Ras Al Khaimah is renowned for its many beautiful camping spots, where people can enjoy picnics and barbeques, away from the hustle and bustle of major city centres. When the UAE welcomes the much sought after , colder winter weather, people from all over the country are looking for the best spots to set up their tents, or just lay down their mats to enjoy the magnificent scenery.
We have listed a few spots here for your to plan your holiday get aways and staycations during the cooler months of the year
The first Bedouin-style desert camp in Ras Al Khaimah provides visitors with the perfect opportunity to explore desert living. With only traditional and natural materials, the Bedouin Oasis Desert Camp is a step back into the days when tent roofs were made from goat hair, and only a fire or an antique gas light provided heat and light.
This Arabian sanctuary is nestled between two of the most beautiful dunes in Ras Al Khaimah, in a secluded area of the desert landscape. It is one of the most sought-after locations for special occasions, distinctive events, themed travel and gatherings with family or friends. Many programmes are organised for visitors, and many activities are available. These include camel rides, henna painting, sand boarding and off-road activities. Guests are offered drinks, snacks and a great line-up of popular movies.
For the ultimate oasis retreat, overnight stays under a canopy of stars are also available, for an unforgettable experience.
Contact: 052 6910856 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a child in all of us that is always in pursuit of an adventure. Somewhere exciting to go and experience something new and fun. Sinbad, Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, 1001 Arabian Nights are all tales made us dream of our own Arabian Nights adventure.
The adventure that most may think of when coming to Arabia is to live like the Bedouins; in the desert and a tent, living with camels, and nights around the campfire telling stories and enriching ourselves with the culture of the people.
Launched in 2012, Relax RV Camping boasts more than 1,000 satisfied individual and corporate customers. Its ultimate goal is to provide a safe and secure, overnight camping experience in the natural desert habitat of RAK. The resort offers beautiful red sand dunes and attractive views of the majestic Hajjar Mountains.
Relax RV Camping is located at Exit 119 on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E 311). It is the one and only RV (Recreational Vehicle) camping facility in the UAE. Its fleet of RVs includes travel trailers, truck campers and tortoise service in ‘motor homes’, which are fully equipped for trips to beaches and deserts for overnight stays.
Relax RV Camping features the tranquillity of a desert wilderness. It is not only a camping destination, but also has many amenities such as swimming pools, a club house with a sound system, a barbecue corner, an outdoor game zone, a party spot, a campfire facility, a coffee corner under tree shade, a coffee shop, a snack bar and a farm zoo.
It is a highly recommended place for all camping lovers, as well as those who would like to have parties in outdoor areas with overnight stays.
Contact: +971552645511 (The place is now closed)
One of the most well-known camping destinations in the UAE is the Awafi desert area, famous for its smooth dunes and pleasant weather. Apart from being an attractive spot for camping, it is also the site of an annual festival to celebrate the emirate’s ethnic and cultural heritage.
Theatre performances, cultural displays and outdoor sporting events take place against the backdrop of the dramatic red sand dunes. This highly anticipated event attracts many visitors from the GCC countries.
This area sees the most activity during spring and winter. Many families camp along the road, a safe distance from the speeding cars but close enough to see the highway and hear the passing vehicles. The best thing about this area is that it is not too dark at night because of the street lamps.
Even when they are not camping, people who come here can choose their favourite spot along the road, set up their barbecuing equipment, and enjoy eating outdoors with family and friends.
One of the most popular trails at the moment is the Wadi Shawka trail in Ras Al Khaimah. This is in large part due to its accessibility, beautiful scenery and somewhat challenging route.
You don’t need a 4X4 to get there, but that’s only if you’re planning not to drive further inside. The track can easily be found on GPS. You’ll be surrounded by hills and small mountains form all sides – a sight you don’t get to see every day in the UAE. There are also lonesome palm trees scattered around the narrow pebbly paths, small ponds, and natural springs that are full of water all year long.
Camping is fun here especially the wide wadi area near the dam where there is a pond and a tranquil green area. It’s so quiet and calm there you’ll forget you are in the UAE! The sunset and sunrise are also not to be missed while camping there.
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