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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


5.0 Excellent 3876 Reviews
Service and food disappointing
Reviewed 1 day ago

We have been in the resort in 2013 and loved it. That is why we decided to go back with our children. We have been disappointed by the service and the food this time. Otherwise, the activities we've done were well organised and the hotel accommodation is wonderful.

A remarkable Journey - into Abu Dhabi's Liwa Dunes
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are looking for an authentic experience in the Liwa Desert of Abu Dhabi - this is the place to go to:
The Qasr Al Sarab Resort provides a unique spirit of luxury - the staff is ready to fullfill any wish every second with an extra smile, delicious highest quality food, traditional desert experiences (from the past and today, including Dune Bashing, Sandboarding, Archerie, Camel tracking, ....), in the setting of an old Arabian Fortress. It is like a Mirage in the middle of the Sand Dunes, where you can also just relax by watching the sunset from the great Dune, get pampered at the spa, or splash in the large organically shaped pool. If you are seeking a tranquil paradise to recharge your batteries- this is the place to go!

Out of this world! Magical! Best of best!
Reviewed 4 days ago

From start to finish, an experience that cannot be forgotten! Superb resort in an exclusive location where every second is simply magical. It’s expensive but it’s worth every penny. Would recommend to hire a car to drive here compared to other form of transport in order to enjoy the scenery en route more and stop when you want.

Oasis in the desert
Reviewed 1 week ago

no comment to describe our experience in the QASR AL SARAB resort. you need to experience it by yourself. Everything is perfect, from the room to the pool, the view, the staff, the restaurants and the cocktails.

If possible I would give a 6 stars !! Amazing !
Reviewed 1 week ago

My third visit at this hotel and still so surprised when I arrive at the hotel after a trip of 1 1/2 hours through the desert (with a limousine from the hotel who can pick you up in Abu Dhabi).
Magestic … fairy … Quite ...Imprerssive …
Hotel build in arabic style. Inside decoration is fabulous, with all the respect of the arabic culture. Grand ...
We stayed in villa 14 with amazing view of the desert. A desert like in a child's dream : high dunes, so soft.
Hotel is absolute top : very nice swimming pool. very good restaurants.
For lunch (also open for dinner) a very sympathic restaurant at the pool with vies to the pool and the desert ! We were served by "Johnny" : absolute top service with humour and kindness.
The pool restaurant proposes more Italian cuisine while the main restaurant s a level higher in choices.
Amazing Dunedrive with a very sympathic driver. During such a dunedrive you go deep in the authentic desert driving on the cretes of the dunes giving a amazing sensation and some unforgettable views. Always ending with a thee or other fresh drink middel in the desert.
Also amazing is the camel walk for sunset. Also there, we had a super guide !

Conclusion : a stay not to be missed. Unforgettable.