A Dubai Desert safari is quite possibly one of the best companions to a golf holiday in Dubai, you shouldn’t do one without the other and, really, you should always be looking for a reason to golf at some of the great golf courses in Dubai, shouldn’t you?
A desert safari is a pretty unique experience in Dubai and it’s usually not exactly what you’re expecting either. We all end up thinking of a safari as some kind of bush adventure through a dangerous or exotic area to look at the flora, fauna and, let’s face it, we’re just looking for some cool rhinos or something.
In Dubai, a desert safari is quite a different affair. On your typical desert safari you’ll be taken out into the Dubai desert sand dunes in a 4×4 specially equipped off-road vehicle. While you’re out there you’ll be driven up, down, across and around the gigantic and, frankly, intimidating and iconic sand dunes of the United Arab Emirates. This is an incredibly popular local pastime and something everybody has to do at least once.
Your desert safari will usually include a skilled driver to navigate the huge sandy mountains as you slide, skid and careen up and down the dunes. You’ll be nice, comfortable and safe inside your off-roading luxury 4×4, don’t worry and you’ll have the AC cranked up to the max if you need it, so you won’t even get too sweaty. What better way to experience the desert than by being in the desert without actually having to be in the desert?
Desert Safaris aren’t just limited to dune bashing, though, which is what we call the amazing activity adventure you’ll be taken on. You’ll also have the opportunity to try out some pretty cool desert dune bashing sports like sandboarding and sand skiing which are exactly what they sound like. The same thing you do on snow, except on sand. While you’re out in the desert you’ll usually also be treated to a barbecue, camel rides, ATV rides and a belly dancing show. It’s just part of the package, typically.
Usually, your desert safari package will offer up some amazing stops on the journey through the desert where you can all get out, take some exceptional photos and then carry on.
If you’re really up for an adventure, you can always try out some of the overnight experiences available. With these special packages you’ll be driven out, dune bashing style, to a specially designed campsite where you can sit, relax and take part in some Arabian traditions like henna tattoos, shisha, belly dancing, barbecues and more. If you’re out there of a night, I’d certainly recommend taking some time to just lay back and look up at the stars. The lack of light pollution at your campsite ensures that you’ll be able to see more stars in the sky than you’ve ever seen before.
It’s a pretty amazing experience, all around.