5 of the UAE’s best glamping spots

Siobháin Spear
Mar 10, 2020

Comfortably wild and stunningly remote, bed down under the stars at our favourite glamping spots in the UAE

1. Sedr Trailers Resort Hatta

When it launched as the region’s first “trailers hotel”, Sedr Trailers Resort in Hatta opened up a whole new world of weekend adventures. Nestled in the mountains, this luxury playground on the banks of Hatta Dam is one of the most unique glamping spots around. Each trailer has a private viewing deck for soaking up sunset views of the majestic Hatta mountains, and you can expect all the amenities that you would find at a hotel.

Sedr Trailers Resort in Hatta at sunset
Sedr Trailers Resort

2. Mleiha Overnight Camping Experience in Sharjah

A great choice for history buffs and those looking to discover a different side of Sharjah, this curated camping experience by Mleiha Archaeological Centre includes a trip to Mleiha Archaeological Museum, where you can marvel at relics dating to the Stone Age. A barbecue dinner, stargazing and stories around the campfire follow before you retreat to your tent for the night. The next morning, rise and shine for desert adventures, which include everything from guided nature hikes to biking.  

Starry night sky for glamping in UAE with a campfire in the Sharjah desert
Overnight camping experience at Mleiha | Via Instagram: @discovermleiha

3. Longbeach Campground

If you prefer your camping with a side of sea views, Longbeach Campground in Ras al Khaimah is sure to impress. Start your day with sunrise yoga on the shore, tackle the waterpark obstacle course and be pampered at the alfresco spa. Open across the winter season, this family-friendly resort provides an array of glamping options that caters to every type of adventurer. From teepee-style tents to safari-suite tents and insta-worthy dome tents, you can pick a camping experience that works for your own level of luxury; this includes upgrading to half-board or all-inclusive stays.

Dome tents at Longbeach Campground in RAK
The dome tents at Longbeach Campground

4. Glamping at Sonara Camp

If tucking into a feast of local dishes while watching free-roaming wildlife is a holiday goal then the luxe camping spot at Sonara Camp may be the one for you. Located in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, you can rest your head in one of four nomadic tents (each sleeps up to four people), with a delicious breakfast included. 

A look inside a glamping tent at Sonara Camp| Via: nara.ae

 5. Full Moon Camping with Anantara

If you want to reconnect with nature, the new camping experience at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts in Abu Dhabi is just the ticket. Your action-packed itinerary includes a walk in the wadi, and a wildlife drive around the stunning island. The experience is available every month during the full moon. 

Full-moon glamping campire | Image credit: Anantara Sir Baniyas

For more unique adventures around the region, explore our travel guides.