Dubai has become one of the world’s most sought after vacation destinations. This small city-country has more to offer than most countries that stretch across several time zones. The government of Dubai and the businessmen are always inventing new and exciting ways to attract tourists and provide an action packed vacation. There is even skiing in an enclosed ski mall. That is skiing on real snow in a controlled environment in the middle of desert, how cool is that. Of all the fantastic attractions in Dubai though one stands out as the most popular and exhilarating experience, the Dubai desert safari.
The safari expeditions all leave from the central city and take adventurers out into the dessert. Transportation is in a temperature controlled all wheel drive vehicle for safety and comfort. Travelers are able to choose from several options of the Dubai Desert experience. Depending on the time available and what the traveler wishes to see each of these options offers a fantastic time in the desert with the opportunity to take photos, ride camels, enjoy cuisine of Dubai and return safely to the city.
The morning desert safari is a two hour trip into the desert that provides the opportunity to do some Dune bashing with the tour guides. Dune bashing encompasses riding up and down the dunes in the sport utility vehicle while the guide criss-crosses sand dunes and traverses the narrow ridges. There is also the opportunity to do a quad bike run on the sand dunes. The morning safari also includes camel rides and the opportunity to go sand skiing or sand boarding down the terrific sand dunes of the desert.
The most popular desert safari trip offered is the evening safari. Leaving the city at 4:00 p.m. the entire experience will last for six hours. Participants will be able to go dune bashing, visit a camel farm and ride the camels, participate in quad biking if desired and sand boarding. Time is taken at sunset so that the guests can take photographs of the stunning desert sunsets. Watching the sun set peacefully over the dunes of the desert is and experience rarely encountered. The dramatic colors that illuminate the evening sky are breathtaking. After sunset a bar-b-que is prepared and everyone is treated to the local cuisine. The safari ends with the smoking of the Shisha Arabian water pipe and a belly dancing exhibition. For six excitement packed hours travelers are transported into the world of the desert and then safely returned to the city for the wonderful nightlife Dubai has to offer.
For the truly adventurous there is an overnight expedition into the desert. This trip will leave the inner city between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and return the next morning at 9:00 a.m. During the seventeen hours in the desert tourists are treated to a whole host of activities. From the dramatic desert sunsets to the stimulating sunrise in the morning these are action packed hours of fun. Included activities are dune bashing, camel riding, sand boarding, quad biking (additional charges may apply), an evening Bar-B-Que, henna painting, belly dancing, evening activities and a breakfast in the morning. Snacks are provided throughout the trip as well as a sleeping bag and blankets for the overnight stay. The Shisha is offered for those seeking the traditional Hubblee Bubblee experience of the water pipe.