Experience World-class Service at Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort

Serenely set within the Liwa Desert, this secluded retreat with stylish desert castle décor offers a breathtaking panorama. It also features an outdoor pool, spa and a gym.

Qasr Al Sarab’s accommodations feature luxury fibers and earthy hues. All rooms have sliding glass doors opening to a terrace with desert views. They have a deep soaking bath, rain shower and a pillow menu.

The hotel’s Desert Excursion Centre organizes camel treks, dune bashing and desert walks. The Anantara Qasr Al Sarab also has a tennis court and a kid’s club for younger guests. Added activities include horseback riding, archery and mountain biking,

After a day of desert exploration, the outdoor pool surrounded with lounge chairs and palm trees provides a refreshing activity. Alternatively, guests can enjoy a relaxing massage at the Anantara Spa or try the authentic hammam.

Anantara’s Al Waha restaurant serves fine Arabic cuisine, and food at the Suhail is French inspired. Light meals are served at Ghadeer restaurant, featuring an island setting accessible via bridges.

This desert resort is a 2-hour drive from Abu Dhabi and has free parking and free Wi-Fi.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jul 22, 2009
Hotel chain/brand: Anantara Hotels & Resorts

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Gluten-free, Asian, American, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site

Activities:

Tennis court

Fitness center

Game room


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Deluxe Garden Room
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Anantara Suite
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Deluxe Balcony Room
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Max adults: 4. Max children: 2
Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa
  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin beds
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Max adults: 6
Three Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa
  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin beds
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Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa - Summer Exclusive
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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin beds
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

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  • Do u provide pickup as well from Abu dhabi

    We do have luxury transfers available on request.This needs to be booked with us 24 hours prior to arrival. Please contact our team for more details.


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    Asked about: Deluxe Garden Room • Answered on July 8, 2020
  • Hi Do you offer full board ?

    We have an option to add dinner at Al Waha, please contact our team for more details.


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    Answered on July 8, 2020
  • what activities are there ? is it inclusive ? if not what are the charges .

    We have Desert Walks, Drives, Camel Tracking, Fat Biking, Archery, Horse Riding, Falcon & Saluki Show, chargeable subject to season.


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    Answered on July 8, 2020
  • Can you do barbecue on the terrace?

    For BBQ requests our food & Beverage Team can assist and handle all the details for you at a fee, ask us for more information. Your own equipment is not allowed as this is a fire hazard.


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    Asked about: Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa - Summer Exclusive • Answered on November 25, 2020
  • Is the gym, spa and pool closed due to covid? What other services are closed at this time ?

    Our spa, gym and pool is open with some restrictions in line with safety regulations. Our kids and team club remains closed as well as our wellness offerings.


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    Answered on December 13, 2020
  • can we come 6 to 7 people to enjoy and private pool in this booking?

    For our Anantara Pool Villa with One Bedroom we have maximum 3 adults per villa. For your party we would recommend either the Two Bedroom plus a One Bedroom Villa or on of our Three Bedroom Villas .


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    Asked about: One Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa - Summer Exclusive • Answered on November 25, 2020
  • What services are closed at the moment due to covid? Is the spa, pool and gym still open ?

    Our pool, spa and Gym is open with some restrictions. Our kids and teens club and wellness options remain closed.


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    Answered on December 13, 2020
  • I would like to ask regarding the cat are allowed to bring with them in the hotel Thank you

    As the resort is within a protected nature area no pets are allowed.


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    Answered on December 13, 2020
  • Can we adjust our family in the suite we have 2 children of 18years and 6 years,would like to stay in the same suite and want half board rates

    For your family you would require 2x rooms. Or a Two Bedroom Pool Villa. Currently all our meal options are A la Carte.


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    Asked about: Anantara Suite • Answered on November 25, 2020
  • Good afternoon! How long does it take to come from Dubai ? And if a transfer is available? Thanks in advance. Regards, Natalia

    A trip from Dubai is about 3.5 hours. We have private transfer option.


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    Answered on July 8, 2020
  • Hello, what is the temperature currently during daytime and nighttime? I assume there’s no humidity since you are located in the desert

    Our average night temperature is around 26 degrees Celsius and day time around 45 degrees Celsius. With less humidity.


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    Answered on June 16, 2021
  • Does deluxe balcony room face the sunset? If not, what other room category does

    Our Deluxe balcony room faces the desert, however it does not face the sunset. Royal Pavilion villas face the sunset.


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    Asked about: Deluxe Balcony Room • Answered on June 13, 2021
  • Hi - how are you managing Covid tests for guests travelling to your hotel ?

    Our guest services team can assist with arranging transfers and tests to a hospital in the area. This needs to be pre-booked. Before travel always check current restrictions of travelling into Abu Dhabi.


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    Answered on November 25, 2020
  • Do I have swimming pool out door? Is it included?

    We have a main pool out door, and our villas have private pools. The use of this is with the room rate included.


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    Asked about: Deluxe Garden Room • Answered on December 13, 2020
  • Hi - we would be coming from Dubai. How long of a drive is it and how would we arrange the transport?

    The distance is 321 km and about 3h 15 minutes from Dubai airport. Transfers can be requested through our team. Currently we have some restrictions in place.


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    Answered on December 13, 2020
  • Good day, how much does it cost the dessert tour? And at what time does it usually start? I am planning to stay one night and then travel back to Dubai. From the 10th to 11th of October

    Cost is subject to change. It is usually either sunrise or sunset.


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    Answered on October 28, 2021
  • Is there any accommodation for Nanny for the child ? We have a 3 Month old child and also a Nanny for the child hence we are concerned abt her accommodation during our stay at the property.

    We have Two and Three Bedroom Villa options available to book that will accommodate the whole family together.


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    Answered on July 8, 2020
  • I’m planing to come from Dubai, what are the ways that I can get to the resort? Do you guys offer pickup or something like that

    Our concierge team can assist with transfers


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    Asked about: One-Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa • Answered on June 16, 2021
  • Is the pool open for Eid ? I heard you’re doing renovations?

    Our Pool is open


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    Answered on May 8, 2021
  • How much is the transfer from and back to abu dhabi for 2 persons.

    It is AED 900 per car per way.


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    Answered on July 4, 2021
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6 Restaurants On Site

    Al Waha

    Food: Middle Eastern, International

    Open for: Breakfast

    Suhail

    Food: Steakhouse

    Open for: Dinner, Cocktail hour

    Al Falaj

    Food: Middle Eastern

    Open for: Dinner

    Ghadeer

    Food: Mediterranean

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner

    Al Liwan

    Food: Middle Eastern, International

    Open for: Lunch, Cocktail hour

    Pool Bar

    Food: Mediterranean, International

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner, Cocktail hour

Resort Facilities at Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Archery Additional charge
  • Cooking class Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Tennis equipment Additional charge
  • Kids' club
  • Horseback riding Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking Additional charge
  • Library
  • Ping-pong
  • Playground
  • Game room
  • Tennis court
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate/Cookies
  • Fruit
  • Bottle of water
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Secure parking
Transportation
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Opening times
  • All ages welcome
Spa
  • Locker rooms
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Couples' massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Foot bath
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa Additional charge
  • Fitness center