The magical Liwa desert

In Liwa, in one of the most evocative landscapes of the Arabian Peninsula, there is a resort with luxury tents to experience the desert in every comfort. With its unique shapes and colours, the Liwa desert is the northernmost edge of the Rub’ al Khali, the so-called “Empty Quarter”, the world’s largest sand desert. Liwa Oasis is located 150 kilometres southwest of the city of Abu Dhabi and is one of the United Arab Emirates’ scenic landscape jewels.

‘Liwa Nights’, is the name of this original retreat, combining traditional elements of the Bedouin culture with a modern concept of comfort. It’s the so-called glamping, a word that derives from the fusion of camping and glamour, a concept that allows you to experience life in the desert, in contact with the wild without giving up the comforts. A perfect environmentally friendly combination which turns out to be an alternative to super-luxurious hotels heavily impacting on nature with their invasive buildings.

“I worked in the cultural field and I noticed that expats in the Emirates did not have many opportunities to meet with locals and learn about the true Emirati hospitality,” tells me Salem Mazrouie, owner and creator of Liwa Nights’ project. Being able to intercept the need of those who were not born in the Emirates of getting in touch with the Emirati population is Salem Mazrouie’s great intuition. Let’s find out more about this unique resort, surrounded by a boundless expanse of sand dunes.  Continua a leggere