If you want a taste of the traditional Arabian life there is no better place to get a genuine taste of it in the desert before the advent of modernity than in the Arabian Nights Village. This one of a kind attraction in the emirate of Abu Dhabi allows you to really relive the magical ambience of the Arabian Nights. Deep in the desert flanked by immense sand dunes, the first sight of the village is its lofty towers at the entrance, and the turrets which stand guard at each corner.
Within the village you have a choice of different kinds of accommodation, each offering modern amenities amidst a traditional ambience. Bungalows made of coloured stones emulate the way of life in the region before the discovery of oil. Another choice is the ‘barasti’ bungalows which recreate the typical coastal residences at the time when pearl diving was an important activity in the emirate. Typical Bedouin tents are a third option, equipped with modern comforts like washrooms and air-conditioning. However the most exclusive option of all is the rooms in the majestic towers, which have been modelled on the lavish palaces in the days gone by. For a night in the serene expanse of the vast desert, there can hardly be a more romantic venue. Also to be found in the village are a small scale souk, a vast swimming pool and a well-stocked restaurant with an outdoor dining area offering comfortable seating.
In keeping with the mystique of the Arabian Nights, you will find few superfluous modern technologies here. Accordingly there are no TVs or wi-fi in the accommodations, and guests are encouraged to enjoy a genuine Arabian themed experience. The Middle Eastern style cuisine is excellent with a host of Arabian delights on offer.
However modern travellers may be pleased to know that an array of modern recreational activities are part of the experience with dune bashing in powerful SUV vehicles, sandboarding, camel rides and quad biking all on offer. For a genuine experience of the pleasures of the desert lifestyle, there cannot be a more involving experience.
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