by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
by Vaishnavi Venkataraman 3688

Situated on the border of the United Arab Emirates and Oman, Jebel Hafeet is the highest mountain in Abu Dhabi. Until now, the mountain attracted tourists for its national park called the Jebel Hafeet National Park. However, we now have another reason tread up this peak! You can now camp overnight in a bubble tent at the base of the Jebel Hafit Desert Park. How cool is that! Get planning, before it gets too hot!

What’s It?

Stretching across 9 km at the base of Jebel Hafit, guests can soak in uninterrupted views, as well as discover the rich history of this ancient habitation. In fact, the UNESCO recognized Jebel Hafit as part of the World Heritage Site of Al Ain in 2011. As for the stay options, you can pick from a host of options. Pitch a tent and experience true camping in designated sites, that you can share with other groups. You can pick from small, medium or large sites, with prices starting from AED 100.


In case you are looking for a comfortable stay with your family, traditional tents equipped with fans, chairs, tables etc will be the perfect bet. And if you wish to make the trip a little fancy, sleep right under the sky inside a bubble or a dome tent. The tents come with all the amenities including a TV, fridge and air conditioning. Prices start at. AED 900 per night.

Things To Do At Jebel Hafit

Once you’re here, you’ll never be bored! There are a host of on-site activities for kids and adults. Hire a bike and explore the stunning scenery on a bike, go on a hiking tour across the criss-cross path, travel back in time on the back of a camel, or simply pick a quiet spot and have your own private picnic. You could also book a guided buggy tour and embark on an adventure to discover some of the site’s most scenic spots.


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What Else?

Meanwhile, if you wish to head to a ‘Garden City’, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Al Ain will just be perfect! A two hour drive from Dubai will take to this inland oasis city known for its palm grooves and natural springs. From picnicking on the highest peak to soaking in the Emirati culture and dining with lions at the zoo, here are top 5 things you absolutely must do when you are in Al Ain. Click here to read more.

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