Best c(gl)amping spots in the UAE part 5 | Al Hudayriat Island

Camping on Al Hudayriat Island in Abu Dhabi, a site managed by Bab Al Najoum, was undeniably a highlight of my UAE adventures. This location is one of the top camping spots in the UAE for those looking for a private area that is not too crowded, has the convenience of facilities on site, and is located right on a gorgeous beach. Nestled right along the shoreline, this private oasis offers a unique blend of convenience and natural beauty that truly sets it apart.

The best part is that from the moment you arrive, you’ll find your tent already pitched, sparing you the usual setup hassles. But here’s the kicker – you have the option to elevate your camping experience with glamping-style private rooms, adding a touch of luxury to your outdoor getaway. We chose to stay in a family tent that could easily accomodate 4 adults and 1 child. You have the option to take your own sleeping bags or rent the inflatable mattresses provided by the property for an additional cost. Towels are available free of charge and linen can we rented too.

Now, let’s talk barbecue. Picture this: several pits dotting the area, just waiting for you to fire them up. Forgot your charcoal? No worries – it’s conveniently available for purchase onsite. And let’s not forget about the onsite restaurant – not only does it offer a mouthwatering array of dishes, but it also boasts the rare treat of serving alcohol, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to your evenings under the stars. But it’s not just about the camp – it’s about the island itself. The beach stretches out before you, inviting leisurely walks along its sandy shores. And those swings? They’re not just for kids – they’re the perfect Instagram backdrop, adding a playful touch to your stay.

And for those seeking adventure, Hudayriat Island delivers. Whether you’re into kayaking, paddleboarding, or kite surfing, there’s something for everyone. And when the sun sets, the fun doesn’t stop – movie nights on the beach, complete with a projector screen and fresh popcorn, promise evenings filled with laughter and relaxation. Accessing this slice of paradise couldn’t be easier, with ample parking and convenient transport via golf cart. You do not need a 4×4 to access the location. So whether you’re a seasoned camper or a glamping aficionado, camping on Al Hudhariyat Island offers an unforgettable experience that perfectly blends comfort, adventure, and natural beauty.