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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 Rub'Al Khali, the largest uninterrupted sand desert 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 travellers. 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 their rich interiors with the landscape.


Location: United Arab Emirates
Nearest Airport: Abu Dhabi Airport - 2 hours
Prices: From $490.00 per night

Three Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa

With three separate bedrooms that lead off from a gloriously appointed Arabic living area, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort’s Three Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villas offer an ultimate private retreat for friends and family. Two bedrooms come with king beds while a further room features twin singles. Set apart from the main resort, you’ll find plenty of outdoor space for all your desert villa’s guests, including sun loungers, a plunge pool, dining set and shaded area.

When the sun gets too high, rinse off with your outdoor shower and return to the air-conditioned sanctuary indoors. A personal butler is at hand to provide your every whim and fancy. These spacious desert villas feature three separate bathrooms with rain showers and oversize bathtubs, desert views, flat-screen TV, DVD player, media box, free WiFi, personal Nespresso coffee machine, a pillow menu and a work station.

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.


Bask in the Abu Dhabi Desert Resort’s meticulous approach to tasteful Arabian décor, or sit out on your private patio complete with dining set and sun loungers which offer stunning views over the desert landscape.

All  Abu Dhabi suites come with additional Anantara benefits, including oversized round bathtubs, rain showers and kitchenettes. Accommodation features include as standard a flat-screen TV, DVD player, media box, free WiFi, personal Nespresso coffee machine, a pillow menu and a work station.

Accommodation Insight

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara distinguishes itself from other Abu Dhabi hotels bringing its guests the quintessential luxury Abu Dhabi 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 a range of other facilities including fitness centre, tennis court, swimming pool, kids club, business centre and library.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara key features:

  • 205 rooms, villas and suites

  • Swimming pool

  • The Workout Room

  • Suhail (fine steakhouse)

  • Al Liwan (lobby lounge)

  • Archery

  • 3 flood light tennis courts

  • Library and business centre

  • Camel Trekking

  • Tennis

  • Anantara Spa

  • Teens & Kids Club

  • Al Waha (Middle Eastern and international cuisine)

  • Ghadeer (Mediterranean cuisine)

  • Fat biking

  • Desert Walks

  • Dune Bashing

  • Falconry

Getting there is easy as it is only 2 hours from Abu Dhabi and 3 hours from Dubai near the small village of Al Khis.

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