Experience Desert Staycation – Tilal Liwa Abu Dhabi

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Experience Desert Staycation - Tilal Liwa Abu Dhabi
Explore Liwa – A perfect desert staycation

Tilal Liwa hotel is located on the edge of the Rub-Al-Khali in the sands of Liwa amidst landscaped sand dunes and virgin desert from a short distance of Madinat Zayed city, approximately 175kms leisurely drive from Abu Dhabi (the capital city of UAE). Let’s experience Desert Staycation at Tilal Liwa, Abu Dhabi. 

Panoramic views of long stretched deserts with rustic shades of sand dunes and camels roaming around this property. It is like an OASIS in the desert.

Click here to book your staycation at Tilal Liwa. 

Experience Desert Staycation - Tilal Liwa Abu Dhabi
Sunset tour from Tilal Liwa hotel

Real Experience of best Arabic traditions and culture to life.  A peaceful and relaxing place away from hustle and bustle of city life. A true escape from a busy life to a peaceful one.

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Roam freely with beauties of desert

This place is maintained in true Arabic style.  Interiors are designed in Arabic theme.

NEAREST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT | Desert Staycation – Tilal Liwa Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi – Approximately 175 km

Dubai – Approximately  250kms

This resort arranges airport shuttle on request or if people living in Dubai or Abudhabi can experience a leisure and beautiful drive from city to this place amidst deserts runes and camels.

Great place for Honeymooners, Romantic Getaways, Family Escapes, Family Get-togethers or Ceremony, Weddings, Business Meetings, Sports Lovers, Dune Bashers, Nature Lovers, Peace-Seekers and Solo Travelers.

Desert Staycation - Tilal Liwa Abu Dhabi
Experience Desert Staycation



Quad Bike with camels around 

This is included in your stay package and if not then can be purchased from the reception. You should carry a driving license.

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 Kite Flying 

Arranged by hotel reception upon request.

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 Visit Camel Farm 

Hotel arranges Camel Farm tour where you can see Camel racing tracks, villages breeding camels with their farms.

 Sunset in Desert

  This activity is arranged by the hotel. They take you in 4 X 4 vehicle for dune bashing and showing sunset from various points to have a look of sun setting down between the sands.

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In the night, walking Stargazing tours are also arranged, which should not be missed.

 Camel ride 

Camel ride can be done as hotel property have personal camels with riders, to go into the desert on the camel back.  This is included in the stay package.

 Evenings in Desert 

Bars, Restaurants and open areas offer live music with belly dance(on specific days) and singers(on all days).

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Take a plunge into special Swimming Pool – Oasis style | Experience Desert Staycation – Tilal Liwa Abu Dhabi

This pool is special because it is made such that when you swim then you feel you are swimming in waters surrounded by desert.  While swimming you have the views of the desert from every point of the pool.

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Cycling on Sand Dunes | Experience Desert Staycation – Tilal Liwa Abu Dhabi

Hotel provides bike(with or without gears) on request for cycling around.

Hotel Features | Why staycation at Tilal Liwa | Desert Staycation – Tilal Liwa Abu Dhabi

  • Airport shuttle
  • Babysitter
  • Banquet room
  • Bar
  • BBQ Pit
  • Bell/Porterage service
  • Breakfast room
  • Business center
  • Cafe/coffee shop
  • Childcare
  • Concierge
  • Conference room
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Fitness center
  • Front desk
  • Gift/sundry shop
  • Internet access
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Meeting room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safe deposit box
  • Sauna
  • Smoking Floor
  • Steam room
  • Tour desk
  • Valet laundry
  • Valet parking
  • Evening entertainment
  • Kids’ club
  • Entertainment staff
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Horse riding Off-site
  • Cycling
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Darts
  • Karaoke
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards
  • Children’s playground
  • Games room

This hotel comprises of 111 rooms and all rooms are specific because some have inside swimming pool view, desert runes view, rooms with balcony on upper floors.

They also arrange Romantic Getaway kind of thing for a couple who want to celebrate those special moments by arranging special candlelight dinner for two in between desert, room decor with roses and special massage for two.  Check the hotel site for this special package.

All the premises are adorned with ethnic Arabic lamps and vases with the history of UAE on walls. A true experience of rich Arabic culture with sporting activities in a day.  You will never forget your stay in this hotel as it rejuvenates you when you return back to your hometown.

Best time to visit:–  October to March

Currency – UAE Dirhams or USD also accepted here.

Language – All people here understand English.

Food – Arabic, Italian and Indian all are served here. If you request something in advance they can do it for you but depends upon the availability. Breakfast is sumptuous with lots of variety. The bar is functional all day, but check its availability during Dry days.

Read about another review on Luxurious Desert Resort at Liwa.

Note :- This is not a sponsored Post. Stay in this hotel is done under my own expense.

All photos are taken by me and use of photos without permission would result in legal action.

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  1. Now this looks like my kind of place to visit! I like the swimming pool seeming like it’s part of the desert, and the camels being so close by to. Definitely my kind of place to stay if I ever visit Abu Dhabi!

  2. I had no clue there were such things as camel Farms. Do they let just let them roam free on the land or do they have shelters?

    1. Both are advisable. As a solo traveller you will never be bored because of lots of adventure and fun in desert. Family also enjoy as kids love quad bikes and camel rides.

  3. The swimming pool experience looks like something I would love to do! It indeed looks like you are swimming above the dunes. I have been to a similar “oasis” when I visited Peru and I know how amazing it can be. I’d love to visit this one as well.

  4. {Sigh} Oh my gosh, I love to travel and this place looks simply divine. The photo with just your toes relaxing in the hammock has me daydreaming of my next trip which won’t be until December, but I’ll have to revisit and live through your lovely blog post until then.

  5. What a wonderful dessert my dream is riding on a camel and enjoy watching the sunset. If I travel to Dubai I will do the things that you say

  6. Looks like an amazing stay in the dessert. I can only imagine the look being in the pool surrounded by desert all around you. And then the food sounds amazing. I am always up to try different ethnic foods.

  7. That looks like a great staycation you had there! I’d love to do quad biking and do the star gazing tour in the desert! Sounds so interesting.

  8. I always want to do camel riding in my life and the pictures wanted to go there and explore more stuff there, all pics are amazingly clicked by you, indeed a good photographer.

  9. This looks so amazing. Your pictures look great. Kind of reminds me of Laurence of Arabia or the English Patient. Those two films made the dessert look beautiful. These pictures do as well.

  10. I’m a complete city girl, I can’t really live outside of it so this kind of vacation doesn’t resonate with me that much but I’ve got to say, those views are amazing!

  11. I have never had a ‘desert holiday’ before but camel riding has always been on my bucket list. I love that not only can you visit a camel farm but you can also see a sunset in the desert too x

  12. I have never seen a camel up close. A desert adventure would be a dream! I love the swimming pool too. Whoever designed it was really a good architect.

  13. What an amazing adventure! Everything from the camels .. to kite flying .. to a dip in the pool sound like so much fun. Although I have to say, most of all I’d love to see a desert sunset. Your photo is amazing .. way to go Mother Nature! x

  14. Now that is an adventure I’d love to take… I’ve never hitched a ride on a camel so that would be a first too.

  15. I’ve never been to the desert but it looks beautiful! I’ve always wanted to ride a camel like they did in the Sexy And The City movie!

  16. Great travel post! I’ve been to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but didn’t get to do a bunch of things you’ve listed here! I guess it means I must go back soon!

  17. I have to say that camel riding is definitely on my bucket list so a desert vacation sounds great. I have heard that camel riding can be a bit uncomfortable at first but I am always up for trying something new!

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