Can you guess where this awesome place is? Are you clueless or have you been here once and wanted to come back just like me?
This is the home of the highest sand dune in the world, a cranking 120 meter tall 50 degree slope and is located at the edge of Rub Al Khali Desert- the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world also known as the Empty Quarter. This is Liwa - the birthplace of the Baniyas Tribe or the Al Nahyan family and are the ruling family of Abu Dhabi. Liwa is at the southern most part of Abu Dhabi almost at the border to Saudi Arabia. It is an oasis with around 50 thriving villages.
We stayed at the Arabian inspired Tilal Liwa Hotel-a four star hotel with a five star appeal . Tilal Liwa is not in Liwa proper but already the sand dune overlooking from the car park is surreal. Liwa from the hotel is another 30 minutes drive while the Tel Moreeb Hill is to an hour. The hotel provided a road map to Liwa and to Tel Moreeb so we weren't lost at all.
The ample car park outside the hotel was full and the hotel was also fully booked that day.
We saw this fort on our way to Moreeb Hill.
The road to Tel Moreeb is bumpy even on a smooth highway. As you can see nature tries to reclaim what belongs to it.