Qasr Al Sarab – Arabian Nights

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Up until now my posts have all been about food or wine, but today I want to share a hotel experience with you because it is true that in our constant quest to find the most amazing dishes, at times we are obligated, and I say this ironically, to spend a night or two away from home. So at the end of the day, hotels have their significance for us foodies. One of the most amazing hotels where I have ever stayed is Qasr al Sarab by Anantara in Abu Dhabi. This hotel is not only sumptuous with stunning rooms… but what stands out most is its location right smack in the middle of the desert or at least that is the sense you get after a two-hour drive through the Liwa Desert.  Don’t let this turn you off. It is a straight easy traffic-free road until you reach the exit and then you have a 15 minute desert drive through the hotel premises. Here is where you start getting goose bumps as your expectations start to rise anticipating a truly unique experience. Upon arrival you are bestowed with what seems to be a desert fort with its sand color blending right in with the dunes. The doormen open your car doors and you are escorted inside the lobby decorated in a luxurious Bedouin style and the pampering experience begins.

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