10 cool glamping spots in the UAE

Plan a glamping trip this winter with your friends and family
10 cool glamping spots in the UAE
LUCIJA ROS

If you don’t know what glamping is well here is the breakdown: Glamourous + Camping = Glamping. It’s a fun way to have the comfort of a hotel with the experience of camping. And since the weather is cool in the UAE, there’s nothing like going on a trip with your family and friends. Check these snazzy places out:

1. Starlight Camp

This glamping spot is great for star gazers. Nestled around the beautiful desert dunes, Starlight Camp gives you a luxurious room that is within a bubble tent. Only the roof of the tent is see-through so you can sleep right under the stars. (So insta-worthy right?) Everything is set up for you like a hotel so you don’t have to bring much! The tent per night is Dhs1800 per person.

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2. Nara Desert Escape

Escape to the dunes of Dubai with Nara, to experience an overnight stay in super-comfortable nomadic styled tents. While you're there, you can enjoy selected activities and ride a camel or opt for a classic desert drive to the campsite. Don't forget to check out the Sonara dining concept while you're at it!

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3. Arabian Nights Village

Submerge yourself within the simple, traditional beauties the UAE has to offer in the Arabian Nights Village, just on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. Come for the dunes, and stay for the hospitality. Don't miss out on the opportunity to dine in an authentic Arabian setting in the Al Maqam dining hall when you're there.

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4. The Retreat

This little haven is located in Fujairah and is built with the aim to be as sustainable as possible. The tents are like little cabanas with all facilities provided. They offer great food along with a common area for entertainment such as a library and a cozy fire place. (Smores!) The area is peaceful and very nature based. It costs around Dhs1400 per night for two people.

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5. Kalba Kingfisher Lodge

Located in Sharjah, the lodge is a beautiful glamping experience. It has a private garden and beach to enjoy. It also has free bikes and a spa bath to use so you can stay entertained at the lodge itself. The rooms are pretty and feature all the facilities necessary. It’s an escape from your busy life and has brilliant reviews on booking.com. A room per night is around Dhs3100 for two people.

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6. Longbeach Campground

This fun spot is in Ras Al Khaimah. There’s an outdoor pool and a delicious barbecue served all-year round. There are so many activities you could do at Longbeach from playing at the water park, or going to the fitness center or even chilling in the hot tub. (Sounds like a lot of fun to me.) The Authentic Deluxe tent per night is about Dhs919 for two people. There are different types of tents but are all furnished and cozy for your stay which is really nice!

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7. Hatta Damani Lodges Resort

In the mountain of Hatta, these super chic and cozy lodges are a great way to switch off and relax with your friends and family. There is a great barbecue that you can go to along with activities to do there like cycling and hiking. You get to be one with the outdoors while on your trip and can retire to a cozy room with all the facilities you can imagine. There’s even an American restaurant there if you’re craving a good burger. Prices vary but for a weekend getaway, it’s about Dhs729 for two people.

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8. Hatta Sedr Trailers

Take glamping one step further curtesy of Sedr trailers Resort Hotel. Kick back in some classy, retro trailers, or enjoy the breeze at the terrace - either way, this spot is a must-have on your glamping list. And oh, did I mention you get WiFi?

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9. Barracuda Beach Resort

Barracuda is located in Umm Al Quwain and has cabanas with a beach front view and is a cozy suite with all facilities available including room service. There are also suites next to their swimming pool that are spacious as well. The big swimming pool for you to lounge at and Dreamland Aqua Park is right next door! What’s really cool is that the resort provides barbecue equipment so you can bring your own food to grill or you can ask the restaurant to pre-marinate what you’d like and you can have your barbecue. Cool right? Prices differ depending on what kind of stay you would like so check out their website for more details.

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10. Bianky Beach Camp

If you want to go glamping, but don't prefer the dunes, Bianky Beach Camp is for you. With several coastel-themed accomodation options, restaurants, an outdoor pool and watersports, you'll have every staycation need catered for here in Ajman. Make you sure you get some pictures for the gram!

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Happy glamping!