We have really, really loved this place and want to do one more visit before Ramadan and the heat kicks in.
Its a 3 hour drive from Dubai, but only 2 hours from Abu Dhabi. Plan to Leave on Friday afternoon, enjoy the pool, bonfire, and relaxing atmosphere.
WE'll wake up at 4 am, walking from 500 am until 930 am just enough time to really enjoy the incredible scenery and dont underestimate this workout!
Support with buggies and quad bikes to bring us water and snacks.
However, you will need to walk carrying 4 liters of water at all times.
You'll need trekking shoes, trekking poles, a buff for your face, a head torch and sand gaitors.
Rent trekking shoes: 50 dh.
Buy the Desert Trek Set which includes: head torch, face buff, sand gaitors. for 150 dh.
Even those that were unsure of how 'far they could go' ended up walking the entire time both days with the group and completing the entire distance.
This is a fantastic training opportunity but also a chance to see and experience the Liwa Desert - if you have not been it is truly spectacular!
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.
Meeting time Friday from Abu Dhabi at 2 pm:
Carpools organized in the whats app group, rides will be available for all from Abu Dhabi.
500 DH per person
Sleeping in an open air majlis
Bathrooms and showers are shared for the group
1 overnight at Desert Residence
Dinner, breakfast, lunch and plenty of snacks
bonfire after dinner
quad bike support throughout the walk
Trek leaders 1:10 ratio
The Liwa Desert Hike:
The sands of Liwa are softer, the dunes are bigger. We will walk into the sunset and again on Saturday morning, starting at 5 am, head torches, headlamps, we will walk for an hour while the sand is hard and cold to get the maximum number of KM done while its cold.
We will walk in the remote desert with rest stops for shade every 1 hour. Plan to walk for 5 hours, there are no road options, its very remote and very soft sand.