Dubai is one of the safest cities in the world. If you are already there or just going to this popular emirate, and glamorous superhotels seem to be a trivial solution, we recommend to master non-standard accommodation: glamping away from the metropolis and boutique hotels with unique activities.

A city with a forest of skyscrapers is, of course, beautiful and amazing, so most people come here just to look at the Middle Eastern urban wonder. However, the wonder is built in the middle of the desert, and it hasn’t gone anywhere, continuing to beckon those who prefer the natural silence and fantastic sunsets over the sandy horizon to skyscrapers. Sonara Camp is a glamping spot in the desert, right in the heart of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. What could be more beautiful than a stroll or a meal under the stars? And for guests who prefer an active holiday, they can offer archery or sandboarding on the dunes.

Dinner at Sonara Camp

A mere 130 kilometers from Dubai City, the Sedr Trailers Resort in the Hatta Highlands enclave is a camping park with 13 spacious trailers and every comfort, including air conditioning, wi-fi, a barbecue area and café. Romantic hikers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city can enjoy views of the Hatta, explore hiking and biking trails, and kayak. The greatest pleasure here is to contemplate and listen, with nothing to see or hear but the wind and sand.

Nomadic romance at Sedr Trailers Resort

If the pleasures of the big city still keep you busy, stay at the 25hours Hotel One Central. It is located in the heart of Dubai, right next to the recently opened Museum of the Future. By the way, the hotel itself also only opened three months ago. For excursions around the city, guests can rent a Mini Cooper. For creative “homebodies” who don’t like to sit idle, many unusual activities are available: a music lounge with vinyl records, a pottery workshop and even a co-working space.

Art and avant-garde at 25hours Hotel One Central