8 Places Where You Can Camp In The UAE

Take the family on an outdoor adventure…

The UAE boasts some incredible wilderness from golden dunes, gorgeous mountain ranges to teal shorelines. Whether you and your family are camping newbies or regular adventurers, this season is perfect for a different kind of getaway.

1. Al Qudra Lakes

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature at Al Qudra Lake, a man-made lake in the middle of the Saih Al Salam Desert. Pack a picnic for lunch in the dunes or set up camp at Al Qudra Lakes East and stay overnight.

You can also enjoy a bike ride at the Al Qudra cycling track or simply roll around in the dunes with your little ones. The Lake, spread over 10 hectares, is home to more than one hundred species of birds, including flamingos, swans, and even Steppe Eagles.

Suitable spot for all levels of campers

Accessible 24/7, free entry, more info

2. Umm Al Quwain Coast

Gather your family for a beautiful journey to the popular shores of Umm Al Quwain. Camping on the beach is generally the favored thing to do around there, but you can also search for a secluded spot just off the E11 main road to spend some quality family time.

Campers will love the spots located to the north and south of Al Rafaah, where you can go fishing, kayak on the sea or through mangroves or even spot birds like flamingos!

Suitable spot for all levels of campers

Accessible 24/7, free entry, more info

3. Fossil Rock, Sharjah

Dune bashing, buggying, camping are just some of the adventorous and immensely fun activities that you can enjoy at Fossil Rock, Sharjah. It is just an hour away from Dubai and it’s beautiful to see.

You can set up camp and light a fire after you get tired of all the fun. There is also a huge red dune there that will be great for buggying and perhaps sand boarding.

Suitable spot for all levels of campers

Accessible 24/7, free entry, more info

4. Dibba Beach

Wake up to the soothing sound of calm waves on the sea shore at Dibba. Bring your camping tents and gear to spend the night with your loved ones and enjoy some quality time together. The water is quite calm so your little ones will enjoy splashing about freely. Be sure to bring all your food and drinks with you because there are no commercial areas nearby.

Suitable spot for all levels of campers

Accessible 24/7, free entry, more info

5. Liwa Oasis

Go on a desert adventure and visit the largest oasis in the region. Surrounded by palm tree plantations and an old fortress, this oasis is home to actual local Bedouins. 

Suitable spot for campers with a four-wheel drive and previous camping experience

Accessible 24/7, free entry, more info

6. The LongBeach Campground

Enjoy camping in the great outdoors with your family minus any of the hassle and with all the comforts you desire. The campsite, directly on the stunning waters, features fully furnished deluxe tents, safari suites and panoramic dome suites (a.k.a. the modern versions of traditional old tents).

Along with the endless food options, you can enjoy an overwater cinema, hang around the bonfire with marshmallows, infinity pool and bar, outdoor hot tub and sauna. Your little ones will especially love the exciting kids activities including pottery, a petting zoo as well as the 140 feet long Slip n’ Slide.

Suitable spot for all levels of campers

The LongBeach Campground, Ras Al Khaimah, From AED 1,200 for family of 4, more info

7. Hajar Mountains

Straddling the northeastern borders of Oman and the Eastern UAE this is the highest mountain range in the Arabian Peninsula. Take your kids through the ragged rock face and tackle to the top to soak up the breathtaking views.

If you want to overnight it there, there are camping spots by Wadi Koo and on the way through the mountains.

Suitable spot for campers with a four-wheel drive and a good amount of camping experience

Accessible 24/7, free entry, more info

8. Al Dhafra Beach

Make your way to a stunning camping spot where you can spend the night with your loved ones on the beach. Al Dhafra is where the desert and sea meet, so you are bound to find total peace on hundreds of kilometers of beaches. Remember to bring all your necessary belongings!

Suitable spot for all levels of campers

Accessible 24/7, free entry, more info

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