Best Desert Camping Places in Abu Dhabi

Best Desert Camping Places in Abu Dhabi, Do you want to catch the chance before summer and go on a desert camp? This is a perfect decision! Abu Dhabi is home to many interesting and suitable spots to try desert camping.

It’s a very different and enjoyable experience as you go back to simplicity and nature. No cafes, lavish restaurants, or netflix, it’s just you, the sky, and the charming desert!

Let’s see the flawless spots in Abu Dhabi’s desert where you can have an unforgettable camp!

desert camping in Abu Dhabi

1. Empty Quarter

When it comes to camping spots in Abu Dhabi, Empty Quarter comes at the top of the list. It’s the largest sand desert in the world; exhilarating, isn’t it? It’s located near UAE’s borders with Saudi Arabia. 

This magnificent place offers you different areas to enjoy camping in Abu Dhabi city.  Check below to know more about those fascinating destinations between the dunes! 

The Empty Quarter

Liwa Oasis 

Here is one of the best camping sites in Abu Dhabi, Liwa Oasis. The number one activity while camping in Liwa is to climb or visit Moreeb Dunes. It’s a well known and thrilling attraction there which is 300 meters high; can you imagine?

At these stunning oases, you can have a unique camping experience among the yellow dunes and under the mesmerizing sky. You will get overwhelmed with the amazing views at Liwa where every spot is breathtaking. 

In Liwa Abu Dhabi, to have a camping experience like never before, Desert World Safari Camp offers awesome desert camping trips. They provide you with a full program to have fun to the max.

Liwa Abu Dhabi camping

Nujum Camp at Anantra’s Desert Resort in Abu Dhabi

Nujum Camp is your ultimate choice for luxury desert camping in Abu Dhabi. It’s part of Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. 

Here you’re offered an unmissable chance which is a two days camp in the desert; how exciting! You will have a very exciting program during the camp to enjoy every moment. 

At Nujum Camp, in the morning you will relish the outstanding scenery of the Empty Quarter’s breathtaking undisturbed yellow desert.

Besides, at night you will feel speechless once you see the bright shining stars; it’s an indescribable view. Don’t forget to make a wish once the shooting star passes!

Anantara desert camp Abu Dhabi

Some of the Activities in Nujum Camp Program

  • Camel ride 
  • Watch the sunset 
  • Enjoy bedouin food
  • Sandboarding 
  • Fat biking 
  • Archery.   


It’s located in Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara on Qasr Al Sarab Road, Abu Dhabi.


It starts from AED 2,000/person (including soft beverages).

Contact Information

Mobile: +971 (0)2 886 2088

2. Arabian Nights Desert Camp Abu Dhabi

If you want to enjoy desert camping in Abu Dhabi yet have good facilities, the Arabian Nights Camp Abu Dhabi is perfect. It’s a resort nestled in Abu Dhabi’s beautiful desert offering various camping trips. 

Through their Desert Days Safari program, your day will be full of desert activities. You will feel the adrenaline rush to the peak while riding the 4×4 cars on the towering desert dunes. 

Not just that, you will enjoy sandboarding and many other exciting activities. Afterwards, you’ll have a delicious bedouin dinner in their tent which we bet you didn’t taste like ever! 

Abu Dhabi camping site

Other Activities Included in the Desert Days Safari Program 

  • Oud music live performance during the dinner
  • Henna painting 
  • Softdrinks 
  • Camel riding.


It’s located on Arabian Nights Village Road, Mshayrif, Abu Dhabi.


The price of camping in Arabian Nights Desert Camp is AED 300/adultand AED 99/kid(10 to 13 years old).

Arabian nights desert camp Abu Dhabi

Contact Information

Mobile: +971 (0)2 207 8999 

3. Al Dhafra Desert 

How about camping in one of the largest deserts in the UAE? It sounds exciting. This interesting spot is Al Dhafra Desert. 

You can go camping at Al Dhafra beach located in this notable desert; it’s a perfect choice to enjoy desert camping with the beautiful scenery of the long-stretched sea shore!

Since it’s an open camping area at Al Dhafra, you have to take some essentials and equipment; you just prepare the tent, food boxes, water, mat, torch, and foldable chair, and voila! 

You will have so much joy while camping at Al Dhafra beach in Abu Dhabi; bring your camera to capture amazing pictures there!  

Al Dhafra beach Abu Dhabi camping


It’s located in the Western Region on E11 Road, Abu Dhabi. 

4. Al Razeen Desert

Al Razeen Desert is not only a good place for a desert night camp in Abu Dhabi, but also an unblemished star gazing area. This one is suitable for an overnight stay so you could watch the magical night sky. 

Besides, it can be your lucky day if you catch a glimpse of the Milky Way; yes, this is real at Al Razeen Desert. 

Just don’t forget to take all your needs with you like food, water, portable chairs, power bank, and surely lanterns. 

Have a good night camp under the beautiful moon! 

Desert night camp Abu Dhabi


It’s located off Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road in Abu Dhabi.

5. Jebel Hafeet Desert Park 

If you’re looking for a flawless destination for morning or overnight desert camping in Abu Dhabi, then Jebel Hafeet Desert Park is your absolute choice!

You will camp between Jebel Hafeet’s beautiful mountains and under the sparkling stars; can it be more perfect? 

At Jebel Hafeet Desert Park, you are offered different kinds of camping to suit your preference! You can also bring your kids; they won’t get bored as they offer you cool and nice things to do there. 

You can find distinct camping options at Jebel Hafeet park like:

Jebel Hafeet Desert Park

Individual Camping 

In case you want to try a basic desert camp and wondering whether you can bring your tent or not, you definitely can. This kind of camping is allowed at Abu Dhabi’s Jebel Hafeet Park. 


Jebel Hafeet Park is one of the top recommended destinations for glamping in Abu Dhabi, especially if it’s your first time camping. You will enjoy a camp in Abu Dhabi’s desert with hotel-like facilities and services; cool, isn’t it? 

Catch this chance and go camping with your friends to tick it off your bucket list!

glamping in Abu Dhabi

Some of the Activities at Jebel Hafeet Park:

  • Biking 
  • Camel riding
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking. 


It’s located on 137th Street, Mazyad, Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi. 

Contact Information

Mobile: +971 (0)3 711 8362.

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Where to Get Camping Equipment

Here are some of the top shops for camping equipment in Abu Dhabi where you can buy everything you need before the trip. 

Adventure HQ (online and store) 


It’s located in Yas Mall, which is in Yas West, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. 

Opening Hours 
  • From Saturday to Wednesday: 10 am to 10 pm 
  • Thursdays and Fridays: 10 am to 12 am.
Contact Information 

Phone: 800 23847 

Liwa Oasis Picnic (online and store)


It’s located at 977 Liwa Street, Liwa Oasis, Abu Dhabi.

Opening Hours 

8 am to 10 pm daily.

Contact Information

Mobile: +971 (0)50 812 0288 

There’s no better answer for your question about where to camp in Abu Dhabi than this article, isn’t it? You can choose any of the above amazing spots to go camping and take a break from the city’s crowdedness! 

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