Liwa Desert Safari From Abu Dhabi

Hugging the edge of the Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter) desert, this 150 km stretch of villages and farms makes up the famous Liwa Oasis.

It’s a seemingly endless picture of shimmering gold, apricot, and pink sand dunes. You can experience the beauty of the Liwa Oasis on this full-day Liwa Oasis tour and Liwa desert safari tour.

On this tour, you’ll get to experience a two-hour desert drive through the towering dunes, enjoy a picnic lunch, and learn so much about the desert.

 Key Details

DURATION10 Hours (8:30 AM to 6:30 PM)
PICKUP / DROP-OFF LOCATIONPick-up from any hotels or any malls within Abu Dhabi
PICKUP TIME8:30 AM (Exact pick-up time will be advised after booking)
DROP-OFF TIMEApproximately 6:30 PM.
EASY CANCELLATIONCancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
INCLUDED
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional driver-guide
Transport by air-conditioned 4×4
Picnic lunch including soda and mineral water
NOT INCLUDED
Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Full-day Liwa Oasis safari tour with an expert guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Abu Dhabi included
  • Explore the world’s largest continuous sand desert on the Liwa desert safari tour
  • View desert wildlife on a two-hour desert adventure
  • Take in the beauty of the shimmering, towering sand dunes
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in the shaded oasis
  • Escape from the modern hustle and bustle of Abu Dhabi to the quiet, empty desert

 What You Can Expect

This 8 -10-hour full-day excursion to the famous Liwa Oasis will begin upon pick-up. You can be picked up from any hotel or mall within Abu Dhabi. While pick-up times will vary, they average to be around 8:30 AM. Be sure to check with your itinerary to make sure you don’t miss your pick-up time. Your professional driver will pull up in an air-conditioned 4×4 vehicle and greet you courteously. Then, it’s time for your tour to begin. Your expert driver will take you to the edges of the UAE, and into the desert. As you drive, take in the beautiful scenery of Abu Dhabi. Feel free to ask your driver any questions you may have, as they will be your guide to learning as much as possible about Abu Dhabi.

Your driver will also share facts and stories about the Liwa Oasis and the Empty Quarter desert. After all, the desert you’re traveling to is the world’s largest desert of continuous sand. So, you can be sure that there is a lot of history to hear. The Liwa Oasis is also famous. It’s a series of oases in the north of the Empty Quarter desert. The desert is so massive that it extends from southern UAE and into Yemen and Oman. Tribes who went on to settle in early Abu Dhabi used to live in the Empty Quarter desert.

Those who have taken this tour rave about how beautiful and intriguing it is to watch the scenery as you drive. You’ll go from towering skyscrapers to empty desert scenery. Pay special attention to watching the color of the sand change. As you get deeper into the desert, the sand will change from the yellow sand to a deep, dark orange that’s only found in the desert. After about two hours, you’ll arrive on the outer edges of the Liwa Oasis. From here, you’ll be able to truly take in the beauty that is the endless ocean of towering sand dunes before you.

Now, it’s time for another desert drive. On this drive, you’ll learn all about desert wildlife. And no, it’s not just camels. Be on the lookout for magnificent Arabian gazelle, desert rabbits, and lizards. Your guide will tell you all about how they survive in the arid desert, including how they find food and water. Have your camera at the ready so you can capture pictures of this wildlife. Your guide will also point out desert settlements, camel farms, indigenous flora, and lush oases as you drive. After about two hours, you’ll pull over to a shaded oasis so you can stretch your legs and relax. It’s also time to eat at this point in the desert safari tour. You’ll enjoy light fares, such as fruit salad, muffins, and chicken pasta, and hydrate with soda and water. There’s something calming about enjoying your lunch with almost an overwhelming silence surrounding you. Once you’re done eating, you’ll climb back into your vehicle and do some additional exploring. After a while, it will be time to make the trek back to Abu Dhabi. Your guide will drop you off at the same location where you were picked up. This desert tour is definitely one you don’t want to miss.

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Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Land cruiser will be on sharing basis with 6 peoples accommodated in a car
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Comfortable clothing is advised, including closed shoes and trousers for quad biking. Warm clothing is recommended during the winter period (October to March)
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children below 4 years not recommended. Child seat will not be provided they have to sit on parents lap.
  • Please note that pick-up and drop off are only provided from hotels in Abu Dhabi. Please wait in your hotel lobby
  • During the Month of Ramadan / Dry Days No Live Entertainment & Alcohol Drinks will be served as per the Government guidelines.For detailed inquiry on it please Mail us at [email protected]
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Useful Information

  • Seating arrangement for all transfers are as per the availability & it is allotted by our tour manager.
  • The pick up/drop off timing can be modified as per the trip schedule. This also may change depending on traffic conditions and your location.
  • Some of the mentioned inclusions may remain closed on weekends or specific days as per the government norms for which we does not hold the responsibility.
  • The actual transfer timing may vary up to 30/60 minutes to the time listed on the website.
  • Summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months.
  • Having good quality sunglasses, sunscreen and hat are advisable when in direct sunlight.
  • Private Transport can be organized on request for all tours.
  • Leaving of your personal belongings like Media equipment, wallets or any other valuable items in our vehicles or tour sites is solely at your own responsibility. Our drivers and tour guides will not be responsible for it.
  • No strollers allowed inside the vehicles without prior information so please inform us  at the time of making the reservation.
  • Children from 3 to 12 years must be accompanied by an adult in the water in any of the water activities
  • On Islamic occasions and National holidays the tour will not serve alcohol and there will be no live entertainment.
  • Please read carefully and understand the contents of the Tour Brochure / itinerary, the ‘Terms and Conditions’, Price Grid and such other documents as may be applicable, as all these will form part of your contract with us once you affect the booking.
  • Photography of UAE residence especially ladies, military institutions, government buildings and installations, is strictly prohibited.
  • Littering is a punishable offence and offenders may face penalties in the form of fines.
  • Smoking inside public areas is not allowed.
  • Some tours require your original passport or Emirates ID, we have mentioned this information in the important notes so please ensure that you read the important information, we will not be responsible if you miss any tour where your passport or ID is mandatory.
  • We reserves the rights to charge 100% No show charges if guest is not turning up on time for the pick up.
  • No refund for partly utilized services.
  • Due to any uncontrollable circumstances i.e. (traffic conditions, vehicle breakdowns, delay by other guests, weather circumstances) if the tour gets delayed or cancelled, we will provide alternate options if possible.
  • If in any case the guest does not show up on time and our vehicle departs from the pickup location then we will not arrange for alternative transfer & no refund is provided for the missed tour.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

    • We reserves the complete right to reschedule an itinerary or route, adjust pricing, or even cancel a tour whenever, at its sole discretion, mainly if we deems it is vital for your safety or convenience.
    • Unused inclusion in a tour package is non-refundable.
    • Any guest failing to reach on time at the designated pick-up point will be considered a no-show. No reimbursement or alternative transfer will be arranged in such circumstances.
    • Should a tour booking be cancelled or altered for reasons of bad weather, vehicle issue or traffic problems, We will make all sincere efforts to arrange alternative service with similar options, however, based on its availability.
    • The arrangement of seating will depend on its availability and will be done by our driver or tour guides.
    • Pick-up and drop-off timings listed on the website are approximate, and they will be adjusted as per your location as well as traffic conditions.
    • Coupon Codes can be redeemed only through online booking process.
    • We reserve the rights to charge 100% No show charges if guest is not turning up on time for the pick up.
    • If in any case the guest does not show up on time and our vehicle departs from the pickup location then we will not arrange for alternative transfer & no refund is provided for the missed tour.
    • Seating arrangement are done as per the availability & it is decided by Driver or Tour Guide except in case of private transfers.
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