Tilal Liwa

Revisit Arabic traditions with Tilal Liwa

Located on the edge of Rub Al Khali desert in Abu Dhabi, Tilal Liwa Hotel is the perfect destination to explore and experience the ancient Arabic traditions and culture clubbed with modern activities for the young and the old alike.

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The Rub Al Khali desert is a unique destination, also known as the ‘Empty Quarter’, the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world. Danat Hotels and Resort’s Tilal Liwa Hotel is nestled amidst the rolling sand dunes providing a pristine view of the remarkable desert landscape. The property is built in traditional design offering a look and feel of the rich Arabic heritage and culture embodied in ornate craftsmanship.

Apart from its inherent cultural character, the wide expanse of land at the property is a hub for adventure enthusiasts offering activities such as sand boarding, cycling through the desert, horseback riding and quad bike safaris and thrilling adventure drive into the dunes of the majestic Rub Al Khali desert. The hotel also offers ample activities for families such as visiting traditional camel farms and an ideal romantic hideaway for couples to unwind in the desert.

The property consists of different types of luxurious rooms and suites even special 96 sqm Royal Suite to accommodate niche clientele. While the superior Tilal room overlooks the rolling sand dunes of the Rub Al Khali desert offering accommodation for two adults and two children, the Al Sahab room with Arabian style décor, extends to a private balcony with sit-out area overlooking the pool and the lush green lawns. Deluxe room like the Courtyard room extends to a private terrace with sitout area while Oasis room overlooks the swimming pool extending to a private terrace with sit-out area and sun lounger beds.

The Executive Suite with the separate dining, living areas with the kitchenette provides views of the dunes. Among the signature suites is the 175 sq.m. Majaheem Suite; the hotel’s Presidential Suite offer the most breathtaking views of the desert dunes and pool from a large balcony and features an elegant lounge, private dining room, and a kitchenette. The Presidential Suite reflects local tradition and Art Deco influences, exuding the richness of Arabian culture, art and history. The intricate work of the handcrafted wall coverings and the unique materials help bring the vast space to life. The suite is furnished with a master bedroom, including luxury bathtub and another bedroom. It consists of modern amenities such as wireless Internet, 32-inch LCD TVs, DVD player, work desk, in-room safe, minibar and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.

In terms of dining, Al Badiya is an all-day dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a wide selection of contemporary and regional cuisine from a vibrant open kitchen. Layali is the intimate bar; it is an ideal stop-off before dining or to cap off the night after your evening meal. A rich array of eclectic snacks from around the world can be enjoyed in a lively bar atmosphere featuring a live singer. In addition, Al Liwan is an informal setting for drinks and dinner in a more casual and laid back atmosphere at the poolside with live entertainment which includes a belly dancer, sheesha and barbecue.

Tours and excursions are arranged from the hotel including desert safaris in a 4×4, where you can explore the towering dunes and follow in the steps of famous explorers. You can also enjoy a barbecue under the stars or take a trip to Liwa Oasis and discover a number of restored forts dating back to 200 to 300 years, built to defend earlier settlers and to protect scarce water resources.

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