Treasure in the desert!
Why did the Bedouins ever choose to live in an inhospitable environment when there was a beautiful coastal strip waiting for them? Those who do not know the desert only see the emptiness and the absence of water. As the setting sun casts its last shadow on this mythical landscape, I begin to understand. I listen to the silence and see only a sea of warm, golden grains of sand. The magic of infinite sand knows no bounds.
In the middle of the Liwa Oasis, a two-hour drive from Abu Dhabi, lies the impressive Anantara Resort, Qasr Al Sarab. Like a treasure in the desert. Wherever you look everywhere you enjoy a dazzling view of meters-high sand dunes. The largest sand dunes in the world. The traditional architecture and the use of cool earth tones give me the impression that this luxury hotel has always been there. The structure blends seamlessly into the desolate surroundings. The villas, suites and rooms of Anantara Qasr Al Sarab are extremely refined and immediately immerse you in an Arabian fairy tale. The inhabited world seems further away than ever. Unspoiled and pure and the personal attention and service make it feel like a great privilege to be here.
Camel riding, mountain biking, 4×4 driving or just quiet walks? Qasr Al Sarab offers plenty of possibilities. The high sand dunes are quite easy to climb. From a dune, a beautiful view is your reward. Especially at sunset the color shades in the sand are enchanting. Who after the effort of a climb wants to massage the tired muscles, takes a dip in the pool or brings a visit to the Anantara Spa. This Thai-oriented Spa is a heavenly oasis within an oasis!
The Al Waha and Al Liwan restaurants serve Middle Eastern specialties as well as international dishes. Steaks are on the menu at Suhail and exquisite cocktails at The Rooftop Lounge. Ghadeer is renowned for its Arabic cuisine. From October to March you can also dine in a Bedouin tent in the desert! Or how about a romantic private dinner amidst the deserted sand dunes?