Watch the Camelopardalid meteor shower at Tilal Liwa Hotel

  • The darkest location, the further away that you are from city lights, the better to see the outbursts of multiple meteors

Tilal Liwa Hotel courtyard (1)

A never-before-seen meteor shower will be gracing the skies on the night of May 23, 2014 (early morning of May 24, 2014) so make the arrangements now and head to Tilal Liwa Hotel to get the best view of the Camelopardalid meteor shower.

Secluded on the edge of Rub Al Khali Desert in Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter, Tilal Liwa Hotel is the perfect location to watch and marvel at the outbursts of bright multiple meteors which is expected to reach a peak rate of anywhere between 100 to 1,000 meteors an hour with lowest expectation of 60 to 100 meteors an hour throughout the night.

Tilal Liwa Hotel is showcasing this special Stargazing & Astronomy activity which lets hotel guests enjoy the spectacular meteor shower which is set to light up the night sky. In addition, the hotel will serve a set menu of midnight snacks along with beverages and flavoured shishas. To add excitement to the experience, the property will be placing telescope which stargazers can use free of charge to witness the celestial event.

The venue will be at the interlock area of Tilal Liwa Hotel and the activity starts at 21.00 hours on 23rd Friday 2014 until sunrise on 24th May Saturday 2014.

A meteor shower happens when the Earth passes through debris left in space by a comet. The debris which are little chunks of rock and other material burns up in the atmosphere to form what some people call shooting or falling stars. The Camelopardalid will be debris from Comet 209P/LINEAR, a very dim comet that orbits the sun every five years. The comet was discovered in 2004 by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research project.


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