Dubai camping season to begin on October 17 as fireworks and speakers banned, speed limits set. Dubai Municipality opens temporary winter camping season
14 October 2023, 12:00 AM
30 November 2023, 12:00 AM
Dubai: Dubai Municipality on Monday announced it will start receiving applications for temporary winter camp permits starting October 18. The camping season at Al Awir-1 will commence on November 1 and will last until the end of April 2023.
In collaboration with Dubai Police, Roads and Transport Authority, the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, and the Dubai Civil Defence, Dubai Municipality has ensured that camping sites are equipped with essential supplies, along with clean, safe, and secure areas for campers.
The municipality has set aside a location for government partners who wish to design their own camps.
Residents may register their winter camping requests through https://wintercamp.dm.gov.ae/.
Certain spaces have been reserved for people of determination and senior citizens, while several sites were allocated to business owners, who can offer goods and services to campers.
Campsite reservations are open to residents, and they must obtain permits before pitching a tent in these areas.
After permits are issued, applicants will be allowed to construct their own camping space with a temporary fence. It can be arranged according to their preferences, as long it is for family use.
Camping areas can be single or double, with one measuring 20 by 20m and the other spanning 20 by 40 metres. Double camping is allowed only in outdoor areas.
The Dubai Municipality has established a series of rules to manage camping activities and ensure public safety:
Adhere to the camp's temporary private use.
Permits cannot be used or leased to third parties or for other commercial purposes, as well as abiding by laws, customs, rituals, and traditions.
A temporary fence must be built.
The camp's digital dashboard must be placed in a public area.
The camp and all associated items must be removed after the permit expires.
Any digging or excavations must be stopped.
The conditions also state the importance of maintaining hygiene and good appearance of the campsite, and following fire safety rules.
Fire extinguishers must be present inside the camp.
Fireworks are prohibited.
Sand bikes inside the camp area cannot be driven at speeds greater than 20kmph.
Floodlights and speakers cannot be used.