December 4, 2021

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The Legendary Palace Returns — Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara Reopens with a Host of Superlative Upgrades

27 July 2020 (Abu Dhabi, UAE)—Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara today announced extensive luxury updates to its resort facilities, alongside new health and safety features that ensure unforgettable stays with absolute peace of mind. With enhanced leisure, wellness and family offerings, the legendary palace re-opens on August 15th more opulent and indulgent than ever.

Peace of Mind

Adhering to the highest operational standards for “new normal” travel, Qasr Al Sarab has adopted a 360-degree approach to hygiene and safety, including sanitising stations, physical distancing and health checks for team members. An Anantara Guest Guardian has been appointed to oversee the programme, which has earned the resort the Go Safe Certification from the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism.


The resort has also enriched its children’s offerings with irresistibly fun-filled amenities and activities for kids. These include upgrades to the kids’ club, a new soft-play zone in the pool, nutritious and delicious menu options, and complimentary activities and experiences designed to keep younger travellers engaged throughout their stay.


For indulgent days of relaxation and fun in the sun, the pool area has been refurbished to provide multiple zones for guests of all ages. Upgrades include children’s splash pad area, luxurious in-water loungers and an in-water swing, new cabanas providing enhanced guest privacy, a 50-metre stretch for laps, striking poolside decor and more. A highlight is the sleek new swim-up bar which offers the perfect pool time menu including a collection of desert-inspired mojitos and a new signature “Farm to Fork” pizza with ingredients from the resort’s own greenhouse. The new Resort Lifestyle Guru will be available for guests and provide them with inside tips and recommendations.

Sports and Fitness

In addition to the existing suite of leisure amenities, fitness facilities have received cutting-edge upgrades. The gym now features new Technogym equipment, including the Zwift virtual cycling system. Outdoors, a desert volleyball court and super-sized Jenga and chess create even more opportunities for active fun. The tennis and basketball courts are open 24 hours and free to use for all guests. Gym memberships will also be available for local residents to access the fitness centre, pool, steam room and sauna and additional resort-wide discounts.


A desert palace stay is not complete without indulgent spa experiences, now enhanced with the latest in technology and treatments. The wellness centre relaunches with new relaxation spaces for men and women, indoor and outdoor meditation zones and Psammo therapy sand-heat.

New green initiatives at the resort include complete phasing out of plastic water bottles and the introduction of solar panels to support power and hot water, emphasising its focus towards a sustainable resort.

The legendary palace returns on 15th August 2020 with three exciting offers:

Summer Surprises room rates start from AED 999 per room per night (a 30% saving on the usual rate) including breakfast for two

Summer Villa rates start from AED 1,999 per villa per night (up to 50% off on the usual rate), a special rate including breakfast for two in a one-bedroom pool villa and four in a two-bedroom pool villa.

The above two offers are available for stays from 15th August 2020 until 31st October 2020.

The Royal Desert Hideaway package is based on two adults sharing a Royal Pavilion One-Bedroom Pool Villa and starts from AED 3,999 per villa for two nights. The package includes:

  • Accommodation in a Royal Pavilion Villa with a private pool
  • Daily in-villa breakfast
  • One activity per guest during the stay
  • Two 15-minute relaxing neck and shoulder massages at the Anantara Spa, per stay
  • Personal Villa Host

This offer is available for stays from 15th August 2020 until 31st July 2021.

Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 40 stunning hotel and properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, Mauritius, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Tunisia, Portugal and Spain, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

The brand’s premier vacation ownership programme, Anantara Vacation Club, extends the opportunity to own a share in the Anantara experience with a portfolio of eight luxurious Club Resorts as well as travel privileges at partner resorts and hotels worldwide.