Living in Dubai is great. Getting to experience Desert Safari is even better!
As a kid, me and my sisters grew up around the Dubai deserts, and since my Dad once worked for a Desert Safari tour, we often got to experience the great desert life. For free. I know!
Here are some of the coolest desert things we got to do:
1. Desert Safari Ride
Some people describe it as an extreme roller coaster kind of ride, some threw up, some fainted, some shouted, some swore they would never ever do it again, but surprisingly enough, my six year old self never threw up during a safari ride. Here's a little secret: I slept during a couple of safari rides, with screaming people in the car. Haha!
2. Camel Riding
I could still faintly remember how it felt when me and my sisters first rode a camel. Being a kid, I saw it as a huge, gigantic creature and that thought itself made me nervous.
I remember closing my eyes when the camel stood up. I remember feeling like I was on top of a tall building! Good thing I was always seated in between my sisters (photo above)!
And oh, I may look like I was enjoying the ride in the picture, but honestly, my heart was pounding against my chest at about 45 times per second.
Arabic food is delicious. I may not have tried everything when I was little, but oh my goodness, the barbecues and lamb kebabs were everything! I always slept with a happy tummy during those days. Sigh.
4. Belly Dancing
What better source of entertainment while at the desert than a good show of Belly Dancing? I remember watching in awe as the lady amused everyone with her skills. Believe me, it's fun to watch, and the fancy Arabic music is a plus!
Getting henna on my hands is one of my favorite experiences. It's just so cool, and I always wished it would last for more than just weeks. I loved the cool, tingly feeling I get when henna is applied to my fingers, and I am simply amazed at the various gorgeous designs.
There were a few more different things we got to do while at the desert that often resulted in millions of pictures taken by the end of the day. I remember going sometimes during the coldest winter (ok, maybe not), when we were literally shivering once outside our tents, wearing super fluffy jackets, having cold noses, and cold, visible air coming out from our mouths every time we speak. Fun times, yeah!
Same experience? Let me know in the comments!
I'll be posting more of the pictures of our desert safari escapades soon! Love y'all!
Hey there! I found some more of our pictures in the desert and here they are!