Abu Dhabi: Liwa Desert Safari

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Duration

12 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

About this tour

Discover the ultimate desert safari experience with our Liwa Desert Safari in Abu Dhabi. This full-day private tour offers an immersive journey into the heart of the Arabian desert, blending adventure, culture, and natural beauty. Situated about 200 kilometers from Abu Dhabi, Liwa Oasis is a lush haven amid the vast Rub Al Khali, the world’s largest sand desert. Join us for a memorable expedition that promises to reconnect you with nature and provide a glimpse into the traditional Bedouin lifestyle.

Introduction

The Liwa Desert Safari is a unique opportunity to explore one of the most stunning desert landscapes in the world. Located near the Saudi Arabian border, south of Abu Dhabi, Liwa Oasis is renowned for its extensive date plantations and natural water pools. This tour is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in the serene beauty of the desert.

Your adventure begins with a pick-up from your hotel, a mall, the seaport, or the airport in Abu Dhabi. You will travel in a comfortable 4WD vehicle to the Rub Al Khali, also known as the Empty Quarter. This area is famous for its dramatic sand dunes, which change color from golden to reddish hues as the sun moves across the sky. Along the way, you might spot desert wildlife such as gazelles and hares, adding to the enchanting experience.

Important Information

  • Pick-up Locations: Hotels, malls, seaports, and airports in Abu Dhabi.
  • Tour Timing: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (approximate times).
  • Dress Code: Comfortable clothing and closed shoes are recommended. Warm clothing is advised during the winter months (September to March).
  • Exclusions: Alcoholic drinks and optional activities such as quad biking (available for an additional fee).

Booking Policy

  • Cancellation: Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the start of the tour.
  • Health Considerations: This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, individuals with heart problems, or other sensitive ailments.

Highlights

  • Dune Bashing: Experience the thrill of navigating the towering dunes in a 4WD vehicle, capturing stunning photos of the shifting sands.
  • Camel Riding: Get up close with camels at a breeding farm and learn about their significance in Bedouin culture.
  • Sandboarding: Enjoy the excitement of sandboarding down the desert slopes, an adrenaline-pumping activity for adventure seekers.
  • Cultural Insights: Visit traditional date palm groves and freshwater pools, and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local guest house.

Included/Excluded

  • Transport: Round-trip transport in a 4WD vehicle.
  • Activities: Dune bashing, camel riding, sandboarding, and cultural exploration.
  • Refreshments: Arabic coffee, tea, dates, water, and soft drinks.
  • Meals: Picnic lunch at a local guest house.
  • Guidance: Experienced and knowledgeable guide.
  • NOT RECOMMENDED FOR
  • Pregnant Ladies

Itinerary

Your guide will pick you up from your Abu Dhabi hotel or other selected locations around 8:00 AM. Travel in a 4WD vehicle towards the Rub Al Khali desert, enjoying the scenic drive through the desert landscape.

Upon arrival at Liwa Oasis, marvel at the lush date plantations and natural water pools that make this area a true oasis in the desert. Learn about the history and significance of the oasis, which was once home to the Bani Yas tribe, the ancestors of Abu Dhabi's ruling family.

Experience an exhilarating dune bashing session as you navigate the rolling sand dunes in your 4WD vehicle. Keep an eye out for desert wildlife such as gazelles and hares, and take plenty of photos of the breathtaking scenery.

Visit a camel breeding farm and interact with these iconic desert animals. Learn about their importance in Bedouin culture and enjoy a short camel ride. For those seeking adventure, try sandboarding down the dunes under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Stop for an authentic lunch at a local guest house, where you can enjoy traditional Arabian cuisine. After lunch, explore the date palm groves and freshwater pools, gaining insights into the traditional way of life in the desert.

As the sun begins to set, start your journey back to Abu Dhabi. Reflect on the day's adventures as you travel through the desert, arriving back at your pick-up location around 6:00 PM.

Languages

English

Frequently asked questions

The package includes round-trip transport in a 4WD vehicle, dune bashing, camel riding, sandboarding, cultural exploration, refreshments, a picnic lunch at a local guest house, and guidance from an experienced tour guide.

The tour typically runs from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, with exact times depending on the schedule and sunset. Pick-ups are available from hotels, malls, seaports, and the airport in Abu Dhabi.

Comfortable clothing and closed shoes are recommended. Warm clothing is advised during the winter months (September to March), and yes, children are welcome on the tour. However, parents or guardians must supervise them at all times.

 

Unfortunately, the tour is not wheelchair accessible due to the nature of the activities. and this tour is not recommended for pregnant women, individuals with heart problems, or those with other sensitive ailments.

Optional extras like alcoholic drinks and quad bike rentals are not included and can be purchased for an additional fee. And yes, free cancellation is available up to 24 hours before the start of the tour.

Tour's Location

Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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