If you are planning a vacation to Abu Dhabi, then your trip cannot be complete without a trip to the desert. It is where you need to select the Abu Dhabi desert safari that you must visit.
A desert safari is the one that offers you the chance of heading out of the city into the true heartland of UAE if you are in search of some thrill, higher adrenaline rush dune bashing rides, and more.
Today, our guide focuses on all the things that are related to the Abu Dhabi Safari and what it has in its offerings!
The thrills of dune bashing
Dune bashing is never something for those who are faint-hearted. You are just driving up and down the sand dunes at a speed that is something that these desert safaris have in their offerings as part of their travel list. These days, dune bashing has come under fire due to its negative impacts on the sublime desert ecosystem, while it is something that several tourists find extremely appealing.
Dune bashing is generally done in four-wheel-drive cars that are fitted with seat belts. Drivers are very skilled and trained while they stick to their designated routes through the desert.
Sandboarding is not something to miss
Grab your board and blend into the dunes! Sandboarding is considered an extreme sport that is quite similar to snowboarding and requires skill along with the balancing technique. The participants can sit, lie, or stand on their boards while moving across or directly down the dunes.
Hop onto the quad bike
The other great way to get your grips with the desert is through the quad bike. There are a few that will be charging something extra while you get out into the desert. Keep in mind to check out the itinerary closely before booking if it is something that you surely wish to do, as it is not an automatic inclusion.
Get on the henna tattoo.
The henna tattoos have been worn by the women of the region for a long time and are being offered to the visitors at most of the desert camps and on several desert safaris. These tattoos are painted traditionally on the hands, arms, and feet of the brides and are considered to bring in some good fortune.
Designs would differ in the past, varying from tribe to tribe, but these days the henna artists mainly carry a portfolio of the designs for customers to choose from. Henna will be lasting for about two weeks before fading away, and it has always been a fun souvenir of your time stay in Abu Dhabi.
Get on with some belly dancing moves.
There are a few desert safaris and camps that offer belly dancing as a form of their entertainment. Ancient Egypt was the origins of the Belly dancing, which was practiced widely throughout the Middle East till the rise of the Islamic religion.
These days, belly dancing is mainly performed by tourists in the UAE, but there are several conservative Muslims who are still considering it a haram.
Get the amazing charm by a Tanoura Dance
A few times, you can check out the alternative to Belly dancing, and at times it can complement it with the most captivating tanoura dance that they have in their offerings. It is another dance form that originated in Egypt, where tanoura gets its name from the specialized skirt that is worn by the dancer. The dancers are always male and are spinning around by allowing their elaborate skirt extends outwards like a breathtaking parachute.
There are several visitors to the Middle East who are trying to smoke shisha, and a desert safari is one place where you can get this done in the blissful setting under the desert night sky.
Shisha is quite harmful and can greatly affect your blood pressure leading to heart diseases and even lung cancer if it is smoked regularly, although it contains fewer chemicals than cigarettes and cigars.
Safari of your choice!
You are subjected to various options, whether you are planning on spending just a few hours in the desert or staying there overnight. The afternoon desert safaris mainly take off after the heat of the day has passed, whereas the morning safaris have a greater focus on the desert in itself than on the entertainment verge.
Here you get to see the desert in all of its glory at the sunrise and the sunset as it can offer you a greater chance of coming face to face with the wildlife with the creatures of the desert that are more active during the nighttime and during the twilight hours if you have time within your schedule for an overnight Abu Dhabi desert safari.
You also get a chance to stargaze and take in the majestic views of the constellations of the night sky while you are on an overnight safari!