Explore Abu Dhabi’s Desert

Explore Abu Dhabi’s Desert. From desert safaris and camel treks #InAbuDhabi to falcon tours and fishing trips, join one of Off Road Adventure Tours' many experiences and start discovering the emirate!

The Empty Quarter

Explore Abu Dhabi’s Desert
The Empty Quarter
The world's largest uninterrupted sand mass, the Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter) will blow you away with massive expanses of awesome desert and enormous dunes. It’s a landscape of ever-changing endless dunes made famous by the British explorer Wilfred Thesiger and his Emirati and Omani companions in the 1940s and 50s.

Arabian Nights Village

Explore Abu Dhabi’s Desert
Arabian Nights Village
Nestled among stunning dunes, Arabian Nights Village harnesses the soul and essence of old Arabia. Conceived to let visitors experience the mythical and timeless beauty of the desert and aspects of traditional Emirati life. The desert journey begins as experienced guides transport guests over towering dunes. As they approach the village – which emerges surprisingly from a gigantic dune valley – guests enter a picturesque courtyard overlooked by two traditional-styled watchtowers - Zakher and Al Manhal - each named after residences of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, The Father of the Nation.

Desert safaris & camping

Explore Abu Dhabi’s Desert
Desert safaris & camping
Experience the breathtaking dunes of Al Khaznah between the UAE capital and our Oasis City of Al Ain or explore the desert expanse outside the Liwa oasis in Al Dhafra. With high dunes and long sand valleys, you'll never get bored of adrenaline fuelled dune bashing.

Al Badeyah Eyes Tourism

Explore Abu Dhabi’s Desert
Al Badeyah Eyes Tourism
The Al Badeyah desert camp, nestled in the desert dunes of Al Khaznah, gives visitors a unique insight into UAE traditions and customs and allows them to enjoy an authentic Arabian experience under the stars.

Dune bashing

Explore Abu Dhabi’s Desert
Dune bashing
With high dunes and long sand valleys, you'll never get bored of adrenaline fuelled dune bashing in Abu Dhabi. Experience the breath taking dunes between the UAE capital and our Oasis City of Al Ain or explore the desert expanse outside the Liwa oasis in Al Dhafra.

Off-road driving

Explore Abu Dhabi’s Desert
Off-road driving
The massive Empty Quarter dunes present an awesome driving challenge. If you're in the country during the cooler months and you like adventure, rent a four wheel drive, find a group of eager drivers (you'll need at least three vehicles; never drive alone in the desert) and set out for the sand. Be sure that your vehicle is insured for off-road use and that you have the proper equipment. If you've never driven off road, you should first learn the ropes with one of the several tour companies in Abu Dhabi.

Sand boarding & skiing

Explore Abu Dhabi’s Desert
Sand boarding & skiing
Skiing takes on a whole new meaning on Abu Dhabi’s desert dunes. Boasting the world’s largest dunes, towering hundreds of metres above the surrounding plains, the Liwa Oasis on the edges of the Rub al-Khali or Empty Quarter is a sand skier’s paradise. So strap on your sand board and sashay down the seemingly endless red sand slopes for an exhilarating experience. For novice skiers, daunted by the 300 metre Liwa dunes, skiing down gentler slopes that stretch across the Abu Dhabi desert may be the place to start this daring adventure.

Off Road Adventure Tours

Explore Abu Dhabi’s Desert
Off Road Adventure Tours
Founded by local Emirati Mohamed Khalifa Al Hajri, Off Road Adventure Tours provides well-designed tours and experiences that connect travellers to the UAE and its people, creating authentic and unforgettable travel experiences. The company provides tours for people of varying ages and fitness levels that want to experience the wild deserts and pristine beauty of Abu Dhabi. With extreme pride and care placed upon sustainable and responsible tourism, Off Road Adventure Tours also appeal to the ethically conscious traveller. The company cares for the environment, its workers, and the local people, and constantly strives to improve the operations and services through self-evaluation, innovation and creativity.

Click to comment