Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Not to be missed: Desert Safari
if ever you are in dubai, don't miss the chance to try the 'Desert Safari'. it's a great experience!
you start out by riding a Toyota Land Cruiser together with five or six other people. best would be if you are one barkada! usually, the cruiser picks you up at your hotel, about 400pm. vehicle drives out to a protected desert, about hundreds of hectares of sand dunes. before getting there, you stop by a refilling station and wait for other Cruisers. they travel in groups of 3 to 4 vehicles. then you are taken on one bumpy ride across the sand dunes, deliberately 'surfing' the sand up and down the dunes for about an hour! this rollercoaster ride is awesome! the expert drivers just go wild! and some of them are hot!
there are breaks along the route: one at a camel farm where you get to have your photo op with the creature. after about 10minutes, the cruiser takes you to a really high vantage point where you get to watch the sun set on the dunes... an incredible sight (certainly alien to us in the Tropics)! it's just heavenly up there!
finally they bring you to a camp. you get to take the camel ride (for about five minutes) before you enter the camp site where you can have henna tatoo, sisha smoking, full buffet dinner and entertainment by a belly dancer!
you would be done by about 900pm, at which time they will bring you back to your hotel! Awesome experience!
btw, you get to meet new friends along the way... but that's another post! *WINK*
Posted by closet case at 4:13 PM