If you are looking for a change of scenery from Dubai's soaring city scene, an enchanting evening amongst the sand dunes on a Desert Safari is just the thing to do.
Guests are picked up in the evening form their hotels and ride in style in comfortable 4x4 vehicles that are adapted especially to withstand ‘dune bashing’, as it's also known. Inside the vehicle are leather seats, a cooler with drinks for the journey and of course a friendly driver who will have been specially trained to make the experience as exhilarating as possible whilst keeping passengers safe. It's a bumpy ride once the 4x4 starts swerving across the sand dunes but it's nothing short of thrilling. As the sun sets over the dunes, there's an opportunity to stop and take photos of the blazing desert sky.
As darkness sets in, guests are driven over to a traditional Arabic-style camp where the evening's meal and entertainment are enjoyed. There are an array of activities to participate in for an insight into Middle Eastern culture, including camel rides, henna tattoos, shisha pipes and a traditional feast of Arabic food which is served under the dazzling stars, which can be seen very clearly due to the lack of light pollution. After supper, guests are treated to mesmerising dance displays by scantily-clad belly dancers and traditional Arabic performers that never fail to captivate the audience.