Dreamy Decadence in the Dubai Desert

Escaping your everyday life routine is on the mind of many – a time to live a little and dream a little. To remove oneself from daily pressures and the mundane and move into a bubble of enchanting experiences is a powerful step towards personal wellness and invigoration. Discovering an exhilarating space in which you can reconnect with yourself and loved ones under a blanket of stars, is like finding an oasis in a dry landscape. This is exactly the attraction and beauty of the Nara Desert Escape, who also just recently won the Luxury Lifestyle Awards in the category of The Best Luxury Experience in Dubai 2020. A truly private and bespoke desert sanctuary, letting your inner child come out to play, and is so deserving of this prestigious recognition. 

The Nara Desert Escape is found on the slopes of the captivating Dubai sand dunes. The elegant and plush camp setting dazzles, as it also respects nature. Solar power, local and organic materials are used as far as possible, as the camp places a priority on caring and preserving the surrounding environment. In fact, so much so, that they are in the middle of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, which serves to conserve their unique habitat. This reserve is the largest tract of Dubai land dedicated to this cause of preserving desert wildlife and Arabian culture. 

A signature attraction at the Nara Desert Escape is their gastronomy, with diverse menu options, created by French Chef, Franck Sanna. Options include Japanese, Italian, Oriental, Nara Signature Barbeque, Fine Dining, Vegan, Tex-Mex, and a Kiddies Menu. Dine alfresco under the twinkling night sky for a meal you will never forget. 

It is a fact that no cuisine dining experience of this nature would be complete without the overnight stay in their authentic, luxury nomadic tents, privately set up for you. There are two tent styles to select from… first being the Touareg Tent (24m2) and secondly, the Lotus Tent (32m2). The camps are fitted with high quality natural furnishings, adding a sublime touch to the dune wilderness sleepout adventure, plus, enjoy a sensational breakfast as part of the overnight package.

Not sure how you might fill your time between the gastronomy and the luxury nomadic bedtime? Well, there at Nara Desert Escape, anything becomes possible. If you can dream it – they can make it happen… it is just a part of their magic. Study the night sky, planets, and stars from a real astronomer, be mesmerized by belly dancers and fire shows, or listen to an astronaut’s story. Get out-and-about with a camel ride, play a game of volleyball, sandboard down the dunes or try your hand at soft archery. Take a drumming class or learn about the region’s history with a private guide. Simply discuss your wishes with the team, and they will put it together for you.

It’s not all adventure and magical wonder in the Arabian desert… there is also incredible relaxation that happens in the form of yoga, gentle nature hikes, meditation, Thai massage and shiatsu – all available at the Nara Desert Escape. 

The children take center stage here too, where the camp has put together fantastic activities to keep them entertained and inspired. They can learn how to make a fire and attend a fun survival camp. The Arabian story time is a highlight for the little ones, going on literal adventures, as the magician! Kids can curl up and watch a movie under the stars, enjoy a pajama party or even do a treasure hunt! The options are endless. They too can have fun enjoying the sand boarding, camel rides, volleyball, and archery. 

In the famous words of Tom Hanks, ‘The desert, when the sun comes up. I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began’, is an irresistible lure to head out to the desert and soak up all her gifts. Never a better place to do this, than at the Nara Desert Escape.