Al Ain to White Sands: New for 2023!

Embark on a captivating two-day, one-night self-drive adventure from the tranquil outskirts of Al Ain to the mesmerizing fringes of the Rub Al Khali, also known as the Empty Quarter. This exhilarating journey will lead you through an ever-changing landscape of stunning sand dunes that showcase the UAE’s natural beauty in all its glory.

Our Al Ain to White Sands guided self-drive expedition is designed for adventurers of all levels, making it the perfect choice for beginners and photography enthusiasts alike. We’ll navigate the picturesque Eastern Part of the Liwa area with an expedition-style approach, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable ride over moderate terrain.

You’ll be in excellent hands as your convoy is led by a highly experienced and professional offroad driver, guaranteeing your safety and a seamless expedition. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for the incredible wildlife that inhabits this area, making it an ideal opportunity to disconnect your kids from technology and reconnect with nature.

Marina, our accredited Abu Dhabi Tour Guide, specializes in sharing her deep knowledge of heritage, culture, and nature, adding a rich layer of insight to your journey. To ensure an intimate and personalized experience, we limit the group size to a maximum of six guest cars.

While you’ll need to bring your own 4×4 vehicle and camping gear, we’ve got you covered with a loan of essential equipment, including a walkie-talkie if needed. As night falls, gather around a crackling campfire under a starry sky (weather permitting) and savor a sumptuous BBQ dinner, featuring our renowned camel burgers alongside delectable sides like hummus, moutabel, bread, burgers, and steak. Vegetarian options are also available.

Rise to a tranquil desert morning with a hearty breakfast of pancakes, breakfast bars, tea, coffee, and fruit juice. We typically leave camp around 9:30 AM (weather-dependent, as morning fog may delay our departure), embarking on more offroad driving adventures until around 1:00 PM before returning to the main road.

Get ready to create lasting memories and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the UAE’s desert terrain on our Al Ain to White Sands guided self-drive adventure.

Check out the great video from one of our guests back in 2016!


Tour Dates

Al Ain to White Sands is a new itinerary for 2023/24 – we actually used to run this between 2016 and 2019 and it was one of our most popular trips.


Saturday 16th-Sunday 17th March 2024

Meet in the South of Al Ain at 1230 hrs

Trip ends on the Abu Dhabi – Hameem Road around 1300rs the next day


*Other Dates Available on request


Please note: this is a great trip for families, however, children should be a minimum of 3 years old at the time of the trip.

Other dates may be added; if you fill in our enquiry form we will email you updates

Day 1: Al Ain to Camp

1230hrs Meet in the South of Al Ain for Welcome and Safety briefing

1300hrs Move off south and westwards

1345hrs Deflate and enter desert

1700hrs approx Make camp

1900hrs BBQ and campfire

Day 2: Camp to White Sands

0745hrs Cooked Breakfast

0900hrs move off and continue on our journey

1300hrs approx arrive at road near ADNOC White Sands (on Hameem-AD Road)

Al Ain to White Sands AED Payable by Mastecard or Visa

1 Adult in car880 AED
2 adults in 1 car1320 AED
3 adults in 1 car1760 AED
4 adults in 1 car2200 AED
2 adults + 1 child (aged 3-11) in car1540 AED
2 adults + 2 children (aged 3-11) in car1760 AED

Empty Quarter Enterprises Ltd T/A Xpedition Arabia, 4 Crown Terrace, Portgordon AB56 5RJ


Call/whatsapp us +971509478563   UK number +447565570827

copyright Empty Quarter Enterprises Ltd, T/A Xpedition Arabia  2020

Nissan Patrol crossing the salt flats in Liwa

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