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Experience Emirati culture up close at the annual Liwa Date Festival

July 19, 2017 Hotel Deals No Comments Email Email

Tilal Liwa Hotel, a secluded hideaway leisure resort perched on the edge of Rub Al Khalil Desert in Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter, invites UAE residents and visitors to celebrate  Liwa Date Festival as the iconic and cultural fruit of the UAE.

From 20th to 30th July 2017, the Tilal Liwa Hotel in Abu Dhabi will welcome heritage tourism guests from all over the world to attend the Date Festival. Now on its 13th year, the Festival promotes and celebrates the symbolic and the historic role of the date palm plays in Emirati culture. The various activities of the festival celebrate the heritage of the Emiratis, reviving their diverse traditions and unique way of life.

The Liwa Date Festival has become a key cultural event for the UAE, having established itself as one of the main local attractions in The Capital. About 70,000 tourists and visitors including both nationals and residents are expected to participate at the festival that will host a series of competitions, cultural event and entertainment for the whole family.

To celebrate the festival of greatness and generosity, guests of Tilal Liwa Hotel who are attending the event will enjoy first-rate accommodation with room rates starting from AED 299 which include a complimentary buffet breakfast. The package also includes a trip to Liwa Dates Festival, and 20% discount on food and beverage.

Mr Khaled Sharabassy, General Manager, Tilal Liwa Hotel said: “The Liwa Date Festival is a major event in the calendar of the annual tourist festivals in Al Gharbia region. In each year, we remain keen on celebrating the date season with various activities of the festival providing a unique opportunity for people to discover and learn about the unique heritage and traditions of the UAE. Our close proximity to the festival grounds gives our guests convenient access to all the attractions so they have a lot of time to enjoy the festivities.”

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 meanwhile, are a food lover’s delight and offer a scrumptious range of mouthwatering dishes that will see you come back for more.

Stay at Tilal Liwa Hotel and witness one of the much-anticipated events in the region! The Liwa Date Festival package is subject to 10% Service Charge, 6% Tourism Fee, 4% Municipality Fee and AED 15 Municipality Room Fee per room per night.

For more information please call Tilal Liwa Hotel at +971 2 894 6111 or toll free number 800 TLHOTEL (85 46835), email reservations to or book directly at

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