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Welcome to Hipfig’s Travel Guide series on Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In this
video we’ll be sharing our Desert Safari Experience in Dubai. Our Dubai Desert Safari Guide the help and guide you for your visit while you’re in Dubai. Our Dubai
Desert Safari Experience was my favorite travel experience in Dubai.
I thought maybe when we booked it it was going to be just a drive in the desert
and a tourist trap but I was pleasantly surprised.
There are many tour companies which offer a Desert Safari. Some only with dune bashing, others combine with dinner and other options like dune buggy or
motorcycling. An easy way to book a Desert Safari is with your concierge at
your hotel or through companies like Viator online. We have added a link to
Viator on hipfig.com under the Desert Safari
page. Since for most people this is a once-in-a-lifetime deal
don’t let saving a few bucks get in the way of this experience.
Choose a reputable and trusted company We got picked up at our hotel about 3
p.m. and drove out about an hour to the Dubai Desert Conservation area. All the
tour companies will pick up and drop off at your hotel. The package we chose was
the Royal desert safari with five-star dinner at Sahara Arabian Fortress. Our
tickets were part of the smart destinations Go Dubai card package.
Before we began our dune bashing, we stopped at a local tourist spot where
you can dune buggy, motorcycle, take a camel ride, or a photo with the
Falcon. There were lots of people who came here to have fun! Our dune driver
picked us up here and we drove to the dunes. The drive or dune bashing began
along the tops of the tall sand bars. The ride is a thrill as you dip and speed
through the desert dunes before the sand slips away.
I guess I should have realized that it was going to be a thrill ride when our
driver asked about seat belts and I saw the reinforce bars inside our 4×4. The
Dubai Desert Safari is not recommended for families with small children, the
elderly, or pregnant women. Here’s a tip: we highly recommend purchasing the Go Dubai card by smart destinations for incredible discounts if you plan to go
to multiple attractions in Dubai. For example we’ve got three delicious meals,
the Burj Khalifa at the top sky ticket, Atlantis Waterpark and Aquarium, Ski Dubai, and this Desert Safari and much more using the Go Dubai card. We saved about 300 US
dollars per person on all the Dubai attractions we went to. If you think the
Go Dubai card deal is useful to you, buy through the Go Dubai card link at hipfig.com on the Dubai Desert Safari page. We drove around 20 minutes or so to an
isolated area in the dunes where we got out. We took off our shoes and socks and
the sand was so silky and cool on our feet. We climbed up a dune and watched the
burnt orange sunset amongst the seemingly endless desert. What a memory!
Make sure to take lots of pictures. Once the sun set, we were finished with the
dunes and we’re driven to a stop where the driver filled up his tires with air.
There are many gift shops and you can also get some coconut water there. As the
darkness fell on the desert, the driver drove us to the Sahara Arabian Fortress
which is about 30 minutes away. We were greeted at the fortress with warm wet
hand towels to refresh ourselves, and date and coffee which is a local
cultural greeting. A little past the entrance was a free camel ride. You can
take as many rides as you wanted and fortunately for us not many people
wanted a ride so we took several rides around Once we are seated for dinner, we got
drinks then went to the buffet dinner dessert area. By the way alcoholic drinks
are extra but soda, coffee, tea. and water was included in our
package. The buffet had a large selection of food but probably less if you’re
vegetarian. There was the traditional Arabian fare and also non traditional.
The taste was good for a buffet. it is what you would expect from a four-star
hotel buffet. About 30 minutes into our meal, the show began which was fabulous!
There was a fire sword eater, belly dancing, and my favorite the Tanura or
skirt dance. It’s a folkdance performed by sufi men. They wear colorful skirts with
lights which makes dazzling patterns as they spin continuously. You could also
get a henna (tatoo) done for free. There was a woman who was very fast and made nice
designs. This is also included with our Dubai Desert Safari tour although a tip
is always welcomed. It does get chilly in the Dubai Desert in winter so make sure
to bring a light sweater or a jacket with you as the seating (for dinner) and show are
outdoor. After the completion of our brilliant time on our Dubai Desert
Safari Tour and dinner, we were driven back to our hotel. Make sure to enjoy the stars and in the
dark desert open sky on your drive back They are beautiful and free. We highly
recommend the Dubai Desert Safari Happy Travels. Go to hipfig.com for
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