The Arabian Nights Village is located in the Al Khatim Desert 70 to 90 minutes out of Abu Dhabi city. The last 24km is on desert road so it helps to travel there in a 4×4.
You’ll receive a welcome drink in the restaurant on arrival.
You can go swimming in the middle of the desert in their large pool.
They have boards on site for you to go sandboarding on the large dune beside the property.
There’s a little camel farm on site. Brace yourself as the camel rises if you’re going for a ride. The camel moves up quite suddenly.
Desert Dune Bashing
I’ve been on a dune bashing adventure in Dubai previously. That was nothing compared to my experience on the dunes of Abu Dhabi. The drivers are highly skilled and the experience is thrilling!
We stopped beside a camel farm while the drivers deflated the 4×4 tyres before hitting the dunes.
You won’t be left hungry in the middle of this desert.
There’s quite a selection of dishes for all diets.
Their’s live local music while you eat.
Belly Dancing Show
And an enchanting belly dancing performance.
They’ll briefly turn off the lights for you to get a clear view of the night sky with many stars available. My camera did not do justice in capturing the amazing starlight.
If you’re spending the night there’s a variety of room styles to choose from.
Mud Hut Style
The ultimate accommodation is available in one of the 3-story towers.
The Arabian Nights village is meant to be a retreat from the hustle of city life by design. Their is no WiFi or any televisions on site. However there is a cell phone tower so you won’y be totally disconnected if you have a sim card.
There is plenty to see and do if you’re visiting for a day or staying a couple of nights. The key purpose of your visit should be to chill, slow down and recuperate within an environment of traditional Arabian hospitality.
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