Going on a desert safari ride

During winter temperature in desert is slightly low than that of city so cloths accordingly. There are many occasions for you to come out from the vehicles and onto the sand so open shoes, thongs or sandals are appropriate to socks and sneakers. Here sand granules are very fine and gets everywhere in your shoes so prepare for that. You need not to stock drinking water as you will get chilled and pure water at every stop. You need to worry about the location of desert as it is just 45 minutes away from main city so your real experience of desert safari Dubai won’ squeeze due to prolonged journey to reach at destination.

Listen to your guide before boarding a camel as it’s not the same as mounting a horse. Read more regarding evening desert safari.

Wear comfortable and loose clothing. Unlike elsewhere in Dubai, you will be solely in the company of other tourists and modest clothing is not mandatory. Shorts and thin strap tops are acceptable for women. Men can also wear shorts. I wore a lightweight top with linen trousers which I found to be comfortable and cool.

The temperature in the desert is a little lower than the city and drops by a few degrees in the evening. I took a lightweight cardigan with me but it wasn’t necessary (October).

Check what’s included

A lot of travellers I met complained of getting ripped off for a camel safari. They didn’t get to ride the camel enough or a meal wasn’t included that they were expecting.

Although it doesn’t seem like much, having everything you expect to be included can make the difference of you having a kick ass camel safari or not. So, it’s important to make sure you ask these questions before booking;

What sand dunes are we going to?
How long are we going to ride the camel?
What meals are included?
Will we be sleeping out in the desert on cots? Are we provided a blanket?
Will we be camping and what is the name of the camp? what facilities does each tent have?
Is there water included?
What’s the price?
.and, saving the best til’ last, do you offer a discount?! Extra info about desert safari Sharjah.

Because of the high temperature in the desert, it’s easy to go thirsty. Even if the trip lasts only 20 minutes, it’s wise to have something to drink with you. Water is the best, but you can take other drinks and beverages. The sunset in the Dubai desert is just as breathtaking as the sand dunes. So plan your trip and make sure that you arrive in the desert around sunset. If you want, you can take a camel trek. That way, the experience will be much more memorable.

The whole thing exceeded my expectations. The driver, Ghoulam, was very professional & the Sand bashing was good. And the 10 min quad ride was fun. However, the camel ride was very brief & should be longer. The food was better than I expected. Particularly, the appetizers were great. The male tanoura dancer and the female belly dancer were amazing. I’d recommend the whole experience.

Desert Safari: For culturally inclined tourists grabbing air tickets to visit this fascinating emirate in the UAE, desert safari packs in a tapestry of delights! Of course, watching the belly dance around the campfire and savouring a barbecue dinner in a traditional Bedouin ambience are two of the great prerogatives, offering one a peep into the rich Arabian culture and hospitality. Enjoy the unique experience of Sheesha smoking, a practice that goes back many centuries, where you can smoke like Arabian traders and sultans. You can also try a camel ride and enjoy spectacular views of the glittering sand.

Things to Carry

It is recommended to pack light and loose comfortable cloths. Males can wear shorts or cotton pants with t-shirts, while for females, jeans with t-shirt or top is a good option. While Dubai is one of the liberal emirates in the UAE, it is still traditional in terms of clothing at public places. So, it is best to dress conservatively. In terms of footwear, you’re suggested to carry a nice comfy pair of sandals rather than shoes which can get uncomfortable once the sand seeps inside. A camera with extra batteries, a comfortable hat, sun glasses and a multi-utility charger are other essentials.

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