Have a Swiss Alps-themed camping experience in the Dubai desert

Expect raclette, camp fires and more

Have a Swiss Alps-themed camping experience in the Dubai desert

While bringing snowy slopes to Dubai isn’t unheard of (thanks to Ski Dubai), the Swiss Alps are now being brought to the desert, kind of.

Nomadic desert camp, Sonara Camp, at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, is hosting a one-off raclette night this weekend to celebrate its founder’s home country, Switzerland.

Taking place on Thursday March 5, campers can expect to gather round a campfire and feast on Swiss speciality dishes under the starry desert sky.

To start, expect organic crudités, with guacamole and tortilla chips, followed by the main course featuring traditional Swiss raclette cheese. Even better, it comes with a wide selection of charcuterie, mixed green salad, fresh vegetables and potatoes.

To finish off the evening, tuck into lemon and mint pie, cocoa ganache served with avocado blend with a cumin chocolate tuile, and a chiboust cream with strawberry ginger juice in an apple puff.

Pique your interest? Prices are set as Dhs860 for adults, and Dhs280 for kids below 12.

Sonara Camp has launched desert dune tents for overnight stays in a completely untouched part of the Dubai desert, with prices at Dhs1,500. Find out more here.

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Dhs860 (adults), Dhs380 (kids under 12). Thu Mar 5, Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Al Ain Road, www.nara.ae (050 336 7909).

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