Travelog – Dubai Desert Safari
Since start of my Dubai trip I had the chance to find out about Desert Safari. Numerous individuals around encouraged to go for this on end of the week. My initial fourteen days (and clearly ends of the week) went in settling down, burrowing down project subtleties (normally that was main goal!!) and becoming accustomed to plan. Thus initial two ends of the week I spent in Hotel room settling down and hardening the task scope, limits and documentation stuff.
First seven day stretch of December ’07, everything about dubai desert safari project was clear and I was all set out n N’joy. I chose to get the main chance; this end of the week was 3 days long. I laid on first day. Second day morning I ringed up travel planner office and booked the safari seat. I was standing by anxiously till evening since safari was booked to start at 4 pm. Driver ringed up around 2.45 in early afternoon, significantly sooner than booked season of 3.30 pm. Driver, Amin Mohammed; a commonplace Arabian person, 6 feet in stature, wearing conventional Arabic outfit was standing by down the stairs with his huge plushy Landcruiser for me. Taking a gander at the actual Car I speculated my outing would have been extraordinary compared to other voyaging encounters I at any point had. 🙂
We fired our excursion subsequent to wrapping up “presentation service” with one another. In the mean time 4 additional individuals went along with us for visit. Being first to be gotten I had snatched the front seat in landcruiser which later end up being the best spot in Safari. With front seat you get the reasonable huge perspective on desert before you and the most obvious opportunity to shoot video and great pictures of different vehicles in “cafila” also. Additionally you get a chance to communicate with driver effectively to realize all the more any place required.
I began messing with Mohammed with questions: “Where are we going? What is the name of the spot?” Mohammed could talk alright English if bad. AL Awir was the name of the spot we were visiting. 30 Kms from Dubai, this is where genuine desert begins and stretches it’s limits up to far pieces of UAE and contacts OMAN.
We arrived at the spot after thirty minutes venture on expressway. It was a little break of 10 minutes at headquarters for this visit coordinator where around 10 landcruisers got together to begin the genuine DESERT RIDE. The tire pressing factor of vehicles was diminished to adapt up to non-abrasiveness of the sand.
The landcruiser began cruising in desert against gigantic opposition being made by delicateness of sand. Before long the immense machine got a move on with its solidarity and we were riding on desert sands here and there, on little n large waves, jumping profound from top of the waves and ascending little sand slopes. It was inside and out pleasant experience alongside piece of energy. The lone thing I missed was; I was unable to drive the machine myself!
Before long we arrived at the desert resort where supper and hip twirl show was orchestrated. Welcome beverage was Traditional “Kahwa” and tea. Kahwa is somewhat dark espresso. Me being espresso freak, appreciated 4 – 5 cups of Kahwa w/o sugar in 2 hours length. Individuals began loosening up a piece and went for mehandi and “SASHA”. Sasha is conventional Arabian seasoned smoking line like Indian HUKKA.