Friday, December 9

Things You Will Experience on a Desert Safari in Abu Dhabi

A desert safari is the best way to explore the desert, and no trip to Abu Dhabi is complete without visiting the desert. A desert safari gives you the option to leave the city and travel into the UAE’s real interior, from high-adrenaline, thrill-seeking dune-bashing rides to more environmentally friendly wildlife and history safaris.

Here is everything you might experience on your first visit to enjoy a desert safari in Abu Dhabi.

Discover the Excitement of Dune Bashing

Many desert safaris include dune bashing as part of their schedule, which involves physically driving up and down sand dunes at high speeds. This activity is not for the faint of heart. Despite the fact that many tourists find dune bashing to be appealing, it has come under fire recently for having a detrimental effect on the delicate desert ecosystem. 

Is sand boarding secure? Dune bashing is typically performed in modified four-wheel drive cars with seat belts. If you make a reservation with a reliable company, drivers are often extremely talented, trained, and adhere to predetermined routes through the desert.

Dune bashing is not advised for anyone with a medical condition of any kind, including pregnant women, children, and children. 

Try Sandboarding 

Take your board and ride the dunes! Like snowboarding, sandboarding is an intense activity requiring talent and a good sense of balance. On their boards, participants can move across or straight down the sand dunes whether standing, sitting, or lying down. Socks and closed-toed athletic shoes are advised for this activity.

On a Quad Bike, Traverse the Desert Quickly

A quad bike is another vehicle that can be used to navigate the desert. Some packages charge extra when you enter the desert, while others include it. If this is something you truly want to do, make sure to check your itinerary carefully before making a reservation because it is not always included.

Get a Beautiful Henna Tattoo

Since the region’s women have worn henna tattoos for decades, several desert lodges and safaris offer them to visitors. The traditional practice of painting tattoos on newlyweds’ hands, arms, and feet is believed to bring good fortune.

Designs used to vary from tribe to tribe in the past, but today’s henna artists typically have a collection of designs available for clients to choose from. The henna is a pleasant memento of your trip to Abu Dhabi and will stay for roughly two weeks before fading.

Not everyone should ride a camel, and those who are pregnant, have major musculoskeletal ailments, or are very small children should avoid doing so. Even if you’re not too keen on getting a ride, you’ll almost certainly have lots of chances to engage with the camels and take pictures.

Experience the Best Belly Dance in Abu Dhabi

As entertainment, belly dancing is available at several campgrounds and desert safaris. Although it has its origins in ancient Egypt, belly dancing was a popular pastime in the Middle East before the advent of Islam. 

A compelling tanoura dance may be presented both as an alternative to belly dancing and as a complement to it. Tanoura is an additional Egyptian dance that derives its name from the distinctive skirt worn by the dancer. Male dancers are particularly unusual in that they always spin while wearing ornate skirts that reach outward like a hypnotic parachute. 

An Arabic BBQ Will Tickle Your Palate

An Arabic barbeque dinner is a common part of desert safaris. A variety of delectable meze-style appetisers, including hummus (chickpea dip), moutabal (aubergine dip), fattoush salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomato, radishes, onion, pomegranate, and molasses), olives, assorted pickles, and Arabic bread, are frequently included with the barbeque. 

Various grilled meats and kebabs, including the wildly popular “shish tawook,” are served as the main course during an Arabic BBQ (chicken marinated in garlic sauce and grilled on skewers). The ideal way to conclude the day is to have this delicious meal while chatting around the campfire about what you did during the day. 

Safari in the morning, afternoon, or at night?

There are many options available, so you can choose to stay overnight or simply a few hours in the desert.

While morning safaris place a larger emphasis on the desert itself than on entertainment, afternoon safaris typically leave after the heat of the day has passed.

An overnight stay is highly advised if you have the time in your itinerary since you will get to experience the desert in all of its splendour at sunset and sunrise. It also increases your possibility of seeing wildlife because desert animals are more active at night and in the twilight hours. Nighttime safari provides the opportunity to glimpse the night sky in all its grandeur and purity. So, gather up all the information and book yourself for the most amazing experience in Abu Dhabi today!