When I was asked to work with Visit Ras Al Khamiah I really wanted to experience every hidden gem that RAK has to offer and OH Boy did I find one.
LongBeach Campground is certainly the coolest glamping experience I have ever had – and my kids were in their element.
With accommodation for all budgets, couples and families, LongBeach Campground really does tick all the boxes. The accommodation ranges from authentic deluxe tents, authentic family tents, a sunset terrace suite, safari suite tents and the panoramic dome tents (bubble) each one perfectly spaced out facing the beach.
We had a panoramic dome tent which was extremely comfortable equipped with a double bed and bunk beds (great mattress – very comfy!) a bathroom with shower, a seating area offering the panoramic views and on the terrace a hot tub, not to mention an AC and coffee making facilities – I mean what more do you need in life?!
The kids were super excited as this was a whole new experience for them. My husband and I felt really comfortable letting them run off and do their own thing (staying together as a trio) after all there were so many kids around and the place is secure – plus we could over look a lot of the area from our tent terrace.
Let me just quickly highlight that I was extremerly impressed by the covid safety regulations that had been put in place – every staff member wore a mask at all times with F&B staff wearing gloves too. Guests were asked to wear a mask when walking around the property. Sanitizer was on every table, in the tents and at all activity stations.
When the kids weren’t jumping into the hot tub they were in the sea paddle boarding, kayaking, playing on the beach or meeting new friends. They would come back to the tent to get dry/changed and off they went again to the petting zoo, junior chef class, pottery making, sewing and archery. There were even more activities for younger children such as egg hunting and sand castle building.
There is an infinity pool on the property but this got quiet busy so we gave it a miss, but with so much space and fresh air and our own hot tub the kids didn’t mind.
When you stay at Longbeach its on a half board basis which includes breakfast and dinner. The restaurant is on the beach with round banquet tables socially distanced apart. It’s a buffet style set up with the staff serving each person. There is so much choice available and from 7pm – 10pm its unlimited premium beverages!
Every evening at 8.45pm staff walk around calling people to join them to roast marshmallows on the open fire and then popcorn and movie night at the floating cinema.
I understand why this property is always fully booked, it’s a great family stay where parents can relax as the children are kept constantly entertained. As a destination RAK provides activities to experience be it in the mountains, on the beach or the desert.
I would highly recommend taking a trip up Jebel Jais mountain, the views are incredible and you can pre book a table at 1484 by Puro for brealfast/lunch or dinner. If you’re an adrenalin junkie why not try the longest zip line in the world with speeds of 120kph head first like a bullet or the Jais Sky Tour which zips from platform to platform covering a distance of 5km via a series of 7 zip lines.
To book your stay at LongBeach Campground which is managed by Bin Majid Hotels, visit:
To pre book breakfast, lunch or dinner at 1484 by Puro visit:
To book a zip lining experience visit
To find out more about where to stay and activities in RAK please visit: