We have some not-so-great news for you! If you’re planning to pitch a tent at one of the public beaches in Ras Al Khaimah, you might have to make alternate arrangements. Authorities have announced a camping ban on the beaches of Ras Al Khaimah. The precautionary move has come in order for multiple reasons. To know about all of them, read further.
What Are The Reasons For Banning Camping On Public Beaches In Ras Al Khaimah?
Camping on public beaches, according to the municipality, distorted the emirate’s appearance. It was shutting off sections, infringing on public property. It was also denying sunbathers the ability to enjoy the public spaces without interruption.
If you think you will seek a permit to camp, then drop that idea immediately. Because there is no permit required for camping on beaches. The community members must follow the recommendations in order to avoid legal repercussions. The conservation of the emirate’s overall landscape is the ultimate goal. And noting that public beaches are specifically regarded as an outlet for all members of society and tourists. Hence, such destinations should be safe or not shut down in any way.
Authorities in Ras Al Khaimah ban camping on public beaches after residents complain https://t.co/qtluVw6QEv
— The National (@TheNationalNews) May 19, 2022
Also Read: Camping Sites Now Open In The UAE
Precautions To Take While Camping
That said, since we’re still unsure about everything, it is important to travel responsibly and take responsibility for our actions.
1. While stopping at a rest stop or convenience store for supplies or a restroom break, you will have to be super careful. First, avoid making too many stops during your adventure. Always keep a hand sanitiser with you. Limit physical contact with others and keep your hands to yourself. Also, don’t forget to wipe your steering wheel and door handles each time you touch them after a pit stop.
2. Many campgrounds are making additional efforts to keep restrooms clean and disinfected, but don’t assume that these steps will guarantee safety from the virus. Hence, at the campsite, if you’re using public bathrooms, or any public equipment, ensure that you’re taking all the safety precautions needed.
3. Respect the campsites and the surrounding. Since you’re probably sharing a room with wildlife or locals in isolated places where health facilities are inadequate, make sure you’re taking all the required precautions. Also, do not litter.
4. Pack all the necessary food and gear in bulk, along with your big bag of sanitisers, wipes, disposable gloves, and your masks as a precaution for yourself and others!
5. Take accountability and be responsible for anything that could happen while you’re on your adventure! And voila, you’re all set to have the best camping experience of your life!