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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Liwa Desert, Abu Dhabi - Carry On...Follow That Camel

Another total off topic, as today I have been finally starting putting in place plans for a return trip to the greatest city on earth ? Maybe not, but it will be once it's finished being built.

Anyway its a shame not to share these, amazing colours and it was a place to remember, if only for the heat.

I've had good fortune to do a few trips to Abu Dhabi in 2009/2010 and it was the reason I bought myself my first DSLR, I've learnt a bit since taking these, but hope you like.

On to the madness of the local motorway to leave Abu Dhabi City and off into the empty desert roads into the Empty Quarter and you enter the Liwa Desert (after about 155km of driving). Whilst driving you see signs for places like Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia - oh and Dubai (been a few times and had a McDonald's).

Liwa forms part of the Rub' al Khali Desert which is 250,000. sq miles and its hot, hitting 130f in July and August.


 Abu Al Abyed


 Liwa desert dunes


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Liwa desert dunes


 Liwa desert dunes


We drove into a camel camp, not tourist camels proper camels !!

 Liwa Desert

Liwa Desert

 Liwa desert dunes


The local farmer beckoned us in.

Camel Farmer

The farmer insisted I take a photo of this camel, his pride and joy it would seem.

Non tourist camel, Liwa Desert

Me and little Miss Fragglehunter (turns out she's not a fan of camels)

Desert Antics - saying hello to a "real camel"

Camel farm in Liwa Desert

 Camel camp, Liwa Desert

And off we go again

 Liwa desert dunes

Liwa desert dunes, UAE

Liwa desert dunes

Some bugger kept insisting on taking my picture (from the air conditioned car I should add)

Desert Antics - sure I just saw a snake !

Liwa Desert

Liwa desert dunes

Liwa desert dunes, Abu Dhabi

Liwa. desert dunes, Abu Dhabi

Liwa desert dunes, Abu Dhabi

Liwa desert dunes


The day was catching up with us and we needed to head back home as the motorway is like Wacky Races at rush hour and after dark your looking at something along the lines of Death Race 2000.

Hope you liked and yes next time I'm thinking of  taking a sledge....

 PS I'm not a wealthy person. Being able to travel to Abu Dhabi is down to being fortunate enough to have very good and extremely kind friends who put up with me and the girls, feed us, water us and show us wonders of the UAE, such as Liwa.

Dedicated and Jon and Val and two fingers to the UK Government for the hike in flight tax (again!!!)

2 comments:

  1. Without a camel ,human can't make their journey in the desert and as you no that liwa desert is the largest desert in the world and with a camel no one can stay and live there,,,,
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  2. Lovely blog on Desert safari Dubai. i have lot of my old memories. when ever i read such kind of blog. i got remember my Fun in Deserts.

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