If you are looking to add some excitement to your holiday in Dubai, then don’t miss the chance to enjoy a desert safari; from thrilling activities to cultural insights there’s much to experience.
Planning the Excursion
Several tour operators offer desert safaris, though, for more convenience, properties such as Avani Deira Dubai Hotel will help organise such excursions for guests. You will be taken to a desert that’s within easy reach while depending on the tour, you will have the option of morning, sunset or overnight safaris.
Though there’s plenty of things to do in Deira, Dubai desert safaris offer some unique activities such as dune bashing; this action-packed experience involves being expertly driven up and down the dunes amidst the shifting sands at varying speeds in a 4×4 vehicle and will be unlike any ride you’ve taken!
Different desert safaris will also include other activities. Adrenaline junkies can look to try quad biking or exploring the vast sea of sand via a dune buggy. The huge dunes that can be found here are also ideal for sandboarding and sand skiing while not to be missed is the opportunity to go on camel rides too.
The perfect end to a desert adventure would be to have dinner at a Bedouin-style camp which is organised on some tours. You can not only look forward to delectable dinner buffets with Middle Eastern cuisine, but cultural elements too be it shisha smoking, henna painting or witnessing belly dancing.
Dubai is a highly-sought destination by luxury holidaymakers and adventure seekers. Here are some of the best things to do in Deira Dubai.
Skydive at iFLY Dubai
Skydiving is a thrilling activity, which can be terrifying for some. Why not take it slow by opting to skydive indoors at iFLY Dubai in Mirdif City Centre – the largest indoor adventurous-activity centre in the UAE.
Experience a Hot Air Balloon Ride
Soar over the glistening desert of Dubai with the help of a serene hot air balloon ride – witness a glorious bird’s-eye view of these spectacular desertscapes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.
Enter a World of Illusions
Do you simply love tricks and illusions? Then don’t miss a visit to the Museum of Illusions in Dubai, which is located within a 17-minute driving distance from Avani Deira Dubai Hotel via Tariq Bin Ziyad Road.
Be Part of a Camel Safari
If you want to explore the desert in the most authentic way, Camel Desert Safari would be the way to go! Enjoy a 45-minute journey on these calm, breathing ships of the desert after which you could get entertained with cultural shows such as traditional Emirati dances and drumming sessions.
Embarking on a desert safari might sound tedious, but anyone who’s been on one would tell you otherwise. Want to know more about all the fun things to do on a desert safari in Dubai?
The things to do in Deira Dubai are plentiful, one thing that stands out amongst the others is sandboarding. An incredibly popular activity, you are given the opportunity to ski from the highest sand dunes on a ski board. With soft sand to catch your fall, this is a thrilling experience which is also safe.
Having a falcon in your life is considered an Arabian tradition. When you’re here, you too can take part by holding a falcon on your arm. While this may sound scary, it is rather amazing. If you’re looking for accommodation, there are a variety of splendid options around, such as the Avani Deira Dubai Hotel for example.
3) Camel trek
The camel trek is another activity that is popular in the desert. You can take in the gorgeous view of the sunset while travelling on the highest dune making your way to your camp. Here you can enjoy various food and drinks and relax with the beautiful environment around you.
4) Henna painting
An ancient practice that has existed for centuries in places like India and the Middle East, Henna painting is quite an art form.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+