The Dubai Desert Safari
When you mention the word ‘Safari’, the first thing that comes to mind is a trip through the jungles where you get the chance to see the wild animals in their habitat. Yes, we refer to the usual jungle safaris. Dubai desert safari is different because you do not see any wild animals, but enjoy the vast expanse of the endless desert. It can indeed be an intimidating sight to see large swathes of golden sand on both sides of the highway as your 4X4 drive vehicle takes you through the Dubai desert.
When does the Safari start?
You cannot venture into the desert during the day. It can be excruciatingly hot, regardless of which season you visit Dubai. The temperature in the desert can uncomfortably go above 40 degrees Centigrade. Now, that is hot.
The best time to visit the desert is in the evening when the temperature cools down considerably and makes it a pleasant affair. Usually, you embark from Dubai at around 4.30 in the evening. By the time you are on the road leading to the desert, the sun would well be on its way down.
What does the itinerary include?
The Dubai desert safari boasts a power-packed itinerary. The dune bashing experience is a novel one. The faint-hearted amongst you should better not try out this adventure. Have you ever tried to manoeuvre your car with no air in its wheels? Of course, you cannot do so on the regular roads. However, you cannot drive with your regular car wheels on the dunes. They deflate the car tyres before letting the vehicle loose on the dunes. It is indeed a fantastic experience as you go up and down the dunes with full gusto.
Watching the sunset in the Dubai deserts is an overwhelming experience. The scenery is worth capturing on your camera and storing it for posterity. It is a tremendous feeling to watch the golden brown sands change colours to become orange and reddish before assuming the dark hues of the night. The colour transition is an experience to remember for a lifetime.
The camel farm is your next stop on this Dubai tour. You watch these magnificent animals, also known as the “Ship of the Desert” from close quarters. Riding a camel can be a great experience. At first glance, it does not seem imposing, but the moment the camel picks up its gait, you can understand that the ride can prove exhilarating. If you have problems with your back, you should neither go on the dune bashing trip nor try to ride a camel in the desert. People who love adventure sports can try out their hands at camel racing.
If you have the time and are game for it, sand skiing can be an exciting adventure. Usually, the Dubai tours packages do not include sand skiing. You have to spend money, but the experience is worth every dime you spend on it.
An adventure of a different kind
Dune bashing and camel riding are exciting adventures that can test out your physical strength. The Dubai desert safari provides entertainment of a different kind as you enjoy watching the extremely talented belly dancers swaying their slender hips to the tunes of the best Arabian music compositions. Fashion conscious people can try out the local Arabian clothing and have an exotic henna painting on their hands.
The Hubblee Bubblee experience is a great one as well. You can try out your hands on the traditional Arabic hookah. It can give you a tremendous high and transport you to the world of your dreams.
Enjoy Arabic delicacies in true Arabic style
Dubai is one of the most hospitable countries in the world. Experience the magical Arabian food on the Dubai Desert Safari. As you get both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food on the menu, you should exercise your choice in advance. Enjoy dinner in whichever style you like such as the barbecue or buffet. However, no meal is complete in Dubai without sipping on the traditional Gahwa (Arabian Coffee) and munching on the delicious dates and other dry fruits.
A magnificent spectacle
The Dubai Desert Safari enables you to view a spectacular sight that would seldom be visible in your cities and towns. You get to see the star-filled Dubai sky on a cloudless and moonless night. The vast expanse of darkness in the desert adds to this spectacle.
Trudge back with reluctance
The Dubai safari experience is such that you will find a sense of hesitation as you make your way back home. However, the good things in life have to come to an end. Your Dubai desert safari thus ends at around 10 pm so that you reach your destination by 11.30 pm.
Tourists who have experienced the Dubai desert safari often say that the safari is a mind-blowing one. Hence, you should make up your mind not to miss this exciting adventure at any cost whatsoever.