As you arrive, making your way through endless dunes, the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort arises from the horizon like an opulently palatial sand castle created to appreciate the mystical Middle East Bedouin culture. Garden terraces filled with a glow of lush greenery, luxuriant courtyards and fountain houses come together to create a secluded oasis immersed in the enchanting golden dunes of the vast desert as you lose yourself to an otherworldly desert panorama of wonderful seclusion.


Where is the resort located? How far is it from the airport?

On the outskirts of lavish Abu Dhabi, the Qasr Al Sarab rises amidst a mirage of blazing dunes showcasing hues of rosé and invites you to embark on an unforgettable adventure in the most luxurious of styles. Enjoy this breathtaking desert panorama and soak in elevated sunset evenings from your balcony as you experience a remote retreat that blends cultural passion with luxurious desert tranquility.

Key Facts

  • located in the adventurous Liwa desert, the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world
  • 90-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport
  • the Qasr Al Sarab is the most prestigious resort in the Liwa desert

What is special?

  • overlook otherworldly flame-colored dunes as the resort is nestled in the world’s largest sand desert
  • enjoy the vastness of the sand surrounding your vacation home and prepare to spot wild camels and gazelles
  • arrive in style as you board a 50-minute luxury helicopter flight and get a bird’s-eye view of the curvaceous sand dunes that await you

What do the guests say?

  • looking out into the untouched sand dunes and unparalleled sunsets was one of guests’ favorite things to do
  • guests found arriving to the resort by helicopter to be the ultimate James Bond experience
  • the location is described as an “unbeatable and breathtaking sea of sand”


What kind of rooms can I choose from? Will I have a view of the desert?

Blanketed in glistening sand dunes and mesmerizingly shimmering horizons, cocoon yourself in true Arabian luxury and tranquil views as you face arid beauty the moment you awaken from a deep and restoring slumber. Let the mystical Middle Eastern outdoors enchant you as luxurious earthy hues, carefully hand-crafted furnishings and utterly unique views immerse you in a state of relaxation and serenity.

Key Facts

  • Qasr Al Sarab features 140 rooms, 14 suites and 52 pool villas
  • choose between terrace, garden and balcony room categories
  • the resort grounds are made up of small towers, courtyards and fountain houses

What is special?

  • wake up to endless views of glittering sand dunes and rays of sunshine, while you let personal villa hosts fulfill your every wish in the self-contained pool villas
  • enjoy ultimate seclusion and intimate privacy as the Royal Pavilion Villas are set half a kilometer out from the resort
  • host up to seven people in the three-bedroom Family Pool Villa and enjoy the private plunge pool overlooking the golden desert with all of your loved ones

What do the guests say?

  • guests found each room to be a true Middle Eastern masterpiece and enjoyed every little thoughtful detail
  • looking out from their vacation home onto the endless dunes of the Liwa desert made the entire experience truly memorable
  • booking a Royal Pavilion Villa for utmost privacy is highly recommended

Pools & Spa

What kind of facilities are to be found on-site? Will there be traditional steam rooms?

The Qasr Al Sarab Spa will take you to new complete new Level of Relaxation. Enter this beautiful healing oasis with views of endlessly glimmering sand dunes as ancient hammam rituals, luxurious marble beds and oriental ingredients inspired by indigenous traditions lead you into a state of pure relaxation. Allow the tension to slip away as the magical fragrance of radiant roses takes your senses on a relaxing journey through unparalleled Middle Eastern healing treatments.

Key Facts

  • Qasr Al Sarab Spa offers luxurious individual and couples treatment suites
  • 24-hour workout room featuring modern equipment
  • two heated jacuzzis, two steam rooms, a sauna, traditional Moroccan hammam and an ice room

What is special?

  • lose yourself in the Arabian Desert Rose Ritual, a four-hour sensual journey of radiant roses and rejuvenating elixirs
  • bask in the sun and soak up much needed vitamin D in private relaxation terraces surrounded by lush green gardens
  • start your day right as you salute the sun during dusk yoga classes or meditation in the garden oasis

What do the guests say?

  • guests were excited to experience the traditional hammam steam rooms
  • specialized facials are highly requested
  • being able to gaze out into unparalleled views of the desert rounded off a perfect spa experience


What kind of cuisine awaits me? Are there any special dining locations?

Embark on cosmopolitan gastronomic discoveries in remote locations with extraordinary backdrops as the sun discretely sinks into a landscape of dunes and shimmering apricot sand. Whether you are savoring a unique fusion of Arabic spices and textures or relaxing and contently taking in the most spectacular of sunsets with a delectable selection of drinks, your taste buds are sure to thank you.

Key Facts

  • Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and international cuisine
  • Qasr Al Sarab has a 24-hour room service
  • six different dining and lounge locations to choose from

What is special?

  • sit back in comfortable armchairs, indulge in luxurious cocktails and relax to soothing tunes as you raise your glass at sunset
  • master the fusion of Middle Eastern spices and create unique dishes from scratch as a top-class chef guides you through an exclusive cooking class
  • design your very own romantic candlelit dinner in the sunset dunes and indulge in a tailor-made menu

What do the guests say?

  • guests immensely enjoyed tasting their way through traditional Middle Eastern cuisine
  • a romantic candlelit fine dining evening under the stars in the dune landscape is highly requested by couples
  • staff went above and beyond to fulfill every wish and create a perfect dining experience


What kind of activities are on offer? What is there to experience in the dunes?

Create your own unique desert adventure and spend your exciting days filled with Middle Eastern adventures as you sail, camel ride or stroll through picturesque and extraordinary sand dunes. Or simply spend your day reconnecting to your true inner needs, lounging away in the on-site luxurious and healing desert spa, slowly clearing yourself of day-to-day stress that has built up over time.

Key Facts

  • the Qasr al Sarab can arrange desert walks enriched by stories of Middle Eastern tribal legends
  • relaxing sunset or sunrise yoga in the dunes
  • the resort offers adrenaline filled dune car offroading, so called “bashing”

What is special?

  • mount a friendly camel and enjoy the view of rolling dunes as you set off for iconic and unforgettable treks
  • embark on a variety of unique and complementary desert trips offered by the resort starting at a minimum stay of two nights  
  • watch as trained falcons and desert hunters soar the skies in a thrilling faux hunt
  • decide for a rare experience of desert land sailing and make remarkable memories you are sure to cherish for a lifetime

What do the guests say?

  • guests loved learning more about Rub’ Al Khali, the largest sand dune in the world, during desert walks with expert guides
  • witnessing the national bird of the United Arab Emirates soar through the sky was a true highlight for visitors
  • adrenaline seekers enjoyed an exciting and unique experience of dune sailing

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