QAS | Anantara Times Feb-Mar

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Feb - Mar 2023


A fortress of gastronomic experiences in the heart of the Empty Quarter. From dining by the poolside, out in the desert underneath the starry skies in a traditional Bedouin style or take in a magnificent sunset from our rooftop lounge.


Explore the mysteries of the majestic desert and all its thrilling facets with a selection of adrenaline-racing activities or indulge in the essence of Anantara Spa as you are gently whisked away on a journey of lasting impressions.


Curate your ideal holiday amid the comforts of one of the best resorts in the Middle East. Explore a world of wonder as you walk through majestic palatial corridors, inviting adventure in the most luxurious of styles.




Dear Valued Guest, Welcome to Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara where you will find peace and tranquility in the heart of the Arabian Desert.

Qasr Al Sarab which translates to ‘The Palace of the Mirages” prides itself on its outwardlooking perspective. Not only it is situated in the middle of the Empty Quarter, with an amazing panoramic desert view but we also embody the spirit of Arabian luxury and hospitality. We aspire to create an environment in which the soul can be nourished while body and mind are at ease.

Our aim is for you to feel truly special during your stay with us. This is a destination for those who wish to experience the magic of Arabian luxury. A destination where time stands still and imagination takes place.

We hope you enjoy your stay at the palace.



A limited time experience by the number one best restaurant in the Middle East and North Africa 2022, by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

3Fils x Brix at the Royal Pavilion at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, takes you on a gastronomic journey reinterpreting flavours from around the world.

Taste your way through an amazing 12 course tasting menu curated by expert chefs at a magical setting including free spirited cocktails.

Friday and Saturday

AED 900 per person

Reservation is required due to limited capacity

Location: Royal Pavilion

Al Falaj, a popular Bedouin-style restaurant at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, has re-opened as Al Falaj by Dina Macki, following a concept revamp that saw the appointed restaurant cradled by sand dunes reimagined through the creative lens of the talented Arabian food expert Dina Macki. The refreshed venue will focus on an elevated Arabian dishes from across the region.

Open daily from 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm

Location: Desert area

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For bookings and more information call ext. 8666 or visit the F&B reservations desk in the lobby level.
Al Falaj by Dina Macki

Sunset cocktails and dining under the stars in Abu Dhabi. Bask in stunning views of the sunset at this refined rooftop steakhouse. Feast on the finest cuts of our signature Tomahawk, complemented by a collection of the best beverages.

Bar: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Dinner: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Location: Level 2

Discover signature mojitos and relaxed dining by the pool in a tranquil setting as you enjoy views of the endless desert whilst soaking up the sun during the day and mesmerising skies in the evening.

Drink Service: 9.00 am - 10.00 pm

Food Service: 12.00 pm - 10.00 pm

Location: Main pool


Explore the delicious diversity of Mediterranean cuisine by the poolside, serving light snacks and refreshing cocktails during the day, before transforming into an intimate dinner destination after sunset.

Sunday - Wednesday | 12.00 pm - 10.00 pm

Thursday - Saturday | 12.00 pm - 10.30 pm

Location: Next to the main pool

Below Zero, 100% Centro Gelato

Cool off in the desert heat. From the domes of Venezia to the dunes of the desert, Below Zero gelato is homemade and uses only the freshest, organic ingredients. Indulge in the richness of classic tiramisu, or refresh the palate with tangy lemon or mango. The perfect treat after an afternoon swim.

11.00 am - 9.00 pm

Location: Next to the main pool

For bookings and more information call ext. 8666 or visit the F&B reservations desk in the lobby level.

Suhail Ghadeer Naseem Pool Bar
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Our lobby lounge is a welcoming destination, appointed with rare local artefacts and mesmerising views of the desert.

7:00 am – 11:00 pm

Location: Lobby Lounge, ground floor

Feast Senses for the

Savour vibrant international flavours. Al Waha meaning ‘The Oasis’ offers a buffet and a la carte dishes, serving up tastes from around the world.

7.00 am - 11.00 am, (Open for breakfast only)

Location: Level B1

Dining by Design

Stroll to a candlelit table on the dunes, as your butler for the evening await to spoil you. Indulge in a choice of Middle Eastern and international fine dining menus, or design your own in consultation with your personal chef.

Desert BBQ

Gaze at the inky blue, star-studded sky and lose yourself in the magical tranquillity of the Rub Al Khali desert as you recline on traditional Majlis seating and enjoy a banquet courtesy of your private chef and butler.

In-Villa BBQ

Relax in the luxury and comfort of your own villa as a gourmet Middle Eastern, Asian, Western or vegetarian feast is fired up on the BBQ. Cooked to perfection by your very own personal chef, this delectable private dinner will be served on the terrace by your Villa Butler.

For bookings and more information call ext. 8666 or visit the F&B reservations desk in the lobby level.

Al Al Liwan


Enjoy our Desert Drive in a 4x4, from Dune Bashing, Soft Drive to Family Drive in the heart of the great Rub’ Al Khali.

Starts from AED 340 per adult

AED 225 per child below 12 years old

Subject to availability.

Timings to be confirmed by Activities team (except Sunrise and Sunset)

Horse Riding

Discover the Middle East’s centuries-old equestrian passion and traverse the Liwa desert on horseback, as flame-coloured dunes surround you.


Stretch your eyes across the boundless sky amid the tranquil serenity of the vast desert sky away from all artificial light to learn about constellations under the guidance of the resort’s Star Guru.

It’s Padel Time

Improve your padel skill at our floodlit court, with a desert view and enjoy a little competition during your stay.

AED 190 per hour

Kindly approach our Fitness Centre reception desk located in B2 level.

Traverse with Polaris

Explore the majestic Empty Quarter in a purpose built, range topping 4x4 buggy. Guided throughout the tour experience adrenaline rush as you conquer the Liwa Desert.

Starting from AED 1,200

We highly recommend you to book your activities in advance.

For bookings and more information call ext. 8622 or visit the Activities desk in the library.

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Blissful of experience Haven

Biologique Recherche is intent on understanding the messages your skin needs. Whether for face or body, all personalised treatments are executed with the same vigor and methodology.

Couple’s Spa Bliss Journeys Arabian Desert Rose Romance

Indulge in romantic pampering with a choice of sensual spa packages for couples. Give yourselves the time you need to unwind, reconnect and find blissful harmony together.

After the ritual, bring home one of our selected Biologique Recherche products for you to try at home.

AED 2,500 per couple

120 mins


Explore the largest sand desert with our daily complimentary resort activities or yoga and wellness sessions.

Reservation is highly recommended.

Treat yourself from head to toe with a journey to rejuvenation and radiance. Unwind with a 60-min bespoke aromatherapy massage using rhythmic pressure and a blend of essential oils to alleviate tension and provide immediate relaxation. Continue with a 30-minute luxury Biologique Recherche facial.

AED 1,250 per person

90 mins

Rejuvenation and Radiance Sanctum

The blueprinted Sanctum sequences and experiences encourage expression without judgement. Individuals will push their physical, mental and spiritual boundaries, to release, heal and self celebrate.

Four-day all inclusive wellness program

30 March - 2 April 2023

AED 11,500 per guest

For more information, please visit

Delight in a rejuvenating body mask and slip into a rose milk bath to nourish and provide intense moisture to your skin. Feel tension slip away with a sensual body massage and reveal your skin’s luminosity with facial to soothe and rejuvenate even the most sensitive skin.

After the ritual, bring home one of our selected Biologique Recherche product for you to try at home.

AED 2,500 per person

240 minutes

IV Drip Exclusive

Relish in our wellness approach designed to your personalised life situations, with our IV therapy treatment.

Book three express IV drips of your choice for AED 1,200 or

Book two specialised IV drips and get one additional specialised IV drip of your choice complimentary

For bookings and more information call ext. 8650 or visit the Spa Reception desk in the lobby level.
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Fairy tale wedding awaits

Exchange vows in the majestic palace and celebrate in the world’s largest sand desert.

Dine like Bedouins under the stars. Dance in the opulent Liwa Ballroom or have a magical reception with cocktails at the reflection courtyard.

For a magical desert palace wedding enquiry, please contact

Palatial desert living

The new addition to Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara’s luxury villa collection, Al Sarab Villa, Majlis and Sahra Villa, offers unparalleled opulence in true Emirati style.

Whether for couples, families or private celebrations, each maximises views of truly stunning surrounds like nowhere else on earth.

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Souk Secrets

A collective that celebrates craftsmanship and traditions across the Middle East and beyond. A place where you can find exceptional producrs with a soul to create lasting memories.

Souk Secrets aims to preserve heritage with a down to earth identity for everyday life.

Daily, 10.00 am - 10.00 pm Lobby level

Nat Bowen

We are delighted to announce the collaboration with the “Queen of Colour” – Nat Bowen, featuring her signature multilayered resin paintings at the lobby lounge, Al Liwan.

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