All Things to Do at Desert Safari Dubai

September 07, 2023

A Golden Dunes Desert in Dubai

I once visited a beautiful desert in the middle of the Arabian Peninsula. This desert was full of golden dunes, with the amazing breeze romancing the desert and the sun drenching the sky in crimson and orange colors. I could feel that the desert had hidden so many tales inside its sand, tales of love, romance, sadness, separation, and union. I will never forget my tour of Desert Safari Dubai and will never forget my tour of Dune Bashing Sunset Safari. This is the kind of thing you’ll share with future generations as you recall your time in Dubai. However, after visiting Dubai, you must ensure you’ve participated in all the must-do pursuits.

Are you interested in learning the must-dos during your time in the Dubai Desert? Come with us on an exciting adventure as we discover things you must do in the Dubai desert. Our experienced guides also ensure you can experience these activities while visiting Dubai, so you don’t have to worry about it!

A Dune-Bashing Adventure

The most awaited, the most enjoyed adventure! This activity will leave your heart racing for a long time. Prepare mentally for a bumpy ride during dune bashing or Dune Bashing Sunset Safari! Our guides and drivers will ensure your safety. For instance, they will strap you in a 4×4 vehicle before the rollercoaster ride! You’ll feel like you are in the middle of a strong-tidal ocean; the ups and downs are alike!

A Dune-Bashing Adventure

What to Do:

  • Just hold tight because it is going to be pretty thrilling!
  • Take small stops, roll down the sand dune, and enjoy Dubai’s amazing nature!

What to Capture:

  • Ask someone outside to capture the racing vehicle, our guides will do the honors for you.
  • Get close-ups of the tire marks, the sands, your footsteps, etc. You can keep them as a memory to cherish forever.
  • Candid shots of your fellow adventurers, capturing their excitement and expressions.

Sunset Safari Dune Bashing Sunset Safari

As day fades into night in Dubai, the Desert Safari Dubai becomes a scene of stunning splendor. The unforgettable sunset safari and dune bashing is up next on our itinerary. The sun elegantly sinks below the horizon, throwing a warm light over the desert as you sit on a dune and feel the air caress your skin. As you take in this incredible scene, you’ll feel like you’ve stumbled upon a miracle. And if you’re fortunate, you may see local animals like Arabian gazelles coming out of their dens throughout the day.

What to Do:

  • Watch the sun slowly go beyond the horizon from the comfort of a dune.
  • Take a picture of the stunning Dune Bashing Sunset Safari reflecting off the beach.
  • Look out for natural animals like Arabian gazelles, and capture them as stealthily as possible in your photographs.

What to Capture:

  • Wide images of the desert bathed in sunset’s soft light.
  • Witness the silhouettes of your fellow tourists as the sun goes down.
  • Images of desert plants and animals up close in warm, golden light.

Camel Trekking And Dune Bashing Sunset Safari

Traveling through the desert on the back of a camel is one of life’s great experiences. The experience of riding one of these magnificent animals across the sand dunes is like taking a step back in time since they have been an integral part of Arabian culture for generations. While soaking in the breathtaking scenery that stretches as far as the eye can view, you may feel at one with the earth as you swing to the camel’s rhythmic pace.

Camel Trekking

What to Do:

  • Go on a camel trekking in the dunes with a guide who knows what they’re doing.
  • You should stop every so often to get in touch with your camel and take in the expanse of the desert.
  • Talk to your fellow hikers and swap tales as you go.

What to Capture:

  • Genuine camel facial expressions and close-ups of their distinctive physical traits.
  • Photographs taken from afar show the camel caravan in the desert.
  • Images of other hikers completely absorbed by the adventure.

The Magic of Desert Camping

Camping in the desert is magical when the stars come out at night. Campsites designed in the Bedouin style combine modern amenities with a nod to the past. Indulge in an authentic Arabian meal as you watch fascinating belly dancers perform to live music. The fresh desert wind brings peace and awe, and the starry night sky, undimmed by city lights, is a sight.

What to Do:

  • Savor authentic foods at a lavish Arabian feast.
  • See the captivating performance of belly dancers at night.
  • Engage in age-old customs by painting your hands with henna and puffing on a shisha pipe.

What to Capture:

  • Pictures of delicious Arabian dishes taken by a food photographer.
  • Pictures of the night sky taken with a long exposure, often with campfires and people in them.
  • Pictures of the belly dancers in action, bright with color.

Sandboarding At Desert Safari Dubai

Sandboarding is the perfect activity for the risk takers who want to try something new. Envision yourself slapping on a snowboard and carving down the dunes like a pro. Cutting a path through the sand is an exhilarating experience. It’s like snowboarding but on the warm sands of a desert, which adds a whole new dimension to the experience.

Sandboarding

What to Do:

  • Put on a sandboard and try new moves as you go down the dunes.
  • Sandboard with your pals and see who can go the fastest or show the most impressive acrobatics.
  • Take pictures of your friends and family as they conquer the hills in this breath-taking adventure.

What to Capture:

  • Click the mastery of expert sand boarders as they perform aerial tricks or come gliding down the dunes.
  • For your artistic archive, get some close-ups of the sand and the sand boards.
  • Capture yourself and your friends and/or family having the utmost fun during the activity.

Stargazing and Astronomy

Have you ever wondered what the sky would look like from the plain ground? No buildings, no skyscrapers, and no pollution? Let us tell you, it is going to be a heart-stopper. The full-of-twinkling-stars sky of the Desert Safari Dubai is the actual value for money-moment for anyone who loves star gazing or people who consider themselves hopeless romantics.

Stargazing and Astronomy

What to Do:

  • Get your telescopes with you or ask our expert guides to learn about the star constellations.
  • Listen to the amazing tales of space exploration and the voyagers of the past.
  • Take some time to absorb it all, to get comfortable with the feeling that you are living under such a big cosmos.

What to Capture:

  • Astronomers and telescopes capture the night sky in stunning detail.
  • Images captured at high magnification from inside a telescope’s eyepiece.
  • Real photographs of other stargazers in awe at the night sky.

Desert Wildlife Encounters At Desert Safari Dubai

Has anyone told you that the Desert Safari Dubai is home to some surprising species? Well, if not, then brace yourselves! Because it is a fact. While exploring the dunes, always look around for animals like foxes, hares, and the stunning Arabian oryx. You don’t need to be afraid of these animals as our guides will ensure your safety! go there and enjoy as much as you can.

What to Do:

  • Explore and experience the lives of the desert animals. Observe how they live in their natural habitats.
  • Use binoculars and telescopes for a close-up experience.
  • Document your experience through pictures or notes (audio/textual).

What to Capture:

  • Close-ups and mid-shots of the desert animals.
  • Pictures of the desert flora. You can ask our guides about the plants and write their names along with their pictures.
  • Capture shots of how people around you responded to seeing the animals. Some may have seen them for the first time.

Hot Air Ballooning

This is something everyone wants to experience in the Desert Safari Dubai. Flying above the sand dunes and exploring the golden beauty from several hundred feet above is a distinct experience; you will remember it for a long time. One thing that makes it a must-do is how it presents the desert to tourists. You’ll see many people and vehicles on the ground, and it may feel rushy. However, when you are in the skies, you will truly get to know about how peaceful the desert is.

Sunset Safari

What to Do:

  • Relax and absorb the flowing air.
  • Photograph the desert as the sun rises and the landscape changes color.
  • Hear the pilot describe the scenery below.

What to Capture:

  • Hot air balloon footage over the arid terrain.
  • Pictures of the sunrise from the balloon.
  • Photographs showing unsuspecting passengers’ reactions to the view outside the window.

Desert Spa Retreats

After a day of dune driving, camel trekking, and sandboarding, you deserve a relaxing stay at a desert spa. Many desert hotels and resorts provide luxurious spas where guests may unwind with massages, facials, and other treatments that take their cues from the desert landscape. The experience will do wonders for your mental and physical well-being.

The Magic of Desert Camping

What to Do:

  • Treat yourself to several spa treatments inspired by the desert landscape.
  • The resort’s desert gardens provide for a peaceful walk.
  • Sip some herbal tea and relax in a peaceful setting.

What to Capture:

  • Images of the exotic décor and fragrant perfumes used in spas.
  • Photos of other spa-goers seeming completely at ease.
  • Unique flora and sculptures make up the desert garden’s natural components.

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