Imagine having the possibility to sleep in between sand dunes in the middle of the desert. Now, picture incredible luxury in a palace like setting. The Qasr Al Sarab hotel gives you the perfect combination of adventure and luxury.


Located in the Rub’ al Kahali, known in english as the Empty Quarter, the largest uninterrupted sand mass in the world, a two hour drive from Abu Dhabi and Dubai, this hotel has it all. It even served as a place setting for one of 2015 biggest box-office films Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Though the drive to the hotel is long, you will enjoy breathtaking views all the way, apart from the amazing experience of traveling through a desert and on sand dunes.

The hotel itself is made to resemble an ancient Arabian fort, decorated with artifacts from the region and bringing you closer to middle eastern culture.

The rooms are also decorated following ancient islamic traditions but also adding a few modern touches such as the spacious bath tubs. You can choose either a luxury hotel room, a private villa or a royal villa. The royal villas each have a terrace and a private pool.

There are many things you can do to enjoy your stay at the hotel. Spend a relaxing day in the state of the art award winning spa, splash around the spacious pool or get a workout at the gym. If you have more of an adventurous side you can try camel trekking, desert walks, biking or dune bashing. You can also engage in archery o falconry.

If you take your children, there’s something for them too at the hotel’s kids club, filled with age appropriate activities and certified staff that will watch them.


Food wise, the hotel has four incredible restaurants that serve middle eastern, mediterranean and international cuisine. You can either eat at the restaurants or have your meal brought up to your private balcony, provided you have one.

In all, staying here is more than just enjoying time at a hotel. It consists on experiencing the culture and the amazing beauty of one of the most remote areas in the world. Although it doesn’t hurt to stay at an award-winning five star hotel, does it? 

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