Lonely Planet Writer

UAE travellers complete heritage camel trek

A camel looks across the dunes of a desert in Dubai.
A camel looks across the dunes of a desert in Dubai. Image by neekoh.fi / CC BY 2.0

A group of travellers has returned from a 12-day traditional camel trek in the UAE desert, which they took to connect with their Emirati heritage. The group survived on the same minimal resources that their ancestors would have had, and relied on the sun and stars for navigation to travel 200km. Along the way, the travellers were taught traditional methods of caring for camels. Read more: thenational.ae and view gallery: thenational.ae