I don’t see the desert as barren at all; I see it as full and ripe. It doesn’t need to be flattered with rain. It certainly needs rain, but it does with what it has, and creates amazing beauty. Joy Harjo
Adventure is my passion. I love trying different kind of adventure. Desert Safari is a real adventure to experience with sand dunes. Just imagine you are bashing, turning, twisting and cruising in a four-wheeler vehicles in the sand dunes. isn’t it amazing ? . This adventure was more thrilling for me because I experience while I am sick. The saddest thing is after desert safari I could not take single pictures due to exhaustion and headache. No doubt I am happy experiencing desert safari.
Dubai is the most developed city of United Arab Emirates ( UAE). If you are visiting Dubai and you do not experience the adventure of Desert Safari than you missed the most exciting part of your visit. I experience desert safari with my friend Laurie. Though I was sick I join Laurie because she has come all the way from USA to visit me. There are many agencies who will arrange you the thrill of desert safari. On September 24th at around 5pm our exciting journey started. We boarded four-wheeler land cruiser. Before starting a young driver let off some pressure from the wheel of the vehicle so as to have proper grip of the sand while undertaking the desert ride.
We fasten our seat belts and we are ready for the thrilling desert safari. The driver shows his skill by turning, twisting , bashing the vehicle in the sand dunes. Desert Safari is a dune bashing. We shouted, screamed in excitement as vehicle went up and down, sideways. We could see sand dunes like a big waves passing by. The excitement is difficult to put in words.
video credit : Laurie Lange
After nearly an hours of thrilling dune bashing, we went to the desert t camp. It is a camp with low wooden tables kept around and low cushions known as majlis to sit on. As soon as we enter a camp we can hear a disc jockey playing melodious Arabic music. Outside the camp, we can experience camel ride and or the four-wheeler motor bike ride . Other than this there is availability of traditional costumes photography, Shisha or water pipes for smokers. . There are souvenir shops and a henna mahendi tattoo for decorating hands and feet for those who had an interest . After experiencing all this the cultural program begin. A male and female dancers presented traditional Arabian dance and belly dance. Fire dance was another attraction of the program.
At 7pm we had our buffet dinner which includes vegetarian and non-vegetarians food. Prior to the buffet dinner we had cold drinks, stuffed roti, pasta and fried potatoes. At around 8pm the program ended. Though I was sick it was a good opportunity for me to know the different cultural aspect of the desert life. I have never imagined desert can be so much fun. An evening drive through the golden sand dunes with the sunset is one of the most desirable and preferable adventure in Dubai. It was a life time experience that everyone should enjoy visiting Dubai.