Go for an exciting camel ride in Dubai

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Dubai is often associated with the city vibe, nightlife, and grandeur which is right for all good reasons. However, there is a tranquil and less-explored side of the city which is as exciting as the other aspect. Desert is the soul of Dubai, which can give you a novel experience away from its posh city life. So, if you are an ardent traveler who wants to see a place in its true essence, head to the serene deserts.

The golden dunes echo the eventful tales of Dubai’s transformation from a vast stretch of sand to a world’s popular tourist destination. The best way to explore the deserts is a camel ride. When the fortunate Emiratis of the 21st-century ride luxury cars, the nomadic Arabs called Bedouins had only the camels to traverse the sand.

Why should you go for a camel ride in Dubai

Even if you have visited the most popular skyscrapers, dined from the classiest restaurants and strolled around the peaceful beaches, the journey lacks the crux. A camel ride is an inevitable part of the trip to Dubai. They are known as the ships of the desert because they stride through the sand with so much ease.

Camels are the oldest mode of transport in the desert. As you hop on these gentle creatures and begin the journey, you are following the footsteps of the Bedouins. Desert safari in Dubai provides a great opportunity for camel ride along with many other adventures. It will let you try two distinct rides in the desert, which are absolutely fun.

While dune bashing is all about the crazy ride in a 4×4, camel riding is the calm and gentle ride in the desert terrain. This is an incredible chance which allows you to have the best of the two worlds.

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A typical camel riding experience

The journey will begin when the driver picks you up from your location in a 4×4 and leave to the desert. As you reach the sands, you will feel the adrenaline rush in dune bashing. After that, they will take you to the traditional Bedouin camps where many thrilling activities await. Quad biking and sandboarding are the two adventure sports that you can try. Along with that, hop on a camel and try your hand at camel riding.

Listen carefully to the guide when he gives instructions for a camel ride. Enjoy the scenic desert which lies ahead of you without any boundaries. You can go for a camel safari at two wonderful timings of a day- early morning and sunset. See the break of dawn or witness the vibrant hues of twilight.

You will return to the camp after the ride where you can try smoking hookah and painting henna tattoos. A tasty dinner buffet is another delight in the desert safari. It has Continental and Arabic delicacies with enough options in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

There are entertainment programs, including Tanoura dance, fire show, and Belly dance. After spending a pleasant day among the dunes, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Some interesting facts about camels

  •         Camels rarely exhibit aggressive behaviors
  •         Camels can store up to 80 pounds of fat on their back
  •         Baby camels won’t have humps until they start eating solid food
  •         Camels can drink up to 100 liters of water at a time
  •         Their feet are specially designed so that they don’t sink in the sand
  •         Their thick eyelashes prevent sand from entering eyes

Is camel riding safe?

Yes, camel riding is a hundred percent safe, especially when you are going as part of a desert safari. Desert safari providers strive to ensure your safety throughout the journey. A guide will give you instructions for the ride and accompany you on the ride.

So, no need for worries, just sit back and enjoy. People of all ages can try it. Let your children know the fun of riding a camel. This is a chance which seldom comes to you. Make sure that all of your family try this fascinating adventure.

What to wear for camel riding

Well, there are no rigid rules about the costume. You can wear anything that is comfortable for the trip. Remember that desert safari is a fun trip full of thrilling activities. A wrong dress may pull you back from trying them. Being comfortable is what matters and dress up accordingly.

Best desert safari deals with camel riding

There are many exciting desert safari packages with camel ride. Have a look at them and choose the one which is tailor-made for you.

Evening desert safari

  •         Pick-up & drop-off in Dubai & Sharjah in a 4×4 Land Cruiser
  •         Pick up timing: between 3.30 PM and 4:00 PM
  •         Dune bashing in the Lahbab desert on the red dunes
  •         Camel ride and Sandboarding
  •         Photo-stops to capture the sunset
  •         Campsite modeled after Bedouin traditions
  •         Henna Painting
  •         Traditional Arabic dress-up
  •         Hubble Bubble Shisha at the Shisha corner
  •         Unlimited Arabic coffee and soft drinks
  •         Fire Show, Tanoura Show & Belly Dance Show
  •         Buffet BBQ dinner with vegetarian and non-veg menus
  •         Drop-off to your location at around 9 PM
  •         Pictures with Falcon

Morning desert safari

  • Pick-up & drop-off in Dubai & Sharjah in a 4×4 Land Cruiser
  •         Dune bashing (in an air-conditioned 4×4)
  •         Camel riding
  •         Sandboarding
  •         Pass by camel farms
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Budget desert safari

  •         Pick-up & drop-off in Dubai & Sharjah in a bus
  •         Dune bashing (in an air-conditioned 4×4)
  •         Camel ride
  •         Sunset photo-stops
  •         Sunset view
  •         Sandboarding
  •         Pictures in traditional dress
  •         Henna tattoo
  •         Hookah (Shisha) smoking facility
  •         Pictures with falcon
  •         Fire Show, Tanoura Show & Belly Dance Show

Self-drive desert safari

  •         Reach Al Awir desert in your own vehicle
  •         Dune bashing (in an air-conditioned 4×4)
  •         Camel ride
  •         Sunset view
  •         Pictures in traditional dress
  •         Henna tattoo
  •         Hookah (Shisha) smoking facility
  •         Fire Show, Tanoura Show & Belly Dance Show

Camel ride is a must-try activity in your visit to Dubai. A desert safari enables you to try camel riding added with many other thrilling adventures. This is a rare chance to see and ride on the creatures which were the companions of the nomadic Arabs. It is like stepping back in time and experiencing Dubai before the city had its magical charm and glory.

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