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Save on Flights to Abu Dhabi and Witness Al Dhafra

07.04.2019 · Posted in Writing and Speaking
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Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, is a place where you can explore many fascinating cultural attractions and indulge in some thrilling activities in its magnificent theme parks. However, your time spent in the UAE capital would give you the opportunity to explore many of the interesting regions surrounding the city. Among them is Al Dhafra, which is known for its dramatic desert landscapes. It offers you the chance to enjoy some adventurous off-road drives. This region is located in the western part of the country and is its largest region by total land area.

The amount saved while booking your flights to Abu Dhabi several months in advance can be utilised for exploring this fabulous region. It is a place where the desert meets the sea. Al Dhafra’s coastline spans hundreds of kilometres and is home to some of the stunning beaches and islands in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. You’ll also get to explore its interesting past in the form of historic forts that are set against the backdrop of marvellous landscapes. The most exciting part of your tour of this region would be a visit to the Liwa oasis. It is surrounded by vast expanses of desert and massive sand dunes.

Liwa was made popular by Wilfred Thesiger, a British military officer, explorer, and writer. He had explored this oasis town in the mid-20th century along with a few Emirati and Omani individuals. It is home to over 100,000 date palms and has a growing number of ecosystems. The growing ecosystems of this date palm oasis have been formally recognised for their biodiversity, cultural heritage, and genetic resources by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. The organisation has also appreciated the efforts taken by UAE in conserving the natural resources in Liwa.

While exploring the Liwa Desert, you’ll come across a luxurious five-star resort that appears more like a palace from the famous fairy tale, ‘1001 Nights’. It resembles an Arabian fortress set in the valley of huge sand dunes. There are a range of activities that you can enjoy while at this place, such as dune bashing and camel trekking. Al Dhafra also hosts several festivals and events throughout the year, which help tourists have a better understanding of the region’s heritage and traditions. One of them is the Tel Moreeb Festival which is held in the month of January.

This festival includes an event organised for driving enthusiasts that involves the pinnacle hill climb. Another interesting event held in this region is the Al Dhafrah Festival, which includes one of the richest camel beauty contests in the world. You can also plan your holiday in Abu Dhabi around the times when the Al Gharbia Watersports Festival is held in Al Dhafra. This 10-day event attracts tourists wanting to indulge in some exciting outdoor activities, such as kite-surfing, dhow racing, and swimming. If you’re travelling in the month of July, you can know more about the region’s most valued fruit during the Liwa Date Festival.

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