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Become immersed in a world of cultural wonders at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

27 Oct 2009

Escape to Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara and let the stresses of everyday life melt away. Uncover a heritage of rich local culture, and reminisce over ancient splendour. Take in towering red sand dunes that glimmer in the desert sun for as far as the eye can see. Glimpse free roaming sand gazelles and captivating Oryx, and explore a landscape of breathtaking natural beauty.

The recently launched Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort is located just 90 minutes from Abu Dhabi, set within the famed Liwa Desert - an area steeped with tradition and bursting with legacy. Step back into traditional Arabia and journey into the fabled desert from this magnificent 206 room resort. Designed to absorb the region's distinctive custom, guestroom interiors are inspired by the simple grandeur of an old desert fortress and boast locally hand-crafted furnishings, rich carpets and embroidered fabrics to evoke ambient warmth and an inescapable sense of romance.

For the ultimate in lavish experiences, guests are invited to retreat to one of three Villas, each featuring three bedrooms and reflecting a splendid regal retreat. Promising the finest five star services, including 24/7 butler, these private palaces benefit from two bedrooms with King beds, one bedroom with Twin beds, a common lounge area, pantry, private pool, sundecks, oversized terrazzo bathtubs, rain showers and complimentary WIFI. Qasr Al Sarab also offers 29 one bedroom Villas, 10 two bedroom Villas and a range of comfortable rooms all exuding sensual Arabian touches. Adorned with hints of Bedouin tradition and exquisite reminders of timeless culture, guests are assured of feeling a million miles away from the fast pace of city life.

Unveiling a series of gastronomic adventures, the resort offers a variety of enticing dining choices. Relax in comfortable chairs at Suhail Qasr Al Sarab, where guests can feast on the finest grills and seafood whilst taking in sweeping views of the starlit dunes in the distance. Or indulge at Al Waha Qasr Al Sarab restaurant where the finest Middle Eastern and international delights await. 

Qasr Al Sarab unfolds a gateway of cultural discovery to the mesmerising traditions of the Liwa Desert. Be prepared to stand in awe at the sight of amazing natural phenomenon, such as the crystallised sand formations known as ‘Desert Roses' that embellish some of the largest dunes in the world. 

Traverse the undulating landscape by traditional means atop a camel and experienced guide, and live out epic Arabian experiences as you soak up the region's fascinating history.  Glimpse at the Arabian wildlife as they roam in their natural habitat, a 9000 sq km protected nature reserve.  Or simply pass an evening in the style of centuries gone by, gazing at a starry sky from the desert's natural vantage point of a beautiful ochre red dune.

Reveal the true spirit of Arabia with a visit to the Bedouin Tent. Admire a welcoming setting of a Bedouin inspired tent, where dining and entertainment are sensuous arts. Become immersed in the local way of life and savor a string of authentic Arabian customs against the backdrop of vast dunes and enchanting desert surrounds.

After a day of enthralling activity, let the beautiful and supremely intimate Anantara Spa become the perfect oasis of privacy and serenity.  Relax in one of five spacious desert view treatment rooms, from which to enjoy a wide range of divine indulgences. The highlight of the spa is an exclusive Moroccan-style Hammam with the calming sound of running water echoing from ornately tiled walls. Double heated marble beds, Jacuzzis, steam rooms and an exclusive Ice Cave pamper those who indulge in the ornate Hamman. Take pleasure in signature experiences, richly inspired by the region and fused with the finest local ingredients. Choose from a soothing selection of Thai-themed treats for overall rejuvenation, and reap never-ending pleasures with luxurious facilities such as a Vichy treatment room, whirlpool bath, steam and sauna.

For those with superfluous energy, a fitness centre complete with kinesis, yoga and aerobic studio, alongside weights and cardio room is also available to work off extra steam. 

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is a scenic retreat located in an astounding, unique environment, encompassing authentic aspects of desert life and capturing the true heritage and culture of the region.

A tapestry of colour, culture, luxury and ingenuity are just waiting to be discovered at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara.

For Bookings and Reservations Please contact Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara on
Tel: +971 2 886 2088 or email: For further information please visit

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