Discovering the desert and its wonders at Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa

Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa is a distinguished sanctuary located in the middle of the Abu Dhabi desert. Located within its expanse of Arabian landscape, guests and visitors are invited to learn about the heritage of the land and the culture of the Bedouin tribes by taking part in a curated choice of sports and pastimes.

Falconry is one of the most treasured aspects of UAE culture, and the falcon show demonstrates how these swift birds of prey can hunt, swoop and race through the sky. Horse riding, desert walks and camel riding experiences offer an immersive way of exploring the mesmerising desert dunes.

Adrenaline seekers can taste the thrill of careering over the golden banks in a dune buggy. Archery classes encourage participants to switch off from their day-today-concerns and work on their aim, while the desert waves machine allows them to have a go at learning how to surf. Set within a calming space, it has the only snow cave in Abu Dhabi.