The silent power of the desert teaches those dependent upon it to be robust and resilient.
Respecting the desert requires us to always appreciate it as a living being; it moves and changes shape, it gets damaged yet it repairs, it is silent yet intensely powerful, and it takes from you whilst giving something much richer in return. Such sentiment might be one reason for its former Arab name "Jiwa", meaning "the inner place".
Liwa marks one of the three traditional population centres within the Emirates, including Abu Dhabi island (today’s capital), in which the Bani Yas tribe settled during 1761, and the Al Ain/Buraimi area where the Bani Yas tribe began to settle during the 18th Century.
It is a long crescent-shaped series of settlements lying about 110 kilometres south of the Gulf coast and about 240 kilometres south southwest of Abu Dhabi.