Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
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Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara Abu Dhabi Reviews
1001 nights Nov 01, 2011
Managed by Anantara, The resort is a piece of art in itself, a wonderful traditional Emirati architecture.
A wonderful and amazing lifetime experience as I have spent 4 nights in that amazing exotic desert resort
Normally one would love to have a room/suite with a sea view, but have you tried a room/suite with a desert view
There sand dunes look like ocean waves, a spectacular scenery and a wonderful feeling when you walk bare foot on the sand.
In the middle of Liwa desert, the Empty Quarter, about 200 km away from Abu Dhabi city towards the Saudi boarders
You can go there either by car or helicopter, but you would need to reserve in advance for the later option
By car it is gonna take you around an hour and a half, and always pay ATTENTION to the road signs as there is a museum on the highway and there are a couple of HUMPS near the museum, so be very careful as most of the cars will be speeding over 150 kmph. a 2 lane highway with reflectors on the road sides as the road is not lite.
Driving is not recommended by night
Excellent, they would do literally whatever you think of to satisfy your fantasies,
I was often surprised by staff addressing me by name, something that I have missed in most of the hotels and resorts I have been to.
As all employees were extra friendly and helpful, I knew most of the hotel staff by name.
but I was surprised that in neither of the 2 rooms i had tried they served a fruit basket, anyway, too good is never enough
Excellent, Emirati traditional style furnishing, loved the balcony as that was something that I had to upgrade the room to get.
As i have tried 2 rooms for 2 nights each, one had a pool and sand dunes view, while the other had amazing roofs and sand dunes view.
All restaurants are very good
Suhail: my favourite of them all, with a French chef, I loved the foie gras
A very wide selection of quality wines, service is amazing
waiters are very knowledgeable about wines and food, as I have asked for a wine tasting they invited a wine guru to attend.
Al Waha : an all-day open buffet dining restaurant, very wide variety of quality and tasty food
Ghadeer : a pool bar and restaurant, very good drinks and food
Al Liwan : A gathering place' in the lobby, the traditional setting of a Middle Eastern bazaar.
Note: all restaurants share a sand dune view, an advance booking is needed as you might end up ordering from the room service. An advance booking throughout your stay is highly recommended.
Room service food was good, have tried their Carbonara
Very good Thai therapists. tried their traditional Thai massage as well as their Swedish massage both were excellent.
But note that it is always fully booked so I would suggest that you make a booking a day or 2 ahead before you reach the desert resort.
1- Camel ride
2- Mountain biking: will be accompanied by a guide, I have been told that the guide will take you on the asphalt road leading to the hotel, if you do not get the chance to do several stops during your car ride on your way to the hotel then I would strongly recommend it.
3- Walking/hiking/trekking : a must do, but I have done it myself
4- Dune bashing: a must do
6- An outdoor Emirati & Arabic dinner in an Emirati tent: not always available
Note: an advance booking of the activities is highly recommended
Please note that DU mobile phones service has no coverage in that area, try an Etisalat line
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High class desert luxury Dec 13, 2010
Although not a cheap bed for the night, if you have a couple of hundred quid to drop it's well worth it. Built literally in the middle of nowhere you are surrounded by rolling deep orange dunes. The terrace rooms have an enormous balcony and the style is "traditional" which makes a fabulous change from all the glitz and glamour usually associated with the "chandalier" hotels of Abu Dhabi. The sunset camel ride is a bit expensive but worth it. Didn't try the other activities so can't say. The food is also particularly good to say you are in the middle of the desert. Highly recommended - check the website for special offers especially if you can book 30 days in advance.
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara Overview
This Abu Dhabi hotel offers guests convenient proximity to some of the attractions and activities that define the desert. Surfing on the sands, taking a safari and even engaging in a camel excursion can all be arranged through this hotel. This hotel can be reached from the Abu Dhabi International Airport, which is approximately 90 minutes away.
This hotel offers its guests just under 200 rooms from which to choose. They feature views of the expanse of sand dunes nearby the Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort Abu Dhabi. The establishment also provides Internet connectivity, a desk for working and a private bath in all of its accommodations.
The Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort Abu Dhabi can arrange for numerous adventures in the Empty Quarter in which guests can engage. There are also a host of facilities right onsite, including restaurants and a coffee shop. There are also business facilities available for those who arrive on work-related matters. Tennis courts and a spa are available, as well.
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara Amenities