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Liwa tours from Dubai & Abu Dhabi

    Liwa tours for day visitors

    Visitors staying in Dubai /Abu Dhabi who are on a short stay and do not have much time but still wish to visit Liwa, the most beautiful desert of Arabia have the chance to join our day tour to fulfill their wish and collect some unforgettable memories. This is a ten hours journey covering some 700 km southwards of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

    1)      Full Day Liwa Adventure Safari – (LWA-IND-1)

     

    Distance:     350 km from Dubai / 220 km from Mafraq (Abu Dhabi)

    Timings:       10:00 – 20:00 (10 hours)

    Highlights:   Car Museum (optional), Oasis towns, Desert Landscape, Moreb Dune, Sabkha, Camel farm, Sand rose.

     

    Situated south west of Abu Dhabi on the edge of the great Empty Quarter desert (the largest of Arabia), the exhilarating drive over the highest sand dunes in the world is simply a unique and most spectacular experience you will ever encounter. Our journey will take us towards Abu Dhabi (if leaving from Dubai), cruising along the multi-lane highway passing by Jebel Ali free zone and crossing the borders of Abu Dhabi. The drive continues through tarmac road, sand tracks, along the famous oil pipelines. Our first visit will be at the spectacular Emirates National Museum and Heritage village of HH Shk. Hamdan, known as ‘the rainbow Sheikh’, situated in the midst of the desert, it houses his private collection from all corners of the planet. Aside of the 200 vehicles parked in this desert “Garage” you will see two of his magnificent inventions; a giant truck built at 7 times the scale of it’s normal brother and a mega globe structure, a unique architecture similar to a giant caravan with different layers and chambers. (Entrance to the museum is against an extra fee of approx. 50 Dhs (15 USD). Our journey continues towards the south for another 140 km passing some magnificent desert landscape where you will see the change in sand colors (from white to dark orange). Arriving Liwa, the first Oasis is “Hameem” which is located on the furthest eastern tip of the Liwa half crescent. We will drive through local villages and witness the date palm plantations before reaching the main center “Mezaira’a” where you will have the chance to stroll around the scattered little shops selling a myriad of goods to the local population.

    We will stop at the Liwa hotel for lunch, after which the real adventure begins; first we will visit a Camel farm where our guides will be happy to lecture you about this marvelous beast and its vital importance in the life the Bedus. We continue our drive on tarmac road towards the Moreb hill  (120 m altitude)., an interesting site in the midst of some gigantic dunes especially built by the authorities in Abu Dhabi to exhibit specialized desert races twice a year. Our adventure will take off from here into the vast sea of sand and we will climb the steepest of sand dunes and roll down in a ‘roller coaster’ style, the adrenaline level will gradually increase and the drive will get more and more exciting especially when you start hearing the sound of “Sand Avalanche” a very unique experience which can only be experienced in the sand dunes of Liwa area. We will pass numerous desert reserves and if lucky, we might spot some of the rare and indigenous species of Arabia; the Arabian gazelle, which used to roam the desert in the past and were threatened to the extinction, thanks to the effort of HH. Sheikh Zayed, who, succeeded in re-introducing and protecting them. Another attraction on this tour will be the sighting of the unique “Sand Roses” which are basically a form of crystallized gypsum forming under the salt flats called “Sabkhas” and have different shapes which looks much like a rose flower with open petals. We continue our adventurous journey; and just before we head back to the road we will introduce you to the latest in “desert sport” namely Sand Skiing where you can test your skills in sliding “surfing” on sand!

     

    Tour Code

    Duration

    Hours

    Landscape

    One-time transfer fees

    Dhs / USD

    Additional rate  per passenger

    Dhs / USD

    LWA-IND-1

    10

    Desert

    1500 / 425

    365 / 100

     

     Services included:

    • Exclusive 2 ways transfers with English speaking professional guide
    • Lunch at Liwa hotel
    • Water & soft drinks

    Items to bring along:

    • Camera/video
    • Casual attire/shorts/sandals/slippers
    • Passport copies

     

     

    2)      Full Day Liwa Adventure Safari with overnight camping- (LWA-IND-2) 

    Distance:     350 km from Dubai / 220 km from Mafraq (Abu Dhabi)

    Timings:       09:00 – 12:00 (next day) approx. 28 hours

    Highlights:   Car Museum (optional), Oasis towns, Desert Landscape, Moreb Dune, Sabkha, Camel farm, Sand rose, Sunset, dinner BBQ, camping, B’fst

     

    The Ultimate camping experience in Arabia! Liwa has very little light pollution and the sky is clear on 90% of all year. During the winter months (November to March) the average day temperature is max. 30 degrees Celsius and the average at night is 18-20 degrees Celsius. The sky is clear 90% of those days and the view of the stars are magical.

    The program is the same as the full day in addition to the following services:

    For those who have never camped in a desert, we promise them a comfortable and unique experience, we provide clean sheets, sleeping bags, soft mattresses, pillows and basic washing facilities. Our guide will cook you a sumptuous BBQ and serve you a local tea with mint and local dates.

    Our guide will prepare a small bon fire to add that little sparkle to this peaceful and quiet ambiance. Sit back and relax while gazing at the breathtaking night sky. Take a virtual journey with Karim into the Milky Way and get prepared for your first lesson in astronomy! If this is not sufficient then prepare your wish for the next shooting star!

    Wake up early and watch the sun rising in the endless horizon, we will serve you a light breakfast after which we will bid farewell to this “fairy tale”!

    Tour Code

    Duration

    Hours

    Landscape

    One-time transfer fees

    Dhs / USD

    Additional rate  per passenger

    Dhs / USD

    LWA-IND-2

    28

    Desert

    2000 / 570

    550 / 155

     

    Services included:

    • Exclusive two ways transfer (Dubai/Abu Dhabi – Liwa) with English speaking professional guide
    • Lunch at Liwa hotel
    • BBQ dinner
    • Camping & all gear (tent for 2)
    • Breakfast
    • Water & soft drinks

     Items to bring along:

    • Sleeping attire
    • Personal hygiene
    • Pullover during cold nights
    • Hand torch
    • Bring only a small hand carry (space is limited)
    • Passport copies

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