Liwa's 300 metre sand dunes are perfect for adrenaline fuelled off-road driving
Liwa's 300 metre sand dunes are perfect adrenaline fuelled off-road driving (Photo courtesy of Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge)
Liwa's 300 metre sand dunes are perfect adrenaline fuelled off-road driving
Explore the adventure and tranquility of Liwa desert -- from dune bashing to enjoying a barbecue under the stars.
The vast expanse of desert that lies outside the Liwa oasis in the Western Region is perfect for adrenaline fuelled off-road driving. With 300 metre dunes and long sand valley, you'll never get bored of desert driving. Rent a four wheel drive from Abu Dhabi, get a good map and explore to your heart's content – but never go out alone, always make sure there is more than one vehicle.
With 20 years experience in the UAE hospitality industry, Net Tours’ Liwa safari experience invites visitors to Marvel at the Empty Quarter (Rub Al Khali), crane their neck at Moreeb Hill and the Empty Quarter’s 300-metre high sand dunes and enjoy smoky sunsets and luminous sunrises.
Your trip to Liwa (a two hour drive from Abu Dhabi city), will start with a thrill-a-minute spot of dune bashing as the Net Tours 4x4 navigates a bumpy trail through the meandering sands. Take in ‘Camel Rock’, ‘Saddle Rock’ and the ancient ‘Fossil Rock’ before stopping for a light snack in the golden surroundings of the stark desert.
From there, the safari party heads to old settlements and camel farms for what is a truly fascinating look at traditional nomadic desert lifestyles. After lunch in the four-star Liwa Hotel, guests can enjoy a few hours down-time, or take a trip to see a splendid cadre of desert live-stock and animals, before settling in to their tents for a night under the stars.
With a sunrise to take your breath away, the trip ends with swift transport back to Abu Dhabi city.
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