Unforgettable desert safari adventure

When you are for the first time ever in the desert country, obviously you won’t miss going to desert safari, right?

I was really looking forward to it and that’s why my dear friend Sanja arranged this excursion to us (thank you, my love 💜). It sounded like fun to me, but actually I didn’t know what to expect.

There were so many offers – half day excursions, whole day excursions, 2-days excursion with spending the night in the desert, but for our first desert adventure we booked one day excursion. We chose to go with Sunshine Tours, because we had a discount coupon for it.

Driver, who were also our tour guide, picked us up in front of the some hotel (arranged meeting point) with an hour late. We were about to give up and went home, when he showed up with a traffic jam excuse. It was a bit exhausting waiting for an hour at the sun, but we decided not to allow that little inconvenience to spoil our adventure to come.

In the jeep already were few people: couple from Hungary,  Joshua, an amazing guy from USA and Flora from Taiwan. My friend Jelena and I joined them. We were sitting in the back seat of the jeep (you will see later why I emphasize this).

in the jeep

Firstly, we went to some kind of desert farm where I met camels for the very first time. Yaaay! 😊

camels in the desert

me w a camel

 We get along, as you can tell. 😊

kissing the camel

After this short visit, madness began. That was the craziest car drive ever. We were bumping from one side of the car to another. Our driver made sure we remembered this drive through the desert well. He was conquering dunes with an ease, thank God he was an excellent and professional driver. We were scared, excited and shocked at the same time. I was holding so tight that holder in the car and laughing all the time. I didn’t expect it at all, but it was sooo great experience. It gave me an adrenaline rush.

jeep

I don’t know how, but I actually managed to take a few pictures from the car during that crazy ride.

desert scene

desert

tree in the desert

trees in the desert

After funny bumping in the car, we made a short break in the middle of the desert to take some pictures and to enjoy the view.

short break in the desert

desert

dune

dunes

selfie in the desert

After that, we continued to desert village. We had a nice welcome drink there – Arabian coffee and dates.

welcome drink

desert village

Before the dinner we had a free time, so firstly we climbed the dune with our new friends. It was quite a challenge, but we made it. Woo-hoo! 😊

at the top of the dune

Aaaand, after that it was time to ride a camel.. Yaay! 😊

camel riding

camel riding in the desert

I really had a fun time riding a camel and was so excited and happy. I love trying new things, and made a memories that will lasts forever.

camel ride w Jelena

riding a camel

riding a camel in the desert

Desert village had to offer plenty of activities. One of them was henna tattooing so we went to get some..

tattoo

hennah tattoo

In a while, dinner was served, and we enjoyed trying some food typical for this region. After dinner we had a fun time during the belly dance show. We watched the performance and shortly after we all joined the dancer at the ‘dance floor’.

belly dance

We even get a chance to take a picture with a falcon – the national bird of UAE which is a symbol of force and courage in Arab tradition and culture.

With a falcon

It was quite  an interesting evening. At the end of a great day in the desert, all groups had gathering between the palms. We had some shisha time (this time I liked it), enjoying time with friends we made that day and relaxing under the stars. Aaamazing!

shisha

This day was full of new experiences and making memories. I am so grateful I had a chance to experience all that, chill under he stars in the desert, to learn something new and meet new people from all around the world.

To be prepared well, here are some tips for you:

  • Protect your head and body from the sun
  • Bring your sunglasses with you to protect your eyes both from sun and sand
  • Take your shoes off and have a sand between your toes
  • Stay hydrated
  • Bring with you warmer clothes – it’s chill at the night

Now, you are completely ready for this adventure. I highly recommend it. Trust me, you won’t regret it. It’s always better to collect moments than things, don’t you agree?

Do you have any other tips for ‘surviving’ in the desert?

More about this wonderful country coming soon..

6 Comments

  1. April 16, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Lijepo 🙂
    Nominirala sam te za Versatile blogger award pa baci oko na moju stranicu… Sve pise 😉

  2. April 17, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    Your pics are splendid, it felt like we were taking a mini-tour through a desert.

  3. April 17, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    Do check out our blog too, you might find a place or two that you like.

  4. April 5, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    this really inspires and makes desperate about visiting and experiencing dubai desert safari.

    • April 5, 2018 / 12:48 pm

      It is really an unforgettable experience! I had so much fun and can’t wait to do it again during my next visit to UAE! 🙂
      ♥️

Leave a Reply