Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort and Spa was designed by Dubarch, that located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. One approaches the Hotel on a bridge structure recalling ancient roadways, yet this causeway and most of the hotel complex itself sits on these tencate-earth retaining walls, a time and cost saving method over typical concrete retaining walls. Entry courtyards crafted of local materials, including stucco and stone, combined with the site and sound of fountains, welcome the visitor to the Hotel. Exterior building stucco is meant to evoke traditional mud architecture of the region but is instead an insulating modern building material.
To make this happen, however, advanced technology systems are merged onto a single system, and are integrated well enough within the architecture of the hotel as not to disturb the traditional aesthetics. Windows and doors are meant to evoke antique artifacts yet are actually thermally insulated to the highest international building standards. Interior furniture and fabrics recall the beauty of traditional Bedouin tents, while finishes and fixtures meet the highest standards in luxury design.