How could anyone possibly enjoy spending time at a desert? This is the normal reaction tourists to Abu Dhabi come up with when hunting for suggestions on places to go. There are also those who will say that seeing one desert is as good as seeing them all, but not so when it comes to the Liwa Desert in Abu Dhabi.
The Liwa Desert extends from the South of the Abu Dhabi Emirate all the way to the Oman and Saudi Arabian borders. As a point of interest, this desert used to be named after a popular tribe, known to be the biggest in this vicinity they were called the Bu Fallah. The desert was originally named after this tribe.
It is believed by locals who reside in the Lima Desert that all tribes in the dessert were either linked or originated from the Bani Yas and Bu Fallah tribes. It is also a misconception that the Lima Desert lies in a barren patch called the empty quarter, but rather the extreme opposite. It is a hive of activity and much of the Emirates’ oil exploration is done here.
The Liwa Desert safari is a popular tour among guides in Abu Dhabi and finding someone who could accommodate tourists with a tour will be no problem. Getting to the oasis is an experience that should not be missed. The thrilling ride as travellers glide over the sand dunes is an experience that is unique to this part of the world.
On the way to Lima another attraction that is usually incorporated into the tour of the oasis is a stop at the HH Shk heritage village. Here travellers will get to view two amazing architectural structures – the rainbow sheikh and a structure similar to that of a globe.
Journeying through the Liwa desert is not a trip that can be accomplished in one day. It is the landscape as well as the hospitality of the people in the area that has to be experienced for travellers who make it to Liwa to truly appreciate its beauty.
There isn’t a more beautiful sight than the evening sun setting across the red desert sand, and breaking journey at an Abu Dhabi resort is highly recommended to be able to view this amazing landscape. Many of the Abu Dhabi resort hotels, offer views of the desert, but nothing compares to the unparalleled beauty of the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, where everything amidst its desert surroundings is mysterious and beautiful at the same time.