The Sonara Camp in Dubai redefines the desert experience as you watch the sunset relaxing on a hammock followed by enjoying fire and archery shows and savour an award winning chef’s dinner.
Is a visit to Dubai even complete without getting to experience the vast Middle Eastern desert? Enter Camp Sonara, the reimagined luxury desert experience that is an absolute must-try! And a team FUCHSIA member didn’t miss the opportunity to experience it!
Watch the sunset over the Sonara camp dunes as you enjoy drinks and appetisers. There’s also lots of activities to keep you and your family/friends/kids entertained; try sand boarding, camel rides, volleyball and more! Unwind on a hammock amidst the tranquil desert setting at Sonara Camp. Indulge in a distinctive dining experience at the desert restaurant, featuring an elaborate and delectable fine-dining menu complemented by live entertainment and ambient lighting.
When You Get There
It takes about 40 minutes to an hour to reach the camp from downtown Dubai, as soon as you arrive at the expansive desert, you are welcomed warmly with refreshments, wet wipes and the views of the most gorgeous sunset! Followed shortly by a tempting array of quick snacks and fun appetizers, including pizza, gol gappas, and much more. There’s also live music you can vibe to and sheesha.
Activities For All
You can either choose to relax on the hammocks and comfy sofas taking in the views of the soul stirring, arabian desert sunset, the vibes, the music or if you want to be more active, you can get on a camel, go for dune bashing, dune buggy or horse riding. Make the most of your evening at Sonara while the kids have a blast. They can engage in activities like volleyball, soft archery, and even catch a movie under the stars.
The Dreamy Dinner Under The Starry Night Sky In The Desert
The beautifully lit staircase to dinner right in the heart of the desert, under the starry night sky is an experience of a lifetime! It really is magical. And the food? Even better!
The menu is a creation of an award winning, resident chef creating a fusion Mediterranean menu using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and innovative cooking methods. A unique and sophisticated 3 course sharing menu. So, the Sonara camp, is yes more of an elaborate experience but the food? It deserves its spot even as recommendation for a soul soothing Arabian meal! When you sign up for the camp, the meals are a part of the package.
As you bask in the beauty of the sunset, an Arabian-inspired dinner awaits you. Starting with soul-soothing tomato soup, a fresh salad, beetroot hummus paired with grilled vegetables, and an assortment of bread, the meal sets the stage for a feast. Grilled capsicums, delectably prepared potatoes, and steamed eggplants elevate the vegetable dishes to new heights, enhancing their flavors remarkably. The culinary adventure continues with the addition of guacamole and succulent lamb chops, ensuring a dining experience that is nothing short of extraordinary.
For dessert, there was some refreshing and tasty watermelon sorbet with cheesecake! What a divine combination that was! For kiddos and those who are young at heart, you could also just roast some marshmallows and feast on those. Equally delicious!
There’s Even More To Do
Following a satisfying meal, you have the opportunity to engage in activities like drumming, sandboarding, and archery. For those interested in a historical glimpse into how Bedouin tribes navigated using the stars, there’s an option for a mini astronomy lesson beneath the night sky. Also, guests can relax and be entertained by fire shows and dance performances.
An Efficient Management
The management is super efficient, there were 26 kids and not even one of them was crying! So parents, it really is a no brainer option of the perfect serene experience with kids. They are truly kept busy while you take a day to unwind, relax and take in the marvels of nature. They have a ton of specifically designed activities for kids such as swings, a kids menu, arts and crafts and roasting marshmallows!
P.S. What we love even more is Sonara is home is an authentic camp which is eco-friendly and sustainable with a core belief in sourcing ethical products and material. They use all solar energy and have a zero-waste policy.
Here is where you can find more about the Sonara Camp details on their website.