Nicely hidden away in the legendary Liwa Desert at the Empty Quarter, the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara opens up to adventurous guests embracing the epic adventures of indigenous desert culture with nothing but the most refined luxury. Here lucky guests are left to unwind at their leisure in the unsurpassed comfort of private, palatial-style villas, in a ‘Mirage Palace’ enveloped by thousands of years of intriguing traditions. Traverse towering dunes and sandy desert trails with enthralling desert escapades. Experience a retreat that blends cultural passion with desert tranquillity.
H Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
Hotel in Desert Resort resort
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Airport in Abu Dhabi city
Abu Dhabi, Figures and Facts
Abu Dhabi has a sub-tropical arid climate that gives way to blue, cloudless skies. Sunshine is ever-present across all seasons and no matter what time of year you visit, you'll be greeted by warm to extremely hot temperatures during the day and cool breezes refreshing the nights. In the daytime average temperatures hover around 42 degrees Celsius, cooling down to around 13 degrees in the evenings. Rain is very scarce throughout the year but most frequent between November and February.
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Local laws & customs
Due to local customs and etiquette rules some countries observe a strict dress code. This is especially true for most Muslim countries. Please show respect for local customs and dress accordingly so as not to offend locals or attract unwanted attention.
Some countries also have strict custom laws on what items you can import and export. Always check with the local tourist board before travelling.
Be aware that prior to visiting some countries you may need to get specific immunisation against some diseases. Consult your local GP and check with the FCO website to find out if you will need any vaccinations before travelling. Also, to ensure your health is covered while you’re away it might be worth investing in some health insurance. In some countries this is a strict requirement.
Some countries require specific permits or visas to allow entry. Please ensure your passport is up to date in advance and check the FCO website for more detailed information.
Best time to travel
November to March. with milder temperatures but still plenty of sunshine
10% in bars, restaurants and taxis
To call Abu Dhabi from the UK dial 00
To call the UK from Abu Dhabi dial 044 followed by your phone number
Electricity in United Arab Emirates is 220 volts / 50Hz. Most common socket / plugs are type G