Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi | La Vacanza Travel

Liwa Oasis Desert Drive from Abu Dhabi

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: United Arab Emirates, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

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  • 9 hours
  • Abu Dhabi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Experience the overwhelming beauty and silence of the UAE’s famous Liwa Oasis on an exciting full-day desert safari from Abu Dhabi. Travel by air-conditioned 4x4 to this remote swathe of sands and oasis in the vast Rub al Khali or "Empty Quarter," one of the world’s largest and most spectacular dune deserts. Enjoy a 2-hour desert drive past the towering red and orange dunes; watch for wildlife such as Arabian gazelle; and relax over a picnic lunch in the cool of a palm-shaded oasis before your return to Abu Dhabi.

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Stop At: Liwa Oasis, Liwa Oasis, Emirate of Abu Dhabi

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.

Duration: 5 hours

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned 4x4
  • Picnic lunch including soda and mineral water

  • Gratuities
  • 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
  • All Covid-19 restrictions in Abu Dhabi have been lifted.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Emirates Tours and Safari 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.

Departure Time

08:30 AM

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9 hours

User's Reviews


23 Apr, 2023

We had great time during the all day long safari with our super safari driver Aris; he was simply a fantastic guide, a perfect driver and a professional photographer too😉 I will truly recommend to anyone this experience Thanks Aris


23 Apr, 2023

Wonderful experience and beautiful landscapes. Our guide, Aris, outdid himself doing his best to accommodate every our need. He not only drove us safely through the desert, but also took amazing pictures of us. Cherry on top, lunch and nap in the oasis under palm trees with singing birds. 100% recommended!


23 Apr, 2023

Amazing safari tour with Aris as our driver and guide. He is a super kind and friendly person and gave us so many info about Abu Dhabi and the Emirates, he took us beautiful pictures to keep as memories. We saw camels, gazels, and ate in an oasis where we rest under palms. He also took us to see the mosque by night which was so special. He’s the best driver


26 Dec, 2022

Very good and professional driving with lots of skill and experience to navigate the desert sand. Driver was Aris Overall good experience, some salt and hot sauce next time please


20 Mar, 2022

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.

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