One of the most exciting ways to experience Dubai is through a Desert Safari. 4x4 Land cruisers bash you against the Arabian Dunes. After a whirlwind ride that takes you tossing over the sand dunes, a desert camp awaits you. There is a cultural program in the middle of the desert featuring Belly dancing. Arab hospitality overwhelms you during the Dubai Desert Safari with dates on arrival, hookah for smoking and henna painting. Dinner and beverages are served right at the camp. The Desert Safari in Dubai is an incredible experience in the middle of the desert under the gaze of millions of stars!
There are more than a dozen packages for Dubai Desert Safari. The regular 4 hour Desert Safari costs 130 AED. This can be done either in the Morning or over Dinner. The overnight Desert Safari will cost you AED 350. Hot Air balloon over the Desert comes at 995 AED. Skydiving tour would set you back by 2170 AED. You can make online bookings via Viator.
The Desert Safari tour operators have pick up facility from all major hotels of Dubai. The vehicle is usually a 4x4 Land cruiser. The driver is also a good guide and will tell you about the landmarks as you drive past them. The first halt is at a Camel farm where you get to learn about these gentle giants. The camel ride is fun.
Donkeys keep company for the Camels!
Quad biking is another adrenaline rushing experience. Initially you feel tentative as you are not sure if you can balance the bike over the undulating sands. But soon you pick up the balance and speed. It’s a thrilling experience Quad biking over the sand dunes.
Dune Bashing on the Land cruiser is the highlight of the Desert Safari. The drivers are well trained and take the Land cruisers over the sand dunes are good speed. The balance is made possible by very low air pressure in the tyres. It is an amazing experience you won’t forget for a while.
After the dune bashing, the driver takes you to the Desert Camp site which is buzzing with activity. Belly Dancing is the showpiece activity. Henna painting for ladies is a big hit with ladies.
Those who love birds of prey can take snaps with a falcon on their hands.
The barbecue dinner is fantastic under the Arabian night sky.
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