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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


7 Star Experience ⭐️

Where to begin!
We stayed here for two nights on Honeymoon. From the moment we arrived until we departed we felt so relaxed and far removed from everything.

Everyone is so obliging and friendly.
The staff in this hotel are a credit to the GM. We received a fabulous welcome with delicious refreshments & then escorted to our room. The room was incredible, stunning views, beautiful terrace and a bath which was more like the size of a jacuzzi!

We had room service one night and we dined on the terrace under moonlight which was a highlight for me. The room service was fantastic, the food was delicious and so many condiments were provided. It was perfect.

A highlight of the trip were the ACTIVITIES!
Make sure to book in ADVANCE!!
We had friends who stayed recently and they had advised us. We booked via email.

We did the sunset camel tour with Ashton!
It was stunning and Ashton was great fun & very interesting to listen to on the trek.

We did sunset dune bashing the following day with Taj! I found it challenging but my husband loved it. Taj was a great guide and an expert at what he does so you feel very safe.

Finally I have to say the house keeping was exceptional and the turn down service the best I have ever seen.
It’s the small things that matter & they were so precise with everything.
We briefly met Mr. Sabya Sanchi (executive housekeeper) at turn down one evening & he was such a gentleman.
The rose petals from our honeymoon arrival had been discarded at turn down & without asking he returned with a red rose.
I just thought it was a nice touch.

I could go on and on about how good this hotel is but I’ll let you see it for yourself.

A huge thank you to all the staff in Anantara Qasr Al Sarab.

Incredible location, fabulous service

This has to be one of the most beautiful and memorable places I’ve ever stayed. Right out of Lawrence of Arabia, this beautiful resort, with historic local Arabian architecture, set amidst the absolutely pristine dunes of the desert, is an absolute marvel. Add it to the taste and traditional magnificence of the resort itself, the staff are exceptionallyCourteous and charming and really look after you. The food is also great, with the Arabian Bedouin dining experience an absolute must. This is a place in which to escape, in a luxurious way, to another time, in another world.

Unique hotel

What an amazing place. From the moment you drive off the main road you feel that you are in an amazing location. The staff and the facilities are great with amazing activites that really allow you to enjoy the desert