The city of Dubai is most popular for its state-of-the-art constructions and amazing world records. It is a delight to go sightseeing in a city, which is home to the tallest building in the world (Burj Khalifa), the tallest photo frame in the world (Dubai Frame), and the largest natural flower garden (Dubai Miracle Garden) as well.
Moreover, the city is about to introduce several more unique attractions. However, amongst all the new constructions, one thing that remains evergreen in the city is its desert. The vast desert is the heart of the city, and this is where the Arabs lived before they moved to the city.
Today, the Dubai desert safari is the most sought-after attraction for tourists and locals alike. Here we tell you about the top 6 things that you would be able to enjoy in the deserts of Dubai.
1. Dune Bashing
One of the ultimate things to do during the Dubai desert safari is dune bashing. In fact, the desert safari tour begins with dune bashing. It is done in 4×4 SUV, which is driven by a trained professional. Once you have secured yourself in your seat by putting on the seatbelt, the driver revs up the engine. He skillfully maneuvers the engine through the high and low sand dunes of the desert.
The dune bashing ride is nothing less than a rollercoaster ride and would definitely give you an adrenaline rush. Dune bashing usually lasts 15-20 minutes, during which you would beholding to the seat tightly.
Once the dune bashing session is done, you would be driven to the desert camp, where a host of other activities would be awaiting you.
2. Watch the Sunset
Although the desert safari in Dubai is filled with entertaining and adventurous activities, one of the most beautiful things that you would see here is the sunset. The sun going down the vast dunes, giving a golden hue to the entire desert is a sight to see. This is the perfect opportunity to take some amazing pictures.
You would also notice that the temperature in the desert dips a bit after the sunset, making it chillier. Hence, do not forget to carry a jacket or stole to keep yourself warm at night in the desert.
3. Hot Air Balloon Ride
One of the most extraordinary things to do at the Dubai desert safari is to go on a hot air balloon ride. The hot air balloon ride is not only thrilling but also gives you the chance to enjoy an aerial view of the enchanting desert.
Moreover, if you are lucky you would also get a glimpse of the flora and fauna of the desert. The hot air balloon ride is usually a part of the morning desert safari. It begins quite early in the morning, giving you the chance to watch a gorgeous desert sunrise. You can make it more romantic by booking an exclusive hot air balloon for you and your partner. It also makes for a great way to propose.
4. Camel Riding Safari
Camel is an integral part of the desert even today, and camel riding is a part of almost every desert safari in Dubai. However, these camel riding activities at the desert camp do not last for more than a few minutes. Before you adjust to the idea of riding a camel, it would be time to get off.
If you want to enjoy camel riding for a longer time, it would be best to go on an exclusive camel riding safari, where you get to ride the camel on the high and low sand dunes for a longer time. The camel riding safari would also give you the chance to see the flora and fauna of the desert.
5. Entertaining Activities
Apart from the numerous adventurous activities that the desert safari offers, many people also look forward to the entertaining activities that happen at the desert safari.
At the desert camp, you can get your hands painted with henna and even get the opportunity to wear traditional Arab clothes. You also get to try hookah and take pictures with a falcon on your wrist. However, the most awaited programs happen after sunset, when graceful dancers take on the stage.
You would get to see brilliant Tanoura dancers and belly dancers dancing on the tunes of some Arab music. While belly dancing is elegant, Tanoura dancing is truly mesmerizing.
6. Overnight Camping
While all the above activities are great, nothing beats the opportunity of spending a night in the desert. Overnight camping is a part of the overnight desert safari, where you get the chance to stay in the desert and experience how the Bedouins lived in the past.
In a regular evening desert safari, you leave for home after dinner. However, in this case, you retire into your Bedouin-style tents at the desert camp itself. The desert camps are cozy and comfortable. You can either have a good night sleep in your tent or choose to spend the night around the bonfire, under the starlit sky.
You would be served with delicious Arabic coffee and regaled the tales of the land. In the morning, you would get to watch a beautiful sunrise before having an elaborate breakfast.
Apart from the 6 things mentioned above, there are numerous other things to enjoy at the desert safari in Dubai. Whatever might be your interest, you would definitely find something interesting to enjoy here.
Author: Soniya is a fun-loving girl and has been a travel writer for more than 3 years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, painting, and basketball.