'What to do in...?' is one of the most recent questions among traveller. Here is the answer for Dubai: a must-do for everyone visiting the UAE is one of the several Dubai desert safaris. Heading out of the city for a desert adventure is an activity you won't be able to do back home. Going on a safari tour means memories that last forever, breathtaking pictures to share with your family and friends back home as well as trying on a variety of traditional desert activities. It's highly recommended and well worth doing!
What's the best Dubai desert safari?
Traveller seem to be very confused about how to choose the best safari tour in Dubai. Truth to be told, there is no easy answer to this question. Many tour operators do offer a variety deals for desert safaris. Some might say the cheapest desert safari is the best which isn't quite right. It all depends on the activities you really wan to do within the desert. If you are into adventure sport and you feel fit and healthy you should definitely go on a safari excursion with dune bashing. Otherwise, for example if you don't like roller-coasters and motor-sports you probably prefer a wildlife drive.
While choosing your perfect Dubai desert safari keep an eye on the rates and prices - be sure you always get what you pay for. Which means: if you choose one of the safaris with low rates, you probably won't spend as much time with dune bashing or other desert activities. Desert Safaris with higher rates often include all desert activities as sand boarding, camel riding, shishas or quad biking.
Also ask for the menu of the barbecue dinner. Will the food be freshly prepared or pre-cooked? Will a chef be on-hand or does a catering service serve the guests? Conclusion: the better the food, the higher the price of your safari.
Desert activities offered on Dubai safari tours
When you dream of the Arabian Desert you dream of wide nature and bashing down golden dunes. But have you also thought about exotic belly dancers? Of a freshly prepared barbecue buffet under the desert sky? Have you though about trying a shisha while making yourself comfortable between soft pillows? Have you ever tried sand boarding or did you get a henna painting on your hands? All of these dreams can come true if you chose a desert tour that fits you best.
Dance Shows: belly dance, Tannoura show, fire dance
Get a henna painting
Stay over night in the desert camp
What to wear
It's recommended to wear loose cloths. You should chose cotton pants and shirts as you will be feeling more comfortable in the sand as you may do sand boarding or quad biking. Wear sandals rather then shoes as the sand will stick into it and annoy you. Sun glasses and a light scarf are an option to protect yourself from sand. Do not wear jewellery or expensive watches. Leave your mobile at your Dubai hotel as there is no signal in the desert anyway.