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“My favorite desert escape in the UAE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort

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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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Portland, Oregon
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“My favorite desert escape in the UAE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is a place like no other I have visited. It embodies the spirit of the desert while providing all the amenities expected in a five-star and better destination. It is isolated but is ideal because of that in its design and quality of places found as the visitor explores the beautifully sited buildings and dramatic landscape.
Whenever I have a chance, this is the place to which an escape is more than that. The service is impeccable and the food is delicious.
I have brought family and friends here and no one left with a bad memory.

Room Tip: Rooms to the north and with a terrace or balcony are preferable to the garden rooms for view and eas...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Dear PRVP,

Our great appreciation for your lovely review.

We are delighted that you had a wonderful experience at our hotel. I am also happy to note that you that you were impressed by the hotel landscape and we have exceeded your expectation.

Thank you again for being our guest, and I look forward to welcoming you back to Qasr Al Sarab in the near future.

Sincerely Yours,

Patrick Both
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was treated to a two day break at this amazing oasis in the desert. We were greeted by Amer Braik who went out of his way to enlighten us with details of all the facilities. The staff were the best I have encountered anywhere, across all areas, and particularly loved the service given by the Spa team. Also, the staff at Ghadeer restaurant situated by the luxurious pool were outstanding. The setting with the amazing architecture overlooking the colourful, sand dunes was spectacular and so peaceful and serene. It made the sunset even more breathtaking. I will definitely revisit this treasure when I am next in Dubai. Thank you so much Amer and your fantastic staff.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Dear Elaine K,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review.

It was pleasure to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to create for you a unique and unforgettable experience. Moreover, thank you most especially for recognizing the excellent service and hospitality provided to you by our associates. Your compliments are really encouraging for us to keep delivering heartfelt hospitality, both in products and services to our guests.

Rest assured that your remarkable praises will be shared to Amer and the rest of the team.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort.

Yours Sincerely,

Patrick Both
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

What everyone says below, multiplied by 10. I have stayed in a hotel in pretty much every emirate of the UAE and Qasr Al Sarab blows everything away. From the absolutely stunning drive to the hotel through the dunes, to the outstanding service provided by every single staff member we came across, Qasr Al Sarab was my choice for my mother's 60th birthday surprise. Where else do you get 2 birthday cakes in the UAE throughout your stay without actually asking for even 1? And being given personal birthday greetings from staff members by name at breakfast simply was the icing on the (proverbial) cake. It's the little things like that, as well as the big things which make a massive difference, and I honestly couldn't fault the Qasr Al Sarab experience from start to finish. Not very often I stay in any hotel anywhere more than once, but we'll definitely be back. To the staff and everyone connected to QAS, thank you.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Dear Desertmag,

I am extremely pleased to know that you had an excellent stay with us.

We were completely honored when you choose to spend a special day with us. Making your mother’s birthday memorable was the least we could do. Your praises will be shared with the team so they know that their dedication and hard work do not go unnoticed.

We are grateful for your support and we are very much happy to hear that you intend to stay with Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara once again.

Yours Sincerely,

Patrick Both
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Sydney
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This possibly the most amazing place I have ever stayed at!
I wish we'd planned to stay there longer!
Everything was immaculate. The food, the view, the rooms and - wow - the baths!
The smell of everything is what i will remember best. And the food. Eating out in the sand and THE BREAKFAST. Amazing.

Room Tip: Any of them!!!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear OutandaboutAus,

Thank you for your splendid review and for giving us the opportunity to provide you with our best services and hospitality.

We are very happy to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. It is always a pleasure when guest take the time to commend the hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon and appreciate your valued support and feedback, which will certainly be passed along to the team.

Yours Sincerely,

Patrick Both
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Abu Dhabi
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7 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A truly magical place to stay. An oasis in the middle of the desert....Everything about this place is fantastic. It truly is a place to come and escape the frantic pace of the rat-race. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by the fantastic staff who did everything to make our stay memorable. I certainly will return....The pool was wonderful, the breakfast scrumptious and there were lovely restaurants to choose from....

Room Tip: we had a deluxe room..it was great!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear AndreaKatz,

It was a pleasure to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to create a unique experience to you. Your praises will be shared with the team so they know that their dedication and hard work do not go unnoticed.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon and appreciate your valued support.

Yours Sincerely,

Patrick Both
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Seoul, South Korea
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5 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Althought it has been several months, we still dream about visiting there again. Unfortunately, we stayed there only 2 nights, but we really wanted to stay more. It was simply sensational and fantastic experience to just be there. Every scenary around the resort was just beyond expression of words. We tried to capture and keep the beautiful and magnificent views in our mind every moment. Entrance road to resort was another highlight of the trip.
Service was undoubtedly superb and we were fascinated with views from our room.
Hope this beautiful desert last forever.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear TimLee 1982,

Thank you for your splendid review and for giving us the opportunity to provide you with our best services and hospitality.

We are pleased to know how much you enjoyed your visit with us and how impressed you were with the resort.

Please do visit us again and we will be more than happy to ensure that your next stay will be as memorable as the recent one.

Yours Sincerely,

Patrick Both
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Westhampton, NY
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in November and the place was fabulous. The food was well prepared, seasoned magnificently and plentiful in all the restaurants. And the staff was excellent. I highly recommend the camel trek into the dunes. Lots of fun and beautiful scenery. This is probably the best managed resort that we have ever stayed in. And, the pool butler has a surprise for you - unbelievable.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PAB77, General Manager at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Dear RitaWesthampton,

I appreciate the time you took to post your superb review.

We are very pleased that you highly enjoyed your stay at Qasr Al Sarab. Your good comments about the hospitality extended by our associates will be shared with them. Your great feedback is a reward for the team which puts in a lot of effort to continue providing excellent service to exceed guests’ expectations.

We are looking forward to being of service to you once again.

Yours Sincerely,

Patrick Both
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Additional Information about Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort

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
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hamim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 206
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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