Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Liwa Desert, United Arab Emirates

From £1400 per person in low season
From £2100 per person in high season

based on 7 nights

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes subject to availability

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily Breakfast

per person for 7 nights in a Deluxe Garden Room on a bed and breakfast basis, including return private transfers.

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At a Glance

  • Located in the middle of the desert

  • Rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated

  • Built in the style of an ancient Arabian fort

  • Lots of activities are available daily for all ages ranging from dune-bashing to archery

  • Large resort, rooms are spread out and in low rise buildings, there are also villas with private pools

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Best time to Visit

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Average time to visit

The best time to visit the UAE is between October and November and then February and March, when temperatures hang around the mid-20s and the humidity is under control. While December and January are generally considered the best months to go, the weather over the last couple of ‘winters’ has been unpredictable with occasional cloud and rain.

The month of Ramadan means hotel rates are heavily discounted, but while outside the resort, Ramadan is strictly adhered to, within the resorts you will notice very little difference.

High summer (July and August) means heavy discounted hotels it’s a great option for a cheap getaway but it will be very very hot and very very humid!

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Insider's View

For your own private pool opt for a villa- they are also ideal for guests travelling with children.

Take yourself up to the top of the sand dunes to watch the sun set over the desert

Treat yourself to an afternoon in the Anantara Spa and sample the Arabian massage - their signature treatment

Call us on 020 3993 7307 to start planning your holiday to Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara or take a look at our itineraries to the desert in the UAE


Set within the Liwa Desert, part of Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter, Qasr Al Sarab is a secluded retreat with architecture akin to an ancient desert fort. It offers a spectacular setting amongst beautiful orange sand dunes and offers a real feel of Arabia.

Qasr Al Sarab is located just 2 hours from Abu Dhabi city and features stylish accommodation with tasteful Arabian style décor all of which has stunning views over the dunes.

Rooms are large and in low-rise buildings either on the ground floor or first floor and some have the ability to interconnect for families. For those who want a more private space then the one, two and three bedrooms are perfect and come with their own butler service and private pool.

Qasr Al Sarab has all the facilities that make for a perfect holiday including a spa with hamman, tennis courts, a kids/teens club (should it be required) and three dining options. Furthermore there is a Desert Excursions Centre that can organise trips into the Desert from the hotel including camel treks, 4x4 desert safaris, and hikes to give guests a real feel for the location.

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196 Rooms and Suites each elegantly designed rooms with picturesque desert views and either a balcony or terrace. The inventory is comprised of 70 Deluxe Garden Rooms, 42 Deluxe Balcony Rooms, 28 Deluxe Terrace Rooms, 14 Anantara Suites, 29 1-bedroom Anantara Pool Villas, 10 2-bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villas and three 3-bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villas.

Deluxe Garden Room

The Deluxe Garden Rooms at Qasr al Sarab are located on the ground floor and measure 40sqm in size. They open out onto a garden terrace and have views of the desert. There is a bathroom with a large bathtub and a walk-in shower. They have the ability to connect to an Anantara Suite. The maximum occupancy of Deluxe Garden Rooms is two adults and one child below 12 years old.

Deluxe Balcony Room

Deluxe Balcony Rooms are 40sqm in size and have the same layout as the Deluxe Garden rooms, but don't have the ability to connect with any room type. The maximum occupancy of Deluxe Balcony Rooms is two adults and one child below 12 years old.

Deluxe Terrace Room

Deluxe Terrace Rooms have the same layout internally as the Deluxe Garden and Balcony Rooms, but have a huge terrace making them 55sqm in total. No interconnecting rooms are available in this category. The maximum occupancy of a Deluxe Terrace Room is two adults and two children under 12 years old.

Anantara Suite

Measuring 130sqm, the Anantara Suites feature a large double bedroom with a separate sitting room. There is the ability to connect the Anantara Suites with a twin Deluxe Garden Room for families. The suites also have a private patio with dining set and sun loungers, as well as a kitchenette. The Anantara Suites sleep a maximum of two adults and two children under 12 years old.

1-Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa

The 1-bedroom Anantara Pool Villas have high levels of privacy and measure 106sqm. They feature spacious bedrooms with a separate sitting room and an en suite bathroom. Outside there is a plunge pool, an outdoor shower and a sitting area, and a barbecue can be arranged in the garden. All 1-bedroom Anantara Pool Villas come with their own butler, and have a separate entrance for the butler. The maximum occupancy is two adults and two children under 12 years old, or three adults.

2-Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa

2-bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villas are 190sqm in size, with a king room and a twin room, a separate sitting room and a kitchenette. They have a private plunge pool and an outdoor shower, while inside there are spacious bathrooms with rain showers and oversized bathtubs. Personalised butler service is included. The maximum occupancy of the 2-bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villas is five adults, or four adults and three children under 12 years old.

3-Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa

Qasr Al Sarab's 3-bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villas are very spacious at 210sqm. There are two king bedrooms and one twin bedroom, with three bathrooms. The villas have a separate sitting room, an outdoor plunge pool as well as an outdoor shower. Butler service is available in the 3-bedroom villas. The maximum occupancy of the 3-bedroom villas is seven adults, or six adults and four children under 12 years old.


Children are welcome. There is a kids club for children aged 4 years and above and babysitting is readily available. The is a teen’s room for older children which has computer games and things to keep older age groups entertained.


There are three restaurants: Al Waha restaurant serves fine Arabic cuisine. Suhail the French inspired restaurant and Ghadeer restaurant, featuring an island setting accessible via bridges for lighter, informal meals. Other facilities include: Anantara Spa, freeform infinity-edge swimming pool, floodlit tennis court and a state-of-the-art fitness centre and yoga studio.


From Qasr Al Sarab, trips can be taken into the desert on camel back or four wheel drive. Falconry can also be experienced. There is a small on site museum at the hotel exhibiting artefacts and photographs from the middle east before oil was discovered and also displaying some preserved creepy crawly's which can be found in the desert.


  • Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark

    Enjoy the exhilarating rides at Dubai's buzzing waterpark Aquaventure, located at the Atlantis The Palm hotel. A fun-filled outing for all the family with wild rides, a shark filled lagoon and attractions for all ages.

  • Brunch in Dubai

    If in Dubai on a Friday, why not partake in the favourite past time of the local expat community and enjoy an ever-so-social Friday brunch. Take your time and enjoy free-flowing champagne and cocktails accompanied by a mouth-watering feast for the palate.

  • Camel Desert Safari

    Experience the beauty of the desert on a camel safari followed by a falconry display and a traditional Bedouin dinner.

  • Desert Horse Riding Experience

    Riders of all abilities are welcome at this equestrian centre in the desert, situated amongst the rolling sand dunes where you can visit the horses in the stables or take them out for a unique tour through the desert.

  • Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

    No trip to Dubai is complete without experiencing a desert safari. Embark upon an unparalleled adventure over the golden sand dunes in a 4x4 followed by a magical evening in a traditional Bedouin camp.

  • Dhow Cruise with Dinner

    Enjoy a romantic dinner aboard a traditional Arabic Dhow while you take in the views of either the old city from the Dubai Creek or the modern cityscape from the Marina under a star lit sky.

  • Dubai Historic Discovery

    Although a relatively new city, Dubai enjoys a rich heritage with a history that goes as far back as the Bronze Age. Take a journey back in time and explore the fascinating roots of this unique country.

  • Dubai Rugby Sevens

    The well-established annual Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, hosted in a purpose-built stadium on the outskirts of Dubai, is a thrilling and action-packed three days attracting rugby fans from around the world.

  • Dune Buggy Adventure

    Perfect for adrenalin seekers, this excursion will allow you to experience the thrill of a wild ride in the golden sand dunes of the open desert in a powerful dune buggy.

  • Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

    Experience an unforgettable sunrise over the desert dunes whilst you soar over the golden sands in a hot air balloon.

  • Learn to Play Polo in Dubai

    Offering the perfect introduction to the world's oldest and fastest team game, a polo lesson at Dubai's Polo Academy is a great opportunity to learn the rules and the key skills of the game, riding and hitting.

  • Overnight Safari

    Enjoy a magical night away from the busy city life of Dubai under the star-lit skies and surrounded by the golden sands of the Arabian desert.

  • Palm Cruise

    Cruise around this manmade wonder which is not only an architectural feat but also home to some of the most opulent houses and hotels in the country.

  • Seaplane Flight over Dubai

    Enjoy a magical seaplane flight over Dubai and take in the architectural wonders of this ultra-modern city from the sky.

  • Visit the Burj Khalifa

    Venture to the top of the tallest structure in the world and enjoy the incredible unobstructed 360 degree views over Dubai from the open observation deck 'At the Top'.

Holiday Ideas

  • Arabian Honeymoon

    Arabian Desert, Abu Dhabi & Dubai

    from £2500 pp inc flights & transfers for 7 nights

    • Take in the best of the Middle East on this honeymoon to Abu Dhabi and Dubai
    • Arabian desert, city and beach in luxury
    • Spot a great amount of wildlife on Sir Bani Yas Island from endangered birds, gazelle, cheetah, hyena and over 100 species of bird
  • Epic Seychelles and Abu Dhabi

    Desroches, Mahe & Qasr Al Sarab

    from £7000 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights

    • Island hopping in the Seychelles followed by the sand dunes of the Liwa Desert in Abu Dhabi
    • Enjoy snorkelling, diving and fishing in the Seychelles
    • Contrasting desert scenes await in the Liwa Desert where you can try dune bashing
  • Twin Centre - Abu Dhabi and the Maldives

    Abu Dhabi and the Maldives

    from £5100 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights

    • From desert to desert island, two contrasting but beautiful locations
    • Enjoy dune bashing and camel riding in Abu Dhabi
    • Experience the stunning diving and snorkelling the Maldives has to offer

Location & directions

Liwa Desert, United Arab Emirates

Located about 200km from Abu Dhabi in an isolated part of the Liwa Desert, one of the largest uninterrupted sand deserts in the world. The hotel is also approximately a 4-hour drive from Dubai.

How to get there

7-hour direct flight to Abu Dhabi International Airport. The drive from the airport to Qasr Al Sarab is approximately 2-hours. Airport pick-up and drop-off in a limousine can be arranged by the resort.

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