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.
Active couples and families. Explore the delights of the desert while enjoying unparalleled comfort and service just outside Abu Dhabi.
The incredible views and tranquillity of the Rub’ Al Khali desert, a luxurious infinity pool and amazing Arabic cuisine.
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.
The Tilal Liwa Hotel puts families front and centre, with plenty for young ones to enjoy and all your comforts covered.
There’s a dedicated Kids Club space with activities such as face painting, drawing, comedy clowns and movie time. It’s heaps of fun for the kids, but also gives parents a little free time to enjoy the hotel’s relaxation facilities.
Older children can play giant chess, billiards, table tennis and table football within the resort grounds. Out in the desert they can go cycling, quad biking and sandboarding on the dunes, or join their parents on camel rides or desert safaris.
Babysitting and childcare can also be arranged for a fee, perfect for if you’re planning a romantic meal, an adults-only desert activity or have an important meeting. Spacious family rooms with convenient kitchenettes are also handy if you need to prepare food for babies and toddlers, with free cots and slippers for children available as well.
The Tilal Liwa Hotel restaurants suit every mood, occasion and taste.
For a casual all-day option, the Al Liwan Pool Bar is perfect for lazing on a lounger, dipping into the pool and enjoying an array of refreshments.
Healthy salads, freshly baked pizzas and international favourites such as fried calamari, juicy burgers, and fish and chips are all on the menu. On Thursdays and Fridays, it stays open until 2am, so you can enjoy snacks and cooling drinks by moonlight.
Al-Badiya is the spot for a breakfast buffet, open daily from 6.30am but also serving both regional and global cuisine for lunch and dinner. The eclectic menu ranges from perfectly spiced Goan fish curry to honey roasted lamb shank. Pasta, noodles and pizza will keep your children full and happy too.
At any time of day, Layali is a wonderful space where you can enjoy a refreshing drink, a casual meeting or refuel with a hearty meal. Listen to the resident singer who performs every day except Sundays as you tuck into a menu of light bites.
Relax and be reinvigorated during your stay at the Tilal Liwa Hotel. The Body & Soul Recreation Club includes an elegant infinity pool, modern gym, sauna and steam room.
The gym overlooks the courtyard and pool, the ideal backdrop as you work up a sweat on the state-of-the-art fitness equipment. There’s also a great range of free weights.
For the perfect pampering session, hop in the sauna, steam room or arrange a professional spa treatment – such as an expert massage in sight of the swaying palm trees.
Contact the hotel directly to find out what the full-service spa has to offer, so you can chill out in style with the wellness package for you.
Choose from hot stone treatments, deep-tissue, Thai, sports and Swedish massages, reflexology and aromatherapy. Reserve an awakening body scrub to feel refreshed after a day exploring the desert.
Pools rarely come with such a sensational view. Enjoy a refreshing morning swim or splash around with your family with the immense desert backdrop of the Liwa dunes beyond the hotel.
There are plenty of loungers by the side of the infinity pool to catch some rays, or you can cool off by taking a dip. If you need refreshments, you’re just seconds from the Al Liwan Pool Bar.
One of the hotel’s key attractions is its secluded position by the desert, but day trips to Abu Dhabi and its perfect beaches are easy to arrange.
Trade the sands of the Empty Quarter for that of the Corniche, only a two-hour drive away. Once you arrive, you’ll find a gorgeous promenade alongside soft white sands that merge with the clear waters beyond.
Families will love the children’s playground, while there are loungers and umbrellas to hire when spending the day here. You’ll find showers and changing rooms, plenty of beachfront restaurants, and lifeguards keeping watch over the Blue Flag beach. Make the most of your day before returning to Tilal Liwa.
With jaw-dropping views in every direction, you’ll want to spend a lot of time outside during your stay at the Tilal Liwa Hotel. That’s easy with the charming, shaded courtyards and gorgeous gardens.
Poolside you’ll find sun loungers and hammocks perfect for soaking up the rays while you relax with a good book.
If you’re in the mood for something more energetic, the hotel will be happy to arrange all kinds of desert activities. Whether you want to explore the desert dunes on the back of a camel, quad bike or get behind the wheel of a 4X4 to make the most of the Empty Quarter, all you need to do is ask. There are free bicycles on site for you to use, too.
Desert safaris are a must for all the family, with some of the world’s highest dunes only a short drive away – a sight you’ll never forget.
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.
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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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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.
Yes, the Tilal Liwa Hotel has all-inclusive packages available. Contact the hotel for more details on everything included. You can also opt to add individual buffet breakfast and lunch options when booking your room.
Both a dry cleaning and laundry service are available at the hotel for an additional charge. Speak to the reception staff for more information or to arrange for your clothes to be collected.
The Tilal Liwa is an accessible hotel, with reduced mobility rooms, wheelchair access and excellent facilities for disabled guests to use. There is also accessible parking for added convenience.
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