From Dubai head west to Abu Dhabi and turn off onE65 until you see E90 and once you reach Hameem, a further 12 kilometers drive from the fortress gates will take you to the enchanting Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. An easy 2.5 hours road trip makes your realize that you are out in a foreign land of desert that seemingly has no inhabitants.
The lobby is tinged with muted light, as it is so bright outside and the toned down filter provides a welcome respite from the glare of the dessert sun. Every aspect of the public areas and guest rooms are positioned to face out to the dessert to maximize the sunset, as it can be spectacular.
Arabian coffee and locally grown dates are served as welcome drinks.
A secluded haven right outside of the room
The connection hallways to the reception are quite picturesque.
We nosied around the property which have been done up in rich earth sand tone blending into the starlit sand dune from the desert. It is the juxtaposition of hard nature and soft comforts that best sums up this appealing architecture design - either way, the place has a powerful magic that creates a thousand timeless moments in a luxury desert oasis.
The stairways leading to the restaurant with ceiling hanging lights.
Calming water features are found everywhere in the resort.