2020 is just around the corner and most people might be busy making their new year’s resolution. On the other hand, some people might be planning to go on a vacation this holiday season. If you are one of them then, Dubai should be on your radar.
If the desert does not make it to your place to visit in Dubai list, then you should change your mind because the Dubai desert has a lot of fun activities that you can indulge in.
If you are one of those tourists who value unique experience over everything else, then sandboarding should be on top of your list. It offers the same experience as you will have while snowboarding, but you don’t have to wear the heavy gear to protect yourself from cold. Even if you fall, you are bound to have a great experience that you won’t forget for rest of your life. The experience is so unique that you won’t find it anywhere else so you should enjoy every moment of it.
2. Quad Racing
Want to compete with your friends and family in a desert? Quad racing is for you. Quad bikes are provided by the organizers who offer desert safari in Dubai trips. You don’t want to miss out on quad racing fun especially if you are in the desert with a group of friends or family members. It might look a little rough and tough to many, but you have to drive to experience it. Surprisingly, it is not as tough to drive than most people might think and drive it on a sand dune is great fun.
If you love to fly like a bird, then paragliding might be a great option for you. For that, you will have to go to a high place and jump off a cliff. The effort is well worth as you fly through the air like a bird and the view is also breathtaking. Make sure that you perform this activity under the supervision of an expert. You can also jump on a hot balloon and get a majestic view of the Dubai desert from thousands of meters above sea level. Words can not describe the view you can have from that height, especially if you see sunrise and sunset. Yes, you might have to wake up early for seeing sunrise but it is well worth it especially if you consider the experience and view you will have while seeing sunrise.
4. Dune Bashing
Don’t like the glitz and glamour of Dubai? Want to quench your thirst for heart-racing adventure? Take a trip to Dubai desert and indulge in some dune bashing action. It will surely get your heart racing. Sit alongside an experienced driver and go on a thrill a minute ride which would surely bring a smile on the face of most adventurous amongst us. Take all the precautionary measures such as wearing the seat belt and see the sand get sprayed on your windows. Your driver might play some upbeat chart hits which you would appreciate especially if you both share the love for music.
5. Take a Camel Ride
The desert is incomplete without camels. Camels are tailor-made for the environment, can store food and water in their hump and can walk on desert sand with ease thanks to its unique foot structure. Take a camel ride and see Dubai desert up close and personal. It is a good choice for faint-hearted as the camel gently walks on desert sand slowly. You don’t have to worry about injuries and getting hurt.
6. Spend a Night
If you can not bear the desert heat then, you can plan to spend a night in the desert when the temperatures can become cooler. You can enjoy great food, entertainment, and stargazing opportunities. Don’t forget to take your binoculars and telescopes with you so you don’t miss out on opportunities to see some unique stars and planets.
Which activities do you perform when you are in the desert? Let us know in the comments section below.
Published by Irfan Ahmed