Saturday, September 29, 2018


Not so long ago, two- hours away from the heart of Abu Dhabi, my Bedouin journey starts at Tilal Liwa, a stunningly secluded desert getaway, built in traditional Arabian style, amid rolling sand dunes and an unspoiled desert landscape. An Oasis, a paradise, a sanctuary. 

Built with 111 rooms, and suites are either facing the dunes of Rub Al Khali (The Empty Quarter) or inwards overlooking the traditional garden and infinity pool. Also, 102 Deluxe rooms with diverse views of Dunes, Courtyard, Pool and Balcony, 1 Presidential Suite, 1 Royal Suite, 5 Executive Suites, 2 rooms equipped with Handicapped guests. 

We were welcomed by these two lovely ladies, Kinley and Cindy, with big sweet smiles on their faces. We totally have forgotten how long the trip was because of their very warm welcome. 

So fascinated by the stunning panoramic view of the pool and the desert. I just can't contain myself by the remarkable scenery in front of me and the weather was so perfect!

While waiting for our room keys, we had lunch at Al Badiya - an all-day dining restaurant serving a wide selection of contemporary and regional cuisine from a vibrant open kitchen.  

A cozy, beautiful room with direct access to the pool will accommodate us for our astonishing 2 days stay. The Oasis Room, complete with a King size bed or 2 twin beds (344-sq-ft room with pool views) with fireplace, mini terrace, equipt with 32" television, mini ref, coffee maker, and many more.

Once we got into the room, a bottle of champagne, fruit plate and some canap├ęs followed us, how sweet!

After checking out the room, we head out to roam around and explore what's Tilal Liwa has offered us during our stay. 

Liwa Oasis, one of the Largest Oasis in Arabia, is the birthplace of the Abu Dhabi Ruling Family, home to the Bedouin society and traditional Liwa Forts built in the 19th Century. 

Rub Al Khali, is the largest uninterrupted desert landscape in the world, more than 225,000 square miles. 

Tal Moreeb, UAE Tallest Sand Dune, over 300 meters high and 50 degrees incline to the top. 

Desert Dune Drive 4X4, Quad Biking, Camel Trekking, Horseback Riding, Trip to Camel Farm, Desert Nature Walks, Sand Boarding, Adventure Cycle Bikes, Darts, Giant Chess, Kite FLying, Face Painting and Kids Play Area

As the sunsets and the moon rise up, darkness surrounds us, and yet and a mystical place called Al Liwan lights up and Arabian music plays, Belly Dancers gracefully entertained us, while enjoying Shisha and sumptuous grilled chicken, beef and lamb for dinner. 

While every still enjoys their sheets, we are enjoying breakfast in bed around six in the morning, for another desert escapade and catch the sunrise.

"Keep bubbling over with abundant joy, peace, and love. You may be the only well-watered Oasis for someone going through a desert in their lives"  - Caroline Naoroji 

After hustling around the sandpit while riding the camel, sit back and relax on this hammock, facing the Infinity pool, as the sun kisses your face with Vitamin D while sipping a glass of champagne in the morning  

Infinity and Beyond!

Tilal Liwa Hotel, till we Majilis again!

GPS Coordinates 23° 32’ 03.52” N ; 53° 48’ 02.26” E

Managed by Danat Hotels & Resorts, a Division of National Corporation for Tourism & Hotels
PO Box 112723, Abu Dhabi, UAE T. +971 2 894 6111 | F. + 971 2 894 6112


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