More than 80% of land in the UAE is desert terrain. However, the industrious people of this country have turned it into an advantage. Dubai is the most popular tourist destinations in the Middle East.
Millions of tourists come to this great city, and many of them indulge in one amazing activity – Desert Safari. Desert safaris are extremely popular, and let you experience the Bedouin lifestyle. However, if you truly want to experience the absolute best of what the desert has to offer, try the Overnight Desert Safari Dubai. This safari has something for families, friends, and couples.
What to Expect at the Overnight Desert Safari in Dubai?
The overnight desert safari is surely an enjoyable evening filled with adventure, entertainment, and good food. If you decide to go on an overnight desert safari in Dubai, here are the things that you would get to experience amidst the mysterious dunes of the desert.
Your desert safari begins with some fun activities that would give you an adrenaline rush. Right from the very adventurous dune bashing to the more relaxing camel riding, here are some of the things that you would be able to enjoy during the desert safari.
1. Dune Bashing:
A desert is a beautiful place during the night, as there is a cool calming breeze, twinkling stars in the sky, and absolutely no noise. However, you get to experience this later, as you have an eventful evening planned. You are brought to a desert before sundown in power-packed SUVs that take you on an adventurous ride over the mighty, golden sand dunes. At the end of dune bashing, you are guaranteed to have goosebumps all over your body. It will leave you wanting more.
2. Quad Biking:
While dune bashing is the highlight of desert safari Dubai, it is not the only thing to look forward to. In fact, there are many enjoyable activities that you can indulge in at the desert camp. You can take on additional rides like Quad Biking. Quad bikes are powerful four-wheeled ATVs, with which you can dune bash. What is different from dune bashing in a car is that you are the only one who will be riding these. You will be given some quick training, and off you go on an adventure ride.
Sandboarding is another activity you can indulge in. It is just like snowboarding, except, you will be doing that in the sand. There are some dunes that are quite high. You will be taken on these dunes so you can sandboard down. It is a fun activity, and you can shoot a lot of pictures and take videos.
4. Camel Riding:
It would be a shame if you came to the gorgeous desert and don’t try your hand at camel riding. The camels are friendly, and once you sit on them, it is a completely different feeling when they meander about. So, make sure you take an exciting camel ride that you will remember for a long time.
Desert Camp Activities
Once the sun sets, which by the way is an amazing sight in the desert (do not forget to take some great pictures), you are taken to the Bedouin-style desert camp. This camp will make you feel like you have walked into an Arabian Nights story. In the camp, there are many activities that will keep you entertained. Here are the activities that you can enjoy at the desert camp:
Ladies can indulge in some Henna painting. Henna designs are temporary and will make their hands and feet look beautiful.
You can also get some pictures taken in traditional Bedouin attire. This is a fun activity, and you will take home some great pictures worthy of your social media accounts.
Another fun activity you should try is smoking shisha. It is called the hubble-bubble. The Emirati people would gather by the fire every evening and smoke shisha as a way to relax. You too can do this sitting by the fire.
You would also get a chance to see a falcon, the national bird of UAE, up, close and personal at the desert camp. Not only that, but you can also hold one on your arm and take pictures. Having this giant bird on your arm may seem a little scary. But the Falcons are well-trained and there is nothing to worry about.
Dinner Time with Entertainment
Now comes time for one of the best features of the overnight desert safari Dubai – the BBQ dinner. Where else can you enjoy a superb dinner in the desert, Dubai is the only place that will give you this experience. Prepared by some of the best cooks, you will be served with yummy salads and delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Alcoholic beverages would also be served to you; however, you need to pay extra for the same. Gorging on delicious food while sitting by the fire is an amazing feeling. However, the whole experience gets even better when the entertainment starts. In the form of entertainment, you have gorgeous Belly dancers, Tanoura dancers and fire dancers giving their best performance. These performers are professionals and will ensure that you have a great time watching them.
You can spend the night in Majlises, sleeping in comfortable sleeping bags and blankets. Surrounded by peace and quietude, with a cool breeze blowing, you will fall into a deep, peaceful sleep after such an eventful day. However, if you want to sit by the fire, under the stars, you can do that as well. You will be provided an endless supply of delicious Arabic coffee. You can chit chat and have a great night time with your friends and family. In the morning after spending a memorable night at the desert, you will be served a delicious Arabic breakfast along with coffee or tea, before you depart to the city.
Desert safari tours Dubai promise an amazing time in the desert. It is something one should definitely try. If you don’t want to spend the whole night in the desert, there are many other types of desert safaris that you can try. There are morning safaris where you can partake in all the desert adventures. On the other hand, you can try the Hatta Mountain Safari where you are taken on a tour of the Hajar Mountain Range. In short, whatever your temptation might be, you can have a great time exploring the desert terrain of Dubai.