyage that lets you forge a profound connection with the soul of the desert, all while luxuriating in opulence. Whether your heart craves adventure, pure relaxation, or a blend of both, this hidden gem nestled in the Liwa Desert pledges an indelible odyssey that will linger in your memories long after you've departed its enchanting embrace. So, pack your bags and brace yourself for a desert escapade like no other, where the desert's enchantment converges with the palace's comforts.

QASR AL SARAB BY ANANTARA

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