Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara: a unique Arabian retreat
Launched in Oct 2009, 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. Escape to Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, let the stresses of everyday life melt away and uncover a heritage of rich local culture.
Designed to absorb the region’s distinctive custom, the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara features guestroom interiors 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 a 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.
The Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort 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.
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 with an 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.
The majestic Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara has recently unveiled an exclusive collection of 10 royal villa accommodations located in a secluded setting adjacent to the iconic 5 star resort, aptly named the Royal Pavilion Villas by Qasr Al Sarab.
Set against the dramatic landscape of The Empty Quarter – the world’s largest stretch of uninterrupted sand desert, the exclusive collection of Royal Pavilion Villas, is the epitome of luxury offering stays of understated sophistication and Arabian elegance. Guests seeking a truly bespoke getaway and seclusion will create lasting memories at this unique Arabian retreat.
The Royal Pavilion Villas by Qasr Al Sarab comprise 10 fully self contained pool villas complete with swimming pool, outdoor rainforest showers, sunbathing cabana, terrace dining and lawned areas as well as the main Pavilion which features Porte Cochere, a welcome Lounge, The Dining Room, The Lounge, The Terrace, The Workout Room, The Spa and an impressive outdoor area.
Guests staying at the Royal Pavilion Villas by Qasr Al Sarab can also enjoy two activities per guest per night stay, from a list including camel riding in the dunes, hard and soft dune drives and the ever popular dune bashing, archery, desert walks, desert land sailing and fat biking as well as the falcon and saluki show.
Packages start from AED 6000 ++ per villa per night based on double occupancy including a welcome ritual, overnight accommodation, evening cocktails, dinner, breakfast and lunch, two activities per person, and soft mini bar.
A tapestry of colour, culture, luxury and ingenuity are just waiting to be discovered at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara.