DUBAI: As the weather cools down, it’s time to pack your bags and head out to one of these popular camping spots in the Middle East — but be sure to check the weather forecast before you head out.
Al Qudra Lakes
These man-made lakes in Dubai are popular with weekend campers who flock to the area in the winter season. The area is home to a bike path, as well as public facilities (including bathrooms and a grocery shop).
If you’re after stunning views of a flowing river, this spot in Lebanon’s Jbeil district is perfect.
Once a waste disposal site, Wadi Hanifa is now a beautiful valley in Riyadh that is easy to access and popular with city dwellers.
This is the perfect camping spot for adrenaline junkies in Saudi Arabia, with quad bikes available for rent and camel rides and bouncy castles for the little ones.
Oman’s Hajjar Mountains boast breathtaking views. Considering the rocky surroundings and amount of trekking involved, this spot is ideal for more experienced campers.
Bahrain’s tallest mountain is a favorite with the country’s outdoorsy types. Campers tend to stick to the lower levels of the imposing mountain, but the views are just as delightful.