Dubai has transformed immensely from being an oil-driven economy into a tourist mecca capital of the world. Strategically being located in the center of the world, tourists and visitors often stop over for breaking up their journey into two halves. Many travelers like to explore the best of Dubai but are unable to do so considering they have probably very less time on their hands. If you are in Dubai for 8-10 hours, then move beyond the opulent glamorous shopping malls, awe-inspiring architecture, tall skyscrapers, and head to the world of wanderlust, where you get to experience the real face of Dubai.
Types of Safari tours and transfers
Experience the fun and adventure elements to the core with the luxury of a 4×4 rough terrain air-conditioned vehicle. You can also choose the vehicle that suits and authenticates your style. If you opt for transfers, you will be provided pick-up and drop back at your hotel or place of convenience. Depending on the time you want to undertake the journey and the inclusions, there are four types of safari tours offered:
- Morning Safari
- Afternoon Safari
- Evening Safari
- Overnight Safari
- Dhow Cruise-Desert Safari Combo
We would recommend you to wear light and comfortable clothing along with flippers and sandals. It becomes a bit harsh maneuvering through the desert with boots and shoes. Also, eat something light as the journey can cause nausea or vomiting. It can become terrible for the first-time or at times for experienced travelers as well.
For some tourists and guests, the heat can be intolerable. Avoid the morning and afternoon safari in these cases. For the best experience of the desert life, we recommend you to try the evening or the overnight safari.
The eventful journey begins
Your journey starts up and down through the golden dunes. Do look out for the mesmerizing silken trails left by the vehicles as they maneuver through the desert terrain. The ride gets its first pause at the Dubai Desert Conversation Reserve, where you get ample opportunities to browse through the wildlife scene here. The desert environment is not as empty as we imagine, the wildlife scenario in the desert is unique and enjoyable to explore. Look out for the oryx, gazelle, geckos, lizards, and several birds. Many animals venture out in the desert during evenings when the sun has probably cooled down. A part of your Desert Safari tour package fees goes towards wildlife conversation in the desert. So, don’t get pumped up seeing the prices being offered.
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Tourists and guests have an optional dune-bashing session where the vehicles run through the desert at some speed. Probably not for the faint-hearted ones, this would feel like heaven for the adventure enthusiasts. The next stopover would make way to catch a glimpse of the picturesque sunset far in the desert. You then head for a falconry show before embarking on a royal journey on the camels till the desert retreat campsite. Explore the naturally beautiful landscape of the great Arabic desert in laid-back style with camel treks at sunset till the Bedouin camp. At the desert campsite, you can purchase souvenirs for your loved ones back home, and indulge in adventurous activities like quad biking, sand boarding, dune bugging, etc. at additional requests. You also have plenty of fun activities like traditional Arabic attire photography, shisha, tattoo artistry, and applying henna on your hands and legs. Enjoy a gourmet of authentic Emirati delicacies and a traditional Emirati dance performance. This is not a dream, but reality. Yes! All this fun and excitement right in the heart of the desert.
The overnight safari is one of the most memorable parts of the Desert Safari where you get to spend a night under the star-studded sky star-gazing, reigniting old passions, and lazing around the warmth of the bonfire. With comfortable mattress, fluffy pillows, and sleeping bags, you can have a peaceful sleep. The fragrance of freshly brewed coffee and a hot gourmet breakfast wakes you up. After a delicious breakfast, you will be dropped back at your hotel or place of convenience.
The camera or your smartphone may be your best friend where you get to capture all the memorable moments in your journey. Keep them handy, as you may never witness such moments again in your life.
Key Highlights of the Desert Safari
- Pick and drop facility in a luxurious vehicle
- Adventurous dune bashing sessions
- Exotic camel rides
- Fun activities like applying henna & tattoo, falconry and traditional Arabic attire photography, and a round of shisha
- Adventurous activities like sand boarding, dune bugging, and quad biking available as additional requests
- Shop for souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones and friends back home
- Desert Retreat set in the heart of the desert that is lit by traditional Arabic lamps
- Unlimited Arabic coffee, dates, and refreshments at the Desert Retreat
- Welcome to a traditional Tanoura dance and session of belly dancing
- A host of delightful Emirati cuisine consisting of both Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian delicacies
- Separate washroom facilities for both men and women all through the journey
In the land of golden dunes and glittering skies, the Dubai Desert Safari is the ultimate experience for both locals and tourists alike. These unique and enchanting desert settings create a delightful ambiance, something that you may have never experienced before in your lifetime. No matter whether you chose to spend a night under the stars or enjoy the romantic sunset or sunrise or go dune-bashing in the hot sun or indulge in fun and entertainment, we assure you that you will never get to experience something like the Desert Safari in your lifetime.