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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 visit begins with experienced guides transporting you over the dunes to a charming old-world village with all the modern-day comforts. 

There are plenty of desert activities for guests of all ages, from camel rides to quad biking, safaris to camel trekking, climbing the surrounding towering dunes to sandboarding, dune bashing with qualified drivers, and much more. 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. 

Highlights

1 Day

Car

342 KMs

Abu Dhabi International Airport

Highlights

1 Day

Car

342 KMs

Abu Dhabi International Airport

What to expect

Day 1 highlights

Number of stops

3

Transport

Car

Total Distance

342 KMs

Duration

9 Hrs

Soak up the soul of old Arabia and experience the timeless beauty of the desert and traditional Emirati life at Arabian Nights Village.

Abu Dhabi International Airport

Stop 1

Stop 1

Recommended Time: 1 hours

With more than 50 airlines flying to and from some 102 destinations in over 56 countries, Abu Dhabi International Airport has been recognised by the World Airport Awards, with the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade going to this airport more than once.

The airport’s Terminal 1, with design and architecture reflecting traditional Emirati elements set in a high-end, ultramodern ambience, delivers a five-star travel experience.

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Stop 2

Stop 2

Recommended Time: 5 hours

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.

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Stop 3

Stop 3

Recommended Time: 1 hours

With more than 50 airlines flying to and from some 102 destinations in over 56 countries, Abu Dhabi International Airport has been recognised by the World Airport Awards, with the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade going to this airport more than once.

The airport’s Terminal 1, with design and architecture reflecting traditional Emirati elements set in a high-end, ultramodern ambience, delivers a five-star travel experience.

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Stop 1

Abu Dhabi International Airport

Recommended Time: 1 hours

With more than 50 airlines flying to and from some 102 destinations in over 56 countries, Abu Dhabi International Airport has been recognised by the World Airport Awards, with the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade going to this airport more than once.

The airport’s Terminal 1, with design and architecture reflecting traditional Emirati elements set in a high-end, ultramodern ambience, delivers a five-star travel experience.

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Abu Dhabi International Airport
Abu Dhabi International Airport