Relax in a surreal dune oasis: Rub Al Khali
Have you heard of Rub Al Khali? No. What about Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter? Also, no. Well it happens to be the world’s largest uninterrupted sand mass. Now, imagine massive expanses of enormous desert dunes the likes of which you probably haven’t seen since Aladdin.
And now imagine an incredible oasis resort set among these mind-blowing dunes. Impossible, right? Wrong! Here is Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. You’ll ride in on a camel over sun soaked dunes as this foreboding landscape unwinds eternally in front of you.
Here you will soak in the freeform swimming pool while watching desert wildlife grazes in the shade below. You’ll be inspired by Arabian décor that channels one of the world’s most ancient and revered cultures. Ah yes, this is the definition of desert paradise!
Why not recline by the plunge pool outside your own private villa? Or stretch out on a sun soaked day bed surrounded by rich Middle Eastern fabrics and local artefacts.
As you guessed, this isn’t just your run-of-the-mill luxury Abu Dhabi resort. No, no! The folks at Qasr Al Sarab know how to pamper their guests. With no shortage of spa options and the greatest choice of incredible dining venues, you’ll truly feel like you’ve landed in our favourite Disney fairytale.
Elegantly designed rooms with picturesque desert views at the resort provide the perfect luxury retreat to spend your Abu Dhabi holiday.
And if that’s not quite hitting the mark, this next part definitely will! Welcome to the ultra-luxurious Royal Pavillion Villas.
This part of the resort is for the guests seeking a truly bespoke getaway and ultra-luxury seclusion. Surrounded by story book, fairytale-like landscapes, you’ll wander of the expansive dunes by camel or experience the adrenaline rush of dune bashing.
Decadent Arabian décor, rich fabrics and local artefacts abound this secluded fortress palace. This is a place where luxury blends with landscape and pays homage to one of the world’s most ancient cultures.
Take time to truly relax. Soak in a rose scented bath while listening to your favourite melodies or float in your private pool admiring the views. The choice is yours.
Find yourself smack in the middle of the larges desert in the world - Rub Al Khali Desert, Abu Dhabi, UAE
What you need to know:
Need another reason to book a stay here? Well, we have one. Did you know that this otherworldly setting is featured in the latest film? See if you can spot exactly which scene.