The city of Abu Dhabi is surrounded by deserts contoured beautifully by sand dunes. The prominent areas suitable for desert safari are
The golden-orange hued sands around the Liwa Oasis which form a part of the great Rub Al Khali, the world’s largest sand desert. The dunes here are of varying sizes and can be enjoyed by novices and the experienced.
Al Khatim Desert, around 80 kilometers from downtown Abu Dhabi boasts sand dunes that are in a class of their own.
Sweihan sits astride the borders of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain. The soft sands and big dunes make this desert a complex experience for even skilled drivers.
Different kinds of safaris
Many tour operators offer a variety of desert safaris to suit various interests. You can choose Half-Day Safaris, Morning or Sunrise Safaris or spend a whole day exploring the sandy terrain. Alternately, you can choose to stretch your adventure with an Overnight Safari. Away from city lights, the night sky emerges into its true beauty over the desert. You can also go on a journey of discovery the traditional way, on a Camel or go modern with a Dune Buggy or a Quad Bike.
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