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Tilal Liwa Hotel

Al Garbiyah, Abu Dhabi

All about Tilal Liwa Hotel

Tilal Liwa Hotel sits on the edge of the dramatic and enticing Rub’ Al Khali desert, the Empty Quarter, inviting you to explore the dunes, relax in exclusive surroundings and experience a unique side of Abu Dhabi.

This four-star resort offers incredible views – from here you can visit some of the world’s highest dunes – while ensuring your entire stay is unforgettable. 

The hotel has an authentic Arabian feel in its rooms, restaurants and communal areas, with the excellent Emirati hospitality meaning guest always feel pampered.

The 111 rooms and suites are modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, combining touches of the Arabian past with all the contemporary comforts you expect from a luxury hotel.

Desert dining takes places in three locations, including an intimate restaurant and casual poolside bar.

If you’re here on business, the hotel has extensive meeting and banqueting facilities. Various room sizes let you host everything from intimate meetings to grand functions in style.

The Tilal Liwa Hotel is also perfectly positioned for leisure. The pool, fitness centre, sauna and steam room are all on hand for relaxing or exercising. 

Desert safaris, dune-bashing and a variety of other exciting excursions and activities are also all on the hotel’s doorstep.


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Perfect for...

Active couples and families. Explore the delights of the desert while enjoying unparalleled comfort and service just outside Abu Dhabi.

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You’ll love…

The incredible views and tranquillity of the Rub’ Al Khali desert, a luxurious infinity pool and amazing Arabic cuisine.

Hotel amenities

Desert chic

You’re sure to have a serene stay whichever room you choose at the Tilal Liwa Hotel. Enjoy expansive views out to the Empty Quarter, or into the soothing gardens and inviting pool.

Tilal Rooms overlook the Rub’ Al Khali desert, while benefitting from a daily housekeeping service, 24-hour in-room dining and complimentary bathrobes and slippers. 

The Al Sahab Rooms have a private balcony, so you can sit out and enjoy the charming views over the pool and gardens.

The hotel’s Courtyard Rooms have a private terrace, the perfect place to chill out over evening drinks under the stars or start the day with breakfast. 

For easy access to the pool, book an Oasis Room. These have their own terrace, sun loungers and are only a few footsteps from the water’s edge. 

If you crave more space, the suites are especially grand and spacious, with a separate living room area for relaxing in. The opulent Majaheem Presidential Suite is the biggest of them all, and furnished exquisitely with a gorgeous bathroom, living space and dining area.


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What’s nearby

Thrilling in its natural beauty, the ever-changing desert is a fantastic playground for those staying at Tilal Liwa Hotel near Abu Dhabi.

Explore the dunes in a 4X4, by day or night. Dune bashing is one of Abu Dhabi’s most popular pastimes and a fast, fun way to burn off some steam and experience the joys of the towering sand dunes.

Arrange a desert safari to see all its best bits – they’re so popular that booking is advised before you arrive. Tuck in to a wonderful starlit barbecue with the family or take the kids kite flying on the sand. 

Get an insight into Bedouin life at the nearby camel farm – with the opportunity to ride one too. Or head further out to the Moreeb Dune, one of the world’s tallest sand dunes, complete with its own entertainment complex.

Abu Dhabi and all its attractions are a two-hour drive away. Venture here for the thrills of Ferrari World™ Abu Dhabi and Yas Island.


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Desert Safari

Try and tame the vast and mysterious Empty Quarter with the power of a 4X4. A desert safari is on the bucket list of many Abu Dhabi visitors, and at Tilal Liwa Hotel you’re well-placed to uncover the innate beauty of the Rub’ Al Khali.

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Corniche Beach

Head into Abu Dhabi to relax on its famously pristine beach. Swim out in the turquoise waters, lounge on the sands or wander along the promenade with the locals. There are plenty of family-friendly eateries and things to do.

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Ferrari World™ Abu Dhabi

Fulfil your need for speed at Ferrari World™ Abu Dhabi for the complete F1™ experience. Send your heart racing on thrilling rides for both adults and kids, including Formula Rossa – the world’s fastest rollercoaster. 

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How to get here from the airport

The Tilal Liwa Hotel is in the heart of the desert, around a two-hour drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport. 

For ease, arrange a private transfer with Etihad. Once you’ve touched down at the airport your driver will whisk you to your hotel in comfort.

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