For our last day, we ride for a desert trip.
Do you know ?
If there is more than 50°C in Dubai, a law decrees the day as a bank holiday. So News networks always announce a temperature below 50°C while the temperature rises in the city sometimes up to 53C!
From 21th of October, a giant funfair opens, representing 60 countries: the Dubai Global village.
The Dubai Global Village consists of huge pavilions for each country. It brings together different cultures around the world and offers food, goods and their local crafts. There are also real treasures, like fantastic cottons from China, Syria nuts, Yemen honey, carpets from Iran, India textiles and furniture from Morocco.
In Dubai, many buildings and projects were started, and then abandoned. Including Universal Studios park, where only the door has been built!
Our evening in the desert:
At 3:00 pm, our driver waited for us. Just at the time!
We arrive in the desert at 4:00 pm. Our driver is the leader of the line… suddenly, it was the « virgin » desert in front of us, it was beautiful! It was my first time in the desert and I twas amazed by the beauty of the landscape.
This is where the Dune Bashing begins. Our driver, Babou, drive for 18 years. He explained he has a license to drive in the desert which has to be renewed every year.
We made a photo-stop in the middle of the desert. It was surrounded by sand out of sight, and yet my phone receives well!
We arrived to our camp, lost in the desert, my question is : how did they find it, hidden by the dunes?
I decided to ride a quad. They are 150cc and at full speed it peaked at 50km. In the sand with a very steep bump, this is enough to be a little scared and have fun! After a while, I saw someone who waved, I must return to the stand. I pretended not to understand and I still do a few laps. I did not even scold made 🙂
I tried sand boarding. I doubt about the ability of the board to slide on the sand. The manager waxed my board with a candle. I’m installed on the board, and he explained I need to stay lined in the slope. It slides good when I pressed well on the back foot (right foot for me as goofy). I tried to turn and…drama, I directly stuck in the sand. No perseverance for me today, I give up directly: the idea of wading up to the top of the dune in the sand discourages me.
The camp is made up of bamboo houses (majlis). The first floor of this, 8 to 10 people can sleep but can also book it for a couple. It can also be booked for VIPs who want to have dinner away from the eyes, while enjoying the atmosphere of the camp. If I do it again, I’ll stay the night, I think it’s worth the experience!
There is a dancer who spins very fast (and even vomit, so what Justin Bieber?!) He turns gradually and then it becomes all light, this is crazy! He plays with fabrics and tells a true story with his dance.
This trip in the desert was a wonderful experience that I would definitely recommend if you go to Dubai, it is by far my favorite!
Evening Desert Safari: AED 295 Per Person (60-65 Euros Approx.) Per Person
Evening desert Safari Inclusions:
- · Pick up and drop anywhere in Dubai
- · 45 minutes dune bashing
- · Sunset stop
- · Camel rides
- · Welcome coffee & dates
- · Henna painting
- · Traditional costume room
- · Sheesha smoking
- · Tanoura dance show
- · B.B.Q. buffet dinner with water and soft drinks
- · Belly dance show