Think you know the UAE? Think again. The country is 80 percent desert, yet has some stunning mountainous areas in the north-east, not to mention acres of beachfront. This means there’s no shortage of places to explore, and the weather is now perfect for camping (yes, you may even need to take a sweater and pair of socks). But before you buy yourself a tent, it’s important to know where you’re going and exactly what you’ll need for your trip. To help you avoid any potential pitfalls we’ve spoken to three experts, who reveal their top camping destinations, as well as tips on how to get there, what to do when you’re there, and a tentful of other useful info.

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