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Recommendations for camping equipment in Riyadh?

Old Jan 19th 2020, 12:35 pm
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Hi all,

I need to buy a big family tent or a large car roof top tent in Riyadh. I know about the Al Sanadi chain, but their tents seem very overpriced ($500 for a tent that in the US is $150) and their range is fairly limited. Does anyone have a recommendation? I was told of a camping shop on Khueris Road but not sure where exactly that would be. Thanks!!
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Old Jan 19th 2020, 1:24 pm
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Edit - the Khueris road camping store has soft-top tents apparently.
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Some answers to my own question:
Al Sanidi (several branches around Riyadh) - huge camping shop, best place to go.
Al Rimaya - a small hunting & camping shop with several branches around Riyadh. Also recommended.

Carrefour - branches everywhere - cheap but extremely low quality selection of camping stuff. I bought 4 x camping beds for $10 each, all were broken when unpacked, took them back to the store, they put them straight back on the shop floor. Avoid
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Definitely second that on Sanadi, there's a branch in Buraydah and it's like saudi man heaven in there. They've got absolutely everything you could ever need.
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Again, second the recommendations for Al Sanidi. Someone once did mention a 'tent' souq that was somewhere in Ruyadh, but can't really remember where he directed me to. Might have been downnear Batha. He had bought a canvas awning that attaches to the side of the SUV, and then rolls out. With the aid of a couple of props and ropes, provides a nice shade when set up. ARB do one, but at a much higer price.

Al Rimiya is not bad either, a bit limited in selection, but also sell some car components for off roading , eg good quality air compressors, and they also used to stock some ARB equipment. And guns.
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Old Feb 10th 2020, 2:44 pm
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Thanks all - another question if I may - where do you buy large gas cooking cannisters? Not the camping ones - the type used at home (e.g. 45kg of gas). Can you just buy one at a gas station? Thanks!
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