Abu Dhabi resort named the world’s most Instagrammable hotel

Social media has become a big part of travelling, and getting nice shots for Instagram is particularly important to millennials. On that basis, you can expect to see travellers who like nice images being interested in the Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara resort in Abu Dhabi, which has just been voted the most Instagrammable hotel in the world by Luxury Travel Advisor.

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Qasr Al Sarab in Abu Dhabi has been voted most Instagrammable hotel. Image: Anantara

It won 61% of the votes in an online poll, with 35,424 readers voting for the five-star desert property, and 22,515 plumping for runner-up Viceroy Los Cabos in Mexico.


Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara is a secluded oasis on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, surrounded by the flame-coloured dunes of the Rub' al Khali, or Empty Quarter. A fortress of turrets, courtyards and fountains houses rooms and suites, and all offer Instagrammable views of the desert.


Guests can take in sunsets from the resort's rooftop lounge, and can choose to dine poolside or out in the desert under the stars. During the cooler months, the Al Falaj restaurant offers a Bedouin-style dining experience, where guests can relax on Arabic-style seating as they dine to the flickering lights of the bonfire.

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Guests can reserve a Royal Pavilion villa out in the desert. Image: Anantara

They can even reserve a Royal Pavilion villa out in the desert, which is separate from the main resort. It comes complete with its own private plunge pool, shaded day-beds and personal villa host, and its Arabian décor will lend itself well to pretty pics on the grid.

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The hotel was voted most instagrammable in the world. Image: Anantara

Other Instagrammable features at the Qasr Al Sarab include the library and souk. Guests can also unwind with hammam and desert rose rituals, all of which will look great on the 'gram. For further information on the resort, please see here.