Tilal Liwa Hotel

The Tilal Liwa Hotel is a beautiful four-star hotel on the outskirts of the Liwa desert. Located at the exit of the locality Madinat Zayed, it is a place of pleasant rest, and a location of choice to organize activities in the desert and apprehend the breeding of camels.

Hotel Tilal Hotel in the desert of Liwa, emirate of Abu Dhabi ©Odyfolio

Tilal Liwa Hotel

This beautiful ensemble of oriental architecture is managed by the Danat Hotels & Resorts chain. With its hundred rooms, the hotel remains human-sized and you can enjoy a quality and personalized service.

The rooms on the ground floor have no particular view, except on the inner courtyard and the pool, while some rooms upstairs have an unobstructed view of the desert.

View of Hotel Tilal Liwa Hotel from the desert, United Arab Emirates. ©Odyfolio

Hotel facilities

Hotel Tilal Liwa has an infinity pool with a beautiful view of the desert through a majestic arch. The inner courtyard houses trees, fountains, sun loungers, tents and hammocks.

Leaving the hotel, there is an artificial oasis with a fountain and palm trees as well as many tents - a very nice place to look for freshness in the day or privacy in the evening.

Dining options include a buffet or à la carte restaurant (Al Badiya), Layali bar, poolside restaurant-bar (Al Liwan), and alfresco dining or tents at Al Dhafrah oasis (artificial).

Infinity Pool at Hotel Tilal Liwa, Emirate of Abu Dhabi ©Odyfolio

Activités organisées par l'hôtel

The Tilal Liwa hotel offers the classic activities of the region: camel ride or horse of 10 minutes, rental of quads, sand boarding (toboggan on the dunes), Bikes (mountain bikes), walk in the desert in all terrain vehicle.

The Tilal Liwa Hotel is the only leisure hotel a hundred miles away. Its direct competitors are the Liwa Hotel (located further south, but much lower benefits) and the Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort (with much higher benefits, and the price too). ©Odyfolio

The desert at the doors of the hotel is not really wild or immaculate, and you have to go far to see a virgin desert. In the morning or evening do not hesitate to venture into the desert to the nearest camel farm (on the right when you look at the desert from the pool) about fifteen minutes walk.

The price of a standard room starts at #cur:500AED#, in low season promotion, and can exceed #cur:1000AED#. In direct sales the hotel offers on its website interesting promotional packages including activities and sometimes half-board. ©Odyfolio

Around the hotel

Before arriving at the hotel, on the road you will see a camelodrome where dromedary races take place, especially on Friday morning before 10 hours. In the evening before sunset, whole herds train or return to their farm in the area.

Camels crossing a road in the Liwa desert, Al Gharbia region, United Arab Emirates ©Odyfolio

To discover this beautiful desert region, see our article on recommended itineraries. Notably #link Liwa Oasis Forts Road|1520#, Moreeb Dune which is the highest dune in the UAE, or on the coast the island of Baniyas with its thousands of animals and many activities on offer.

Information for booking and packages

Booking sites like our affiliate partner may display different prices. In your comparison, be careful if taxes are included or not (16%) and if the prices are equal benefits (breakfast, number of people per room, wifi). On, the rating of the hotel Tilal is lower than that of another hotel in the area, The Liwa Hotel, which does not seem justified.

Access map and practical information

Hotel Tilal Liwa is located a few kilometers south of Madinat Zayed, at the end of a secondary road about ten kilometers from the main highway. The hotel is well signposted on the road

Access map to hotel Tilal Liwa in the desert of Al Garbia, United Arab Emirates ©OpenStreetMap contributors