A DESERT SAFARI conjures up a romantic image of a travel across jungles and mountains. Earlier safaris were on foot, but now the modern DESERT SAFARI is often conducted by a 4 wheeled driven vehicle. The DESERT SAFARI is another mutation of the age old safari and is every bit as exciting. In particular the city of Dubai offers desert safari that is basically a travel through the sand dunes. The desert is a barren area made of sand and small hillocks called dunes. These dunes have a peculiarity in that they are not static and keep shifting with the direction of strong winds. When moving in the desert sand storms are fairly common and at that time visibility can be reduced to zero.
Thus there is a need of a special 4×4 wheeled vehicle. Generally tin Dubai the Toyota land cruiser is very common. The vehicle is roomy and with AC on does not get heated in the hot desert. Earlier desert safaris were on camels – but that was in a bygone age. While you are in Dubai you can book a DESERT SAFARI with any of the umpteen tour operators available. All tour operators who run the Dubai desert safari follow set route and regime. You will invariably be picked up from your hotel or place of stay. This is in the morning and you will be part of a group of six who all travel together. The belly dance signals the end of the safari which can take from 5 to 6 hours. They are generally priced between $ 50 to $65 per person.
This price includes pick up and drop, food and refreshment as well as camel rides, and application of Henna and Mehandi for the foreign women. All in all it is an interesting outing. A desert safari excursion in Dubai is one of the best activities to experience in the deserts of the Middle East. Dubai’s deserts have a number of possibilities and experiencing them all could result in quite the trip for you and your family/friends. Desert camping in Dubai for instance, has some wonderful options like overnight camping where you are surrounded by the calm and peace of the desert region for an entire night. Of course, there will be tour guides along to guide you but you could even opt for a stay at special luxury hotels in Dubai in case roughing it out is not for you.