Now, I admit, when my colleagues suggested that we go on this, I was not expecting a great deal. Having done something similarly named before in Egypt, I was expecting dodgy food, plastic costumes and everything tacky and touristy. I'm very happy to say that they were right, and I was wrong , and this was one of those unforgettable experiences and I would have been an idiot to miss out on it. We were picked up from our hotel, and as there were 7 of us, it was us plus our driver, Sunil, in our 4 x 4, and we made our way out into the desert. The first photo stop and we realised how hot it actually is outside of the air conditioning we had spent our week in . The highlight was definitely the dune bashing, not something I'd done before , and kind of like a one car rollercoaster, with a lot of sand. It was made all the more entertaining by one of our group screaming through most of the experience whilst maintaining a death grip on the roll bars. After a brief photo stop at the camel park, we arrived at the compound, where the team tried pretty much everything, from camel riding, to sand boarding ( and sand falling ) , through to henna tattoos and arabic costumes. We were entertained by a belly dancer and a light fantastic dancer , and enjoyed a wonderful feast under the stars. There are free soft drinks , tea and coffee, but also an rather impressive bar selection of beers, wines and spirits for those who preferred something a little extra. At one point, the lights were all turned out and we lay back on cushions , staring out at the stars. Following a round of shisa, we were transported back to our hotel, happy, exhausted, sand blasted and in desperate need of a shower. Highly recommended.
Greetings from Arabian Desert Tours and Safari!
First of all, we're glad that you're pleased by your colleagues to try Abu Dhabi Desert Safari. And now, it's our pleasure to know that you had an ironic moments with our team and services. Indeed, dune bashing was the breathtaking and unforgettable part of this excursion, imagining you're riding on a enclosed roller coaster and bashing the high dunes of the desert, which is driven by our professional marshal, Mr. Sunil, one of our caring and leading safari driver. Our adorable camels will welcome you to relieve your stress after the dune bashing. Also, we're really glad that you enjoyed your stay in our camp. We are pleasure to satisfy your adventure from our camp main activities (henna tattoo, costumes, sand boarding, shisha, star gazing, etc) up to the most awaited part of the night, which is the belly dancing and tanoura dance show with the Arabic variety of food. We really appreciate you for sharing your experience with us, and your recommendation is highly appreciated. Hoping that we changed your thoughts about the desert safari. We're looking forward to serve you again in the near future.