There aren’t too many places in the world where you can have the beach at your front door and the desert out the back. But that, with a bustling city in the middle, is exactly Dubai! This impressive urban landscape is less than an hour from the city and offers visitors so many opportunities to explore the sandy dunes of Dubai Desert.
Embark on a desert safari and buckle up as you whip up, down and around the sandy slopes of Dubai Desert. The dunes make for the most magnificent sunset photos. Perch yourself on top of one and wait for the sun to make its way behind the hills of sand to get that perfect shot. If you’re an experienced off-road driver and you have access to a 4WD vehicle you can explore the desert on your own accord! If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous you can rip up the desert sands on a Dune Buggy. Dune buggies are practically just stripped down vehicles that are custom-made to be driven on the sand dunes. They have no doors, roof or windows and there’s an added roll cage and extra suspension for whizzing through the dunes at high speeds. Alternatively, there’s a range of Desert Safari Tours available where experienced safari drivers take you out on the sands. If you do drive through the desert on your own, it’s best to keep your safety in mind! Ensure you’ve packed the 4WD with the essentials before you hit the road. Things you should pack for a desert safari include GPS and map, tow rope, shackles, jack, torch, jumper leads, drinking water, tool kit, first aid kit, spare tyre and an extra can of petrol. For a real Dubai Desert Safari experience stay overnight or take on a sundowner tour. There’s a range of different overnight and sundowner tours available. Most of which include a traditional barbecue dinner at the Bedouin-style camp. The desert camp buffet is a true cultural experience where you can enjoy a range of middle eastern specialities in a comfortable setting of traditional carpets and cushions.
See and do’s in Dubai Desert
You might think that there isn’t much to see or do in the desert where it seems like there’s nothing but sand dunes stretching for kilometres on end. That isn’t the case when visiting the Dubai Desert. Adrenaline seekers will love sand-boarding. Just like snowboarding but in the sand, the sport involves strapping a board to your feet and sliding down and around sand dunes. You can’t visit the desert without riding a camel. You can enjoy a brief ride as a part of a desert tour or spend the day aboard a dromedary camel and book a Camel Trekking experience. Discover Falconry in Dubai with a hands-on encounter with hunting falcons. Falconry is one of the most exciting sports in Dubai and it has been a big part of the traditional culture for many years. A day in the desert gives you to opportunity to gain an understanding of the falconry tradition as well get up-close with the falcons. The falconers and their birds even put on an intriguing show with a sneak peak of the latest training methods.
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