Liwa North East: A Day In The Desert: 9 February 2018

This is a 1 day self-drive offroad trip starting around 1 hour from the Mafraq Junction in Abu Dhabi and finishing around 2 hours from there – 4×4 essential (see here for suggested vehicles).  We normally run this itinerary over 24 hours and include an overnight camp, however we know there are lots of potential offroaders out there who would rather not have a night under canvas – so if this is you, then this trip is for you!

Photo credit: Jay

Photo credit: Vivan

The route has been developed, tried and tested by Marina and takes in up to 130kms of easy offroad driving through the most beautiful of dunes.  The area is very remote and once we enter the desert it is unlikely we will meet many people until we return to the road just over 8 hours later.  The planned final destination is just north of Hameem on the E65, however there are alternative get-outs if our progress is slower than expected.

It’s a great chance to disconnect from the modern world while appreciating the stark beauty of the Abu Dhabi Desert and at the same time learn of the hardships of travelling over the desert before the advent of 4x4s and mobile phones!


Friday 9th February 2018
  • 0830hrs meet at a petrol station – co-ordinates will be sent out to registered guests a few days before
  • Fill up then come say hello
  • 0900hrs move off
  • 1300hrs lunch stop (please take a packed lunch)
  • 1700hrs return to road

Only 500aed per car – maximum 8 guest cars (maximum drivers each car 2, maximum occupants 4).

How do I sign up?

Please read through the itinerary and check it will suit your family.  Please also click on the links to see the requirements for your vehicle and the suggested packing list.

Download registration form here  or from here

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Complete and return to

To confirm your booking we will request a 50% deposit

Balance is due on or before 1st February 2018

Payments may be made by bank transfer, mastercard or visa – please indicate your preferred method of payment on your registration form.


Timings, apart from initial meeting time, are approximate.

All children should be strapped into age-appropriate safety/booster seats, whenever your car is moving.

Suggested reading – Wilfred Thesiger, Arabian Sands

Cancellation policy here.

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