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Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort

5-star5 stars
1 Qasr Al Sarab Road, Liwa Desert, Mahdar Bin Usayyan, 131277, United Arab Emirates

Luxury hotel in Mahdar Bin Usayyan with spa and safari
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Exceptional9.6
Breakfast
Tasty breakfast
Room
Great room
Comfort
Very comfortable
Food
Delicious food
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Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort

from £535
  • Deluxe, Garden View
  • Deluxe Room, Terrace
  • Villa, 1 Bedroom, Private Pool ( Anantara )
  • Suite ( Anantara )
  • Deluxe Room, Balcony
  • Royal Villa, Private Pool (Pavilion)
  • Family Villa, 2 Bedrooms

What’s around Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort

Getting around

  • Abu Dhabi (AUH-Abu Dhabi Intl.) 123-min drive
  • Free self-parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Airport shuttle

About Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort

Luxury resort with 5 restaurants, in Empty Quarter desert

Sand dunes of Abu Dhabi

Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort is a 5-star oasis nestled in the heart of Abu Dhabi's Empty Quarter, the largest uninterrupted sand desert, known locally as Rub’ al Khali. It's an hour drive to Moreeb Dune, and 2 hours by car to Abu Dhabi International Airport. Guests have access to a 24-hour airport shuttle.

Dune-bashing and falcons

Thrill-seekers can dune-bash in a 4x4 or sail on 3-wheel go-karts into the sand dunes. Or you might try exploring the desert on a guided walk, horseback ride, or camel trek - falconry and saluki shows provide an opportunity to learn about traditional hunting techniques.

Spa ice treatments

Amenities include a full-service spa with ice room and Turkish bath, an outdoor infinity pool, tennis courts, and yoga classes. There are 5 spots to dine including a steakhouse, and you can even request a private chef and butler service in your villa or on the sand dunes.

Sprawling desert views

Guestroom decor features traditional touches like Middle Eastern fabrics and jeweled chandeliers - but with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and Nespresso® machines. Private bathrooms are not ensuite.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 205 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance for details. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Parking

  • Free valet parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 5 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Tennis on site
  • Steam room
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 15
  • Built in 2009
  • Lift
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Library
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Yard
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom (not in room)
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Spa

Anantara Spa has 5 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include hot stone massages, Thai massages, facials and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 6 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Al Waha – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Suhail – This fine-dining restaurant only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Ghadeer – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Recreation

On Site

  • Health club
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Tennis on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort’s small print

Also known as

  • Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort Mahdar Bin Usayyan
  • Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Mahdar Bin Usayyan
  • Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Mahdar Bin Usayyan
  • Anantara Qasr al Sarab sert M

Policies

Guests under 6 years old are not allowed in the spa.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments, and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Tourism fee: AED 10.00 per accommodation, per night
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: AED 1439
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: AED 839 (from 5 to 11 years old)

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for AED 420 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AED 164 for adults and AED 82 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AED 900 per vehicle (one-way)

Wired Internet access is available in guestrooms for AED 100 per night (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 110 reviews

Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort
Exceptional10.0
Fantastic Stay
The resort is fantastic - top-notch service, accommodations, activities, food, amenities, etc. I highly recommend staying here to anyone travelling in the UAE. I would particularly suggest the spa, dining at Al Falaj, and a sunset camel ride!
A Traveller, gb2 night romance trip
Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort
Exceptional10.0
Spectacular and unique property
Amazing place in the middle of nowhere. The property location, design and high standards are eye-openingly good. Amazing food from all of the four on-site restaurants, great service and lots of fun activities to choose from
Andrew, gb1 night romance trip
Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort
Exceptional10.0
One of the best resorts I’ve ever visited.
The service was some of the best I’ve ever experienced! We’re not ones to demand many extras, but when we did ask for something it was a prompt YES and exceeded what we requested. But then the king of UAE has a villa here so what do you expect. All four adults said we’ve never realized the desert could be so beautiful. We had great food. The room was impressive. Each day at the pool our Sunshine Butler came around to clean our sunglasses, hand out cool washcloths, and give us cucumbers for our eyes. When he realized after the first day we preferred to be in the shade, he would come around and adjust our umbrella, without being asked, throughout the day.
Anita, us4 night family trip
Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort
Exceptional10.0
Amazing!! Fabulous place.
A Traveller, us2 night trip with friends
Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort
Exceptional10.0
Perfect Desert Oasis!
The resort is impeccable. The service is that you expect of a 5 star property. It is a bit isolated in the desert, but that is something I expected going into the stay. My husband and I joked that it is an adult Disneyland, as you feel like you're living in Jasmine's castle! We had a perfect stay and the activities, dining and spa were all top notch!
Kayla, us3 night romance trip

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