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Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi

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  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Updated 07/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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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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Duration
9h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned 4x4
  • Picnic lunch including soda and mineral water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Private Tour for upto 4 people per Car per Booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Edi wrote a review Feb 2020
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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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from EmiratesTour, Manager at Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi
Responded Feb 28, 2020
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
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cssb85 wrote a review Jan 2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates4 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from EmiratesTour, Manager at Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi
Responded Mar 7, 2020
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
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Elysian Rays wrote a review Dec 2019
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates61 contributions2 helpful votes
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
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Response from EmiratesTour, Manager at Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi
Responded Dec 12, 2019
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!
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VHallRamirez wrote a review Sep 2019
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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 💙💙💙
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Responded Oct 14, 2019
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!
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Sofía Segura wrote a review Sep 2019
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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.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from EmiratesTour, Manager at Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi
Responded Oct 14, 2019
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!
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olgagonz32
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Visiting the desert during the pandemic
My 3 children visited Abu Dhabi and wanted to see the desert. We found out that Emirates Tours were doing family t
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astivj
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New Year Experice
it was best time in desert on COVID time.. we had Best driver Haris for us he took Best care Throughout The Day..
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fofoo356
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Tons of fun
We enjoyed the safari a lot , they have a professional and very friendly team .. i recommend them for sure
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VaraniK1
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An amazing experience from start to finish. Excellent service by the hosts.
Dune bashing was the highlight. Siraj was an exceptional driver, felt very safe. Communication with him was clear a
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Experience537250
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Amazing trip experience
It was an amazing experience.. everything went on smoothly. we enjoyed the dune bashing and sandboarding. It was a
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aerinsays
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Another one bites the sand
Went during the long weekend for UAE national day holiday. It was almost a private tour which we both preferred. On
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joycet944
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Amazingly awesome
Booked a private sunset safari 6 weeks in advance. Well communicated at all, requests and details were given beyond
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Dina7990
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Excellent
Our desert safari was really really cool.. it was my first visit and I was full emotions .. our driver Nadeem Irani
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sreejithr59
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Beauitiful experience in Al Khateem deset
We did this trip during COVID , obviously that had an impact on the complete experiece with the camp activities not
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548mahmouds
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Amazing Trip
Great experience for families.... Our driver Roosal showed up 15 minutes early, did a great job explaining sights a
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julienpB5361PA
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Great
An evening desert safari, with dune bashing, camel farm, sunset over the desert, nice dinner, bbq and with a great
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Jochifuchs
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A taste of the desert
When visiting UAE one must take this tour to get the feel of the desert. It’s fun driving up down and around the du
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fgmoria
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Few-Hours Tour of Abu Dhabi
This review is long overdue. Emirates Tours and Safari satisfied our tour needs quite well during our visit to Abu
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Susana M
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Maniacs in desert mode
Me and my mate booked desert safari, first time for me. The night before we had a pool party. So next day hangover
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SCharli1707
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Desert safari
Very good!! Lots of fun, driver was very good! Definitely recommend this if your staying in Abu Dhabi!
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  • Duration: 9h
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