Anantara Spa at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Head to the Empty Quarter for a retreat that feels miles from the city

Anantara Spa at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Technically in Abu Dhabi, but so far out in to the Empty Quarter that it feels like being on a desert adventure, this is one of the most spectacular locales in the land. In the background there are unmistakeable glimpses of the hotel’s Thai heritage, but it is served up with the strongest sense of Arabian hospitality. Let’s face it, you’re not coming all the way out here to have an express massage. The longer, the more desert-centric and more luxuriant the better. And the four treatment rooms will not disappoint. The Arabian Desert Rose ritual makes use of a rejuvenating rhassoul body mask and rose milk bath to moisturise skin. Other Arabian touches include date and coffee scrubs and a desert sand ritual.
Open daily 10am-10pm. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Qasr Al Sarab Road, Abu Dhabi (02 886 2088).

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