The Best Glamping Sites in the UAE

Al Maha Resort and Spa | © Yutaka Fujii / Flickr
Al Maha Resort and Spa | © Yutaka Fujii / Flickr
The UAE is best known for its effortless style of blending the traditional and the new, the luxurious and the adventure, all in one package. For those of us who love to camp and explore the UAE’s deserts and wildlife but would still like to experience the luxurious side of the country, we’ve got you covered! Here are the best ‘glamping’, or glamorous camping sites, in the UAE that are must-visits.

Banyan Tree Al Wadi Resort

This may well be the very definition of glamping in the UAE! With an absolutely gorgeous setting overlooking the desert and five-star services, you will be able to stay in traditional Bedouin tents with lavish interior designs (with the choice of dining inside the resort or having your own private barbecue out on the patio).

Glamorous camping might be one of the best ways to experience the UAE! © Yutaka Fujii / Flickr

Arabian Nights Village

Resembling a classic desert safari, this resort prides itself in having all the fun and adventure you would expect in a desert safari — from tents to camel riding to bellydancing — but all with a resort-like, luxurious feel. Be warned, however, this glamping site does not have WiFi or television sets.

Platinum Heritage Tours

A favourite glamping option among many celebrities who visit the UAE, this is the perfect way to get into desert camping as well as into the famous UAE resort holiday vibe. This tour will take you into the desert to experience a safe and luxurious style of camping, accompanied by local Bedouins who will share breakfasts and lunch with you while explaining their culture and heritage.


This is the perfect way to experience glamping on one of the sparkling beaches of Abu Dhabi. You can choose the beach or the island and this company will ensure your safety and prepare the tents, barbeque and other equipment needed for a breezy night out on the beach.

Abu Dhabi’s beaches are some of the most beautiful in the country © Sarah_Ackerman / Flickr

Bedouin Oasis Camp

Situated near Ras Al Khaimah, this oasis already has all of its tents and equipment set up, which means you only have to show up to experience a truly unique way of glamping in the UAE. Here, you can explore the ancient culture and heritage of the UAE Bedouins, as well as try camel riding and local Emirati food and sweets.

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

True to its name, this luxurious resort also includes a spa and a spectacular view of the desert around the resort. With beautiful local interior designs and private pool areas, you’ll have a hard time leaving this beautiful glamping site.

Liwa Adventure

Bringing you to the edge of the Empty Quarter, the largest sand desert in the world, this glamping site is definitely one of the most popular in the UAE. With beautiful tents set up in the dazzling red sands of the desert, Liwa Adventure will also take you out further into the desert to climb sand dunes, ponder into the endless horizon and get the perfect UAE-desert picture you’ve been waiting for!

The size of the Empty Quarter will blow your mind © Robert Haandrikman / Flickr