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Discover Qasr Al Sarab: Abu Dhabi's Desert Resort

Travelers Today       By    Sheobi Anne Ramos

Updated: Feb 27, 2017 05:25 AM EST

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Qasr Al Sarab, desert resort

Luxury hotels sometimes get their distinction and recognition from their chosen location. And most of the time, guests are willing to pay extra just to stay in a room with beautiful views. But what if the view from your room is a sheer expanse of nothingness? In Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort in Abu Dhabi, that's exactly what guests are paying for.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort is a luxury resort located in the world's largest uninterrupted sand desert, Rub' al Khali. But don't mistake this resort as a simple Bedouin camp. It boasts of top-notch facilities and amenities guests typically expect in a high-class UAE resort.

Because of its unique location and services, Qasr Al Sarab is one of the best hotels in Abu Dhabi. Mountain and beach resorts are the norm, so the opportunity to stay in a desert resort is a must-have for every traveler.

All the tourist activities of the resort are inspired by the desert. You can go camel trekking, take desert walks, learn falconry, and if you're feeling pretty adventurous, you can experience dune-bashing while riding the resort's monstrous Toyota 4x4s.

The resort has over 152 guestrooms and 52 villas; each having their own unparalleled view of the sheer expanse of the desert. Qasr Al Sarab also has four world-class restaurants, made to tickle the taste buds of every guest from their authentic Arabian cuisine to other international culinary feasts.

From afar, you'll think that Qasr Al Sarab is a mirage rising from the sands because of its impeccable design. Think Arabian nights with local Bedouin girls and enchanting Arabian music. Their swimming pools are also designed to resemble a desert oasis.

"Experience unparalleled luxury and comfort amid the mystic desert charm of Abu Dhabi's Empty Quarter," it says on their website. "Ride on a camel over sun-soaked dunes as this foreboding landscape unwinds eternally in front of you. Soak in the freeform swimming pool while desert wildlife grazes in the shade below. Be inspired by glorious Arabian décor that channels one of the world's most ancient and revered cultures."

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