This is a resort like none you've ever imagined. Nestled among the otherworldly dunes of yellow, pink and red of the Empty Quarter, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort is a lavish stay where you can see the United Arab Emirates' falcons fly, watch the sun set over never-ending sand and wake up to a fog misting over the desert.
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