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Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort, Mahdar Bin Usayyan

5-star5 stars
1 Qasr Al Sarab RoadLiwa Desert, Mahdar Bin Usayyan131277United Arab Emirates

Luxury hotel in Mahdar Bin Usayyan with spa, safari
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Exceptional9.6
Breakfast
Tasty breakfast
Room
Great room
WiFi
Good internet service
Food
Food is all right
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Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort, Mahdar Bin Usayyan

from $270
  • Deluxe, Garden View
  • Deluxe Room, Terrace
  • Villa, 1 Bedroom, Private Pool ( Anantara )
  • Suite ( Anantara )
  • Deluxe Room, Balcony
  • Royal Villa, Private Pool (Pavilion)
  • Family Villa, 2 Bedrooms

About Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort, Mahdar Bin Usayyan

Luxury resort with 5 restaurants, in Empty Quarter desert

Sand dunes of Abu Dhabi

Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort is a 5-star oasis nestled in the heart of Abu Dhabi's Empty Quarter, the largest uninterrupted sand desert, known locally as Rub’ al Khali. It's an hour drive to Moreeb Dune, and 2 hours by car to Abu Dhabi International Airport. Guests have access to a 24-hour airport shuttle.

Dune-bashing and falcons

Thrill-seekers can dune-bash in a 4x4 or sail on 3-wheel go-karts into the sand dunes. Or you might try exploring the desert on a guided walk, horseback ride, or camel trek - falconry and saluki shows provide an opportunity to learn about traditional hunting techniques.

Spa ice treatments

Amenities include a full-service spa with ice room and Turkish bath, an outdoor infinity pool, tennis courts, and yoga classes. There are 5 spots to dine including a steakhouse, and you can even request a private chef and butler service in your villa or on the sand dunes.

Sprawling desert views

Guestroom decor features traditional touches like Middle Eastern fabrics and jeweled chandeliers - but with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and Nespresso® machines. Pillow menus up the comfort factor, and each room features a balcony or terrace overlooking the desert. Private bathrooms are not ensuite.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 206 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Children's club *

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Parking

  • Free valet parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Tennis on site
  • Steam room
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 3
Services
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 15
  • Elevator/lift
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Library
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom (not in room)
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Spa

Anantara Spa has 5 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and Turkish bath/hammam.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 6 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Al Waha - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Suhail - This fine-dining restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Ghadeer - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Recreation

On Site

  • Health club
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Tennis on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort, Mahdar Bin Usayyan’s small print

Also known as

  • Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort

Policies

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Guests under 6 years old are not allowed in the spa.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Tourism fee: AED 15.00 per accommodation, per night
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: AED 1399.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: AED 699.50 (from 4 to 12 years old)

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for AED 420.0 per day

Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AED 850 per vehicle (one way)

Wired Internet access is available in guestrooms for AED 100 per night (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort, Mahdar Bin Usayyan

Getting around

  • Abu Dhabi (AUH-Abu Dhabi Intl.) - 142 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Airport shuttle

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 121 reviews

Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort, Mahdar Bin Usayyan
Exceptional10.0
Absolutely stunning. Experience of a lifetime.
Ana, us1 night trip with friends
Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort, Mahdar Bin Usayyan
Exceptional10.0
wery clean
amazing environment, friendly staff, excellent breakfast , very comfortable . I will definitely come again .
Miroslav, usRomance trip
Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort, Mahdar Bin Usayyan
Exceptional10.0
A must experience at least once in your life!!!
We had a wonderful stay. Gorgeous place & resort!!! Everyone (the staff) was very accommodating and willing to please. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary there and the Dinner by Design was an incredible experience. Our waiter did an outstanding job at serving us and making the evening very special with a camp fire and our very own bedouin style table set up, and provided blankets when it got cool. The special anniversary cake was very nice too. The view from our terrace of the desert and dunes was amazing!! Stunning sunsets, great restaurants & food, awesome activities, and the spa too was amazing! We absolutely LOVED this beautiful resort and all its Arabian decor. I will definitely come back if ever again in Abu Dhabi. If your flight is making a stopover through Abu Dhabi. Take advantage of it and plan a stay at Qasr Al Sarab anywhere from 2-4 days. Highly recommend it!
Andrew, us3 night romance trip
Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort, Mahdar Bin Usayyan
Exceptional10.0
Amazing desert getaway!
Stunning oasis (literally)and well worth the side trip from Abu Dhabi (it's about a 2 hour drive from the airport). The staff are fantastic and extremely helpful and considerate. The activities department are great and very knowledgeable. Camel riding is novel, but I suggest the horseback riding if you really want to have a fantastic desert experience. HIGHLY recommend the dinner in the desert (not "dine by design" which sounds nice but is just in front of the hotel). You are driven about 30 minutes out to a beautiful area on top of all the sand dunes for a spectacular dinner all alone while you watch the sunset. Make sure to order champagne and get there at least an hour before the sunset.
Janna, us2 night trip
Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort, Mahdar Bin Usayyan
Exceptional10.0
Fantastic Stay
The resort is fantastic - top-notch service, accommodations, activities, food, amenities, etc. I highly recommend staying here to anyone travelling in the UAE. I would particularly suggest the spa, dining at Al Falaj, and a sunset camel ride!
A Traveler, gb2 night romance trip

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Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort, Mahdar Bin Usayyan

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