Tilal Liwa Hotel wins Best Desert Resort

  • First Arabian Travel Awards recognizing the achievement of the property

Liwa Hotel, a secluded hideaway leisure resort perched on the edge of Rub Al Khalil Desert in Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter, is the proud winner of the Best Desert Resort in the recently concluded Arabian Travel Awards.

Organised by Durga Das Publications, the first Arabian Travel Awards recognised and honoured the best in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries in the Middle East. Tilal Liwa Hotel emerged as top winner in the Best Desert Resort category.

Mr Khaled Sharabassy, General Manager, Tilal Liwa Hotel said: “We are extremely pleased to receive the award for the Best Desert Resort category. I am so proud of this achievement because it truly describes Tilal Liwa Hotel. Our location makes us a unique destination, a secluded hideaway where families as well as individual travellers can experience pure relaxation and rejuvenation. I would like to share this award with my team who continuously strive to give our guests ultimate satisfaction during their stay. Our goal is to ensure superior tourism experience to travellers and this award recognised our effort.”

Tilal Liwa Hotel is a sand-coloured, authentic ‘Oasis of Hospitality’ built in the traditional Arabian style of architecture with lush date trees, and featuring elegantly appointed rooms and suites overlooking to the undulating sand dunes of Rub Al Khali desert. It has an outdoor pool, luxury amenities and offers opportunities to enjoy dune bashing, camel riding, quad biking and other exciting activities. Its restaurants are a food lover’s delight and offer a scrumptious range of mouthwatering dishes that will see you come back for more.

The Arabian Travel Awards recognised each sector in the industry through 48 categories of awards. There were four types of awards: Personal Awards, Business Awards, Trending Awards and Partner Awards. The sub-categories awards were for Best Business Hotel, Best Family Friendly Hotel, Best City Hotel, Best Green Hotel, Best Leisure Hotel, Best Destination Management Company, Best Hotel Apartments, Best B2B Travel Portal, Best Luxury Hotel, Best Desert Resort and more. Over 150 notable personalities of the Middle East travel and tourism sector were present to honour and acknowledge the achievements of the industry.