By Kimu Mishra

Dubai conjures up the unattainable reality and has managed to maintain expectations of travellers that exceed unparallel perspectives. The world’s tallest, largest, biggest – all these comparatives are used liberally when describing what Dubai is all about. Packed with gleaming towers, splendid landmarks with spectacular architectural designs, attraction and leisure activities that will take your breath away, Dubai is indisputably the land of dynamism and innovation. However there is a completely contrasting side of Dubai which is equally enchanting as its counterpart. The deserts of Dubai play a pivotal role in giving an astonishing insight on how Dubai has come a long way transforming from nothingness into an uber class metropolitan. Yet the desert is the place where locals and visitors prefer as an escapade from the city’s rushed life and take a break from its vivacity to get some time off in serene solitude. The Dubai desert gives its guests incredible moments making it a much sought after attraction among those who visit Dubai.

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A Desert Safari tour in Dubai is a must do attraction for travellers and is laden with many pleasant and adventurous activities. With a morning desert safari tour, your desert voyage starts from the city in the early morning when the city is still waking up to daily life and the weather is warm and pleasant. Just after a short drive from the city in a 4×4 rover, you will witness the dramatic change in scenery as you cross beyond the city limits. The dizzying sky high metallic structures gradually vanish into nothing but barren stretches of golden sands. As you venture deeper into the desert, find yourself in desolation surrounded by the cool breezy ambience under the morning sun and enjoy the contrasting hues of the cerulean sky and everlasting stretches of sand dunes as far as your eyes can see.

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Spend some time soaking up in the tender warmth of the desert sun and the golden landscape before you gear up for some serious action. The long stretches of dunes acts as a perfect playground for some great outdoor adventure sports. Start off with dune bashing where your 4×4 ride turns into an exciting desert roller coaster as you zoom into the desert at high speed, tumble down and climb up the uneven sand landscape.

Quad biking takes the dune bashing experience one level up spiking your adrenaline rush – an off road biking experience that speeds up your heart beat and gives you a personalized solo roller coaster ride in the desert. Try getting a bit messier with sand boarding where you slide down from top of a dune on a board while trying to keep your balance steady to avoid tumbling into the sand.

Usually a morning desert safari is a half day tour and ends with the afternoon adventures after which you head back to the city. If you crave more of the desert and want to experience the desert during the night, you can opt for an evening desert safari which starts with the afternoon desert adventure activities, after which the tour extends into the night filled with merriment and ends with a delectable dinner.

An overnight desert safari option gives you a unique experience of spending the night at amazing desert camps. After the adventure fun, spend few laid back moments amid the sand dunes and experience a mesmerizing sunset on the desert horizon. With the whole desert and sky soaked in hues of amber, the panorama is astoundingly perfect for some breathtaking photographs. Proceed to the desert camp site where amid traditional Bedouin ambience, you can enjoy a variety of traditional cultural activities – hop on a camel for a joy ride, get your hands covered in henna designs and relax in the classic Arabic ambience with a hookah pipe. Wrap up your desert sojourn with an Arabian night filled with entertainment and culinary delights – enjoy an exotic belly dancing and Tanoura show before tucking into scrumptious barbeque dinner. Before you call it a night, don’t forget to spend some laid back time stargazing in the tranquil desert night.

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Dubai as a city of compelling attractions leaves you spellbound even in its most arid landscapes. An excursion to the dynamic Arabian dunes makes a great getaway spot and is an ideal place that suits all genres of travellers. There are many desert safari tour deals available that gives you different choices regarding the duration and activities done during the tour such as half day desert adventure tours, desert adventure and dinner tours, Full day tours; you can select a Dubai desert safari tour package as per your wish and duration of stay though an overnight expedition to the Arabian desert is highly recommended to make your Dubai vacation memorable.

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Author: Kimu Mishra 

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