It’s the best time of the year, best weather to camp in Dubai.All set for the camping adventure and wondering what to pack for the trip??Here is a checklist of 10 must have items for camping in Dubai:-
It is one of the most essential thing that one should have when going for camping. If you are planning to camp near wadis/mountains make sure to carry one. It is the best way to get keep safe from heavy fog,rain,sand storms and even insects during your outdoor stay-over. Souq.com has a number of camping tents available at affordable pricing.
2. First aid kit
It is always better to be safe than sorry!! Make sure to carry a first aid kit as you might one of these if anything goes wrong. You will be far away from city so it will be difficult to find a clinic near by.
As you will be spending most of the time awake at night,lights are really essential.A good torch is a must and in case you want your hands free, make sure to carry head lamps (most useful during bbq, hiking etc) . Lanterns will keep your area bright during the outdoor activities.
Sleeping in rug will be uncomfortable especially during winter as the nights are very cold.So it is better to get a sleeping bag and sleep like a baby after your adventurous trip. You can get essentials like sleeping bags, tents, inflatable beds at budget-friendly prices at Carrefour.
After a long trip in the desert, it is nothing better than cool drink to quench your thirst. Buy a cooler box of a decent size so that you can keep your juices, water as well as food for your trip.
Cooking right out in the desert in one of the best experience during camping in the desert. Don’t forget to pack the food for BBQ as well as the charcoal to light up grill. Ace Hardware have a wide range of items like grills ,BBQ accessories etc. perfect for your outdoor fun.
A solid table and some good camping chairs make your camping all that more comfortable, especially if you??ve camped in rocky areas like wadi. Check websites like GulfCamping.com, Blingmytruck.com which sells wide range of camping products.
Don’t forget to pack your mobile telephone charger. As you might be using your mobile phone throughout your trip for taking photos,videos, as GPS etc and it will use up the whole battery.
One of the worst things that can happen to you is your smartphone running out of power while you are camping in the desert
Without any doubt, water is very much essential for washing, brushing teeth, cooking as well as for drinking. So it is better to store up tap water for non-drinking purposes in jerry cans. For drinking buy mineral water bottles from local supermarkets.
We recommend taking at least 3-4 litters per adult per night, so that you will have enough water for keeping you hydrated through out your camping time in the desert.
Tools like tent pegs( great for holding down awnings and tents in sandy conditions), peg extractor, compass, firestarter, tire deflators(for off roaders who want to ‘air down’ fast), tire pumps etc are very much useful during camping.So it is advisable to carry these with you as it may be needed at any point in your trip.