Hide away in your pool villa sanctuary or head out to explore the desert and its wonders with our Abu Dhabi desert excursions. Guests of the Royal Pavilion Private Villas in Abu Dhabi enjoy full access to the facilities of the main resort.
The well-being and health of our guests and team members is our top priority. With the recent directives from the local authorities, the spa and wellness facilities, kids club, teens club, kids splash play area and select activities will not be available until further notice.
Hop into our specially-adapted 4x4 and let our guides take you on a scenic adventure through the dunes. Or get your adrenaline racing with an action-packed Dune Bashing session courtesy of our trained drivers.
Dune Bashing, Soft Drives and Night Discovery Drives available.
Explore the Rub’ Al Khali with a guided desert walk as you learn about the area’s history, heritage, flora and fauna. For a truly mystical experience, embark on a walk at night, and watch the moonlight dance on the dunes.
Sunrise, Sunset, Night and Full Moon Walks available.
Let the ‘ship of the desert’ take you on an unforgettable journey across the Empty Quarter. Our Sunrise and Sunset Treks include mesmerising vistas and a stop for refreshments in a quaint Arabian setting.
Sunrise and Sunset Quarter Exploration Treks and Medium Camel Dune Ride available.
Discover the Middle East’s centuries-old equestrian passion and traverse the Liwa desert on horseback. As flame-coloured dunes surround you, you will leave with a memorable experience that has been tailored to suit your ability.
Beginner and Intermediate Horse Riding available. Available from October to May.
Thrill-seeking guests aged 14 and upwards are invited to take their pick from different treks and explore the awe-inspiring beauty of the desert on a fat bike. As the only bicycle that has been designed for sand dunes, the fat bike is perfect for experienced and amateur riders alike.
Follow in the footsteps of the Liwa tribesmen and try your hand at archery. Featuring static targets set for different shooting ranges, this activity is suitable for adults and children over the age of eight. Our Archery sessions happen frequently throughout the day and take around 90 minutes to complete.
Falcon and Saluki Show
Marvel at the UAE’s ancient sport of falconry and Saluki hunting. Starring the cultural symbol of the region, falcons, and the country’s long-time hunting companions, the agile Saluki, this live show includes a demonstration of hunting techniques and engaging stories.
Learn about the rich cultural and natural history of Liwa with a tour of our unique antiques and implements from the local area, followed by a stroll through the dunes and culminating with fragrant Arabic tea, dates and engaging stories about Bedouin life and traditions from times gone by.