The desert is one of the most unfamiliar natural areas for the tourists, if only because there are very few of them in other coutries and they are not popular with tourists. That is why a vacation in the desert can become an unusual and memorable entertainment!
Together with the option of Al Ain Desert Safari, we have compiled a guide for interesting activities in the desert, which are definitely worth experiencing on your own. Races on ATVs, hot air ballooning, falconry and even a night in the sand under the stars!
Safari is one of the most popular entertainments in the desert. You can go on such a trip with an experienced driver or you can drive yourself. Your SUV will dissect the dunes, sweep along the edges of the cliffs, climb steep slopes and again descend rapidly down the sand dune. We are in the editorial office, of course, for independent driving. When there will be a chance to feel like Nathan Drake from Uncharted and ride through the desert on a vintage Rover the Series I of a Land. During the tour there are several stops, including in the camp of Bedouins.
Take a taxi to get to the most famous in Dubai, the Great Red Dune (Big Red). It is here that you can rent a quad bike and helmet and plenty of driving through the sandy sea, conquering one dune after another and falling asleep with sand yourself and other riders. For lovers of extreme sports, you can immediately try out motorcycle riding on the dunes – but be careful, this occupation requires skill and preparation.Dune Big Red, or Al-Hamar, as the locals call it, is clearly visible from the Dubai-Hatta route (E44). Ask the taxi driver to wait for you or take a car for the whole day. You can also opt for the Al khatim Desert Safari options in this case.
This is entertainment for real thrill lovers. Sandboarding is riding on sand dunes on a board resembling a snowboard. A lot of new impressions and sand in the mouth are guaranteed. You can get to the Big Red dune on your own and rent a sandboard there, but there are a lot of companies in Duba, which offer special packages. These offers are all-day tours and include a desert safari on the Hummer and a sandboard session, during which you will be taught to glide smoothly along the sandy slopes. Then there are the Abu Dhabi Overnight Safari options also.
Hot air balloon flight
If you are not a fan of extreme sports and do not really like the creak of sand on your teeth, do not be discouraged – for you, too, there will be entertainment in the desert, for example, flying in a hot air balloon. The desert impresses with its scale on the earth, but even more impressive from a bird’s eye view. Endless sands, dunes of the Dubai National Desert Reserve, highlighted by the first rays of the sun (all flights take place at dawn), will not leave you indifferent and make you feel like a hero of the eastern fairy tale! Along with the Abu Dhabi Morning Safari this is a big option that you would like to have now.
Excursion on camels
This traditionally Arab adventure is difficult to resist: crossing the sand dunes, imagining yourself a hero of the fairy tale of a thousand and one nights, it is interesting not only for tourists, but even for local people. Camel tours from Al Sahra Desert Resort offer a 40-minute journey accompanied by an interesting educational lecture, as well as tasting camel milk and the opportunity to make a lot of photos of the desert and camels.