Travel Tips For An Exciting Dubai Desert Safari

For the perfect venture into the world of Dubai Deserts, cover your excitement with some important travel tips.

The great Arabian Desert is an enchanting attraction which is visited by several tourists and visitors each year.  The Dubai Desert Safari gives you a sneak peek into the traditional Bedouin life. We would like to make note of these usual travel tips before you venture into the world of Arabian tales.

  • Determine the criteria for your group before purchasing the Desert Safari. There are tour operators which offer a personalized inclusions in the package. Adventure junkies opt for a dune bashing session. For an authentic desert experience, try the desert safari.
  • There are four types of camps which are offered by the tour operators in the Desert Safari – Shared Camps, Small Private Camps, Large Private Camps, and Private setups.
  • The entire journey takes around 6-8 hours depending on the type of safari you have selected.
  • You would be provided pick-up and drop-back at your hotel or place of accommodation if you have opted for transfers.
  • Although the desert safari moves you into the heart of the desert, it is not as remote as it is made out to be. Ideally, it is a 45 minute to 1-hour journey from the main city of Dubai.
  • Avoid a heavy lunch and drinking too much of water since the dune bashing ride is a bit bumpy, it can cause nausea and uneasiness.
  • Don’t get scared by the step dunes and the fast turns of your 4x4 rough terrain vehicle. These vehicles are driven by professional drivers who have several years of experience of passing through such terrains.
  • Apply sunscreen and wear a hat and sunglasses to shield yourself from the extreme heat rays of the desert
  • Leave aside the conserved nature of the Arab World. Wear a comfortable and loose fitting clothes that suit your body. There are no dress reservations in the Desert Safari.
  • The night temperature in the desert drops by some degrees Celsius, hence take a light cardigan or a jacket along to protect yourself from the cool breeze.
  • Wear flip-flops or open-toed shoes to avoid cleaning your shoes each time you step into the desert. Avoid socks and shoes as you want to enjoy walking on the sand without compromising on the comfort of your legs.
  • Carry a camera or a smartphone to capture the amazing wildlife of the Dubai Desert Conversation Reserve. Also, there would be several precious moments in your journey. Capturing them will help you to relive those pleasant memories when you finish your eventful journey.
  • Listen to what your local guide has to offer before boarding a camel. There is a technique and they are well-versed with the same.
  • Either avoid the camel ride or take a few pain killers before boarding a camel if you are suffering from any hip, knee or joint problems.
  • Avoid a camel ride post sunset as the camel. You should indulge in a camel ride along with other passengers and before the rush goes off.
  • Enjoy the Arab hospitality in the desert as you enter the campsite. There are several activities such as henna tattoos, dressing in traditional Arabic clothing, camel rides, Arabic coffee and dates, smoking a shisha, quad bike rides, sand boarding, and much more which you can indulge in before your delicious barbecue dinner.
  • Carry your credit/debit card along with some cash. You would need it to purchase some light snacks or water at the desert camp and also you would need them for some thrilling activities in the desert which are chargeable and additional to your package inclusion. You can also use them to purchase the souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones back home.
  • The desert camp is a reflection of the Bedouin camp equipped with modern amenities. Be realistic if you are looking for an authentic experience.
  • Revise your astronomical skills before you indulge in an overnight desert safari. It would be fun and helpful in locating any constellations in the star-studded sky.
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