Stayed in one a few times in the Sahara, that's why I'm interested in getting one. You can get them in more modern fabrics that are lighter and just as strong and resistant.stayed in a Berber tent in Morocco, fairly sure they are similar. They are heavy fabric things. Probably great for vehicle camping or being hauled about by camel. The Bedouin are nomadic.
Desert winds can be very forceful with lots of moving sand.
Yes you can. What you are showing in your link is the equivalent of what I said above - "You can get them in more modern fabrics that are lighter and just as strong and resistant".could you not create a shelter with several tarps? as long as they are water proof? they are really what Berber shelters are, I think.
it might look like this https://www.amazon.com/Waterproof-Commercial-Wedding-Concert-30x20x13ft/dp/B07R53THQD/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2KRK655BN8K6G&keywords=bedouin+tent&qid=1573417326&sprefix=Bedouin+,undefined,198&sr=8-2