Staycation: Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Traverse the dunes on camelback and glamp under the stars at this authentic desert resort


The rooms 

Curate your very own Arabian adventure at this luxurious oasis located in the Empty Quarter on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. Make the most of the winter weather and go glamping under the stars or, for an even more exclusive experience, reserve a Royal Pavilion Pool Villa. Set in a secluded spot away from the main resort, take a dip in your private pool and soak up the panoramic views. 


 The food 

Scenic dining spots are easy to come by here, with options to eat poolside or amid the dunes. Sip sundowners at the rooftop lounge before heading to Al Falaj for a Bedouin camp style evening meal. You can personalise the foodie experience further thanks to the resort’s Dining by Design concept, which invites you to a candlelit table on the sand – you can even design your own menu with your personal chef.


 The activities

Dive into the glistening swimming pool that lends this resort its modern oasis vibe before enjoying a traditional Moroccan hammam at the spa. Dune driving, horse riding and fat biking (following a local guide on a specially adapted mountain bike) are thrilling ways to see more of the stunning landscape. Venturing out to see Moreeb Dune – the tallest in the UAE – is a must-do.


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