Tilal Liwa Hotel Abu Dhabi – Best Desert Resort In Abu Dhabi

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Tilal Liwa Hotel Abu Dhabi 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 from Madinat Zayed city.  It is approximately a 175 km leisurely drive from Abu Dhabi (the capital city of UAE). Let’s read about the best desert resort in Abu Dhabi – Tilal Liwa Resort. 

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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. It the best desert resort UAE.

Click here to book your staycation at Tilal Liwa. 

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Sunset tour from Tilal Liwa hotel

Real Experience of best Arabic traditions and culture to life.  A peaceful and relaxing place away from the 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.

Tilal Liwa Hotel Abu Dhabi – Best Abu Dhabi Desert Resort

Let’s review Tilal Liwa Hotel Abu Dhabi – best desert resort in Abu Dhabi.


  • Abu Dhabi – Approximately 175 km
  • Dubai – Approximately  250kms

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

It 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.

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Experience Desert Staycation


Review of Tilal Liwa Hotel Abu Dhabi – Best Desert Resort UAE

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 

The Tilal Liwa Hotel Abu Dhabi arranges a Camel Farm tour where you can see Camel racing tracks and villages breeding camels with their farms.

 Sunset in Desert

  This activity is arranged by Tilal Liwa Hotel. They take you in a 4 X 4 vehicle for dune bashing and show sunset from various points to look at the sun setting down between the sands.

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

 Camel ride 

Camel rides can be done as hotel property has personal camels with riders to go into the desert on the camelback.  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 – Best Thing to do in Tilal Liwa hotel

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

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Cycling on Sand Dunes – Best Desert Resort UAE

Tilal Liwa hotel Abu Dhabi provides bikes (with or without gears) on request for cycling around.

Hotel Features | Why Tilal Liwa Resort 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 111 rooms, and all rooms are specific because some have an inside swimming pool view, desert runes view, and rooms with balconies on upper floors.

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

All the premises are adorned with ethnic Arabic lamps and vases with the history of the UAE on the walls. An authentic 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 to your hometown. It is the best desert resort UAE.

Best time to visit:–  October to March

Currency – UAE Dirhams or USD are 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.

I hope you loved the review of Tilal Liwa Hotel Abu Dhabi or Tilal Liwa Resort, the best desert resort in Abu Dhabi (Desert Resort UAE).

Read about another review on Luxurious Desert Resort at Liwa.

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  1. You got me at the swimming pool in the desert. I am definitely going to consider Liwa hotel when in UAE. It will be a great experience to witness the Arabic traditions and culture while living in luxury in the middle of a desert.

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