Look: New lakeside camping and picnicking site opens in Abu Dhabi

    11 Apr 2022

    The Department of Municipalities and Transport has opened Al Wathba Lake Camp, with 13 campsites and 24 picnic sites, further expanding Abu Dhabi’s leisure offerings and promoting eco-tourism in the emirate.Image Credit: Abu Dhabi Government Media Office

    Enthusiasts of camping or picnicking in the open will be able to enjoy this multi-purpose camping site that offers a naturalistic camping and picnic site surrounding a man-made lake, and a cycling track.Image Credit: Abu Dhabi Government Media Office

    The multi-purpose camping sites offer residents and visitors alike an unparalleled user-friendly experience that adds to and complements the Emirates’ recreational and leisure offerings.Image Credit: Abu Dhabi Government Media Office

    The development of a naturalistic camping and picnic site associated with the man-made lake, located on the Al Wathba cycling track, has the potential to host events and activities that promote the health and well-being of residents and the natural environment.Image Credit: Abu Dhabi Government Media Office

    The new Abu Dhabi camping sites surround Al Wathba Lake, with full protection of the natural environment and controlled access to protect and maintain the edges of the lake and its stunning fusion with the desert landscape.Image Credit: Abu Dhabi Government Media Office

    The project offers 13 separate campsites with a view on the lake or in the desert, with a capacity of 120 people, with the possibility of setting up tents or using recreational vehicles (RVs) in a breathtaking natural setting.Image Credit: Abu Dhabi Government Media Office

    The project offers 13 separate campsites with a view on the lake or in the desert, with a capacity of 120 people, with the possibility of setting up tents or using recreational vehicles (RVs) in a breathtaking natural setting.Image Credit: Abu Dhabi Government Media Office

    The project will include fun and recreational and sports activities for its visitors, intruducing a 1,400 metres of walking and running path around the lake, a new 1,200-metre long Cycle path pump track, with an activities rental centre, 2 volleyball courts, and 7 playgrounds. In addition to a pontoon walk, and 2 observation decks to enjoy the panoramic views of the site.Image Credit: Abu Dhabi Government Media Office

    The new outdoor attraction in Abu Dhabi will host commercial activities and utilities such as sapce for 10 food trucks, cafes, rental services, and provide supporting facilities including parking, first aid unit management facilities, restrooms and waste management, as well as all necessary infrastructure.Image Credit: Abu Dhabi Government Media Office

    The campground, which is 45-minute drive from the center of Abu Dhabi, offers a variety of pitch types, including a number of service pitches. The 8-meter wide Gatch Trail pitches are graded and compacted to allow RVs and other vehicles to access the campsites and key areas of the site.Image Credit: Abu Dhabi Government Media Office

    Source: https://gulfnews.com/photos/news/look-new-lakeside-camping-and-picnicking-site-opens-in-abu-dhabi-1.1644661587888?slide=8

     

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