The Dubai desert adventure tour with camel ride and sandboarding may be appropriately described as fun fourfold. Camel ride and sandboarding are mentioned in the name of the venture, but it also includes quad biking and travelling by four-wheel drive vehicles (4X4s). A distinct charm is possessed by the Arabian Desert, mainly because of its red coloured sand. This draws a horde of tourists to the area, and you should not miss the chance to be one of them. The itinerary also gives you an incredible chance to interact with and know about the life and culture of Bedouins – the ethnic inhabitants of the region.
Early in the morning, board the 4X4s from your lodging in the city and head south towards the sandy expanse. These vehicles are ideal for travelling in deserts as all of their four wheels are supplied transmission from the engine. More transmission results in increased power, allowing the cars or trucks to turn, and ascend the dunes easily. A huge advantagethat comes with the 4X4s, which you will be travelling in, is air-conditioning. It would seem like a boon as the regional weather is mostly hot and dry.On the way to the programme site, keep listening intently to what your driver tells you about the history, natives and geography of the place.
Post an adventurous ride of approximately an hour that would have involved swaying right and left and bobbing up and down, reach the activity base. The next section of the Dubai desert adventure with camel ride begins with a briefing on quad biking. Quad bikes or all terrain vehicles (ATVs) generally have four widetyres with prominent treads for better grip on the loose sand of the desert. They mostly carry a single rider and are driven much like motorcycles. Pay heed to whatever the on-site instructor tells you about the vehicle, gear shifting, optimum speed, safety measures and the specialised clothes. Post the briefing, get into the riding suit, wear helmets, board the bikes and take a practice ride.
After the sample drive and getting to know the peculiarities of the ATV, it is show time! Get on the 4X4s again, open the throttle, shift the gear and speed away. Ascend the dunes, come down swiftly, feel the adrenaline rush and snake your way through the landform. Just remember to follow all the guidelines and tips given by the instructor, and your experience will beunforgettable. After this thrilling engagement, give your body some rest by undertaking a more leisurely activity.Travel to a Bedouin camel farm to see these friendly animals from a close distance.
You may talk to the farm owners to know more about camels, how they are taken care of and also about the Bedouin way of life. Try asking questions about the creatures to allow you to get on them easily. Also, remember to take photos of them and their babies at the farm to serve as incredible reminders of your trip. Thereafter, sit on the backs of the camels and enjoy a fun time, navigating the velvety and grainy dunes. While on camel back, look around the area to see the red sand, and the Hajar Mountains in the distance. Next, this Dubai desert adventure tour with camel ride and sandboarding takes yet another adventurous turn.
The excitement will come in the form of sandboarding, which will provide you with another way to explore the Arabian Desert. Sandboarding is much like snowboarding with the only difference being in the type of surface that the activity is done on. Climb to the top of a high dune, step on the board and then slide! Race with your fellow group members, and see who can come down the fastest. Make sharp turns to the right and left, and later see the incredible patterns your boards have carved in the sand. Make sure you have someone in the group, taking photos of whatever you are doing while sandboarding.
Post this thrilling sport, board the 4X4 cars or trucks again and head back to your accommodation in the metropolis. Though youwill be provided with water and soda during this Dubai desert adventure with camel ride, it is advisable that you bring some with yourself as well. The reserves at the base may not be enough to last the entire 4-hour duration of the venture as the desert weather will remain quite hot and dry. Another thing that you should not miss carrying along is a camera because every moment of the trip will be worth remembering forever. The velvety desert sand, the sight of camels, sandboarding and travelling on 4X4 vehicles will definitely give you a new insight into how leisure and adventure can be combined.
Duration: 4 Hours
Location: Dubai Desert
Activity: Camel Ride, Quad Bike Tour, Sandboarding
NOTE:Cost considered at 1 USD = INR 68
Any incremental cost to be borne by the client should there be any change in rate of exchange at the time of booking.
**Activities are subject to availability at the time of booking.