From smartphones to sat navs, people’s lives are full of screens. Consumers wake up to them, come home to them, and carry them around in their pockets all day. To help guests gain distance from 21st century technology, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara has created an escape perfect for a complete Digital Detox. Located in the legendary Rub’Al Khali, the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort provides a luxury oasis for discerning travellers. During the detox, guests surrender their devices in order to take part in a range of activities to rest and distress the body, from camel rides and desert walks, to deluxe spa treatments and reclining by a private plunge pool, all of which are done without the interruption of a mobile, tablet or laptop.
The digital detox starts the moment guests enter the resort, with the’keeper of the screens’relieving them of all their electronics. They are then escorted to their secluded villa complete with some of the finest interiors and amenities. With every villa kitted out with a private temperature-controlled pool, this is the perfect place to totally switch off, relax, and reboot.
To help with the cleanse, guests can embark on a six hour Arabian Desert Rose Ritual in the Anantara Spa’s private Spa Villa with a beautiful backdrop of the sand dunes, where traditional aromas of Arabian rose will relax the body and mind. The treatment starts with a revitalising body scrub and mask followed up a rose milk bath, a body massage to relax and an illuminating facial to finish. Guests can complement with a healthy lunch, with a selection of freshly prepared salads and super foods accompanied by healthy fruit and vegetable juices, perfect for boosting the immune system and enhancing brain functionality.
Once spa sessions have soothed the body and mind, guests can head to the desert to try their hand at an array of exhilarating recreational activities. From camel riding, archery and horseback riding to personal training sessions in the state-of-the-art gym, there is something to keep everyone on their toes.
When the sun has set and the desert turns to dusk, guests can embark on a voyage to the spirit of Arabia and revel in the indigenous setting with traditional fare at Al Falaj. Guests can detox the brain and relax in the open-air restaurant under the stars whilst sampling a variety of cold mezzeh and Arabic barbecue and soaking views of the rolling sand dunes.
Bedtime is another sacred ritual, and the resort has all bases covered when it comes to making the experience as soothing as possible. With the silence of the desert creating the perfect backdrop, complete with a pillow menu, ensuring they quickly drift into the land of nod.
Feeling sluggish and slow, irritable and grumpy, and with one too many headaches thrown in? Then book into Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara to start the New Year without an email, text message or phone call to disturb.
Life is a Journey. Book your next Anantara escape to Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort at anantara.com. Alternatively, please call Anantara Central Reservation Office on +971 2 656 1399 or email email@example.com.