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On days one and two of the Desert Luxury and Coastal Fun tour, enjoy a luxurious desert experience at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. Discover the Rub’ al Khali by camel, fat-tyre bike, sandboard, desert walk or mountain bike. Try your hand at archery, sample traditional Emirati dishes under starry skies, or unwind in a luxurious hammam. Twice-daily falcon and Arabian Saluki (desert hunting dog) shows promise to teach and entertain. 

On day three, discover the 50-berth Eastern Mangroves Marina. This upmarket marina sits adjacent to the five-star Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel. Families and adventure-loving groups will enjoy the many watersports offerings there, from kayaking and paddleboarding to sailing and water-based explorations of Abu Dhabi’s lush mangroves. 

Also on day three, soak up adventure at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, a waterpark with Emirati heritage at its heart. Spanning 15 football pitches and with over 40 rides, slides and attractions – five of which are one-of-a-kind – you’re sure to make lifelong memories here.

Highlights

3 Days

Car

26 KMs

Qasr al Sarab

Highlights

3 Days

Car

26 KMs

Qasr al Sarab

What to expect

Day 1 highlights

Number of stops

1

Transport

Car

Duration

3 Hrs

Savour a luxurious desert experience at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara and enjoy camel rides, fat-tyre biking, sandboarding, desert walks, archery, mountain biking, falcon and Saluki shows and more

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Stop 1

Stop 1

Recommended Time: 3 hours

Seeing this stunning hotel emerge from the shimmering, flame-coloured dunes of the majestic Empty Quarter is like witnessing an illustration from the fairytale One Thousand and One Nights come to life. Like a mirage that seemingly appears out of nowhere, the luxury Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is a plush oasis just 200km from Abu Dhabi city.

The Empty Quarter, also known as the Rub’ al Khali, is the world’s largest uninterrupted sand mass, and Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara reflects the region’s ancient cultural traditions, welcoming adventurers of all ages with warm Arabian hospitality. From families seeking new sights and solo travellers looking for action in a unique, ever-changing landscape, to couples searching for a romantic escape, this luxe resort offers everything you need to create a dream holiday.

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Stop 1

Qasr al Sarab

Recommended Time: 3 hours

Seeing this stunning hotel emerge from the shimmering, flame-coloured dunes of the majestic Empty Quarter is like witnessing an illustration from the fairytale One Thousand and One Nights come to life. Like a mirage that seemingly appears out of nowhere, the luxury Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is a plush oasis just 200km from Abu Dhabi city.

The Empty Quarter, also known as the Rub’ al Khali, is the world’s largest uninterrupted sand mass, and Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara reflects the region’s ancient cultural traditions, welcoming adventurers of all ages with warm Arabian hospitality. From families seeking new sights and solo travellers looking for action in a unique, ever-changing landscape, to couples searching for a romantic escape, this luxe resort offers everything you need to create a dream holiday.

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Qasr al Sarab
Qasr al Sarab
What to expect

Day 2 highlights

Number of stops

1

Transport

Car

Duration

3 Hrs

Savour a luxurious desert experience at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara and enjoy camel rides, fat-tyre biking, sandboarding, desert walks, archery, mountain biking, falcon and Saluki shows and more

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Stop 1

Stop 1

Recommended Time: 3 hours

Seeing this stunning hotel emerge from the shimmering, flame-coloured dunes of the majestic Empty Quarter is like witnessing an illustration from the fairytale One Thousand and One Nights come to life. Like a mirage that seemingly appears out of nowhere, the luxury Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is a plush oasis just 200km from Abu Dhabi city.

The Empty Quarter, also known as the Rub’ al Khali, is the world’s largest uninterrupted sand mass, and Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara reflects the region’s ancient cultural traditions, welcoming adventurers of all ages with warm Arabian hospitality. From families seeking new sights and solo travellers looking for action in a unique, ever-changing landscape, to couples searching for a romantic escape, this luxe resort offers everything you need to create a dream holiday.

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Stop 1

Qasr al Sarab

Recommended Time: 3 hours

Seeing this stunning hotel emerge from the shimmering, flame-coloured dunes of the majestic Empty Quarter is like witnessing an illustration from the fairytale One Thousand and One Nights come to life. Like a mirage that seemingly appears out of nowhere, the luxury Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is a plush oasis just 200km from Abu Dhabi city.

The Empty Quarter, also known as the Rub’ al Khali, is the world’s largest uninterrupted sand mass, and Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara reflects the region’s ancient cultural traditions, welcoming adventurers of all ages with warm Arabian hospitality. From families seeking new sights and solo travellers looking for action in a unique, ever-changing landscape, to couples searching for a romantic escape, this luxe resort offers everything you need to create a dream holiday.

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Qasr al Sarab
Qasr al Sarab
What to expect

Day 3 highlights

Total Distance

31 KMs

Number of stops

2

Transport

Car

Duration

6 Hrs

Discover the 50-berth Eastern Mangroves Marina and enjoy fine dining, shopping and watersports before heading to Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi to soak up adventure.

Eastern Mangroves Marina

Stop 1

Stop 1

Recommended Time: 2 hours

Operated by ART Marine, the 50-berth marina at Eastern Mangroves is the perfect destination or berthing haven for yachts up to 24 metres in length. Here, owners benefit from a calm and picturesque environment, modern onshore facilities and full mooring assistance.

This upmarket marina sits adjacent to the five-star Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel, accessed via a pedestrian walkway connected to the Eastern Mangroves Promenade, an active, urban lifestyle destination housing fantastic restaurants, supermarkets, cafés and shops.

Families and adventure-loving groups will enjoy the many watersports offerings that companies based at Eastern Mangroves Marina offer, from kayaking and paddleboarding to sailing and water-based explorations of Abu Dhabi’s lush mangroves.

ART Marine is a leading marina operator in the UAE, with marina locations across the country offering yacht owners a consistent level of high service, world-class facilities and impressive member events.

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Stop 2

Stop 2

Recommended Time: 3 hours

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is a waterpark with Emirati heritage at its heart. The Lost Pearl is the central theme, following the story of a young Emirati girl on a quest to find a legendary pearl. Sitting atop Jebel Dhana, the park’s towering centrepiece, sits an enormous pearl, bringing The Lost Pearl theme to life visually.

Spanning 15 football pitches, this amazing full-day park experience brings you and your family exhilarating water-based activities across a range of thrill levels. With over 40 rides, slides and attractions – five of which are one-of-a-kind – you’re sure to make lifelong memories here. 

Try the world-first, largest hydromagnetic-powered, 238-metre long, six-person tornado waterslide, Dawwamma, or check out three-metre-high waves on Bubble’s Barrel, which boasts the world’s largest surfable sheet wave for flow boards and bodyboards. The Bandit Bomber, a 550-metre coaster, showcases onboard water and laser effects, with riders shooting jets of water at targets, dropping water bombs and triggering special effects. Passersby below them, meanwhile, can also get in on the action, spraying riders with water as they pass. All that activity should work up an appetite, and you’ll find various restaurants on-site, as well as a souk (market) and pearl-diving exhibits. Entry to the park is AED 250 for adults and AED 230 for children.

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Stop 1

Eastern Mangroves Marina

Recommended Time: 2 hours

Operated by ART Marine, the 50-berth marina at Eastern Mangroves is the perfect destination or berthing haven for yachts up to 24 metres in length. Here, owners benefit from a calm and picturesque environment, modern onshore facilities and full mooring assistance.

This upmarket marina sits adjacent to the five-star Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel, accessed via a pedestrian walkway connected to the Eastern Mangroves Promenade, an active, urban lifestyle destination housing fantastic restaurants, supermarkets, cafés and shops.

Families and adventure-loving groups will enjoy the many watersports offerings that companies based at Eastern Mangroves Marina offer, from kayaking and paddleboarding to sailing and water-based explorations of Abu Dhabi’s lush mangroves.

ART Marine is a leading marina operator in the UAE, with marina locations across the country offering yacht owners a consistent level of high service, world-class facilities and impressive member events.

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Eastern Mangroves Marina
Eastern Mangroves Marina