Camping Adventure in Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

9 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 20 hr

Our signature Sand Sherpa Special Reserve is the only camping experience in the UAE that allows you to enter the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) in your own car, under the expert guidance of Sand Sherpa's off-road experts. Your experience begins at the DDCR Margham Gate, where Sand Sherpa's lead guides will brief you on reserve driving etiquette as you venture into the 225-square-kilometre protected area. During a scenic drive on a specially prepared track to camp, participants are encouraged to spot and identify desert life. Forget glamping; this is authentic desert camping, but complete with showers and bathroom facilities. In the morning, your camp leader will take participants on a hawk walk through an ancient ghaf tree forest, where we identify tracks that have appeared overnight around the camp and everyone has a turn walking with – and flying – our trained bird of prey.

Itinerary Details

- The experience begins at the DDCR Margham Gate at 2:30pm and ends at 10:30am the next day
- A 4x4 vehicle with high and low ratio gearbox is required to join in the experience, participants will be briefed on reserve driving etiquette at the entry to the desert
- A camping trailer with a rooftop tent will be assigned to each vehicle
- Camping accessories, fridge/freezer, water, tables, chairs and torches, will be provided, participants are required to bring their own sleeping bags, pillows, bedding, food and soft drinks
- Bathroom facilities are available on site
- Campers are encouraged to spot and identity desert wildlife - a hawk walk will take place the next morning through an ancient ghaf tree forest
This site uses cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to browse you agree to the use of cookies. Learn more in our Privacy Policy.