Safari in the Liwa Desert

Enjoy a day in the Liwa Desert

The oasis of Liwa is located approximately 250 km south-southwest of Abu Dhabi, directly on the edge of the Rub Al Khali - the largest and almost uninhabited sandy desert in the world. Also, here an episode of Star Wars was shot. The border with Saudi Arabia is only a few kilometers away. Liwa is half desert half green and consists of about 50 individual oases.


This day-tour takes you to the famous Liwa Oasis.

  • Experience the largest, almost uninhabited desert in the world
  • Watch the local wildlife
  • Enjoy a lunch
  • Visit the Car Museum, the "Largest Garage in the World"

Additional information:

  • Available: Sunday to Thursday
  • The Car Museum and the fortresses and castles are closed from time to time temporarily and are not available daily. Therefore, the entrance fee is not included in the price and will be paid by you locally.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Start time: 8:30 AM
  • Languages: English, Arabic
  • Dress code: casual wear
  • Please note: Pregnant women as well as people with heart or back problems, travel at their own risk
  • Other: please bring a camera, sunglasses and a headgear
  • Bookable: from 2 adults


üTransfer from and back to your hotel, Airport Terminal 3 (Lobby Premier Inn Hotel) or cruise terminal in Abu Dhabi

üSafari across the Liwa desert

üLunch in the green oasis

üphoto stops

üVisit to a camel farm

üVisit to the fortresses and castles (only if open)

üVisit to the National Auto Museum (only if open)

Not inclusive:

ûTransfer from Dubai or Al Ain

ûEntrance fee fortresses and castles

ûEntrance fee National Automuseum

ûAlcoholic drinks

ûOther meals than stated

ûPersonal expenses


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Terms of cancellation:

  • cancellation minimum 24 hours before the start of the event, you receive a complete (100%) refund
  • cancellation minimum 12 hours before the start of the event, you receive a 50% refund.
  • cancellation within 12 hours before the start of the event or No Show, the full costs are charged. No refunds possible.

The right of withdrawal does not apply to the following contracts: contracts for the provision of services in the field of accommodation for purposes other than a habitation, transport of goods, car rental, the supply of food and beverages and other services related to leisure activities if the contract has a specific date or period.

The other name of the Liwa desert is "Rub al Khali", the "Empty Quater" and here an episode of Star Wars was shot. 


If they are open on the day of your visit (they are not available every day), we will also visit the fortresses, castles or the "Biggest Garage in the World", the Emirates National Auto Museum in the middle of the desert right on the highway. 

It is the big private car collection of Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan. Even if you are not a great car expert, you will see after a minute that the Sheik is a very enthusiastic fan of cars and you will also be very much impressed.

Since we are dependent on the opening days, the entrance fees are not included in the price and can be paid by you directly on site. (Car Museum per person 55 dirhams, children 0-9 years have free admission)

According to the first historical records at the beginning of the 17th century, the Liwa Desert was populated by Bani - Yas Bedouins, from which the ruling families of Abu Dhabi and Dubai emerged.


This is where our Liwa desert safari takes you. Admirable is the beautiful vegetation of the oases amid breathtaking, up to 120 meter high dune formations. In a green oasis, we sit down for a lunch and a short break.

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