“Adventure together under the stars at the City Close, Country Quite location.” The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
Glamping, or posh camping, is something that allows you to experience nature without forgoing any of your creature comforts. Glamping experiences are now popular all over the world from yurts in far flung places, luxury tents in African safari camps, fancy teepees at music festivals and now you can spend a night in a Bedouin tent on the lawn at The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa.
This five-star experience gives guests the opportunity to camp or should that be ‘glamp’ under the stars in Abu Dhabi in one of two traditional Bedouin style tents set up on the lawn area or ‘camp site’ adjacent to the pool. The tents are both roomy and luxurious offering large double beds, a separate sitting area, storage shelves and equipped with the all important air-conditioning.
Tea and coffee making facilities are also available along with a teepee for younger members of the family to hang out in as well as an outdoor game box, patio heater and pop-up camping chairs, guests are also provided with a craft box to make a bespoke dreamcatcher. Bathrooms and shower facilities are located close to the site in the nearby hotel building.
An onsite spa is set-up in the third tent with two treatment beds and therapists from the Heavenly Spa located in the Westin itself, signature treatments are bookable at an additional cost. Guests can try the glamping experience from early April until mid-May and then again from late October when the weather has cooled down after summer. Prices are AED 650* per night for two people including a BBQ dinner and a breakfast hamper filled with traditional Arabic dishes delivered to the tent in the morning.
If you fancy trying a new and unique five-star experience in the capital why not try glamping at The Westin, it’s certainly a different way to sample what the hotel has to offer. My top tip would be to make sure you take your mosquito spray as the pesky little creatures start biting as soon as the sun sets.
Glamping in Abu Dhabi
Location: The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Sas Al Nakhl, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: 02 616 9999
*Prices are subject to 10% service charge, 6% tourism fee, 4% municipality fee and 5% VAT.
I was invited to the launch of the glamping experience. Unless otherwise stated, all views and photos on this page © Jo Brett 2018. All rights reserved. First two photos used with courtesy of westinabudhabigolfresort.com