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Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

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1 Qasr Al Sarab Road, Hamim United Arab Emirates
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.3
Travelers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Archery
Horseback riding
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Tennis court
Aerobics
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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English, French, Arabic, Chinese and 5 more
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1 Qasr Al Sarab Road, Hamim United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi Intl Airport108 miSee all flights
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Nimesh Shah wrote a review Today
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We decided to visit the hotel after watching the BBC programme, Amazing Hotels, and the Qasr Al Sarab did not disappoint. It's a truly unique experience in the middle of the desert - something truly extraordinary. The staff can't do enough to help you and they are available 24/7 for any requests. The standard of the food is superb - we didn't have a bad meal (and the hotel were able to accommodate for us being vegetarian). The original room we reserved was quite small for the 9 night stay (we think most people stay for only a few days). When we raised this with the hotel, they were able to offer a complimentary upgrade without question. A magical and once in a lifetime experience - thoroughly recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Michael wrote a review Jan 2022
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We came here for the first time and immediately fell in love with the resort. It offers everything you can possibly think of. Scenic views, excellent food (Suhail), unforgettable events (private dining by design or camel ride at sunset), authentic arabic hospitality with belly dance … Entire staff has been incredibly friendly and caring. Special thx to Hajar, Zouhir and Wilson - you really made a difference. If you look for a unique luxury resort in the UAE away from the rush of the city and the known sights to relax and experience Arabian hospitality at its best, this is your destination. We will definitely come back again soon.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Adrian Stoppe, General Manager at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
Responded Jan 6, 2022
Dear LuxaryTravel Thank you for taking the time to write us a great feedback on our resort. Thank you as well for commending Hajar, Zouhir and Wilson. It will be such a motivation booster for them to know that their hard work has not gone unnoticed. With that, thank you for recommending our resort as a holiday spot and I do look forward to welcoming you for another stay in the near future. Till then, please do not hesitate to contact me at astoppe@anantara.com should you require any assistance. In the meantime, do stay in touch with us through our Facebook page “Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara” or follow us on Instagram “@anantaraqasralsarab”. Please feel free to share your images with us by using the hashtag #anantaraqasralsarab. Regards, Adrian Stoppe General Manager
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Rene P wrote a review Yesterday
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Family trip, Qasr Al Sarab is a very special place that will impress you. Many activities available, service is outstanding and authentic, people are very well trained. Sunrises and sunsets are awesome and if you do it on a camel is even better.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Qasr Al Sarab Management, Other at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
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Dear Rene P, Thank you for selecting Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara and thank you for your Trip Advisor review. It was a pleasure to note that you enjoyed your stay with us to the fullest and that we were able to create a unique experience for you. Thank you for complimenting my team, they are thrilled to know that you found them fabulous. I hope to welcome you back very soon for another fantastic experience. Best regards, Jean-Paul Dantil General Manager
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Yu H wrote a review Yesterday
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We had an amazing memory mealin suail restaurant from kishor whowas our server. He is just perfectto looksafter us during our meal. Thank to kishor food was verytasty. We loveaover all stayin hotel. Recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear 508yuh, Thank you for providing us with your positive feedback and thank you for selecting Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. We are delighted to read that your stay at Qasr Al Sarab was amazing and that everyone contributed to you to have such a memorable and magical time. Thank you as well for mentioning our associates, who made your stay an excellent one, especially Kishor. Your special mentions will definitely keep him motivated in keeping up the good work and if that isn’t enough, trust that we will also reward him for going the extra mile in ensuring our guests feel at home. With that, thank you for recommending our resort and I do look forward to welcoming you for another stay in the near future. Best regards, Jean-Paul Dantil General Manager
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Katharina M. wrote a review Yesterday
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We had a lovely visit at the hotel Qasr Al Sarab! Altogether it was a very special experience! The entire staff was incredible nice, professional, supportive and kind. A special thank you to our room attendant Kasun: thanks for the elephant’s and the roses 🌹 We also want to reach out to Anu and Sanesh: thank you for taking care of us. We had a great holiday and you are a fantastic team! A big thank you also the the team of the Suhail restaurant: our dine outs were terrific, the food incredible the atmosphere special and you as a team wonderful: Sameera, Prem and Amila! Thank you all for this wonderful experience!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Qasr Al Sarab Management, Other at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
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Dear Isabellastrasse, Thank you for providing us with your positive feedback and thank you for selecting Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. We are delighted to read that your stay at Qasr Al Sarab was amazing and that everyone contributed to you to have such a memorable and magical time. Thank you as well for mentioning our associates, who made your stay an excellent one, especially Kasun, Anu, Sanesh, Sameera, Prem & Amila.. Your special mentions will definitely keep them motivated in keeping up their good work and if that isn’t enough, trust that we will also reward them for going the extra mile in ensuring our guests feel at home. With that, thank you for recommending our resort and I do look forward to welcoming you for another stay in the near future. Best regards, Jean-Paul Dantil General Manager
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Richard M wrote a review Yesterday
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My wife and I had a special experience staying one week at the Qasr Al Sarab. Apart from the very nice and very well managed hotel the staff was outstanding. Always friendly, supportive, kind and helpful. Trying to leave no wish unfulfilled. The team down at the pool bar made everything possible. We enjoyed great food and drinks and had a wonderful time. Thank you very much Tury, you and your team did an exceptional job spoiling us. Look gorward to out next stay. Thanks and all the best for you and the team! Katharina & Richard
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Qasr Al Sarab Management, Other at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
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Dear Katharina & Richard, Thank you for selecting Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara and thank you for your Trip Advisor review. Service is one of the most important aspects of a hotel and I am extremely pleased to hear the nothing but great feedback from you in terms of the service provided by our team members. Thank you once again for your loyalty and for recommending us. I do look forward to welcoming you again for your next trip to the Empty Quarter. Best regards, Jean-Paul Dantil General Manager
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Filnoronha wrote a review Yesterday
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The hotel is simply spectacular. Architecture and details put you inside a dreamland. The buffet breakfast is the best I have ever seen. And the staff is so lovely and friendly, they will do all necessary to make you feel in a dream. Huge thanks to Paula, a Brazilian friend that made our stay feel like home. To Tum at suahil restaurant, to Basil the manager and to Gabriela at the Gym. You guys are the best
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Qasr Al Sarab Management, Other at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
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Dear Filnoronha, Thank you for selecting Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara and thank you for your Trip Advisor review. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. Thank you as well for commending Paola,Tum, Basil & Gabriela. It will be such a motivation booster for them to know that their hard work has not gone unnoticed. Thank you once again for your loyalty and for recommending us. I do look forward to welcoming you again for your next trip to the Empty Quarter. Best regards, Jean-Paul Dantil General Manager
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44gracel wrote a review Yesterday
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Our server Kishor was very welcoming, hospitable and made our dining experience very pleasant. Steak was delicious and their Josper oven provided a nice smoked flavour. We had nice cocktails on the balcony while watching the sunset. In particular, the 1000 and 1 night cocktail was awesome!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Qasr Al Sarab Management, Other at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
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Dear 44gracel, Thank you for providing us with your positive feedback and thank you for selecting Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. We are delighted to read that your stay at Qasr Al Sarab was amazing and that everyone especially Kishor, contributed to you to have such a memorable and magical time. Your special mention will definitely keep him motivated in keeping up the good work and if that isn’t enough, trust that we will also reward him for going the extra mile in ensuring our guests feel at home. With that, thank you for recommending our resort and I do look forward to welcoming you for another stay in the near future. Best regards, Jean-Paul Dantil General Manager
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Harald O. wrote a review Yesterday
Heidelberg, Germany147 contributions110 helpful votes
Although we spent our holidays several times since 2011 there we were still absolutely happy. The service was excellent again starting with check in service and welcome drink. All the staff was absolutely friendly to all of the guests. The hotel settles among giant dunes in the Rub al Khali desert around 200km south of Abu Dhabi. By car it takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes on good roads. Unfortunately there is a speed limit of 100 km/hour (speed control). The architecture of Qasr al Sarab is beautiful (Arabian Style). The pool is renovated now and is quite large and also very nice. Service in restaurants is perfect but the choice could be better and more. Unfortunately dinner buffet was not possible because the buffet restaurant was closed during the summer month. Therefore we recommend people who wants to spent there stay there during the summer month to ask in advance if dinner buffet is possible in general. Prices for dinner is quite high. For two people two Burger with one Caesar salat and two cokes around 90 Euro. If you book with half board price is around 140 Euro for two persons on top. Greetings to Johannes and also to Anna (staff) and also to our Nepalese Buggy driver. They all went very friendly. An absolute unique desert hotel in the world.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear HarryReisefuchs, Thank you for providing us with your positive feedback and thank you for selecting Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara for another stay. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. I am extremely pleased to hear the nothing but great feedback from you in terms of the service provided by our team members. With that, thank you for recommending our resort and I do look forward to welcoming you for another stay in the near future. Best regards, Jean-Paul Dantil General Manager
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Liban V wrote a review Yesterday
Lucca, Italy79 contributions65 helpful votes
An amazing hotel in a beautiful place. The staff is professional and the hotel has all amenities that you would like to have. Thmhe landscape from the terrace and the sunset is amazing. The desert lived in this hotel is an experience that nobody can forget
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear Liban V, Thank you for providing us with your positive feedback and thank you for selecting Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. We are delighted to read that your stay at Qasr Al Sarab was amazing and that everyone contributed to you to have such a memorable and magical time. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. With that, thank you for recommending our resort and I do look forward to welcoming you for another stay in the near future. Best regards, Jean-Paul Dantil General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$393 - $707 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United Arab EmiratesEmirate of Abu DhabiLiwa OasisHamim
NUMBER OF ROOMS
205
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Frequently Asked Questions about Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
What are some of the property amenities at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara?
Conveniently located restaurants include Suhail, Al Falaj, and Al Waha.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara have airport transportation?
Yes, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Hindi, and Arabic.
Is Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.