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Hidden away among towering dunes, Arabian Nights Village showcases the soul of old Arabia. Created for travellers to experience the magical and timeless beauty of the desert and authentic aspects of traditional Emirati life, this wonderful stay begins with experienced guides transporting you over the dunes to a charming old-world village with all the modern-day comforts. Entering through a picturesque courtyard, you will see two traditional-style watchtowers, Zakher and Al Manhal. These are named after the residences of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, The Father of the Nation and Founder of the UAE.

The four types of accommodation – Bedouin tents (Bayt Al Shaaer), palm houses (Bayt Al Bahar), desert houses (Bayt Al Bar) and The Fort Tower (Al Manha) – each offer unique and authentic Arabian interiors that reflect the culture of Abu Dhabi and transport guests to the emirate’s rich past.

Couples can also enjoy a romantic getaway, with specially designed packages offering seclusion and relaxation.

While the Internet is available for emergencies, there are no TVs on-site, offering guests a chance to really unwind and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding desert.

All that adventure and exploration is guaranteed to work up an appetite. The Al Maqam restaurant (meaning the gathering place) serves a mix of Arabic and international cuisine, inviting guests to meet and eat together while listening to traditional Arabic music.