Dubai Municipality launches Winter Camping Season Next Tuesday

As winter descends upon the region, the allure of the desert beckons, signaling the perfect time to pitch your tents in Dubai. On Friday, the Dubai Municipality (DM) announced the commencement of the temporary camping season in the Al Awir desert area.

Dubai Winter Camping Season

Running from Tuesday, October 17, until April 2024, this family-friendly campsite opens its doors to outdoor enthusiasts. The municipality has thoughtfully equipped the site with amenities and services, ensuring a convenient and comfortable experience for visitors.

Inclusivity and Spaces for All

To make this experience inclusive for everyone, specific areas have been reserved for people of determination and senior citizens. Additionally, business owners have been allocated several sites to offer goods and services to campers.

Register and reserve

It's essential to remember that campsite reservations are exclusively open to residents, and permits must be secured before setting up camp. Once permits have been issued, applicants have the freedom to configure their camping space with a temporary fence, catering to their family's preferences.

Furthermore, a designated location is available for government partners who wish to create their own unique camping experiences.

To register your winter camping requests, the Dubai Municipality has set up a dedicated platform at

Camping Arrangements

There is a choice between single and double tent sites at this campground. Single campsites have an area of 20 square meters, while double sites cover an area of 40 square meters. It is essential to take note that double camping is only allowed in natural settings like parks and forests.

Rules for a Safe and Enjoyable Experience

The Municipality of Dubai has implemented the following regulations for campers' and tourists' protection and to improve the camping experience as a whole:

  • Campers must strictly use the campsite for temporary private purposes.
  • Permits are non-transferrable, and commercial usage or leasing to third parties is not allowed.
  • Campers are required to construct a temporary fence around their campsite.
  • Display the camp's digital dashboard in a public area.
  • Following the permit's expiration, all camp-related items must be removed.
  • Excavations or digging are not permitted.

These rules also highlight the importance of maintaining hygiene and the overall appearance of the campsite while adhering to fire safety regulations.

  • Camps should be equipped with fire extinguishers.
  • Fireworks are strictly prohibited.
  • Sand bikes within the camp area must not exceed speeds of 20 kmph.
  • Floodlights and speakers are not permitted.

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