Bed down in the dunes at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort in the Abu Dhabi desert, which has recently unveiled a captivating new overnight camping experience
As bucket-list travel experiences go, spending a night under the stars at the world’s most Instagrammable hotel is hard to beat.
With its majestic location in the Empty Quarter, on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi (around 90 minutes by car from the city centre), Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is a magnet for intrepid travellers and its new Camp Nujum, Camp of the Stars experience is attracting a new wave of adventurers.
Blending a Bedouin-style ambience with modern comforts, the camp offers unobstructed views of the caramel-coloured sands and the native wildlife that roams freely, alongside a fantastic line-up of activities to keep you entertained.
Arrive in good time to bask in the glow of the setting sun while enjoying Arabic coffee and dates in the majlis. Next, the chefs will whip you up a feast of Arabic food cooked on the sizzling barbecue for dinner.
Those who wish to stay the night in the camp will wake up to a nourishing breakfast followed by a mesmerising show of falcons taking to the sky.
When you return to the main resort, you can set about discovering all of Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort’s original charms – of which there are many.
From ancient hammam rituals that put your body through its paces to pampering spa treatments that incorporate indigenous ingredients, sunrise yoga sessions on the sand, and Bedouin-style dining at Al Falaj, the resort’s serene vibes are the perfect antidote to a busy lifestyle.
Make it an experience to remember by staying in one of the pool villas, which each have their own private plunge pool overlooking the desert. Couples seeking a romantic retreat will find all they need in a One Bedroom Pool Villa, whereas families can enjoy some splashing fun inside a Two or Three Bedroom Pool Villa. With luxurious amenities and intuitive service from a dedicated Villa Host on tap, a personalised experience at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort is guaranteed.
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