One of the unique aspects that Dubai has to offer has got to be the desert campsite experiences. While other Middle Eastern countries like Oman and Doha offer these types of entertainment, each country has their own unique touch that sets it apart. Whether you are on holiday or you have moved to the UAE for the first time, this is something you have to try at least once.
How Do You Prepare?
Most desert campsites will have refreshments for sale, or as a part of the package you have taken. But you can bring your own water as well. It is advised not to have a heavy meal before going for activities like dune bashing since bumpy rides can make you feel ill. Don’t forget to take your camera as well.
What Should You Wear?
While there are no hard and fast rules, it is better to wear clothing that is loose fitting and comfortable rather than restricting. Shorts and t-shirt will be fine. If you are going for a morning safari and are worried about getting sunburned, you can simply wear light long-sleeved shirts and jeans. After sunset, the desert will be freezing, so bring along a sweater or jacket as well. Sunglasses and wide brimmed hats or caps will make things much bearable especially when it is very sunny. When it comes to footwear, sandals or flip-flops are much easier to wear than sneakers.
What Type of Package Should You Select?
This would depend on what your preferences are. The usual experience is a desert excursion in the afternoon where you will enjoy a barbeque and entertainment in the evening. Selecting a night time or morning safari Dubai will be a different experience. Try to find the right package to suit your budget and that will give you a memorable experience. It is better to ask friends who have gone on an excursion and had a good time. Always place an early booking and be punctual when being picked up.
What Can You Enjoy?
The campsites are generally comfortable. When the meals are served usually some form of entertainment will be provided. Dune bashing in a four- wheel drive is another fun activity enjoy. The desert landscape itself is unique and you can end your day with a beautiful sunset. Most places also offer camel rides which is something to try at least once. Some other activities include henna tattoos and the chance to get dressed in traditional clothing. The campsites are usually designed in a traditional Bedouin style to give visitors a bit of a traditional experience even though you will see modern appliances around the area.