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What We Love

  • Free-form swimming pool in the heart of the desert
  • Sunrise camel treks and sunset rooftop cocktails
  • Views of the wadi from rooftop restaurant, Suhail
  • The pampering Anantara Spa with a traditional hammam
  • Great Teen and Kids’ Club
  • Free WiFi
  • Combine with a stay at the Armani Hotel Dubai for a complete UAE experience

What To Know

  • A 10 percent service charge and a 6 percent tourism fee will be collected by the hotel at check in
  • About 120 miles from Abu Dhabi — within a two-hour drive
  • Taxis from Abu Dhabi airport cost approximately $115, each way
  • Relentless heat in the summer months
  • Limited amount of outdoor activities
  • The hotel has two yearly gala dinners - Dec 24 (optional) and Dec 31 (mandatory); please see the details section for further information


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

You’ll be in Mahdar Bin Usayyan (Western Abu Dhabi Emirate) with a stay at Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort.

Make yourself at home in one of the 206 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and espresso makers. Rooms have private balconies or patios. LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Detached private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature complimentary toiletries and bidets.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. Encounter the local wildlife with a safari, then enjoy recreational amenities including outdoor tennis courts and a health club. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. A complimentary breakfast is included.

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort
1 Qasr Al Sarab Road
Mahdar Bin Usayyan, 131277 United Arab Emirates


Not a Mirage in the Desert

Qasr al Sarab is a true desert resort embedded in a fascinating and colorful desert dunes landscape. The pool villas are very comfortable and appealing and offer a lot of privacy and (partly) nice views.We enjoyed very much the breakfast. Dinner is fairly expensive.

Beautiful paradise

My husband and I were in September, and it was so amazing that we changed our flights and extended our stay.
We were in a villa with private pool, no words to describe it!! The view of the dessert is spectacular!
The service is wonderful, everyone is kind and very polite.
Thanks to Alfredi for making our stay memorable, even when we left he messaged us to check if we arrived safely in our hotel in Abu Dhabi.

Bucket list stay
Penny W

An amazing hotel...faultless. This is a very special place in all aspects.
From meet and greet at Abu Dhabi airport to checking out we cannot recommend this establishment more. Every aspect of our stay was more than perfect.
All previous correspondence with the hotel was easy with excellent customer service in a timely manner. The rooms were beautiful, the hotel facilities perfect, staff amazing.
The location is impossible to describe...the desert is something very special and needs to be seen to be believed-.
We engaged In a few activities which were incredible. Would thoroughly recommend the Hard Drive...it was amazing.
Dining options were also wonderful. Staff were so courteous and friendly..you felt like part of a big family.
Have to say....an excellent and faultless stay and would recommend to anyone looking for a super special vacation. Worth every dollar spent!