Immerse in ancient Arabian sporting traditions. Embark on unforgettable desert adventures – choosing your pace and thrills for sunrise, sunset and starry nights. Energise or relax in the lap of oasis luxury – relishing world-class resort experiences with breathtaking dune views.
Giving workouts with a view breathtaking motivation, our state-of-the-art gym overlooks the world’s largest desert. Stay in shape with high-tech cardiovascular and strength training machines, and a range of free weights.
An oasis within an oasis. Time slips away at our beautiful free-form pool. Bask under the desert sun on a comfy lounger. Cool off with refreshing dips. Daydream to a valley view of undulating sand dunes and the wadi down below.
Rich Arabian splendour welcomes you to the library – whether for cultural education or relaxation framed by evocative desert scenery. Take advantage of our impressive collection of reading materials to brush up your knowledge of the UAE. Sink into a plush armchair with a novel you’ve been dying to read.
Enjoy an energising match at our impeccably maintained tennis court, which is floodlit for nighttime play. Challenge a companion to an early morning session before the day heats up. Or hit the court in the evening and play under the stars.
All equipment is provided.
The surrounding dunes are a joy for sand boarding fun. Jaw-dropping towers give adrenaline junkies the buzz of electrifying speed. As the shapes of the dunes shift and reform with the wind, repeat experiences are like a brand new adventure.
Sand boards are available to rent for 2, 6 and 24 hours.
Day & Night Desert Drives
Buckle up for a quest of shifting desert beauty. Traverse the Liwa Desert’s tallest banks in a specially adapted 4x4. Pause on a crest to photograph the iconic scenery. By night the desert shimmers under brilliant constellations, and is particularly enchanting at full moon.
Safaris are guided and take 1.5 – 2 hours.
Rejuvenate with the healing power of yoga and breathtaking desert views. Stretch out on mats on soft sands, surrounded by the Empty Quarter’s vast dunes. Synchronise your breath with asana postures that expand both body and mind.
Yoga classes are 1 hour long and suitable for everyone aged 16 years and above.
Discover the Bedouin’s “ship of the desert”, learning about the importance of camels to desert culture from your local guide. Choose your trek across the dunes, each limited to small groups for exclusivity. Pack in captivating photo opportunities on a Short Trek. Share adventure on a Family Trek through local valleys. Wake up or wind down with magical Sunrise and Sunset Treks, pausing for Arabian refreshments with an awesome panorama.
The Liwa’s tribesmen took great pride in their hunting skills, and this is your chance to master their age-old sport. Harness your upper body strength and a keen eye. Learn the skills to shoot static targets, which are set at various distances for beginners and seasoned archers.
Archery sessions are limited to 12 persons and take 1 – 1.5 hours.
Make fresh tracks on untouched sands. Carve your own trails across rugged desert terrain. Ride specially adapted fat bikes along gently curving slopes, or up to crest tops with awesome viewpoints.
Discover unending freedom for first timers and pros seeking bigger thrills. Suitable for ages 14 years and above. Fat Biking excursions take 45 – 90 minutes.
Ride elegant Arabian horses along sandy trails and through valleys of towering dunes. View the Liwa Desert in all its glory at your own pace, with a choice of routes for all abilities. Trek out in the cooler morning air, or head out at sunset for a passage of timeless romance.
Treks take 60 – 75 minutes and are available from October to April.
Each local guide offers a unique route, enriched by stories of tribal traditions and desert wildlife. Sunrise casts dramatic shadows on your trail. Sands glow amber on a majestic sunset journey. Full moons illuminate the magnificent works of sand art.
Desert Walks take 1.5 – 2 hours with routes for all fitness levels.
Exhilarating 4x4 action steers you fast across the dunes. It takes great skill to navigate the ever-shifting sands – and our expert driving guides promise an adventure like no other. Excite in early morning or late afternoon thrills when the sand is hard.
Dune Bashing sessions are 1.5 – 2 hours and are suitable for all abilities aged six years and over.
Falconry and Saluki Show
Watch desert hunters take to the sand and sky. Admire the soaring skill of falcons – compared to the speed, intelligence and stamina of saluki dogs – in a captivating ground and aerial show. Meet the trainers of these incredible hunting creatures.
Falconry and Saluki Shows take place from October to April and last 1 – 1.5 hours.
Liwa Oasis Tour
Head out by 4x4 to explore the Liwa Oasis, enriched by your guide’s fascinating insights. Visit palm tree, cucumber and camel farms. Stand in awe of the Mureeb Dune – the tallest in the UAE and one of the world’s largest hill climbs. Diversify your trip with additional visits to the ancient Liwa Fort and a vegetable farm.
The Liwa Oasis Tour includes refreshments, takes 4 – 5 hours and is suitable for all ages.
Abu Dhabi Cultural Tour
A full day of discovery. Delve into Abu Dhabi’s proud heritage. Learn about traditional Arabian hunting at the Falcon Hospital and Saluki Centre. Take in the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Al Hosn Fort and Heritage Village. Lunch refreshes with mangrove views at Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara.
The Abu Dhabi Cultural Tour takes 12 hours.
Full Moon Desert Camp Party
A full moon over the Liwa Desert provides an extraordinary setting to party under the stars. Head out across the dunes in 4x4s to our secluded camp in the world’s largest desert. Share stories round a roaring fire. Feast on an Arabian barbeque dinner. “Glamp” overnight in luxury tents, waking up to sunrise over golden dunes, or return to stay overnight at the resort.
Keeping young minds engaged and energy positively focused, our Kids' Club is a haven of creative play. Little ones make new friends as they explore multiple rooms filled with fun learning activities, reading materials, computer games and a flat screen TV with a large selection of their favourite movies.
Open daily from 9.00 am – 7.00 pm.
A hangout reserved exclusively for teenagers gives youngsters a safe, interactive space. Billiards, table tennis and video games offer ample entertainment. Discover a club that feels like a homely pad, with a flat screen TV lounge for downtime. Seek out adventure with fort and farm trips.
Open daily from 9.00 am – 7.00 pm.
Arabian Animal Experience
Arabia’s wildlife is richly connected to desert culture. Visit the camel farm to see the humped steeds that are known as the ‘ship of the desert’. Head over to the animal park farm to meet the donkeys, rabbits and sheep, as well as horses, falcons and saluki dogs during winter time.
Arabian Animal Experience sessions take 15 minutes – 1 hour.