Begin your desert escape with a memorable Arabian Night under the stars at Al Falaj. Discover the sweet taste of Arabic coffee as you arrive in a traditional Bedouin setting with oriental carpets, tents and low cushion seating, surrounded by the desert dunes. Feast on an opulent Bedouin dinner featuring samples of cold mezzeh, succulent mixed cuts from the open flame grill, and homemade Arabic sweets as you sit in traditional fashion. The roaring bonfire and captivating rhythm from the Quanoun player complete the authentic atmosphere for an amazing experience with your other half, friends or family. The Arabian Nights at Al Falaj are available during the cooler months of the year, from October until May.
7.00 pm – 10.30 pm (dinner)
Experience signature dining at Suhail, the resort’s upscale grill and lounge, located on the rooftop. Sip a sunset drink al fresco with stunning views of the desert, or dine indoors on culinary delights. The new menu, launched in September 2015, features delectable dishes such as the Symphony of Omani Lobster and Scallops complemented by a red curry coconut ice cream – a must try. Other signatures include the Trilogy of Lamb, fine cuts from the grill such as the 1kg Tomahawk steak, and seafood with Fine de Claire Oysters or the Organic Irish Salmon Filet. Rewarded three years in a row by Wine Spectator (Award of Excellence 2013, 2014 and 2015) for its extensive and quality beverage list from the cellar, Suhail will delight even the most expert palates.
4.00 pm – 1.00 am (drinks at the lounge)
7.00 pm – 10.30 pm (à-la-carte Dinner)
Enjoy a wide selection of International and Middle Eastern delights at Al Waha, the resort’s all day dining restaurant, featuring an exquisite buffet. Interact with our Chefs while they prepare your dishes in open live kitchen. Sample authentic flavours such as Emirati pancakes for breakfast, or koftas, steaks and seafood cooked to your taste at the live grill station for dinner.
7.00 am – 10.30 am on weekdays and 7.00 am – 11.00 am on weekends (Breakfast buffet)
12.30 pm – 3.00 pm (Lunch buffet)
6.30 pm – 10.30 pm (Dinner buffet)
Located by the shimmering water of the swimming pool, Ghadeer resembles a desert oasis at the heart of the resort. Take a break from the sun with a regional and Mediterranean-inspired menu for a casual lunch. The homemade ice-creams and sorbets make for a delightful treat in the afternoon heat. Return in the evening for a relaxed alfresco experience and discover the latest addition to the menu such as the Squid Ink homemade pappardelle with lobster.
12.00 noon – 5.00 pm (à-la-carte Lunch)
7.00 pm – 10.30 pm (à-la-carte Dinner)
Soak up the rich Arabian atmosphere of the resort’s iconic lobby lounge with a traditional coffee at
Al Liwan. Every aspect of this spot, from the oriental music to the indigenous décor will take you back to ancient Arabia. Enjoy a fine snack for lunch, a mint tea in the afternoon or a shisha on the terrace when the sun goes down: whatever the time of the day, you will marvel at the unparalleled views of the shifting sands.
7.00 am – 01.00 am
For a more private dining experience, aVilla Barbeque is set in the intimacy of your own villa, attended by a private Chef and served by your butler. Feast around an opulent dinner with dramatic views of the surrounding desert.
Give life to your Arabian fairytale during the ultimate romantic dinner in mesmerising settings.
Dining by Design in the sand dunes is considered one of the world’s most romantic dining experiences by The Romantic Butler. Celebrate a special occasion with culinary creations served by your butler to your private table, set in the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world. Awake to a hearty breakfast at the top of the highest dune, or admire the sun sinking in the dunes as you end your day with an unforgettable dinner. Your imagination only sets the limit.
Retreat to the one of the world’s most romantic destinations with a fantastic new offer for summer. Escape to this Qasr Al Sarab with a Summer Villa offer and experience unparalleled luxury and comfort amid the mystic desert charm of Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter. Guests can ride on a camel over sun soaked dunes as this sandy landscape unfolds in front of them.
The package includes an overnight stay in a One Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa with an exquisite breakfast for two adults. Palatial comfort awaits in the luxury accommodation, which includes a private pool, a sunbathing deck, cabana and an outdoor shower. Fun-filled desert activities will excite from sunrise to sunset, or visitors can simply refresh and rejuvenate body and mind at the Anantara Spa. Add a signature private dining experience such as a Villa BBQ or Dining by Design experience for the ultimate romantic escape.