Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
The company known for stocking Thai jungle lodges with fine wines and fitting Maldivian overwater bungalows with Egyptian cotton sheets has set its sights on the Empty Quarter—an ocean of dunes across the planet's largest uninterrupted desert. At the princely desert fortress, stone walls are draped with jewel-toned textiles, and helipads accommodate visiting Emirati sheikhs. Guides lead intrepid travelers on camel treks through the Liwa Desert. Trade route artifacts sourced from local souks—bedouin jewelry and hammered brass vessels—help to create a place to live a desert fantasy.