From free campsites to luxurious glamping adventures to visit this winter

Many UAE citizens and residents are looking for a weekend gateway to locations located in the scenic areas of the country, ranging from the desert to mountainous locations.

Several outdoor-loving families with different budgets travel in their 4X4s and embark on trips with their loved ones to experience the charm of these rugged yet picturesque places.

From free campsites to glamorous staycations, off-road adventurers choose different camping getaways.

Free camping sites

A UAE resident, Favas Thaniyeppil, who is an avid camper, said:

“I have been camping for four years, since I arrived in the country. I often go to Al Qudra, which is free, with a group of friends. We carry a tent, camping chair, bedding, mobile table and lights, among other items. Some people also carry 30 liters of water for their ablutions. Those who want to have a barbecue, bring the entire barbecue set such as charcoal, logs and utensils.

“Many may not know it, but there are toilets in Al Qudra, so one can use them. We also go to Wadi Shawka in Ras Al Khaimah and Jebel Jais, which have free places to camp.”

In addition to Al Qudra Dubai and Wadi Shawka in RAK, campers can also experience the rugged wilderness free of charge in Half Desert via Highway E611, Dubai, Al Quaa Milky Way Spot, which is a 90-minute drive from the Abu Dhabi city. towards Al Ain, the Liwa Desert in Abu Dhabi and the top of the Jebel Hamri mountain in Fujairah.

Mid-range camping options with basic facilities.

If you are one of those who don’t want to go through the hassle of setting up your own tent, there are several companies and services in the UAE that provide camping experiences with their pre-arranged accommodations, without creating a hole in the tent. pocket.

Some of these organizations charge between Dh300 and Dh1,000 per person, providing a canvas tent, queen-size bed, wood stove, and other amenities.

Camp owners emphasize that these prices vary depending on the client’s requirements.

Ali Bin Ali, CEO of Dojoin saying:

“Out Out Camping goes beyond offering a panoramic stay with views of the Hajar Mountains; Ensures a safe and comfortable experience. With sufficient sanitary facilities, free parking and a private environment, it is a paradise for families. Choose from Arabic and igalu tents for 40-50 guests, conveniently located just 1.5 hours drive from Dubai. Our price ranges from Dh199 to Dh299 per person.”

He explains that they provide all the camping essentials, including grills, even ingredients for meals, charcoal and firewood, making it easy to enjoy the outdoors.

Ali aggregate:

“Settle in, cook, socialize and relax in a tranquil environment, with added benefits like temperature-controlled water beds for kids and various entertainment options.”

Bnbme Vacation Homes is another such company that takes campers to remote locations in Dubai and RAK.

Vinayak Mahtani, CEO, bnbme Holiday Homessaying:

“Many inquiries come in and there are also many who are enthusiastic about the climate and glamping. We are already seeing a booking rate of 60-65 percent. We have locations in Al Qudra for the desert and Ras Al Khaimah for the beach and mountains. Our locations are exclusive and private. “We have classic tents that seat two adults, family tents that seat two adults and children, presidential tents that seat six adults, and trailers that seat two adults.”

Mahanti He points out that not only do they set up tents with beds and a portable bathroom, if necessary, they have several accessories such as a masseuse on call, upon request.

He continued,

“Our location is exclusive and private and we have various activities that our guests can do. This includes belly dancing shows, dune bashing, bonfire musical evening, hawkman, etc.

Glamping sites with luxury tents and high-end amenities.

Likewise, people who seek the luxuries of a hotel in remote locations, but still want an elegant camping experience, can pamper their inner glamor at many of these picturesque locations.

Located on Sir Bani Yas Island, Villa Anantara Al Sahel stands as an extraordinary glamping paradise, perfectly combining safari-style luxury with the splendor of the natural environment. Others include the Bab Al Nojoum tourism environment and Hudayriyat Island destinations, situated within a vibrant biosphere, ensuring an unforgettable trip full of unique experiences, ideal for friends and families alike.

Bear Grylls Explorers Camp in Ras Al Khaimah, Kite Beach Center in Umm Al Quwain and Hatta Resorts, the world’s first trailer hotel, are high on glamping lists. Meanwhile, in the vast dunes of Sharjah, Mysk Al Badayer Retreat offers a distinctive experience, with private tents that transport guests back in time to the days of Silk Road inns.

Shedding light on its unique touches of luxury, which also offer ostentatious benefits, Urs Eiselin, CEO of Starlight Camping saying:

“We will be opening this incredible glamping experience in Abu Dhabi in approximately two weeks. We almost have all the approvals from our government. This offer will be private, exclusive and will be a major improvement over what we have offered in the past. The package will still be 2,600 dirhams for two adults.”

He added,

“We will offer luxury tents, snacks, tea and coffee with toilet and shower. It will also have a lounge area in the camp area where people can choose to have privacy or interact with others if the need arises. At this point, I cannot reveal the exact location. “But it’s a new location.”

News Source: Khaleej Times

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