Abu Dhabi

Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort


‘Secluded Desert Luxury’

Deep within the sloping, cascading sand dunes of the Arabian Desert - Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort blends into the environment with elaborate ease. Asian and Eastern influences are seen throughout the resort; internal spaces are decorated in rich Middle Eastern fabrics and local artefacts, service is immaculate and guest rooms all host spectacular views of the desert valley. Your only neighbour here is the vast dunes of the Liwa District which provide a stunning backdrop for contemplation; spa treatments and desert-based adventures are a must here, and the beautiful pool area offers further chance to unwind in solitude. 

In Our Opinion

‘If you are a ‘been there, done that’ traveller or simply want to ensure you spend your time enjoying something out of the ordinary then this resort will not disappoint'

Al Waha
All day dining at Al Waha starts off with a buffet with live cooking stations preparing Middle Eastern and international cuisine; a live grill station at dinner serves delicious favourites such as lamb chops, steaks and seafood.
This upscale grill restaurant is perfect for sunset cocktails and evening meals, using the best cuts of beef from around the globe and boasting an award winning wine list.
By day this poolside bar offers refreshing drinks and casual outdoor snacks, by night it transforms into a dining venue with shisha lounge and a menu consisting of local and regional signature dishes.
Al Liwan
The lobby lounge serves local food and drinks including strong Arabian coffee and mint teas as well as an array of other must-try delights.
Dining by Design
Romantic signature dining takes place amid golden sand dunes, where guests will be waited on by their own private butler whilst watching the sun set.
Desert Barbecue

Enjoy an incredible barbecue banquet courtesy of your private chef and butler, all whilst gazing at the bright blue, starry sky. 

Open for dinner. Booking is required. 

Al Falaj
Traditional fare such as a variety of cold mezzeh and Arabic BBQ can be enjoyed at a Bedouin camp-style venue with uninterrupted views of the surrounding sand dunes.
Spice Spoons

Discover culinary secrets behind Middle Eastern cuisine as the chef guides a cooking masterclass, defined by spices and fusion ingredients. 

Open in the afternoon. Bookings required. 

In-Room Dining

Choose from a selection of dishes from all the restaurants have to offer and enjoy in the comfort of your own villa. 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Naseem Pool Bar

Naseem pool Bar serves light food and a collection of beverages around the swimming pool lounge area. 

Open all day.

Resort leisure:
• Swimming pool
• Floodlit tennis court
• Anantara Spa
• Yoga

Area excursions:
• Archery
• Mountain biking
• Desert walks
• Camel trekking
• Dune bashing
• Falconry
• Horse riding

• Fitness centre
• Kids club
• Library
• Business centre


Anantara Spa
Timeless spa experiences include traditional Arabic rituals and exotic wellness therapies from Thailand, which are carried out amid serene surroundings of towering sand dunes. Spa facilities include four luxurious couple treatment suites, a spa villa, one vichy room, a traditional Moroccan hammam and an ice room.

Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort welcomes families and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay:

• Units can accommodate between 1 and 3 children

• Children’s menu

Kids Club
Ages allowed: 3 to 10 years

Activities include:
• Reading material
• Flat screen TV with DVDs

Teens Club

Activities include:
• Billiards
• Table tennis
• Board & video games

Anantara Resort in Abu Dhabi can provide everything you need to begin your happily ever after honeymoon – from a romantic turndown service, to candlelit bath rituals and champagne breakfast in bed, your romantic escape will not be short of luxury and indulgence.

Please contact the hotel directly for further details on wedding packages. 


Anantara Qasr Al Sarab is reached through the Liwa Desert and sits in one of the largest sand deserts in the world, known as the Empty Quarter or Rub’ al Khali by locals. The resort is located around a two hour drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Nearby attractions include:
• Liwa Car Museum
• Moreeb Dune
• Abu Dhabi Golf Club
• Ferrari World
• Abu Dhabi City