Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara announced extensive luxury updates to its resort facilities, alongside new health and safety features that ensure unforgettable stays with absolute peace of mind. With enhanced leisure, wellness and family offerings, the legendary palace re-opens from August 15, 2020, more opulent and indulgent than ever.

Adhering to the highest operational standards for “new normal” travel, 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 with irresistibly fun-filled amenities and activities for kids. These include 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.

For indulgent days of relaxation and fun in the sun, the pool area has been 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 50m stretch for laps, striking poolside decor, and more.  The new Resort Lifestyle Guru will be available for guests and provide them with inside tips and recommendations.

In addition to the existing suite of leisure amenities, fitness facilities have received cutting-edge upgrades. The gym now features new Technogym equipment, including the Zwift virtual cycling system. Outdoors, a desert volleyball court and super-sized Jenga and chess create even more opportunities for active fun. The tennis and basketball courts are open 24 hours and free to use for all guests.

A desert palace stay is not complete without indulgent spa experiences, now enhanced with the latest in technology and treatments. The wellness centre relaunches with new relaxation spaces for men and women, indoor and outdoor meditation zones and Psammo therapy sand-heat.

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.