1) Pick the Right SUV
An SUV helps you to traverse the sandy terrain and go into the desert dunes. It is the best choice for enjoyable camping, especially if you want to camp in a place far from the public road. You can use your regular car, but be careful to not be bogged in sand. Remember to fill up your tank and bring an extra tank of gas with you.
2) When and Where
Due to the extreme heat in these countries, winter and spring is the best time to camp. However, the weather in the desert is volatile and unstable and it can be very cold or very hot. It is more convenient to install the tent in the shade to avoid moving the tent over and over again.
3) Choose the Tent
It is best to use an opaque roof to avoid overheating. I highly recommend a single-wall tent, which provides protection from sand and dust only for summer. And for when it’s cold, a double-walled, waterproof tent with a nylon cover outside and a net as an inner curtain is helpful.
4) The Essentials
The map and compass look old-fashioned, but are important in case you get lost in the middle of the desert with no signal. During the daytime, it is important to have sunglasses, sunscreen and a head cover to avoid sun stroke. For night-time when the temperate drops very low, it is vital to have extra warm clothing. And, of course, a headlamp or flashlight, first aid supplies. Finally, matches, a lighter, and firewood to start a fire. Arabs usually use Al-Qaurdh or Al-Samer wood, for their low smoke and high quality, as their embers remain ignited for a long period.