If there is one activity that is never absent in any Dubai itinerary it is the Desert Safari Tour. Dubai is generally a desert, but you are not actually experiencing its desert without joining a Dubai desert safari tour. The tour is engaging and missing the fun would be a lost opportunity. But, what exactly can you expect in a desert safari tour? How cool really is it?
Dubai Desert Safari Tour is an activity where you will get to experience the desert in all its beauty. You may choose to join a morning, afternoon or even an overnight safari tour and each tour offers unique experience that you’ll never forget.
Tours can be booked via different travel agency but generally offers the same itinerary. It is possible to book a private tour, but for frugal travellers like us, joining a group tour is the way to go. You will be with other group of tourists which is a great way to meet new friends. Travel agencies do charge different rates. Online travel sites like Klook also offers this kind of service. Be on the lookout for the cheapest one.
This itinerary is for an afternoon Desert Safari Tour.
The tour will start by picking you up not from your hotel but at designated pick-up locations in Dubai. On our case, we were picked up from LuLu Supermarket, behind Mall of the Emirates. The coach is usually jam-packed that even its isle is occupied by participants. At around 3:30pm or once everyone’s in, the journey towards Sharjah will commence.
The highway is enormous and if lucky, traffic would be minimal. Along the way, impressive Arabic architectures are to be seen that makes the travel amazing. There is one stop after 30-45 minutes of driving for perhaps a toilet break. After the break, just under 30 minutes you’ll reach your destination.
After alighting from the coach, you will then be transported to a 4×4 Land Cruiser for the amazing dune bashing experience. Dune bashing is probably the highlight of Dubai Desert Safari tour. Upon arrival at the main camp, you may do camel riding or if part of your package, quad biking.
After finishing all the activities outside, enter the main camp for a BBQ buffet dinner. While waiting for the food, you can do henna painting or relax at a Shisha smoking facility. Dinner will be served at around 7pm and while eating, you’ll be entertained by belly dancing performances and others.
After dinner at around 9pm, take the 4×4 back to the main road where your coach is waiting. You’ll start your journey towards the drop off point in Dubai.
Let me set it straight, our tour went through without any hiccup. I couldn’t say it was entirely disorganised but it could certainly be better. So, we were thinking to share some points to those who are doing this desert safari tour, so you’ll know what to do just in case you’d be like us asking what to do next.
The tour may be a disorganised one, but with the price that we paid, it was totally acceptable. The only letdown was probably the food, but that was because we are not fond of the cuisine. All in all, it was fun and the time we spent was worth it. In fact, it was one of the most memorable experiences we had in Dubai and if ever we’ll be back, we will definitely do it again.
If you are going to Dubai, make sure to do this and I’m pretty sure you’ll have a great time! To find the cheapest Dubai Desert Safari tour, search it at Klook.
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