Are you going camping in Al Ula? Here’s our experience.
It was a long drive from our town to Al Ula and Madain Saleh. But it was a fun weekend hanging out with colleagues in our three colleges. We went sightseeing, watched the sunsets, admired Al Ula’s panorama from the summit, drove up a dangerous zigzag road, fed animals, and climbed rocky mountains. Of course, we also rested a bit in our comfortable camping site with an air-conditioned tent.
Sahari Campsite (or Sahary) is surrounded by giant boulders of sandstone shapes and sizes.
The nearby desert can be sweltering at midday.
From above, our campsite looks like this.
The surrounding area is suitable for hiking, though there aren’t any hiking trails.
The campsite is actually pretty impressive.
This is our twin room covered in vibrant colors.
It has a wide cable TV and an air-con with a humming noise. 🙂
The three-piece bathroom was a surprise to me. Tiny but clean. We had no hot water – but who needs that when it’s boiling outside? 😀
Breakfast is included in your stay here.
They have a buffet restaurant, too, priced at SAR100. That’s pretty expensive, right?
At night, guests can sit around the campfire, play games, and tell stories of unrequited love. LOL…
Too bad we didn’t bring marshmallows. They also have a DJ playing music for the guests – but don’t trust his choice of music. 😀 You can, however, request a song, and he’ll play it for you.
HOTEL IN AL-ULA
Do you want to enjoy swimming in a pool while glamping in the middle of a desert? Habitas Al-Ula will surely wow you! Or do you want to stay in a caravan with 5-star amenities and service? The staff at Caravan by Habitas are waiting for your presence. For more great accommodations at Al Ula, you can find them here.
Things to do in Al Ula
There are a few things you can do in Al Ula. You can visit Madain Saleh, The Elephant Rock, the canyon, or go mountain climbing. Or, if you just want to chill, you can always sit around a campfire and drink tea while enjoying your shisha. And don’t forget to marvel at the shimmering beauty of the Maraya Concert Hall – dubbed as the largest mirrored building in the world by the Guinness World of Records.