Dune Bashing Dubai



“Article by Miss. Claudia from Spain. A story of her experience with Adventure in Dubai

Something essential on your trip to the Arab Emirates is to know its desert. For this, nothing better than the Safari Desert Dubai excursion, a desert safari in Dubai.

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Dubai desert excursion

Feel the desert in Dubai on a 4 × 4 safari

According to the SAR, ” safari ” is that excursion to see or photograph wild animals, carried out in Africa or other territories.

Why the tour in the desert of Dubai is called “safari”?

This issue is a point that has not yet been clear to me. Under the concept of « desert safari » a 4 × 4 excursion is hidden in Dubai among huge dunes of reddish sand.
Animals what is said animals are rather few, some lizard, and hopefully a scorpion. Of course, fun is guaranteed.

Dubai desert safari, my experience

Desert Safari Dubai

To do the desert safari, they picked us up from the hotel in the early afternoon, in a white SUV, a Toyota Land Cruiser. Since Japan is the largest importer of oil in the Arab Emirates, it is to be expected that they will be importing their vehicles, hence, added to the desert landscape of the country, the Land Cruiser is a great vehicle option, being the model of best-selling SUV in the UAE.

Once in the car, reaching the desert is not a blink of an eye. It separates it a little more than an hour from Dubai, but it is not until forty-five or fifty minutes when you start to see how the landscape becomes increasingly arid until you leave the highway to enter a sandy path that ends in a camp, from which the first dunes glimpse.
There we made a technical stop where we expect other SUVs to come for the excursion; when we were all, they were numbered for security and we all left for the desert.

The tour is exciting

Desert Safari Dubai I remember that at the beginning, Haroon, the boy who was driving, asked us how “hard” we wanted the tour to be, whether calm or moved. My brother and I, of course, wanted it to go full. This added to the fact that the guide was the youngest in the group and would have “wanted to play” made him tremendously entertaining.

The duration of the tour in the desert is just over an hour. But an hour of two-wheeled car practically, to lower impossible slopes and unimaginable requirements. It really looked like you were surfing on the waves.

On a couple of occasions, we checked how other of the cars that accompanied us had been trapped in the sand, luckily ours passed without problems.

Dune Bashing Dubai

Dune Bashing Dubai

Another fun thing is that when you go several cars when you have just done something “dangerous”, like going down a super steep dune, then from below you can see how others get it down and you are even more aware of where you just passed.

In the middle of the tour,

a stop is made to be able to touch the sand, make the little angel, take photos or whatever you want. And you were there, in the middle of nowhere, you turned 360 degrees and only saw dunes and more dunes. You turned away a little and you were completely alone in the vastness, a great feeling of fullness.
On the way back, near the camp where we were going to have dinner, we stopped to watch the sunset. We climbed a large dune that had the sunset just in front. I took a couple of quick photos and we saved the camera so we could focus on relaxing and enjoying the show we had before our eyes. Seeing the sun hide behind the desert, hiding among large sand dunes was a wonderful moment.

Into the Camp:

To get down to the camp we were given the option of riding in the car or going down the great dune on foot. We choose this option of course. Dubai Desert SafariFrom my visit to the Duna du Pyla in France (the highest in Europe), I am aware of how complicated it can be to go down a mountain of sand, in which at each step your leg sinks to your knee and you lose the balance. It is best to do it fast and try not to go down doing «the croquette».

Dinner and Entertainment

Once at the camp, we lived an evening with dim light , had barbecue dinner , and while we enjoyed a traditional dance show (the dance consisted of spinning on itself without stopping while taking dishes, moving clothes, etc. The man was more than twenty minutes without stopping to turn, amazing) and belly dance . In fact, they took my mother and my brother to dance and I couldn’t laugh anymore.

Tanura Show

Tanura Show

A super recommended excursion, since it brings together many points that at least are important to me: tradition, nature, views, gastronomy, adrenaline… it must be done if you are visiting Dubai; This desert safari in Dubai is one of the best experiences in the city.

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