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The All-Around Camper’s Guide To Riyadh

Escape the city

Spend a night or two under the stars to soak up all that Riyadh’s great outdoors has to offer. Even if you don’t know how to pitch a tent, there’s a Kashta experience

that’s perfect for you somewhere in Riyadh. Tip: Make sure to dress warm during winters as the desert temperature is definitely not your typical weather.

Al Kharrarah National Park 

While some locals refer to it as a lake, AlKharrarah is a seasonal body of water that forms as a result of rainfall gathering in its basin like topography. It is flocked by Riyadh dwellers who have made it a winter tradition to camp or have a day trip here after the rain, or simply when the basin is full. The park also has quad bike rentals, vast sand dunes, and horseback riding, making it an easy all in one spot.

 

Great for: Families, new adventurers

Acacia Valley

Nestled between the Tuwaiq Escarpment, Acacia Valley features a natural rocky overhang with views across the rugged landscape – located on the way to the Edge of the World. Pitch your tent underneath the Acacia trees and enjoy the stunning mountain views, with endless nature walks in the area to explore. Watch the herds of camels and goats nibble at the leaves of the Acacia trees from up close.

 Great For: For All with right transportation. Some hiking routes may be challenging for novice trekkers.

Al Thumamah National Park

Camp central and adventure spot all rolled into one, Al Thumamah Park is one of Riyadh’s most favorite camping destinations. Bring your own camping gear, or opt for the rental package. Camp under the star-studded night sky and grill some wild mushroom and s’mores.

Great For: Families and groups who may prefer an easy set up, new and impromptu adventurers given its accessibility to quad bike rentals, road side vendors, etc.

Falcon Camp

This place is located within Al Reem Reserve and comprises tents with all facilities. It has a proper guest itinerary and its package includes dune drive, camel rides and bonfires too. You can also witness the training of falcons and the magnificent raptors displaying their innate skills.

Great for: fully serviced, worry free camping paired with a unique desert experience.