All about Desert Safari in Dubai

All about desert safari in dubai

Oooh Dubai, Dubai, Dubai, where do I start? It’s been an amazingly crazy trip and as I said in my previous post about Dubai, it’s not a goodbye to this fabulous city, just see you real soon! A place where fun activities are at their best! One of them was the desert safari to which I was really looking forward with much excitement. It’s truly overwhelming and it’s a must-do if you are in Dubai you guys. You can’t miss this one! It’s inconceivable for me not to dedicate a post fully about it; it deserves an entire blog post big time!

My Outfit

We set out on the road at 3.30pm and reached the desert about one hour later. I wore a printed off-the-shoulder crop top, white denims, black compensated sneakers and white tinsel earrings.  I had my hair braided in a ponytail. It was all about being comfy as I knew that we were not going there to sit idle. I actually planned my outfit way prior to the trip out of excitement and I wanted to stick to the idea of wearing white in the desert. It was actually not so hot at the time we reached. Just the perfect temperature to make the most of the gorgeous view. There is no particular dress code as such to wear for the desert safari in Dubai. You can wear whatever you want as you will find mainly tourists there. There’s no such thing like covering your entire body.

All about desert safari in dubai

Quad

Our guide first took us to the site where we could have a thrilling quad biking experience on the desert. Thrilling would be an understatement, it was in fact much more than that! We paid 200 UAE Dirhams per person. The best part is that you can ride the quad as long as you wish on the sand dunes! Adrenaline junkie that I am, I almost did one hour of quad biking going up and down the dunes at full speed. The key to make it more fun is to go where the dunes are the highest and accelerate while descending. Well, you should still be cautious as the quad can reverse if you are not careful. I actually saw somebody whose quad got reversed and the latter left with some scratches.

All about desert safari in dubai

Dune Bashing

The quad is already enough to bring up the adrenaline level! It actually prepared me better for what was coming next; like a foretaste of the next activity which was going to be more sensational. It was time to hit the dunes for some serious dune bashing experience in the 4X4. Our guide actually explained to us that they are fully trained by the government for that and there was nothing to worry. Just sit back, put the seat belts on (A must) and enjoy the wild ride. When I say wild, it’s seriously a wild one! Driving around the desert, going up and down the dunes and thinking to myself: is this thing gonna kill me? It was one of the craziest ride I’ve ever done so far after the big roller coaster ride I did at Universal Studio in Singapore.

All about desert safari in dubai

The camp

After all the bundle of emotions and fun, it was time to tone down a bit and relax. So we got to the camp at about 7pm if I’m not mistaken. The fun did not stop there! You can find lots of activities to do at the camp as well. From camel riding, applying henna, smoking shishas, trying Arabian coffee and dates and even a little shopping of souvenirs, there is so much to do. I did the camel ride which was quite enjoyable but it’s a very short one!

All about desert safari in dubai

All about desert safari in dubai

Food

The dates, you should not miss the dates of Dubai for anything in this world. It’s nothing like the dates you get anywhere else. It’s so freaking tasty! After all these activities, you would certainly feel hungry and the camp is where food is served. They announce it as soon as the food is ready and you can queue up to serve yourself as it’s a buffet. It was delicious. We had some great choices: curries, pasta, salads, rice, barbecue and so on! Of course, the camp is also where you get to enjoy the belly dance.

All about desert safari in dubai

All about desert safari in dubai

All about desert safari in dubai

All about desert safari in dubai

All about desert safari in dubai

All about desert safari in dubai

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