Stay in a secluded luxury desert villa for the day for Dhs895
The Qasr Al Sarab deal also includes lunch and 20% off spa treatments
Time Out Dubai staff
Being surrounded by so many shiny new buildings and fabulous restaurants in Dubai can sometimes make it easy to forget that we're actually in the middle of the desert.
So this brilliant summer deal might just be the perfect way to reconnect with the UAE's roots.
Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort in Abu Dhabi is surrounded by seemingly endless sand dunes and is dripping with opulence – but until the end of September you can experience the beautiful hotel at a fraction of the cost.
And for Dhs895, you can spend the day in one of the resort's high-end villas looking out over the dunes, which are just 90 minutes from Abu Dhabi’s city centre.
You can use the property from 10am-7pm, with a two-course a la carte lunch thrown in at Qasr Al Sarab's Mediterranean restaurant for good measure.
The offer also features 20 percent off food and beverages, spa treatments and desert activities as well as fresh fruit on arrival.
If you'd prefer to stay a little longer, it's worth checking out the Summer Villa Special – allowing you to wake up to the mesmerising silence of the vast desert.
Starting at Dhs1,999, you can bag a stay in a one- or two-bedroom property including a daily buffet breakfast.
Or for even better value, there's the Dhs220 Luxury Resort Lifestyle Day.
It includes complimentary access to the main swimming pool, gym and kids' club from 10am to 7pm.
The offer also features 20 percent off food and beverages as well as spa treatments and desert activities.
So whether you're looking for a lazy day by the pool or something a little more luxurious, it's well worth booking this deal. From Dhs220. Until Sep 30. Qasr Al Sarab, Abu Dhabi, anantara.com (02 895 8700).
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