Five Most Pleasant Camping Destinations in Ras Al Khaimah
The UAE welcomes the much-anticipated, colder winter weather with wide-open arms. 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.
Ras Al Khaimah is famous for its many beautiful camping spots, where people can enjoy picnics and barbecues, away from the hustle and bustle of major city centres. Some of these attractive places are:
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.
A popular destination for camping and family gatherings as well as picnics, Mizra’a becomes a lively area full of families in the winter. The beautiful natural landscape and the pleasant weather attract camping lovers to set up their tents and sleeping bags, as well as to cook and barbecue in the fresh air. At night, people sit around big campfires, chit-chatting and telling stories.
Relax RV Camping
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.
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.
Camping along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
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.