Top 5 features of a Desert Safari in Dubai

By on June 12, 2019
Desert Safari

If your next travel consideration is a desert safari but you are not completely sure your co-travelers will enjoy every aspect of it, here are my thoughts on booking the most popular desert safaris in Dubai, which I experienced less than a year ago. 

Think about the most expansive, blindingly beautiful landscape you have ever seen. Add a deafening silence, infinitely undulating shapes, mix it with fresh air that seems to fill you with a new appreciation of your place in the universe and you will begin to get a feel for the strange and wonderful effect the Dubai desert has on the unsuspecting visitor. This is one of those trips that should be on everyone’s bucket list. It is impossible to describe all the unique, mesmerizing features of the excursions available in Dubai, but the following characteristics are the ones I found most captivating.

For the more robust and sporty members of your travel group, the opportunity to ride in a 4×4 vehicle, seemingly recklessly, across the fascinating dunes, almost tipping over at times, is one that should be grasped with both hands, and seatbelt tightly fastened. It is a feeling like no other; something you might always have wondered about – the speed, the imminent danger, the FUN! This is one of the activities on offer, provided by professional drivers who make it look easy.  It is called Dune Bashing.

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Desert SafariFor those who have enjoyed snowboarding in colder climes, Sandboarding seems to be the biggest draw-card here, especially for younger adults who take to the dunes with massive enthusiasm and daring. The moving landscape lends itself to pushing the boundaries of excitement and the occasional tumble is met with a soft landing.           

If you choose to venture into the Dubai desert around sunset with your guide and your travel party, one of the most relaxing and romantic experiences is the Desert Dinner and Live Show. The heady mixture of sunset views, a delicious buffet, and traditional entertainment is a feature that is forever imprinted in my memory. This is where sight and sound blend mystically with the temptations of the palate.

The Camel Ride is as unusual and interesting as you would imagine. These large domesticated animals have been providing rides to tourists for decades in their natural surroundings. Professional handlers ensure a fun, safe experience for everyone. As with all other excursions, the ride can be included or excluded from your Dubai Desert Safari package to suit your group.

Packages range from four to seven hours in the desert, from $30 to $70 per person, depending on the combination of activities you choose.

This is a magical, must-see destination that will delight every visitor.

  ~ The desert, when the sun comes up. I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the earth began ~ Tom Hanks

Travel Blog by Dawn Spencer 


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Top 5 features of a Desert Safari in Dubai