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Diana d’Orville sustainable luxury couture silk kimono in Empty Quarter desert at Qasr Al Sarab Anantara resort. Liwa dunes. Fashion photography.

Desert Dreams – Postcard from Abu Dhabi

We welcomed 2020 in the most magical way!

From sunrise yoga amidst the serene dunes of Liwa to Bedouin dining under the stars, reminiscent of days gone by, when locals would gather around the majilis for an evening of feasting and conversations.

Our recommendations

1 – A sunset trek in the Liwa dunes. Immensity. The tears of joy.

2 – Dining under the stars at Al Falaj Arabian restaurant. Magic moments shared with your loved ones!

3 – 10 000 Years of Luxury exhibition at Louvre Abu Dhabi. The permanent Louvre collection is also true to its ‘See humanity in a new light’ mantra, through the diversity, quality and avant-garde presentation of art pieces.

4 – Snack on fresh coconuts with a book on the sand at St Regis Saadiyat after a dip in the sea.

5 – Al fresco dining at Emirates Palace beach – the best octopus we’ve ever tasted!

6 – Buddha Bar Beach at St Regis Saadiyat : Let the exotic music transport you whilst savouring scrumptious gastronomy feet in the sand. (We highly recommend deep-fried soft shell crab, robata anticucho and thai red curry tiger prawns!)

7 – Sheik Al Zayed Mosque – grandiose – an absolute must.

8 – Sheik Zayed memorial –a tribute dedicated to commemorating the legacy, life and values of the founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

At centre of the sanctuary, ‘The Constellation’ designed by artist Ralph Hemrick, a collection of three-dimensional suspended shapes, changing from day to night with the natural sky changes. Best time is at sunset.

 

A few words from Audrey for 2020 

Jacques Brel said so beautifully ‘I wish you endless dreams and the furious desire to achieve them’ …and for some extra soul and whimsical eclectism, we are here!

The best is yet to come,

Wishing you all many more adventures, delightful surprises, and most of all…mountains of love.

Tenderly,

 

Audrey

 

For more information:

https://www.anantara.com/en/qasr-al-sarab-abu-dhabi/restaurants/al-falaj

https://www.louvreabudhabi.ae/

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/auhxr-the-st-regis-saadiyat-island-resort-abu-dhabi/

https://www.buddhabarbeachabudhabi.com/

https://www.szgmc.gov.ae/en/

https://www.thefoundersmemorial.ae/en/

Diana d’Orville sustainable luxury couture silk kimono in Empty Quarter desert at Qasr Al Sarab Anantara resort. Liwa dunes. Fashion photography.
Diana d’Orville sustainable luxury couture silk kimono in Empty Quarter desert at Qasr Al Sarab Anantara resort. Liwa dunes. Fashion photography.
Diana d’Orville sustainable luxury couture silk kimono in Empty Quarter desert at Qasr Al Sarab Anantara resort. Liwa dunes. Fashion photography.
Diana d’Orville sustainable luxury couture silk kimono in Empty Quarter desert at Qasr Al Sarab Anantara resort. Liwa dunes. Fashion photography.
Diana d’Orville sustainable luxury couture silk kimono in Empty Quarter desert at Qasr Al Sarab Anantara resort. Liwa dunes. Fashion photography.
Diana d'Orville at Qasr al Sarab by Anantara Abu Dhabi
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