Ranked in Travel & Leisure‘s 45 Best New Hotels of 2010, Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara proves that the desert truly beckons. This dreamlike retreat is located in the legendary Liwa Desert in the Empty Quarter of Abu Dhabi, the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world. In addition to relishing in the resort’s luxurious offerings, guests are encouraged to explore the vast landscapes and the adjoining 9,000-square kilometre protected wildlife reserve. I’m adding this to my extensive travel bucket list. Immediately.