The entire endeavour which winds up spending a quite night glazing the stars is peaceful yet thrilling.
For all the adventurous people out there who have a penchant to live life to the fullest, overnight desert safari is something to look forward to while in Abu Dhabi.
An overnight desert safari excites all those who have ample time in hand while on a vacation as the journey begins in the evening and ends up the following morning. Least to say you have the privilege to witness the sunset and take some astonishing pictures amidst the dunes and also be a spectator of the mesmerising sunrise in the wee hours. It is a very relaxing endeavour for the simple fact that you have so much to indulge into. In the process you become familiar with the distinctiveness of a desert terrain.
The thrill begins with a hummer dune bashing session along with some gorgeous sunset views and the scenic. You might as well indulge in small add-on fun like camel riding, quad biking, sand-boarding or a falconry demonstration.
With some great hospitality to be followed, which includes a lavish BBQ spread, belly dancing, hookah pipe smoke or a quiet time besides the fire is all and all a great way to wind up the day. Come nigh and you are left to gaze the horizon, the sky above you, have a quite chat with your group/ partner and fall asleep watching the stars and the spending moon. (if you are lucky)
The beauty and serene environment of a desert at night will only enhance your joy and you will thank yourself for putting a brave foot to spend the night on a terrain that does not belong to you. Far away from the hussle-bussle of a city life, zero vehicle noise, no lush-green trees, vegetation, birds and not even many humans around. The experience is simple one of a kind. In a way you feel like being the very first humans with your clan at the beginning of human civilization. However, you are still guarded with modern amenities such as mattresses, sleeping beds, tents, modern toilets/ shower blocks, and also a team at your service.
Morning calls for some more sand boarding, witnessing the spectacular sunrise and to wind up with an English style breakfast. Before long you are all set to head home leaving the enormous desert behind you.
Abu Dhabi has abundant options for its visitors to explore the real side of the emirate. Situated a few kilometres away from Dubai, the capital of UAE has much more than the famous buildings, ancient sights and theme parks. Venture out from Abu Dhabi, away from its hustle and bustle and witness the silence and tranquillity of desert. The pristine dunes on the historic desert help all tourist to embark on a new journey which is different to the usual tour of the city.
Overnight Desert Safari is an authentic experience to observe the sand, spot exotic local wildlife and get closer to the Emirati culture. Following a punctual pick up from the hotel/ airport, the driver provides a smooth ride in a 4WD vehicle to the desert. You can see a vast stretch of clear and untouched sand from a distance and this is the beginning of the adventure.
As the vehicle touches the desert line, put your seat belts on and get set for the thrill of your life. This is going to be a campaign of 16-17 hours and undoubtedly, there is no moment when you feel it’s getting dull or unfavourable to your mood. The dune bashing begins abruptly, but only after the driver alerts you to hold on tight to the vehicle. It gives an adrenaline rush as the vehicle jumps off the sand cliff, drops down, then hovers up and down-it is exhilarating and a fun stunt show. It is a kind of roller coaster just set in a different location. The Arabian music is played on high volume that intrigues the excitement of escapade.
After this 45-minute mind-boggling event, you drive past the long line of camels walking in front of the setting sun. Kill the mundane vibes of riding on taxis and buses by giving it an off-beat style and choosing the camel rides. It continues for a good 30 minutes and you can travel like a nomad. Straddling the camel on the desert, with a background of Arabian music and a backdrop of a sunset, the experience is out of the world.
Capture the sunset, the breathtaking atmosphere and the beauty of the desert during the evening in your cameras to revive the memories later.
The optional activities as quad biking and sand boarding are another favourite sports on the desert. You can inform the agents before or during the desert session if you want to participate in this. Gear up and handle the quad bike on your own to rule the desert like a king and find unexplored places. Other is the sandboarding where you surf the sand by pushing the board underneath your legs. If this is your first attempt in these actions, there are trainers available to help you out and make the most of the moment.
The caravan of safaris heads towards another episode of the desert. You’ll discover a beautiful Bedouin camp right in the centre of the desert, and it looks like you have gone back in the time. The tents are set up, sitting arrangements are done and the stage is decorated. You can completely rest on Arabian carpets, low tables, and cushions. The ambience is so exciting that you will be compelled to look forward to what all is going to happen there. You can explore the nearby shops, and buy stuff in case you find something appealing. Then the dinner and live shows start which runs hand by hand.
The professionals are hired to display their energetic and gracious skills of dancing. The performance commences with a riveting belly dance. She is a trained artist and displays her incomparable moves. Till the time you get over her dance, the male dancer introduces you the folkloric Tanoura show. The highlight is the uncountable spins at the last which will leave you stunned with awe.
You can relish these incidents later, by wearing a traditional Arabian dress and getting yourself clicked. Complementing this camp adventure is the henna tattooing and the fire shows. During all this happens, you can savour the scrumptious international cuisines. Whether you are a vegetarian or non-vegetarian, there is a lavish arrangement of a delicious variety of foods cooked by the best chefs. No worries about the water and tea, as there are unlimited refreshments.
Later on, the team provides you sleep bags, blankets, and tea/coffee to have an exceptional night out in the desert under the stars. In the luxurious, air-conditioned tent, you are going to spend an unforgettable night. There is set up for the overnight bonfire which gives you nostalgic vibes.
This tour is incredible because on one side you observed the sunset, and now as the dawn breaks, you wake up to astonishing sight of sunrise. The morning begins with an appetising breakfast accompanied by aromatic coffee and tea. Meanwhile, the cars are ready to travel you back to the hotel. With a happy recollection, the journey comes to an end.
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