Desert Safari in Dubai
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Desert Safari in Dubai
I had booked tours in Dubai through one of the tour operators. I participated in many different tours during my stay at Dubai, and the one I enjoyed the most is the desert safari in Dubai. I wish to share my experience during this safari program.
I was picked up from my hotel in the afternoon by a 4 wheel drive jeep. The driver seemed quite friendly and I was quite excited about stepping onto desert sands. We drove for a while may be around 45 minutes and then I could see vast stretches of desert land. The driver stepped out of the vehicle, deflated the tires of the jeep, asked us to fasten our seat belts and told us to prepare for the safari.
He drove into the desert, I was amazed, and thrilled by the way these jeeps pounced onto one sand dune after another. Each golden coloured sand dune was conquered with much ease and this definitely was achieved since the driver was a very well experienced heritage tour Dubai. This roller coaster ride was immensely thrilling and shall be remembered by me a lifetime. The jeep also stopped for a while at a camel farm and at a sunset point, when I managed to click a few snaps of myself in the midst of the desert.
The jeep set off again and we in the jeep were dropped off at a desert camp. Once again, I was stunned to see a beautifully decorated, illuminated camp in the middle of a desert. I first refreshed myself with some welcome drinks and snacks and then jumped onto a camel for the first ever-camel ride of my life. Sitting atop the camel, I managed to view distant sand dunes.
I then continued to explore the numerous activities set forth in the camp. Firstly, I got my hands painted with some lovely traditional Arabic designs and then tried smoking some Sheesha too. Also, had some fun sand skiing and quad biking, the two special activities that can done in the desert. As I quenched my thirst with some soft drinks, I enjoyed a very graceful Egyptian dance performed by a male dancer. This dance is performed with some special lighting effects and is really worth watching.
I managed to buy some tiny souvenirs for my friends back home from the shops in the camp and then as I grew hungry, feasted myself with some tasty good food from the buffet dinner served at the camp. The buffet had many dishes including salads, starters, barbeque grilled food and some mouth smacking hatta mountain safari desserts. As I sat back tasting the desserts, Arabic songs played and a beautiful belly dancer appeared from nowhere and danced gracefully. After a while, I got into the jeep and returned to my hotel.
It was a great feeling indeed. A nice illuminated camp in the middle of a desert, neatly maintained toilets, loads of activities, lovely dances, well conducted buffet, thrilling desert dune drive and I had nothing more to ask for.
If ever you get a chance to visit Dubai, please do not miss the Desert Safari in Dubai. It is worth a visit.