Liwa Oasis audio tour: Discover Liwa Driving Tour

Discover Liwa Driving Tour

Driving Tour

90 mins

About the Tour

Liwa Oasis is located in the western region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, 220 km southwest of Abu Dhabi Island. It stretches about 120 km in the northern part of the vast Empty Quarter desert and forms a crescent that extends from the southwest to the southeast in the heart of Al Dhafra Region.

You can reach Liwa Oasis in a three-hour drive. Liwa is the largest oasis of its kind in the Arabian Peninsula, and the gateway to the Empty Quarter.

On this driving tour, discover the 52 villages and oases in Liwa, such as Nashash, Mezaira’a, Qutuf, Maryah Al Gharbia, and Khannour. While visiting some of the historic buildings extending on the Liwa crescent, and learn about the history of the area and about the Emirati tribes that lived in these oases protecting themselves by the many forts and watchtowers extending across Liwa.

The driving tour starts at Al Yabbana Fort, located in the far east of Liwa, and will end at the Umm Hisn Tower, located in the far west of Liwa.


Desert City by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Tour Producer


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With three diverse destinations in just one Emirate, Abu Dhabi is a truly unique destination, where respect for the past informs the present and shapes the future.

This is a diverse emirate with desertscapes, oases, mountain heights, fabulous beaches, warm, clear waters, desert islands, an ancient heritage city and a modern, cosmopolitan capital city. It’s a destination of historic buildings, thrilling headline attractions, engaging tours and a packed calendar of headline events covering the arts, culture, sports, concerts and trade shows.

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Major Landmarks

  • Al Yabbana Fort

  • Al Meel Fort

  • Mezaira’a Fort

  • Dhafeer Fort

  • Qutuf Fort

  • Mougad Tower

  • Al Marya al-Gharbia

  • Fort Umm Hisn Tower

Directions to Starting Point

Starting point is the parking area in front of the Al Yabbana Fort.

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Places to stop along the way

The various forts and towers along the route

Best time of day

Best time would be early morning or mid-day to sunset.


This route travels along several roads, oases and farms, driving a little slower will give you time to soak in the beauty of it all! Also, it is advised to wear proper walking shoes and hydrate at all times.


Need to be add Khanoor Fort, and optional stop destination for food & beverages.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 3 months ago
Discover Liwa Driving Tour