Camping in deserts of Dubai during safari tour
by Anna Claire
Posted: Jan 16, 2018
Posted: Jan 16, 2018
Hi, my name is Anna I have visited Dubai last year, since the beginning of my Dubai trip, I got to hear about Desert Safari. Many people around advised going for this on weekend. My first two weeks (& obviously weekends) went in settling down, digging down project details (naturally that was the first priority!!) and getting used to schedule. And so first two weekends I spent in Hotel room settling down and solidifying the project scope, boundaries & documentation stuff. The first week of December '07, everything about the project was clear and I was ready to go out and enjoy. I decided to grab the first opportunity; this weekend was 3 days long. I rested on the first day. Second day morning I ringed up travel agent office and booked the safari seat. I was waiting eagerly till afternoon since safari was scheduled to begin at 4 pm. Driver ringed up around 2.45 in the noon, much earlier than the scheduled time of 3.30 pm. The driver, Amin Mohammed; a typical Arabian guy, 6 feet in height, wearing traditional Arabic gown was waiting downstairs with his big plushy Land cruiser for me. Looking at the Car itself I guessed my trip was going to be one of the best traveling experiences I ever had and i have got the best.desert safari deals in Dubai :) We started our journey after finishing up "introduction ceremony" with each other. Meanwhile, 4 more people joined us for the tour. Being first to be picked up I had grabbed the front seat in Landcruiser which later proved to be the best place in Safari. With a front seat, you get the clear big view of the desert in front of you and the best chance to shoot video and good pictures of other cars in "cafila" as well. Also, you get an opportunity to interact with driver easily to know more wherever required. I started bugging Mohammed with questions: "Where are we going? What is the name of the place?" Mohammed could speak okay English if not good. AL Awir was the name of the place we were visiting. 30 Km away from Dubai, this is the place where actual desert starts and stretches it's boundaries up to far parts of UAE and touches OMAN. We reached the place after half an hour journey on the highway. It was a small break of 10 minutes at base camp for this tour organizer where around 10 Landcruiser,s got together to start the actual DESERT RIDE. The tire pressure of cars was reduced to cope up with the softness of the sand. The Landcruiser started cruising in the desert against immense resistance being created by the softness of sand. Soon the monstrous machine picked up high speed with its strength and we were riding on desert sands up and down, on small n big waves, diving deep from the top of the waves and climbing up small sand hills. It was altogether nice experience along with a bit of excitement. The only thing I missed was; I couldn't drive the machine myself! Soon we reached the desert resort where dinner and belly dance show was arranged. Welcome drinks were Traditional "Kahwa" and tea. Kahwa is sort of black coffee. Me being coffee freak enjoyed 4 - 5 cups of Kahwa w/o sugar in 2 hours duration. People started relaxing a bit and went for Mehandi and "Sheesha". Sheesha is traditional Arabian flavored smoking pipe similar to Indian HUKKA. After an hours time, Arabian style grilled chicken and meat kebab were served along with some Indian veg food. I was surprised to see the dominating use of Indian food over western and Arabian food. Even Rajma Rice and Dal were available!! Half an hour's passed by, people were relaxing after dinner and Belly Dancer's arrival was announced and in a flash, even before people would start to understand what's happening; the belly dancer arrived on stage wearing bright red Arabian belly suit and she literally took the stage by storm. After storming the stage nonstop for almost 20 minutes, belly dancer quickly disappeared from the stage, that's the last performance of the evening, The whole desert safari Dubai camping was nice to experience.
My name is Anna Claire and I love to travel and especially exploring Dubai nowadays. I recommend Dubai Adventures for booking various tours.