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November Listing and Happenings at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

DINING:

Suhail:

A spectacular, sumptuous rooftop restaurant, where stunning views of the enchanting sunset complement the fine cuisine. Renowned for its supreme steaks, Suhail serves only the finest cuts of beef, sourced from around the world, and a sommelier is always on hand to offer expert recommendations on which of our 120 cellared beverages from our award winning list will be perfect to accompany your meal. The restaurant features mouthwatering signature dishes to discover, such as the Foie Gras de Canard or the Arabian Lamb.

 

Timings:          Dinner 7:00 pm to 10.30 pm

Drinks 4:00 pm to 1:00 pm

 

Al Waha:

A haven of culinary delights. Exuding style and sophistication, this all-day dining venue showcases the finest Arabian and international cuisine, complemented with a dash of Emirati flair. Savour authentic flavours throughout the day, from local breakfast delights to regional specialties and mouth-watering grilled meats and seafood.

 

Timing:

Breakfast: 7:00 am to 10:30 am weekdays – 7:00 am to                               11:00 am weekends

Lunch: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Dinner: 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Ghadeer:

A spectacular poolside haven by day and romantic retreat by night, Ghadeer offers a wide selection of local and Mediterranean inspired dishes such as the Confit duck.

Timings:

Lunch: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 

Dinner: 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Al Falaj:

Experience an opulent Bedouin-style dinner complemented by the unique flavours of Middle Eastern cuisine at Qasr Al Sarab Desert resort by Anantara. Immerse yourself in local tradition on Arabic-style seating as you dine under the stars by the flickering light of the bonfire. Choose from a selection of mezzeh, roasted whole lamb, Arabian mixed grill and handmade Arabic sweets by Anantara’sQasr Al Sarabs own Oriental pastry chef.

 

Timings:         Dinner: 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm. Closed on Mondays

Available from Now – April.

 

Al Liwan:

Welcoming guests with the distinctive aromas of traditional Arabic pastries and spiced brews, as well as delectable fine snacks, this lobby venue is decorated in Middle Eastern style and offers breath-taking views of the majestic desert.

Tea Time: Savour fruitful shisha and Moroccan Tea starting from AED 77* (available all day).

Timings:          7:00 am to 1:00 am

 Pool Bar:

Enjoy a fine snack by the pool, or sip your favourite drink from the swim up bar. Daily specials and expert bartenders make it a great spot for a relaxed time with friends or family.

 Villa BBQ:

Experience the luxury of a customised BBQ served in the privacy of your own villa. 24 hours advance booking required.

 

Dining by Design:

Dining by Design is the ultimate customisation of your individual dining experience. Enjoy a romantic signature dinner amidst the golden sand dunes and be waited on by your private butler whilst watching the sunset. Only your imagination sets the limits.

Please note that this experience is subject to weather conditions and is not available on 24th and 31st of December.

For restaurant bookings, contact +971 (0)2 886 2088 or email infoqas@anantara.com

 

ROOMS:

 Experience Bedouin Traditions and palatial luxury.

 With the golden dunes of the Liwa Desert as your backdrop, legendary and fun-filled adventure whispers across the undulating sands as you unwind in princely Arabian luxury. Wake up to a sumptuous international breakfast and feel fully revitalised before escaping for romance or adventure, quiet relaxation or quality family time.

Enjoy 15 % savings on all of our luxurious accommodation, when booking 30 days in advance.

Qasr Al Sarab Advance Purchase Special Rate starts from AED 1000*.

To book, visit qasralsarab.anantara.com, email crome@anantara.comor call +971 (0)2 656 1399

*Rates are subject to 10% Service Charge, 6% Tourism Fee, 4% Municipality Fee, as well as Municipality Room Fee of AED 15 per room per night for each bedroom.
The rates quoted are per night, include discount, subject to seasonal variations and change without notice.
The rate indicated is in the official hotel currency and will be charged at that rate on check out.
Reservations must be made at least 30 days in advance.
Full deposit non-refundable prepayment required at the time of booking.
The above benefits may not be used in conjunction with any other discount or exchanged for any other service or cash

ACTIVITIES:

 Discover the uninterrupted golden sands of the Liwa desert in November with our variety of activities. Choose from Horse Riding, Camel Trek, Dune Bashing and more to create a truly memorable experience.

Horse Riding:

Beginners: AED 395* per person (8 years and above)

Intermediate: AED 450* per person (8 years and above)

For centuries, the Middle East has been renowned for its affiliation with equestrian trade and leisure activities, and Abu Dhabi is no exception. Enveloped by an alluring expanse of golden sand dunes, Qasr Al Sarab DesertResort by Anantara offers guests the opportunity to traverse the Liwa desert in Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter on horseback. Explore the captivating surroundings with a range of horse riding activities organized by the resort, each of which are tailored to suit individual abilities. Whether you are an amateur or a seasoned rider, we will ensure you leave with a truly memorable experience.

 

Available from Now – May.

 

Falcon and Saluki Show:AED 310* per adult / AED 235* per child (1–11 years).

Discover the ancient traditional sport of falconry and hunting with Salukis which has been practiced for thousands of years in the UAE. Falcons have become a cultural symbol of the region owing to their skill and personality, whereas Arabian Salukis are known for their excellent speed, intelligence and stamina which has made them both the perfect hunting companions for centuries. Enjoy the best indigenous experience by learning traditional hunting techniques. Be enthralled by a live falcon and Saluki show, followed by engaging stories and experiences about hunting with these wonderful creatures.

Available from Now – May.

 

Sandboarding & Sand Sledding:

Rent a sand board or a sled and take on the towering dunes of the Empty Quarter, for a fun packed activity with friends and family.

Rental fees:    2 hours for AED 100*

 

6 hours for AED 300*

24 hours for AED 500*

 Desert Walks:Enjoy the splendor of the great outdoors on a guided desert walk. Learn about the history of the local area, its unique culture and interesting animals. This activity is a fun excursion for the family, allowing you to select different trails to suit your needs and fitness levels.

Sunset and Sunrise Walks: AED 130* per adult / AED 85* per child (8–11 years)

The best time to book a desert walk is during sunrise or sunset, for optimum weather conditions and picture perfect skies.

 Night Walks and Full Moon Walks: AED 190* per adult / AED 130* per child (8–11 years)Embark on a truly mystical and enchanting desert walk at night and watch as the moonlight reflects in the endless formations of magnificent dunes right before your eyes.

Fat Biking:AED 180* per person (from 14 years and above)

Explore the awe-inspiring beauty of the Liwa Desert aboard a fat bike, the only bicycle that can be hidden on the sand dunes. Take to the golden sand dunes for an adrenaline-packed experienceacross the endless rugged landscape. The gently curving slopes and pleasant weather makes it an ideal spot for amateurs and experienced riders alike.

Dune Bashing: AED 305* per adult / AED 220* per child (6–11 years)

If you are a thrill-seeker, then you will thoroughly enjoy an action-packed 4×4 session as our trained guides steer you across the desert dunes. This activity usually takes place in the early morning or late afternoon, to ensure the sand is hard enough to drive on. Dune-bashing is suitable for adults and children over the age of six.

Desert Safari: AED 270* per adult / AED 220* per child (4–11 years)

Sit back and enjoy the view as your guide takes you on a journey among some of the tallest dunes around. Stop for a photo opportunity and learn about the shifting sands of the dunes and the indigenous plants and animals that inhabit them. This activity is suitable for adults and children over the age of four.

Sunset Camel Treks: AED 305* per adult / AED 200*per child(8–11 years)

For those looking to capture the splendour of Arabia, the sunrise and sunset treks are the way to go. The longest of the trekking activities, it can take up to an hour and 45 minutes to complete, with a quick stop for refreshments in an Arabian setting. Camel treks are limited to small groups in order to enhance the experience.

Medium Camel Trek:AED 200* per adult / AED 140* per child (4–11 years)

Family treks are ideal for families with children over the age of four. This fun-filled activity takes place in the valleys around the hotel. The activity duration is around an hour and 15 minutes.

 Archery: AED 145* per adult / AED 95* per child (8–11 years)

The tribesmen of Liwa took great pride in their hunting skills. Try your hand at archery; with static targets set for different shooting ranges, this is an activity both beginners and professionals can enjoy. All you need is good upper body strength and a keen eye. Choose from multiple sessions throughout the day at the range, just a short driving distance from the hotel. An archery activity can take around an hour and a half to complete and is suitable for adults and children over the age of eight.

Traditional Animal Experience: AED 110*  per adult / AED 90* per child (1-11 years)Learn more about the local fauna on this tour short tour during which you will visit the oryx and camel farms and pass by the Saluki hunting dogs and falcon house.

Liwa Tour: AED 520* per adult / AED 365* per child (1–11 years)

Take a trip to the Liwa Oasis and discover a historic place that emerges like a mirage within the Empty Quarter. Amidst the dry desert landscape, this verdant oasis symbolises the energy of life in a captivating romantic surrounding. An activity not to be missed! The tour leaves daily from the resort and stops at several unique locations that portray the rich culture of the UAE. Explore the historic Liwa Fort and visit a palm tree farm, a vegetable farm and a camel farm.

Refreshments will be provided and our guides will also hand out information about the area and history of the region. Most importantly, don’t forget your camera! This activity takes four to five hours and is suitable for all ages.

Abu Dhabi Cultural Tour: AED 1,150* per adult / AED 950* per child (1 – 11 years)

Discover the rich Arabian culture and proud heritage of the UAE on a day trip to Abu Dhabi city. Learn about traditional hunting on a visit to the Falcon Hospital and Saluki Centre; take a tour of Abu Dhabi’s spectacular historical landmarks, including Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Al Hosn Fort and Heritage Village; experience the Pearl Journey* and find out more about the history of the pearling industry in the Arabian Gulf. During this fascinating tour you will enjoy a sumptuous lunch at Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara.

This activity is available for a minimum of two persons and includes return transfers to Abu Dhabi. *Pearl Journey available at extra cost

Yoga: AED 150* per person per session (16 years and above)

Eliminate the signs of stress from your body and mind. Embark on a unique experience with our Yoga sessions in the middle of the stunning Liwa desert. Wake up at dawn and begin your day in a healthy way with our classes at sunrise, or take the sunset class to end your day in serenity.

Classes of up to 8 persons available at sunrise and sunset, indoor or outdoor.

Cooking Classes:Step behind the scenes of Arabian gastronomy with Anantara Spice Spoons cooking class, a richly interactive experience that will immerse you in the colourful local culture and traditional heritage of Middle Eastern cuisine. Enjoy a captivating experience mastering Arabian cuisine’s distinctive flavour balance as you learn to cook a series of authentic dishes. Dine on your creations and leave with wonderful memories and impressive new skills to entertain family and friends.

AED 550+++ per person for cooking class including refreshments, souvenir cooking apron, recipe book, chopping board and shopping bag.

For activity booking, call +971 2 886 2088 or email infoqas@anantara.com

*Price is subject to a 10% service charge and 6% tourism fee and 4% municipality fee

We also have some exciting activity short videos for online content. Please feel free to use them.

Archery: http://youtu.be/oE_pKzj9I7Q

Camel Trek: http://youtu.be/hgZxbN-LTj0

Fat Biking: http://youtu.be/raw8Q6xuMA8

Desert Trek: http://youtu.be/dSt8SYBVo5U

Dune Bashing: http://youtu.be/wJS47j6Q2Fw

Falcon and Saluki: http://youtu.be/SDSd1vW5DFE

Cooking School: http://youtu.be/nSSAHP7OFZg

Horse Ride: http://youtu.be/cy87FqKzucE

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