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Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   1 Qasr Al Sarab Road | P.O. Box 131277, Hamim, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is obviously all about the location: in the middle of the desert, with dunes all around. Just stunning and well worth the trip. The resort itself is great in its kind, as long as you realise what kind of property you are visiting and tune your expectations accordingly. Let's make it clear: this is not an uber-luxury Aman... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This resort may not give you the true experience of the bedouin life in the UAE, However, you will experience first hand what it truly means to be in the desert in the middle of nowhere. Anatara Qasr Al Sarab (literally translates to "Palace of the Mirage" from arabic) is probably the most secluded 5 star resorts that you can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful experience, must see if you can afford it! Location of the hotel in the desert driving approximately 200km from Abu Dhabi. Superb service and luxury. Red sand (first seen something like that ), magical sunsets, great food, a strange silence of the desert night, amazing bathroom with huge marble bath with all the exotic soaps and bath ...... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a resort! Upon check-out we were asked "how did you like your experience here, Sir?" Guess that's the only correct question. A stay at this resort is simply amazing. We loved every minute of it. Good service, friendly staff who make you feel special and a real guest. Everyone has a smile and has a little chat... We were... More

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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, responded to this review

Dear goalgent, Thank you so much for leaving such lovely comments. We are happy to hear that we have succeeded your expectation and your overall experience has been amazing. We look forward to greeting you again one day in the future as well as the privilege of extending to you once again a unique Anantara experience. Yours sincerely, Patrick Both More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've stayed here three times now..and each time we've left not wanting to leave. Only word of caution is that it pays to phone the hotel directly to check they received any special requests you might have asked for at booking, as there seemed to be a disconnect between the cental reservations person/system and the hotel. But 'ma'lish'.. Peter the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved every minute of my stay at this resort. The staff are extremely responsive and helpful. The views are amazing. The restaurants are fantastic. The resort sits next to some very large dunes, and you can take a lovely walk over and around them (best at sunrise or sunset so it's a little cooler). The rooms are just as... More

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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, responded to this review

Dear kelly b, Thank you for your gracious comments about your recent stay. I do appreciate your kind words with regards to the resort and its facilities which you found fabulous and the accommodation which you felt was perfect. I will ensure that such remarkable praises will be shared with the team. It is always a great encouragement and motivation... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wow...what an amazing experience! This truly is an exotic experience as it's literally in the middle of the desert. After a 3 hour drive from Dubai it was a welcoming sight to see this Arabic style resort surrounded by sand dunes. Upon arrival of our check in, we were presented with a yogurt and date smoothie drink, dates and fresh... More

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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, responded to this review

Dear Christina S, I am extremely pleased to know that you had an excellent stay with us, and we were able to exceed your expectations. I do also appreciate positive comments for my team and will ensure that these compliments are shared with them. We always pride ourselves on ensuring that our guests leave with a fond memory and few... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderfully scenic, exotic escape awaits on arrival at Qasr al Sarab. From views of terracotta sand dunes, Aladdin-esque structures and stargazing at night this is a mystical Arabian adventure. Lovely staff, service and food awaits. For a unique desert experience this shan't be beaten.

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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, responded to this review

Dear thegoodtraveller, We really appreciate for sharing your amazing experience and glad you found our location to be ideal and that your overall experience have met your expectations. As Anantara resort, it is our passion that every guest leaves the hotel with memorable experience. We will always welcome the opportunity to be of service. Yours Sincerely, Patrick Both More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took advantage of an unexpected opportunity to spend a week together in the UAE and of Qasr al Sarab's low season price offers to spend 7 nights in a 1 Bedroom Villa with private plunge pool. The hotel's location is stunning, although seriously remote, and in the height of summer - with daytime temperatures approaching 50C - occupancy levels... More

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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, responded to this review

Dear AndSDevon, Thank you for your splendid review. We are always happy when guest chooses our hotel and honored when the guest has been pleased with his/her stay at Qasr Al Sarab. Your praises for the aesthetic beauty of the resort as well as the positive feedback to the outstanding hospitality service provided will be communicated to the entire team... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 6 nights at the Qasr Al Sarab from May 30 to June 5, This was our second stay, as we discovered this Unique Resort in February 2011. The gorgeous hotel is located in the saffron Desert Dunes in UAE. It is an oasis and the architecture is inspired by ancient Royal Arab homes. All has been written already... More

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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, responded to this review

Dear Veronique C, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review. Your good notes about the resort environment are highly appreciated and it was pleasure to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to create for you a unique and amazing experience. The wonderful words you used to describe the exquisite experience you had during... More

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Address: 1 Qasr Al Sarab Road | P.O. Box 131277, Hamim, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Liwa Oasis > Hamim
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Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort 5*
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Where mystic charm, cultural passion and unparalleled luxury evoke distinctive memories. Set in the middle of the Rub' al Khali or Empty Quarter, the largest uninterrupted body of sand in the world, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resorts by Anantara is isolated from the world, yet is less than 200km away from Abu Dhabi. The resort brings the mysticism of this eminent location to life, inviting you to discover the unique appeal of its surroundings. Enjoy an array of facilities and immerse yourself in the wonderful splendour of an eternally changing landscape. ... more   less 
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