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Venture into the Desert: Discover Dubai's Top 5 Desert Safaris
07 Aug 2018

Take flight in an early morning hot air balloon ride

As the sun blooms above on the horizon, Dubai’s desert sands radiate a golden warmth while temperatures remain cool from the previous night. This is the best time to take to the skies in a hot air balloon safari. Spot Arabian oryxes and gazelles leaping though desert plains, and marvel at the dramatic shadows cast across the dunes. 

Go dune bashing on a quad bike

Swap city skyscrapers for unbridled wilderness on this thrilling excursion. One of the best ways to crank up the adrenaline, safari-style, is to jump aboard a quad bike for some dune bashing. Slip on your helmet and goggles, strap yourself in and head out across dusty tracks and ever-shifting dunes leaving swirls of sand in your wake.

 

 

Get up close and personal with falcons

Hunting with falcons is an ancient Bedouin tradition and these majestic creatures are the national birds of the UAE. To experience their beauty close up, consider taking a falconry-inspired Dubai desert safari tour where you’ll go on a mesmerising nature drive and enjoy an interactive session with these incredible birds. 

Hop on-board a camel ride

Offering a more sedate experience – though no less scenic – camels are integral to traditional Arabian desert life. No Dubai desert safari tour would be complete without a camel trek, tracing the footsteps of Bedouin wanderers. Saddle up and drink in the enchanting surroundings as you coast along on your ‘ship of the desert. 

Tuck into a sumptuous Arabian sundowner dinner

There’s no better way to end your desert safari than with a delicious sundowner dinner. Recline on plush Arabian blankets and cushions as the scent of sizzling barbecue meats wafts over you. Then, tuck into a lavish feast as the stars start to appear, while belly dancers and whirling dervishes spin and twirl around you. Round everything off with an aromatic Arabic tea or coffee or a puff on a fragrant local shisha.

 

Fancy a Dubai desert safari tour? You can be collected from any Jumeirah hotel in Dubai and your concierge can arrange whichever trip you would like to embark upon

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