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Your trip to Dubai is not complete if you haven’t dashed the dunes in the desert! Desert safari is one of the best adventures the city has to offer and it only gets better with time. Apart from the adventurous bashing, there’s more you can do to make the most of your safari experience. From riding on a camel to quad biking, sand boarding and sleeping under the stars, here are 5 things you MUST do at a desert safari.
1. Ride On A Camel
What’s a desert safari, without riding on the back of the ship of the desert! Most safari packages come with a camel ride and this is one experience you definitely must not miss. As soon as you are done dashing the small and big dunes in a 4×4, your guide will drop you off at the camp.Every camp has a camel ride, so you won’t have to go hunting for one. However, you must hurry up or you will have to wait in a long queue. Get on the back of the camel, and get set for a short ride on the golden sands. Oh, and don’t forget to click pictures.
2. Spend Some Quiet Time
There’s nothing like spending some quiet time, soaking in the spectacular view of the golden sands. If you are lucky, you might even be treated to a fabulous sunset. Click pictures and spend time chilling on the sands, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Remember, this is one experience you will treasure!
3. Get That Adrenaline Pumping
While sand bashing is something you are sure to do as part of the safari, don’t forget to ride on the quad bike or go sand boarding on the dunes. A recent addition to Dubai’s desert adventures, quad biking is a favourite of all those who love that adrenaline rush. Rent a bike and explore the never-ending desert at your own pace. Watch out to stay close to your camp or you might get lost in the desert. And just like quad biking, sand boarding is yet another favourite desert sport in the region. Sandboarding is very similar to snowboarding, just that you will have to replace the snow with a lot of sand. Grab a board, pick a steep sand dune and slide down. You definitely need to experience this to know what fun it is!
4. Experience All Things Emirati
When in Dubai, live like a true Emirati! Desert safaris let you experience true Emirati tradition while at the desert. Dress up like traditional Arabic women, shop for all things Arabic at the stalls and savor the local cuisine as you sit around the campfire and wait for more entertainment. Enjoy barbecue under the stars with a delectable range of salads, appetizers, and desserts while watching a live show of belly dancing, and other folk art. You can also book a VIP tent, where the food is served inside the tents without you having to wait in long queues. Oh, and don’t forget to take a selfie with the Falcon– the national symbol of the UAE.
5. Sleep Under The Stars
And if you need more adventure, choose a safari with an overnight stay. Cuddle up in cozy sleeping bags under the stars and enjoy the chills of the desert. Sip on hot beverages, play some music and you will not realize the night slipping away. In the morning, wake up to a glorious sunrise. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and head back to reality!
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