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Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi
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Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi

By Emirates Tours and Safaris
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$350.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$350.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-65, max of 4 per group
Duration:
9h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned 4x4
  • Picnic lunch including soda and mineral water
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Emirates Tours and Safai LLC is a company based in Abu Dhabi and our pickup locations are within Abu Dhabi only. Unfortunately, we do not offer pickup from Dubai or any other emirates except Abu Dhabi. We offer pickup from any Hotel, Shopping Malls in Abu Dhabi or from the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal.
  • Ports:
  • AbuDhabi Cruise Terminal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12596LIWA

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Private Tour for upto 4 people per Car per Booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi
  • Guest must be able to show their negative PCR within 14 days and Proof of Vaccination Card in case of Al Hosn App is not available.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi?
Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi price starts from $350.00. Discover and book Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi on Tripadvisor
What is the Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi cancellation policy?
Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi?
Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi is hosted by Emirates Tours and Safaris. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Emirates Tours and Safaris on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12596LIWA

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Liwa Oasis
    Stop: 5 hours
    Begin your desert experience with a pickup from your centrally located Abu Dhabi hotel. Meet your expert driver-guide, hop inside your comfortable, air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle, and then set off toward the southern edges of the UAE. As you travel, hear fascinating facts about the Liwa Oasis, a series of oases at the north of the Rub Al Khali or "Empty Quarter," the world’s largest desert of continuous sand. This immense desert extends from the southern UAE to southern Saudi Arabia, and into Oman and Yemen, and was once home to the tribes who went on to settle Abu Dhabi. Along the way, gaze out at the desert scenery and watch as the sand changes color from creamy yellow to dark orange. Then, after around two hours, arrive on the outer fringes of Liwa and marvel at the ocean of dunes that stretches endlessly before you. Follow the black-topped roads through the dunes and feel the thrill as your driver steers you off road onto the sands for a roughly 2-hour desert drive. Have your camera ready as you rumble past the incredible dunes, lush oases, desert settlements and camel farms. As you explore, your guide will point out places of interest and interesting indigenous flora. Keep a watch, too, for desert wildlife such as the nimble Arabian gazelle, rabbits and lizards, and hear how they forage for food and water in this arid expanse. After working up an appetite, stop at an oasis to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. Savor goodies such as chicken pasta, fruit salad and muffins teamed with refreshing soda and water, and drink in the overwhelming silence and sense of emptiness around you as you eat. Explore further after lunch and then, when the time comes, head back to the bustle of Abu Dhabi. Your trip ends with a drop-off back at your hotel in the late afternoon.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

jemberesford
jemberesford
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Fun in the sun in the Desert!!
Really excellent Desert Safari that we went on while staying in Abu Dhabi. Our driver Nisam was perfect from the st
CryptoVader
CryptoVader
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You need to feel it!
It was amazing ! Faisal Marly have excellent experience in sand driving. He help us to make beautiful photos and ta
Danielcogzell
Danielcogzell
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Highly recommend!!
Amazing experience! We had the loveliest time. Farook, our driver, was super friendly and made the experience very
nikitad456
nikitad456
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AMAZING!!!
- Professional & Courteous Staff - Fantastic Value for price - Delicious Food - Fantastic Entertainment
Z5074HGsandras
Z5074HGsandras
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With my best friend
Amazing experience with our fantastic driver Munji throught the dunes ! Great time, beautiful sunset, lovely meal
Dauhwn
Dauhwn
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Great Desert Safari experience
Dune Bashing was really fun, our driver and guide Safeer was truly an expert and made the ride awesome, the camp wa
tartine869
tartine869
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Don‘t miss it, great fun!
Dune bashing is a fantastic experience you should not miss! Felt like on a roller coaster! Trip perfectly organised
Sharan T
Sharan T
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Must-do experience in Abu Dhabi!
Excellent experience, well organized, would definitely recommend. Iqbal our driver was very helpful and made it a t
E5153XUolegs
E5153XUolegs
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Evening safari
We went on a safari with the whole family, got a lot of drive, emotions. adrenaline surged! super professional dr
995kajals
995kajals
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Great experience
Amazing Tour and amazing guide! We were picked up on time and everything was very organized. Definitely worth the p
O3409LOjohnnyb
O3409LOjohnnyb
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Blast of a time!
Faisal Marley Was great. It was my wife’s Birthday and she had a blast. She said to me that her cheeks were hurting
colmano121
colmano121
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Dune bashing adventure
Faisal Marley was our driver. A brilliant playlist to get you in the mood! Fantastic photography on the dunes. Real
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_Z5463ZY
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Dune ride, unreal cool experience.
Our guide Faisal Marly really good dune driver and photographer, my recommendation for this tour. Something amazing
LIDA C
LIDA C
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Good experience!!!
Faisal Marly is an excellent guide, driver, photographer. The organization was great, good food, good music … we en
L6145UDalexp
L6145UDalexp
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Desert Escape from Abu Dhabi Airport
That was a really cool tour. Enjoyed dunes riding the most. Jino did a very good job. He's a great dune driver and
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iV1n5
31 contributions
Emirates Tours and Safaris is the most famous tour operator for Safari tours. They were very professional all the time, super fast and clear communication.
We dreamt about spending a night in the desert. It was our first time and everything went smooth and we truly enjoyed the safari.
We are a couple and we booked a private car with a marshal driving and guiding us through the desert.
Ibrahim, our guide, is super expert and familiar with the desert, we always felt super safe and he managed everything at best.
We went quite deep in the desert, we were able to see camels, gazelles, we stopped to an oasi tasting a good tea together with Paidullah who runs the oasi all by himself. Both are super nice people!
Ibrahim has been amazing the whole time, we felt comfortable, he was very thoughtful, he is a very good guide, he cared about our well being, we had all the water and drinks we could possibly need and the dinner with bbq at the camp was unbelievable, not to mention the full breakfast in the morning.
We also appreciated that during the tour he was very discrete and he managed to give us some "couple time" in the desert, it was very nice from him. For example we could enjoy the sunset in complete silence, we were able to watch the night sky in the darkness near the camp, take a walk alone along the dunes while he was arranging everything for us.

This tour was a private tour, there were no other people and it was a truly camp experience. We very much enjoyed it and we totally recommend it.

A couple of tips:
- Due to the covid pandemic Adu-Dhabi officially requests to use the Alhosn app to show your vaccination and PCR status. Don't get crazy with it (like I did) as it does not work very well for tourists. Therefore, just make sure to have your printed vaccination certificate and/or PCR negative result and that will be fine to do this tour (and also to access all public places in the city)
- Emirates Tours and Safaris website does not show the option for a private car overnight tour in the desert. We were ok to join other people but keep in mind a private tour is also available.
Written March 20, 2022
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cssb85
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates10 contributions
We came across Emirates Tour for experiencing Al Liwa private full day tour. Emirates Tour was very professional and accommodated some requests I had. In addition, we had a driver picking us at our address, and off we went destination the red dunes. Amazing experience! We added quadbikes for some dune adventures, which was a plus!
Our driver Shafeel was friendly, happy to share his desert experience and information regarding the landscape, making our experience more memorable. Shafeel was very patient waiting us taking the time we needed at some sites.
I certainly will do this safari again!
Written January 15, 2020
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Emirates Tours & Safari LLC appreciate your time sharing with us your excellent feedback! Our hearts are definitely overflowing with joy knowing that we have given you an amazing adventure in the Liwa desert. The beauty of the UAE desert is something that is unforgettable once seen. It is magical and heartwarming at the same time. We're glad that you were able to take part of this tour and that you had a wonderful time. It's great to know that Mr. Shafeel took care of you during your trip to the desert and had been a great host. Looking forward to see you again on your next holiday with more of your friends/family! ♥ **Tag us on Instagram @emiratestours and make a hashtag #emiratestours. Inquiries are welcome in Instagram and Facebook
Written March 7, 2020
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TIZ2007
Rome, Italy271 contributions
Solo
Great day! Many experiences, travelling through the desert with Shafeel really amazing but very safe because he is an expert driver. Dune bashing is exciting! I also met some beautiful camels (also some cubs so soft!). Then I had lunch in a small oasis where I learned things about dates and also tasted some. At the end I visited an ancient fort and part of Liwa oasis where I learnt about the origin of Abu Dhabi. Great unforgettable day, thank you Shafeel!
Written March 13, 2019
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Thank you so much TIZ2007 for sending us your awesome feedback, Emirates Tours & Safari LLC really appreciates it! We are very pleased knowing that we had given you such an incredible adventure in the Liwa desert here in Abu Dhabi accompanied by one of our best safari guide Shafeel. Looking forward in having you again on our tours with your next visit!
Written March 14, 2019
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VHallRamirez
5 contributions
Friends
Perfect driver (Shafeel), too kind and gentle. He was excellent. The desert is amazing, the safari is a whole experience, the lunch in a beduin tent was amazing, the camels, the photos. A great desert experience 💙💙💙
Written September 29, 2019
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Emirates Tours & Safari LLC really appreciate your time in sharing with us your fantastic feedback Vhall Ramirez! We are glad to hear such an amazing review for our Full Day Liwa Safari tour. Visiting Liwa that is known with the world's largest uninterrupted sand mass, the Rub Al Khali (famously known as Empty Quarter) will surely blow you away with massive expanses of awesome desert and enormous dunes. We will pass your kind compliments to our Marshal Shafeel, he will definitely get another star on his tab for another job well done. We would like to have you back on one of our tours in the future!
Written October 14, 2019
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Thaspen Benedicta
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates66 contributions
I appreciate good customer service and certainly was well received during this trip.

Emirates Tours clearly understands that the guest experience doesn't start when the driver picks you up but rather before, during the booking and on the day of event.

They made the necessary phone calls prior to pick up to ensure all was fine and time was confirmed. The driver also personally called introducing himself to be the driver and informing his arrival time.

Nadeem went above and beyond from being our driver to guide. His passion is very visible and comes highly recommended.

This was my first desert safari and it was such an amazing experience, that I would consider doing it again!

Written December 11, 2019
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Thank you very much Elysianrays for the wonderful review, Emirtes Tours & Safari LLC really appreciate your time! We are happy to know that you had such a great over all experience in your desert trip with us. You were indeed lucky to have Nadeem as your safari marshal for he is definitely one of our top notch safari guide who guarantees a long lasting amazing desert experience to all our guests. Looking forward in seeing you again here in Abu Dhabi!
Written December 12, 2019
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Sofía Segura
1 contribution
Friends
The tour was awesome. The tourist guide and driver Shafeel was helpful, kind and professional. We learned a lot of desert, sand, dunes and live in Abu Dhabi.
Written September 28, 2019
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Emirates Tours & Safari LLC really appreciate your time in sharing with us your fantastic feedback Sofia! We are glad to hear such an amazing review for our Full Day Liwa Safari tour. Visiting Liwa that is known with the world's largest uninterrupted sand mass, the Rub Al Khali (famously known as Empty Quarter) will surely blow you away with massive expanses of awesome desert and enormous dunes. We will pass your kind compliments to our Marshal Shafeel, he will definitely get another star on his tab for another job well done. We would like to have you back on one of our tours in the future!
Written October 14, 2019
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Alfonso P
14 contributions
The tour was amazing. It was a great and breathtaking experience. Liwa Desert is one of the most beautiful natural place in Abu Dhabi, The tourist guide and driver Shafeel was helpful and professionalism. We learned a lot of Abu Dhabi. Thanks Shafeel for the awesome experience.
Written September 27, 2019
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Emirates Tours & Safari LLC really appreciate your time in sharing with us your fantastic feedback Alfonso! We are glad to hear such an amazing review for our Full Day Liwa Safari tour. Visiting Liwa that is known with the world's largest uninterrupted sand mass, the Rub Al Khali (famously known as Empty Quarter) will surely blow you away with massive expanses of awesome desert and enormous dunes. We will pass your kind compliments to our Marshal Shafeel, he will definitely get another star on his tab for another job well done. We would like to have you back on one of our tours in the future!
Written October 14, 2019
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Peter E
Stockholm, Sweden40 contributions
Couples
We did the Liwa overnight and since it's not high tourist season they weren't able to reach the 4 people minimum limit for the trip to go ahead. So we thought about it for 2 minutes and then went "what the heck, let's do it" and paid for the 2 remaining seats to get to the minimum, thereby getting a private trip. It was magical. Shafeel was a great driver, the dune bashing was fun and he made us a great dinner together with a date farmer at an oasis. Then they took us maybe 500m hundred meters away to an isolated spot where they pitched the tent as we watched the sun set. My wife and I sat on a rug smoking shisha and drinking water while gazing at the stars before going to bed and still seeing those amazing stars. The temperature was pretty good even though it's the hot part of the year and the sunrise the morning after was also spectacular to watch. For us this was by far the best part of our trip to UAE and we'd love to do it again.
Written September 21, 2018
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Thank you so much for your amazing review, we greatly appreciate it! It is really heartwarming when our guests tells us they had the most wonderful in their desert trip with us. You were indeed lucky having Shafeel as your safari guide who never fails to provide an excellent care and superb customer service to our guests. He is an expect when it comes to driving in the desert, especially in Liwa desert. And not all drivers can do that. Having an overnight trip in Liwa Desert is a 'one of a kind' experience. The location is far but it's worth the travel and money. You'll get sunset view, star gazing in the middle of the desert and an amazing sunrise. Thank you for choosing Emirates Tours! We look forward in having you again on our tours with more of your family and friends!
Written October 7, 2018
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Christina C
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
Friends
An excellent experience. I live in Abu Dhabi and this is my third desert safari...by far the best I have been on and will definitely use this company again.
Written June 23, 2018
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Thank you very much Christina for sharing us your wonderful feedback, we greatly appreciate it! We are indeed pleased that you had the most amazing Safari with us. Looking forward in having you again on our tours soon with more of your family and friends!
Written June 23, 2018
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Edi
1 contribution
Family
We had a great afternoon in the desert with a perfect Tour Guide and driver. His name is Shihab. We really can recommend this Agency and Driver.
Written February 28, 2020
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Dear Edi, We appreciate your time for sharing with us your fantastic feedback! Emirates Tours & Safari LLC takes pride in providing unforgettable safari experiences and having great safari marshal. Our safari guide Shihab will definitely be getting one more star on his tab for another job well done. We would love to have you back with more of your friends and family! ♥ **Tag us on Instagram @emiratestours and make a hashtag #emiratestours. Inquiries are welcome in Instagram and Faceboo
Written February 28, 2020
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