The romance of the desert sands is brought to life for those who want to take a walk on the wild side when visiting Dubai.
At first glance, the desert that surrounds the urban excitement of Dubai’s main city may seem to be sterile and devoid of the sort of excitement that other safari destinations offer – however, nothing could be further from the truth.
For those who visit Dubai a trip into the desert with one of the many safari companies that offer these sorts of trips is almost a must do. However, there are safaris and then there are luxury safaris which take the desert experience to a whole new level.
Luxury safaris in Dubai combine the excitement of desert exploration with a variety of cultural experiences that will leave the visitor in awe of the stark natural beauty of the area as well as fond memories of the welcoming nature of the local people.
Most luxury safaris will take visitors through the sands towards a desert camp – with the opportunity to enjoy some high adrenaline dune bashing while on the way. There are a variety of motor vehicles that are used but at the higher end of the luxury safari scale, the most commonly used vehicles are either Japanese or German luxury off-roaders, ensuring that visitors enjoy the trip in the lap of luxury.
Once at the desert camp there will usually be a variety of experiences that will allow the visitor to Dubai to begin to understand why this majestic yet harsh landscape has been entrancing visitors from around the globe for hundreds of years.
Many of the high-end luxury safari experiences will see visitors travel to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve which is a magnificent region under royal protection.
Here the tourist will be able to experience everything from a traditional Bedouin breakfast taken as the cool desert night changes into the heat of the day.
There are also falconry lessons and experiences where the visitor can experience just why these magnificent birds have long played a part in the Bedouin and royal culture of Dubai.
However, one of the highlights of any luxury safari experience into the desert that is such an integral part of Dubai life must be the Bedouin dinner that many of the luxury safari your operators have made part of their itineraries.
Visitors are treated to traditional Bedouin dishes such as lentil soup and other Emirates gourmet experiences. Visitors will also not be asked to rough it in the desert. With luxury tents and full ablution faculties, the experience is one that takes place in the lap of luxury and one that will live on in memory for years.
For those who want something different from the desert experience, there are also a number of luxury safari operators who leave the dry desert sands behind to take visitors out onto the salty waters that surround the Musandam Peninsula. Although not in the same league as the classic luxury desert experience a day trip to escape the sands is the perfect accompaniment to the desert safari. Combining both experiences during a trip to Dubai is the perfect way to get under the skin of this fascinating part of the world.
The desert safari is almost essential for those people who want to really get to know the desert people and understand the roots of the culture in the region. It is an experience that should not be missed by those with an interest in history – and want to escape the glittering lights and frenetic pace of Dubai city life.