Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is set to reopen on August 15 with enhanced leisure, wellness and family offerings.
Qasr Al Sarab has adopted a 360-degree approach to hygiene and safety, including sanitising stations, physical distancing and health checks for team members. An Anantara Guest Guardian has been appointed to oversee the programme, which has earned the resort the Go Safe Certification from the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism.
The resort has also enriched its children’s offerings, including upgrades to the kids’ club, a new soft-play zone in the pool, nutritious and delicious menu options, and complimentary activities and experiences designed to keep younger travellers engaged throughout their stay.
The pool area was refurbished to provide multiple zones for guests of all ages. Upgrades include children’s splash pad area, luxurious in-water loungers and an in-water swing, new cabanas providing enhanced guest privacy, a 50-metre stretch for laps, poolside decor and more.
A highlight is the new swim-up bar, which offers a pool-time menu including a new signature “Farm to Fork” pizza with ingredients from the resort’s own greenhouse. The new Resort Lifestyle Guru will be available for guests and provide them with inside tips and recommendations.
The gym now features new Technogym equipment, including the Zwift virtual cycling system. Outdoors, a desert volleyball court and super-sized Jenga were added. The tennis and basketball courts are open 24 hours and free to use for all guests. Gym memberships will also be available for local residents to access the fitness centre, pool, steam room and sauna and additional resort-wide discounts.
New green initiatives at the resort include complete phasing out of plastic water bottles and the introduction of solar panels to support power and hot water, emphasising its focus towards a sustainable resort.