Discover desert activities in Abu Dhabi
The Empty Quarter is full of memorable experiences
Exploring the Empty Quarter is a must-do for anyone visiting Abu Dhabi. This vast desert offers a range of experiences, from thrilling dune bashing and camel rides to calm star-gazing nights. Join organised tours, which include cultural experiences like Bedouin camp visits and traditional Arabian cuisine. With options ranging from half-day excursions to overnight stays, there's something for every type of traveller looking to explore this desert landscape.
Things to do in the desert in Abu Dhabi
Experience a real oasis in the desert
Al Ain Oasis, a lush haven in the desert, offers you a unique opportunity to explore and learn about the life-sustaining role of an oasis, drawing nourishment from the waters of nearby mountains.
Hotels in the desert
Escape to the tranquillity of Abu Dhabi's desert hotels, spread across the vast landscapes of the Empty Quarter and Liwa deserts. Ideal for a day trip or an extended stay, these retreats offer a blend of luxury and adventure amidst the sweeping dunes. Immerse yourself in the serene desert ambience and experience the unique charm of this region, where every stay promises a memorable journey in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s natural splendour.
Frequently asked questions about the desert and outdoor activities in Abu Dhabi.
What is the largest desert in Abu Dhabi called?
The largest uninterrupted sand mass or desert in Abu Dhabi is known as the Empty Quarter or Rub' Al Khali.
There are also other deserts such as Al Khatim Desert, Al Khaznah Desert and the Liwa Desert (near the Liwa Oasis).