Stars have fascinated humanity since the dawn of civilization. Whether it’s their beauty, the sense of peace they install when we look at them, the connection with nature or something else, they are an endless source of wonder.
Discover the stars above the desert and ponder the mysteries of the Universe with a stargazing adventure to the Rub al Khali, or Empty Quarter—the world’s largest continuous sand desert. This is a prime spot for contemplating the heavens, and you’re guaranteed an unforgettable experience.
Your desert retreat takes place at Tilal Swaihan campsite, a 1-hour drive from Abu Dhabi. On arrival, you’ll be served refreshments and have a chance to socialize with other participants. This is followed by a late afternoon nature walk in the desert, an excellent introduction to the beauty of this Arabian landscape often described as “otherworldly.”
Following the walk, you can entertain yourself by the rhythms of a Djembe drumming. This percussive music is a form of hand drumming that originated in West Africa. Hearing and feeling the beats in the desert is an uplifting experience that’s good for the mind, body and soul. And so is the next part of your retreat, watching the sun going down over the sand as the light fades and day turns to evening.
After a delicious dinner, it’s time for the main attraction, stargazing. The vast open area of the desert away from city light pollution offers excellent views of the star-studded skies. During this 45-minutes session, you´ll discover the wonders of the night sky with an astronomer from Dubai Astronomy Club.
Spacious indoor and outdoor seating areas, separate bonfire area, parking space and washroom.
Welcome Coffee Break includes energy bowls, fresh fruits platter, muffins, freshly squeezed juices, teas and coffees. Dinner starts with a selection of appetizers, then a main course that includes Kofta, paneer tikka and BBQ corn. Optional vegan sandwich on offer. Followed by dessert and drinks.
- Dinner and drinks
- Nature walk
- Djembe Drumming Circle
- Transfers to the camp are available upon request
Price: 650 AED
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TERMS & CONDITIONS
- Rates are per person
- Rates are subject to change without prior notice
- Limited space available
- Activities subject to weather conditions