For those with a passion for adrenaline fuelling sports, the resort now offers sunrise or sunset dune biking with ‘fat’ mountain bikes, the only bikes suitable for riding on soft sand dunes for 150 AED per person. As the first and only resort in the UAE to offer this dune biking, guests can expect a thrilling experience like no other.
If guests are in the mood for something a little different, land sailing across the dry valleys of the legendary Empty Quarter is certainly unique. From 250 AED per person, ‘pilots’ can travel up to four or five times faster than the speed of wind, for an incredibly thrilling and memorable experience.
For the chance to experience a traditional activity exclusive to Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, guests can enjoy a Saluki and Falcon show inspired from the indigenous desert hunting experience. As the oldest breed of dog that historically traveled throughout the Middle East and Silk Route with caravans and nomadic tribes, guests can enjoy a touch of Emirati history whilst admiring the hunting skills of the falcon catching its lure at one of the UAE’s most picturesque resorts from 320 AED per person.
As well as creating additional activities for in house guests, these exclusive adventure activities have all been developed to showcase the unique facilities of the resort location and the surrounding beauty of the Liwa desert. In line with the commitment of the Tourism and Cultural Authority in Abu Dhabi to promote the beautiful destination, the activities complement events such as the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge and the Dhafra Camel Festival, and can be enjoyed through exclusive day packages as well as an overnight stay at the resort.
Born from a vision of the UAE’s late leader, Qasr Al Sarab is Abu Dhabi’s landmark where Emirati tradition, heritage, origins, hospitality and luxury smoothly blends into its pristine surrounding environment, in a destination rich in history with settlements dating back 7, 000 years. The resort has a wide range of excursions that reflect the region’s ancient cultural traditions bringing back the memories of desert travelers from the early morning desert walk on the dunes, the ride on a camel over sun soaked dunes as a timeless landscape unfolds, falcon show in awesome scenery, thrilling adventure activities such as dune bashing, mountain biking and archery and an exclusive Liwa tour, as well as many more that reflect a holistic experience that truly manifests the Arabian culture.
Sitting atop a crescent-shaped dune in one of the most astonishing landscapes of the Liwa Desert in the Empty Quarter, Qasr Al Sarab offers 154 rooms, 42 villas and 10 royal villas resembling majestic palaces with spacious living and dining areas, private pools and outdoor terraces. The resort is a haven of comfort and pure extravagance with desert views, interiors of warm, earthy hues, which are accented by locally hand crafted furnishings immersed in the splendid heritage of an ancient fortress.
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