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9 Best Camping Sites in Dubai

What rings a bell when you hear about Dubai? 

I’m sure you automatically think about the luxurious 5-star properties, shopping festivals, and sports cars. But, have you ever tried desert camping in Dubai? Well, here we have curated a list of the most unique and secluded desert camping sites in Dubai for you to visit on your next trip to Dubai. Camping can be a lot of fun, especially amidst deserts and an isolated beaches. There are plenty of places for camping in Dubai for campers to fulfill their desire. The serenity of all these places is sure to leave you mesmerized and lost in an array of imaginations. Given below are a few such places where camping would seem like paradise.

1. Al Qudra Lakes

Al Qudra love lakes  is one of the most famous desert camping sites in Dubai. It is located a mere 30 minutes away from the Mall of the Emirates. Al Qudra’s location has two different views, where one side looks like a desert, while the other has a picturesque oasis. Al Qudra is encircled by dunes, and if you’re fortunate, you can also see wild camels in the morning hours. Camping here is splendid.

If you are a green panther and want to enjoy Dubai desert camping, then you might also enjoy spending time admiring the beauty of swans, and flamingos by the water. There are many things to see and involve in if you love spending time in the great outdoors.

Route Directions: R9QG+2Q Al Lisaili

Equipment to carry: Own Barbeque box and Offline Maps

Best Time for Camping: December - March

Things to remember: Campfires on the ground are prohibited and thus barbeque while camping is allowed in a box.


2. Umm Al Quwain Beach

At Umm Al Quwain Beach, you can go ahead and camp just about anywhere on the beaches’ shoreline itself. But, ensure that you are not camping too close to the river, as it can flood your tent when the elevation of the tides is high during the night. You can visit the old fishing sites along with the peninsula at Al Raas, and also pick up fishing gear along the way and cook food. Dubai desert camping at the Umm Al Quwain Beach is a bucket-list-worthy experience for sure.

There are many secluded areas at Umm Al Quwain Beach, where you can enjoy nature and spend time with your companions. This beach is also home to many flamingos, and other wild birds which can be seen with the help of binoculars.

Address: Umm Al Quwain UAE 

Equipment to carry: Binoculars, Jackets, Fishing tools, Mosquito repellants, and lamps. 

Best time to Camp: Night

Things to Remember: Follow safety measures before setting up the tent.

                                  It is safe to maintain distance from the waters.

3. Acacia Forest

If you are looking to choose a spot for camping in Dubai amidst the mountain ranges, then the Acacia forests are the right answer to your question. It is a bit complicated to locate the woods through mere maps. So it is highly recommended to visit this place while being accompanied by other campers. Convoying to the destination is a good way to keep track of the route and not get lost somewhere. The place will offer a beautiful view of Jabal al Harim. These beautiful woods usually remains very calm, especially at night. A military firing range in the area is a potential risk to the tourists; it is hence advisable to look out for the restriction signboards.

Route Directions: Located 10 km away from Khor Najid in the mountains of the Musandam, these forests can be reached through the Ras Al Khaimah to the Musandam border.

Equipment to carry: Don’t forget to carry your firewood as local wood is scarce in supply

Best Time to Camp: Throughout the year

Things to Remember: Be very cautious regarding belongings. The locals of Musandam are infamous for stripping the campers of their water, food, gas stoves, etc

4. The Hajar Mountains - Hatta Camping

The Hajar Mountains are spread out evenly between UAE and Oman. It is one of the most beautiful and perfect places to visit in Dubai for a camping trip. Ensure that you are carrying your hatta camping, hiking and trekking gear, as you have to trek before you find the perfect place to pitch your tent.

The Hajar Mountains is one of the top serene desert sites for camping in Dubai, with the most picturesque views for you to admire and enjoy. This camping trip is mostly preferred by experienced campers, who‘ve been on mountain treks before. Explore the wildlife in the mountains of Hajar.

Location: Hajar Mountains, Oman

5. Banan Beach

Being a cozy place for some daytime camping in the city, the Banan beach is a rare find. The beach is mainly chosen by tourists for camping purposes. That staff offers a lot of excellent facilities, including chairs, tents, pillows, etc. The cost, although a bit volatile, is said to be reasonable. At present, the beach resort offers forty-seven camping tents, five chalets, and twelve water sports.

Equipment to carry: Sunglasses, swimsuits
Best Time to Camp: Overnight Camping during the summer season
Things to remember: Try to remain safe while entering the waters.
Address: Jebel Ali, Dubai
Price: AED 350 per  tent for 1 night

6. Liwa

If seclusion and solitude are what you are looking for, then Liwa is the right place for you. Located amidst the deserts of Abu Dhabi,  Liwa is also termed the “Empty Quarter” because of its isolated nature. People can reach it only with the help of an off-road vehicle like an SUV, a compass, a shovel, plenty of water in reserve, and full tanks of petrol. Once there, you would quickly realize that Liwa is one of the most beautiful deserts in the entire world, flooded with wildlife. 

Equipment to carry: Compass, Shovel, plenty of water, petrol, tents, sunscreen, and sweaters

Best Time to Camp: Throughout the year

Things to remember: Camping at Liwa requires a lot of preparation, especially with a sense of direction. 

7. Jebel Al Jais - Free Camping Sites in Ras Al Khaimag

Jebel Al Jais is considered to be the tallest mountain in the United Arab Emirates; it is located in Ras AL Khaimah.One of Best places in uae for night camping.It is also called the “Grand Canyon of Oman” because the  picturesque views here are just truly breathtaking. This is a great place for you to hike up to great viewpoints and admire the canyon of mountains, the hiking track here is relatively very flat and easy to hike.

Jebel Al Jais is one of the best places to visit in Dubai for sure. Campers can enjoy the picturesque views of the valleys and the mountains early in the morning. This is the most perfect location to lay under a brilliant night sky and cherish unforgettable moments with your travel mates.

Location: Jebel Al Jais

8. Yas Island Camping and a Fishing spot in Abu Dhabi

Yas Island Beach is a plain and white sandy beach near the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. You can have the best camping experience at this enchanting beach. A resort borders the camping site so you can relish a fine dining experience, water sports, and sun-bathing too. You can enjoy a serene camping experience flooded with nature that you’ll remember throughout your life.

9. Bedouin Camp

The Bedouin camp is well known for its desert-dwelling group, who are found roaming, traveling, and living throughout the Arabian peninsula. You can get the “lavish desert camping in Dubai” experience with the civic amenities given by the camp. And, just in case you didn’t know, the Bedouin camp in Dubai is encircled by majestic dunes and miles away from any human civilization.

There are a lot of things to do here at the Bedouin camp in Dubai, such as: enjoying belly dance performances, eating a scrumptious barbeque dinner, learning the Bedouin customs and traditions, riding on a camel and also sand-boarding. This is considered one of the most popular desert camping sites in Dubai, to enjoy with your family and companions.

Location: Bedouin Camp, Dubai

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