TTLT – Day 5 – Solitude

Assignment : How can you interpret the state of being alone, or a lonely and uninhabited place?

Today’s picture is a snapshot of the road to Liwa – an oasis tucked away at the edge of the Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter) desert.

Liwa lies roughly 200 km southwest of Abu Dhabi. Do not be put off by the distance. The drive to Liwa alone is completely worth a trip. Think majestic sand dunes worthy of a National Geographic issue spread out as far as the eye can see. The dunes gently fold out before you like the flowing skirts of a demure damsel. Slicing right through this veritably untouched desert is a perfectly, smooth road. This marriage of modern day convenience with one of the most inhospitable regions on earth never ceases to amaze me.

What’s that? You don’t fancy a two hour drive just to see some massive mounds of sand? Never fear. Let me entice you with the dazzling desert resorts you will find nestled in the sands at the end of your trip. We have been fortunate enough to enjoy brief staycations at both the Tilal Liwa and the Qasr Al Sarab resorts. But those are stories I’ll save for another post.

For now I’ll leave you with a glimpse of the vast sands of Liwa.

Solitude
Road to Liwa

Until next time… stay blessed!

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