It’s understandable why this location was chosen for filming, with its majestic, multicoloured dunes stretching as far as the eye can see against a backdrop of brilliant blue sky. Its locale is surprising; considering it is the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world, it is just an hour and a half south of the cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi along an easy highway.
In the heart of the Rub’Al Khali stands the luxury Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort; a luxury oasis in the desert, and where the Star Wars crew stayed during filming. Guests can ride on a camel over sun soaked dunes, soak in the freeform swimming pool and watch desert wildlife graze in the shade. Every room, villa and suite boasts desert views and blend rich interiors with the landscape. The resort boasts a choice of four dining venues that offer some of the greatest Middle Eastern cuisine and fine gastronomic experiences from across the globe.
Best At Travel is offering 3 night packages at the Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort from £589 per person, including flights on a bed & breakfast basis. Save up to 40% for stays between May – September 2015.
Watch the video below to get a feel for this stunning desert property in the heart of the Empty Quarter.