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Friday, 22 August 2014

Exploring Dubai : Desert Safari, Dune Bashing!

One of my reccommended activities so far in the desert country is, definitely, a unique experience to us tropical beings, the Desert Safari! With various packages to suit your needs like, overnight desert safari where you can stay a night in the desert, evening desert safari with dune bashing and bbq dinner in the desert, even just a morning desert safari! Chinese saying, like having Dim Sum in the desert!

We took the evening desert safari, the package is about AED270 per person depending on which company you approach, promotions, and online voucher purchases. The prices varies up and down greatly. Our package includes pick up from your Hotel, Dune Bashing, Camel Farm, Night BBQ Dinner in the Desert with Live Performance. Nice.

Finally arriving in the Desert Meeting Point! The Dune Bashing starts after all drivers and guest arrived.
Here we go! First, Dune Bashing!
Dune Bashing is a form of off-roading on sand dunes! Drifting on sand! One of the main highlight for Desert Safari.

Got the video from youtube, basically shows my overall experience. Didn't have any photo for Dune Bashing as we are in the vehicle and definitely not wise to take pictures while drifting all around. We got a really hardcore driver, he started drifting left and right before we even reach the desert. lol. Believed the good impression and experience from Desert Dune Bashing really comes from your driver.

Next Stop. Meet the Camels!

To be honest, i have only seen camels in zoos and cages since young, they seem boring and dirty. However, here in desert safari, you meet them in nature. Well, they are really beautiful animals. Not only not afraid approaching strangers, they can easily approach you, walk by you, pretty friendly. Unlike horses where they would walk away and get pissed off if you approached them without food in your hands. Well i did horse riding in Malaysia, what i know, they are pretty unfriendly to strangers.

There you go, Mr.Camel... mr?
Friendly and Gentle... Humans
Next Stop, Dinner Time!
Arrived at our dinner venue early, as mom was not well due to the hardcore ride, our driver gives us too much hardcore at the outset, we missed the final Dune Bashing!! Well.. at least we get to pick nice seats close to the food and next to the stage. Before dinner there are many activities too, like, camel riding, sand skiing, buggy driving, enjoying the SAND -.- (just before dinners starts there was a sandstorm and it was awful)

 Before Dinner Starts - After Dinner Starts
 Variety of Middle Eastern BBQ Food. Nice. Love she skewers.

First Highlight of the night, Belly Dancing!
Second Highlight, Arabic Cosplay!
Final highlight, relaxing by the side cushion, enjoying some shisha. Have a nice day mates.


Anonymous said...

I have never tried this before. Thanks for the input. very nice.

Yee Ling said...

Wow...what a memorable moment spent in Dubai. The sand dune experience must be fun too.

Irvine Chin said...

Anonymous, thnks!

Yee Ling, it was a very unique experience. definitely for us tropical folks. must try.

RealGunners said...

Ah.. this part of Dubai, I do remember! Although it was Ramadan when I was there hence no belly dancing :(
Didn't you get any henna drawing at the dinner outpost? Or they don't offer that anymore?

The Yum List said...

I've heard about this. I'd love to give it a try!

Irvine Chin said...

RealGunners, that's bad. no belley dance is like a spoiler for desert dinner lol. They do provide the "henna" drawing, but not really my interest hehe.

The Yum List, yeah you should. It is a experience one should try.

Dacey Lance said...

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Irvine Chin said...

Hi Dacey, thanks for dropping by!

James Molan said...

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. Great Post!
dubai desert safari

Muhyialdin Muflih said...

Capture the best moments of your trip to save them forever. Bring your memories back home in the form of pictures of beautiful sunsets in Abu Dhabi Desert Safari

Ahmed Saeed said...

Very clearly define about the desert safari and Dune Buddy... Nice blog!

The most popular desert safari dubai is center of attraction for many tourists and it includes dune bashing , sand ski, BBQ dinner camel ride and also pick and drop service from the hotel.

Irvine Chin said...

Thanks James.

Thanks of the info Muhyialdin.

Thanks Ahmed.

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