One of our most popular events. Liwa is an amazing, amazing region, and this is an affordable and enjoyable way to experience it.
This walk will be for 'hours' goal rather than KM.
Drive from Dubai 3 hours. Abu Dhabi 2 hours.
Meeting time is 12 PM on Friday.
Transport coordination by carpools.
Arrive to the residence, have a lunch and swim. Our walk will begin around 300 PM
and we will walk until sunset. Our goal is to cover around 12 km in 4 hours. (You will need a torch for this hike.) After our hike, we will come back for a swim, dinner and bonfire.
Our goal is to leave an hour before sunrise, 5am and return before the afternoon heat, 11 am. We should cover around 12 KM. Even those that were unsure of how 'far they could go' the day before end up walking the entire time both days with the group and completing the entire distance. We will have a 'rest stop' every hour . That may seem like a lot of stops, but this is the way we ensure that everyone stays hydrated and healthy. We will walk back into our camp for a full lunch and a jump in the spring-fed pool before departure. Each rest stops will also have water and energizing snacks available.
THE AMAZING RESIDENCE
You cannot see the stars like this until you are far away from the city lights. It's simply spectacular. This event is open for all, but you are encouraged to attend at least 1 desert training session, happening in the weeks prior to the trek to test your fitness and understand just how hard it is to walk this far through the desert.
Sleeping arrangements are in a group area with flush toilets and showers.
Our trek leaders are trained in Wilderness Advanced First Aid and have mapped the trek prior to our walk. Our teams will be communicating via walkie with the drivers and other leaders, and ensuring the health and safety of everyone in the team.
Cost: 890 DH per person
Included in Cost:
Sleeping in an open air majlis
Bathrooms and showers are shared for the group
1 overnight at Desert Residence
Lunch, Dinner, breakfast, lunch and plenty of snacks
Bonfire after dinner
Car support throughout the walk
Trek leaders 1:10 ratio
SAT phone for emergencies
Camelback bladder (borrow for 50dh/buy for 150dh)
Sand Gators (60dh - to keep the sand out of your shoes
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.