Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Neighborhood: Beginning of the Empty Quarter

Virtuoso Amenities

For 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom served in Al Waha Restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
PROPERTY SIZE: 206 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Indigenous
VIBE: Zen
Local Immersion Seclusion Wellness

Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Neighborhood: Beginning of the Empty Quarter
Address:
1 Qasr Al Sarab Road
Liwa Desert
Abu Dhabi, 131277
United Arab Emirates
Nearest Airport:
Abu Dhabi International (AUH)
107 mi / 172 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Business Center
  • Children's Programs
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Restaurant
  • Villas

Services

  • Concierge Desk
  • Valet Parking


Recreation
  • Fitness Center
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar

About Us

Experience unparalleled luxury and comfort amid the mystic desert charm of Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter. Ride on a camel over sun soaked dunes as this foreboding landscape unwinds eternally in front of you. Soak in the freeform swimming pool while desert wildlife grazes in the shade below. Be inspired by glorious Arabian décor that channels one of the world’s most ancient and revered cultures.

Located in the legendary Liwa Desert, one of the largest uninterrupted sand deserts in the world, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara embraces the epic adventures of this evocative landscape by providing a luxury oasis for discerning travelers. Recline by the plunge pool outside your own private villa, or stretch out on a sumptuous day bed surrounded by rich Middle Eastern fabrics and local artefacts. Every room, villa and suite is considered to be some of the finest abodes among luxury Abu Dhabi resorts and features desert views, blending our rich interiors with the landscape.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara distinguishes itself from other Abu Dhabi hotels bringing its guests the quintessential Abu Dhabi luxury resort experience with leisure facilities to please the most demanding of tastes. A sanctuary of wellbeing that draws on an array of ancient cultures at Anantara Spa. A choice of four dining venues that offer the greatest Middle Eastern cuisine and fine gastronomic experiences from across the globe. Tailor-make your ultimate luxury holiday from our range of other facilities including fitness centre, tennis court, swimming pool, kids club, business centre and library.

Location - Traverse through the legendary Liwa Desert in an unforgettable journey to Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. Our Abu Dhabi hotel sits embedded in one of the largest sand deserts in the world, the Empty Quarter or Rub’ al Khali as it’s known locally.

Isolated from the outside world, our luxury Liwa Desert resort brings the mysticism of this unique location to life with glorious facilities and an array of services and tours to regional attractions. Be inspired by mountain-high sand dunes in an evocative orange hue that stretch out as far as the eye can see.

Located in the world’s largest desert, Qasr Al Sarab reveals the pleasures of ancient desert culture, and beyond, through a unique collection of activities, services and settings.

A scenic drive from Abu Dhabi, our majestic fortress rises up out of the desert like a mirage, inviting you to enjoy seclusion while remaining connected to the benefits of cosmopolitan Abu Dhabi.

Best of the Best

Winner of the Best of the Best Most Innovative Guest Experience in 2014, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara blends unparalleled luxury with palatial comfort and adventure. Relax by your own plunge pool outside your private villa, secluded in the heart of the legendary Liwa Desert. Dine in the resort’s fine and intimate restaurants. Let the tension melt away as you embark on a rejuvenating journey at the Anantara Spa, or venture out to explore the desert with a variety of innovative activities – try dune bashing, camel trekking, or sand boarding.

Hotel Tip

Discover the culinary secrets behind Middle Eastern cuisine as our chef guides you on a cooking masterclass defined by the delicate fusion of spices and regional ingredients.

Health & Safety

ANANTARA HOTELS, RESORTS & SPAS – COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

STAY WITH PEACE OF MIND

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is committed to safeguarding guests’ safety, health and well being during every moment of their stay.

Arrival & Departure

Guests have the option to check in online prior to arrival and check out online before they depart. Everyone arriving at our properties has their temperature checked, some of our hotels have protective screens in place at the front desk, all key cards are sanitized before check-in, and all luggage is sanitized before it enters the property.

Transport

Hotel vehicles used for airport transfers and/or excursions are fully sanitized after every journey. All on-site vehicles, such as buggies, are thoroughly cleaned between passengers. Our drivers follow the strictest hygiene standards and hand sanitizer is available in every vehicle.

Guest Guardians

A Guest Guardian has been appointed at each property to ensure the highest level of health and safely compliance at all guest touch points. The Guest Guardian and team members can arrange medical assistance and advise on local hospitals and medical care if required.

Team Members

All team members have received enhanced COVID-19-related health and safety training, including correct procedures for wearing masks and personal protective equipment and physical distancing awareness. Regular training will continue as the current situation develops.

Hand Sanitation

Hand sanitizing stations can be found throughout every property, at receptions, lobbies, restaurant entrances, meeting and events spaces, lifts, spas, pools and fitness areas.

Safety Standards

All Anantara properties are in full compliance with World Health Organisation (WHO), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and global government recommendations or recommendations and requirements made by local departments of health as applicable. We have also partnered with Ecolab and Diversey to develop enhanced cleaning protocols that are applied throughout our properties.

Cleaning Technology

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has adopted the very latest technologies to ensure the best-possible levels of cleanliness, sanitation and disinfection throughout our properties. For example, many of our properties have already introduced UV sterilization, UV light disinfection, and HVAC Hepa air conditioning technologies.

Public Areas

We have significantly increased cleaning schedules in all public areas with particular focus on high-touch areas such as door handles and lift buttons. We strictly adhere to physical distancing best practices to provide a safe environment for guests.

Meetings & Events

Capacities and dining options in all our meeting and events spaces have been revised in line with physical distancing best practices. All equipment has been updated as necessary to ensure seamless remote conferencing. All health and safety measures in our meetings and events areas are fully compliant with local requirements.

Guest Rooms

Rooms are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after every stay. Every room contains a personal hygiene kit with mask and hand sanitizer for each guest. Bed linen, towels and laundry are changed daily and washed at a high temperature. Guests are given the option of when and whether they would like their room serviced.

Bars & Restaurants

Table spacing and à la carte-only dining have been introduced to ensure physical distancing compliance and the highest hygiene and safety standards. We recommend that reservations are made in advance.

Fitness Areas

Capacity in fitness areas has been significantly reduced in line with physical distancing best practices. Cleaning schedules have been increased and hand sanitizers are available throughout fitness areas. All health and safety measures in our fitness areas are fully compliant with local requirements

Sustainability

Plastic bottle free by December 2020 with the introduction of new biodegradable water bottles.

Own composting used to grow vegetables at the greenhouse and herb garden.

Solar panels across the resort will supply hot water in all guest rooms and villas.

15% power & water reduction across the resort via various initiatives.

The resort laundry is managed with solar power.

Plastic straw free across the entire resort.

Own in-house herb garden growing a collection of ingredients that support some of the signature dishes.

Zero waste with cardboard , oil, paper all being recycled.

Used soap bar recycling.

Holding a Gold status on the Green Growth Awards.

All water is recycled and re-used for irrigation.

Complimentary car charging stations for all electric cars.

Location

Address
1 Qasr Al Sarab Road
Liwa Desert
Abu Dhabi, 131277
United Arab Emirates
Neighborhood
Beginning of the Empty Quarter
Nearest Airport
Abu Dhabi International (AUH), 107 Miles / 172 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Deluxe Garden Room

Located on the ground floor and facing the desert, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort’s Deluxe Garden Rooms combine glorious royal Arabic décor with access to the garden area.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Deluxe Balcony Room

Located on the upper floor, Deluxe Balcony Rooms are inspired by our iconic destination, with Arabian décor that reflects the warmth, richness and splendour of Emirati culture.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Deluxe Terrace Room

These beautifully appointed corner rooms on the upper floor are characterised by exquisite design and impressive views.  Step out onto your expansive, rustic-style terrace to share a meal at the intimate dining table or recline on comfy day beds, gazing over an uninterrupted panorama of the majestic desert valley.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Anantara Suite

The 14 Anantara Suites at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara each come with a palatial king-size bedroom, separate living room, and the option to connect with a twin bedroom for families.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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1 Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa

The 29 1 Bedroom Anantara Pool Villas at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara are designed for those who enjoy their privacy, plenty of space and top-of-the-line amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Total 5 Records

Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Local Immersion, Seclusion, Wellness
Vibe Zen
Room Style Indigenous
Number of Rooms 206
Check-In Time 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Please inquire.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card.

Cancellation Policy

Individual rate plans may have varying cancellation policies.  Check hotel availability rules for complete details.

Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, JCB, Visa

Terms & Conditions

Our rates are subject to:

  • 10% service charge, 3.5% tourism fee , 2% municipality fee
  • AED 10 - Municipality Room Fee / bedroom/night will be collected directly from the guest upon c/out


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Virtuoso Amenities

For 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom served in Al Waha Restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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extraordinary service

By: Lily026


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2015

This is a fantastic hotel with unique location. Our stay there, although very short, was kind of once in a life time experience. And what makes our trip more satisfactory is the top class service.
Travel Advisor:  Ilana Valo

Beautiful hotel

By: Smik


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2017

The drive is long to this hotel, but it is worth it. Lots of really cool activities to do at the hotel.
Travel Advisor:  Sarah Lee