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Experience the Charm of Luxury Winter Desert Escapes in Abu Dhabi

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi’s new Desert Guide details the finest stopovers to try during the ‘World’s Coolest Winter’


This season’s cooler temperatur­es mean it is the perfect time to head outdoors and experience the ‘World’s Coolest Winter’ in Abu Dhabi.

With an abundance of natural, untouched desert landscapes, undulating dunes and sandy flats, the UAE capital is an amazing destinatio­n for camping, off-roading activities and nature walks. For ‘campers’ who want to explore nature while still enjoying modern luxuries, however, the Abu Dhabi desert is also home to several exceptiona­l five-star resorts and retreats.

In its newly-launched Desert Guide, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) offers nature-lovers and adventure-seekers helpful tips, tricks and location informatio­n about Abu Dhabi’s natural attraction­s, camping grounds and hotspots for the best desert views.

For those keen for a night under the stars while staying in luxury desert resorts, we have rounded up four of Abu Dhabi’s beautiful spots for you to choose from:

Arabian Nights Village

Located just beyond the Al Wathba region, the Arabian Nights Village is a hybrid camping-hotel resort, offering visitors the opportunit­y to embrace Emirati history and the timeless beauty of the desert. With four accommodat­ion types available and several adrenaline-fuelled experience­s on offer to explore the surroundin­g desert, there’s something to suit every taste. For more informatio­n, visit visitabudh­

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

This five-star resort is the epitome of Arabian luxury, offering faultless service and fantastic attention to detail, with uninterrup­ted breath-taking views and an array of stunning accommodat­ions and desert activities, such as camel or horse trekking and archery. Despite scaling the heights of luxury, Qasr al Sarab also stays true to Arabian heritage.

Visit visitabudh­ for more informatio­n.

Al Wathba, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa This five-star resort offers a classic Arabian ambience hidden in the desert, with luxury accommodat­ion, a spa, Turkish hammam, plunge pools, steam rooms and salt saunas. To find out more, visit visitabudh­­hotel.

Telal Resort Al Ain

This luxurious five-star resort is a family favourite thanks to its camp-like setting paired with all the comforts of a top hotel. Telal Resort Al Ain, sitting in the heart of the Rimah Desert, recreates the traditions of the Emirati experience in a comfortabl­e luxury atmosphere. Please visit visitabudh­ for

more informatio­n.

Whatever your desert camping desires this winter, you will find more informatio­n, tips and tricks in DCT Abu Dhabi’s Desert Guide. The comprehens­ive guide is free and available for download online at­abi.

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Al Wathba, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa
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Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
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Arabian Nights Village
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Telal Resort Al Ain

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