What's a trip to the Middle East without enjoying the desert? It was #1 on my list for my 1 week vacation to Dubai. My friend arranged a Desert Safari Adventure at Hatta, Oman Rd., our assigned tour guide picked us up from the hotel at 3p.m, the package includes dune bashing (quad bike rental is at extra cost), free camel ride after an interesting Arabian night dinner and a free henna tattoo (of course I got one!). The show ended at around 9:30p.m. and we were sent off at our agreed drop off point.
The only vehicles cruising the desert when I went there: Quad bikes, Toyota Land Cruisers and... a Hummer!
I don't really have expectations I just want the tour to surprise me and I got more than that! I was perspiring all over and I was shouting "OMG OMG" at the top of my voice with everyone in the car laughing at me!! haha.. Well, I don't like roller coaster rides and that's how It was for me plus my worry that our car will topple over.. hehe. But it was quite an adventure!
Check some photos I have taken.. sorry It wasn't that good after all that shouting and perspiring at least I was able to take a few shots.. haha
|we are at the hands of this well trained driver... In Dubai the Dunes Drivers have a special license given by the government and according to our Driver it wasn't easy to get one.|
A moment to enjoy the Desert:
|we got our chance too to just sit down and enjoy the desert..|
|I'm in the middle of the desert! yey!!|
Arabian Night- Dinner and of course the entertainment!
There are a lot of tours available to suit your budget, you can even have a Dubai Hummer Safari... I saw a lot on our trip and and that is quite ride for sure!! For more information and just to have a general idea about the tours they are offering and the price range you can check this one: http://www.arabiahorizons.com/Dubai-Desert-Safari/
I'm not sure if I'm willing to try that Dune Bashing again I'm already telling you it's not for the fainted heart!! Maybe one stressful afternoon is enough for me.. haha but I will surely treasure the experience! I was scared to death but I had fun!
Check also my other Dubai posts:- Burj Khalifa, Dubai - The Tallest manmade structure in the world
- The Dubai Fountain, one of the world's most spectacular fountain
- Jumeirah Open Beach, Dubai
- Ski Dubai, the first Indoor Ski Resort in the Middle East
- Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
- Souk Madinat Jumeirah, The Hidden Gem of Dubai