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Amazing Desert Experiences in Dubai: The Ultimate Dubai Bucketlist

By Shrinivas - May 28, 2020

Dubai is a city and emirate known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene in the United Arab Emirates. Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks is situated on artificial islands just offshore. The skyline is dominated by Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall structure. Dubai Fountain lies at its foot, with music choreographed by jets and lights. Located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf coast, Dubai strives to be Western Asia’s commercial centre. It is also a significant regional centre of passenger and freight transport. Here’s a list on the Amazing Desert experiences on Dubai. Have a look!

Dubai desert safari
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The UAE culture revolves essentially around traditional Arab culture. The influence of Arab and Islamic culture is also very prominent on its architecture, music, attire, cuisine, and lifestyle. Muslims are called to pray five times a day from the minarets of mosques spread across the world. Friday and Saturday have been the weekend since 2006.

Best Time to Visit Dubai

It’ll actually be the best opportunity to visit the United Arab Emirates during the cooler months of the year. The Middle Eastern climate is generally warm and hot. In both October and February the perfect time to join the UAE is. At this time of year, the weather is mild and allows for a nice jacket or jumper. 

Dubai summers are exceptionally dry, windy and humid, with an annual high of about 41 ° C (106 ° F) and a decrease of around 30 ° C (86 ° F) at night in the hottest month of August. Most happy days of the year. In January, the coolest month, winters are comparatively cool, with an average 24 ° C (75 ° F) high and 14 ° C (57 ° F) lows overnight.

Reaching Dubai

Dubai airport is the main air travel gateway to the United Arab Emirates, served by several major airlines, the most prominent being emirates Airlines. Dubai is connected by direct flights to Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town, London, Sydney, Melbourne, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hong Kong, Paris, Zurich, Milan, Madrid, New York City, Los Angeles to name a few.

Amazing Desert Experiences in Dubai

Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

A trip without going on a desert safari with BBQ Dinner in Dubai is incomplete. With dune smashing, camel trips, carriage drives, henna modelling stands, belly dancing and some outstanding displays being part of the kit, the trip takes about six hours. The extravagant diner buffet offers veg as well as non-veg. They do have Shisha cabins which have exotic Shisha varieties.

Morning Desert Safari

And if it might get a little hotter in the evenings, the safari is accessible during the year given the weather is fine. The safari involves a number of fun events such as sandboarding, camel trips, buggy drives etc.

The whole tour lasts about 5-6 hours and is a great way to explore the region’s deserts. There are various packages available according to preferences, budget and time to choose from for a safari.

Overnight Desert Safari

The overnight desert safari, conducted right in the middle of the night, opens options and the clear skies for a marvellous stargazing opportunity. Since the nights are cooler and full of flowing breeze, it makes the aura a bit more romantic and also more adventurous to ride late into the night on the dunes. Standing in the middle of this Arabian Desert is a relaxing experience because during the late-night hours this magnificent land is a nirvana of peace and tranquillity. This overnight desert safari could begin with a pleasant BBQ meal, a cultural program and a Dubai desert dune safari that can stretch into a desert camp stay and finish with an early morning breakfast.

Camel Safari in Dubai

There’s no doubt that camel safaris are very popular in the region. Experience how people migrated 50 years ago across the desert when no other alternative was available. On the magnificent animals back the camel safari lasts about 45 min. Typically it’s a bundle along with the whole desert safari trip one can either take along with their loved ones during their Dubai honeymoon time.

Camel safari in Dubai
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Dune Buggy

One kind of off-road experience to explore the sands is a dune buggy. The dune buggies are fully equipped with safety convoys which include all-round roll cages, seat belts, bucket seats, night lights, fire extinguisher and constant mechanical support. All single-seater and double seat buggies are eligible to choose from, based on driving tastes individually or together. While the operation is possible to try during the year, for safety purposes, such raw weather conditions can cause the authorities to take down the activity.

Quad Biking in dubai
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Dune Bashing

What dune bashing is all about is a private roller coaster in a 4×4 land cruiser that reaches the sand dunes, operated by a professional pilot. The visits they create to take any mind-blowing images of the desert will be an enhancement to the exciting trip. At night, the perfect moment to take the journey will be when one will watch the sun going down as the colours of the sky transform from orange to grey.

Private Night Safari and Star Gazing

Dubai offers the best beauty of the night in all possible forms once the sun goes down. Experience stunning telescope images of the incredible night sky wrapped in a star-looking sight like never before with billions of planets. This delightful activity is performed on an ever so stylish legendary Land Rover vintage. Enjoy the stunning sights with binoculars and headlamps for night vision.

Night safari in dubai
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Al Maha Desert Resort

Al Maha Desert Resort is elegantly seated along the paths of the palms. Featuring Bedouin’s ornate architecture, one can taste the tinge of royalty here. A broad variety of top-notch facilities can be enjoyed at this luxurious spa, such as the Hajar Terrace Lounge, Al Diwaan, which is its well-furnished lounge & restaurant. Besides this, infinity pool temperature-controlled, round-the-clock service and exceptional hospitality is something that adds up to a unique stay experience.

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