If you are planning to visit Dubai, you may be overwhelmed with the options. Dubai is known for its glamor and extravagance, but no matter what, make sure you head to the desert for a safari! Going on a desert safari is an experience like no other. You get to witness life from the eyes of the people of the desert. Combine this with quality native food and entertainment, and you have the perfect tourist activity.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when going on a desert safari:
Enjoy the ride
This may not seem like the most important tip but it can go a long way. Most people don’t seem to enjoy the safari because they are anxious about the driver’s pace. Instead of worrying about ending up with your 4×4 toppled over, understand that these are professionals with several years of experience and consider it a roller coaster with some fantastic views and a unique ambience.
Be prepared for temperature changes
The desert is a place of extreme temperatures so don’t head out with an outfit assuming it’s going to be hot. As the sun goes down in the desert, the temperature can drop, so have a jacket or other piece of clothing to keep you warm as the day gets cold. This is particularly important when going on an evening desert safari.
Pay attention before starting your camel ride
The camel ride which is one of the highlights of the tour is going to be one of your most memorable experiences. Apart from being unique animals that are rarely found in most parts of the world, it’s also a very enjoyable leisurely ride as you return. It’s very different to the initial part of the tour as you rush through in a 4×4. Camels don’t have shock absorbers so you may need to be prepared. This is particularly important if you suffer from any chronic paints in your joints. Also, if you’ve rode another animal (Such as a horse) before, don’t assume it’s the same and ignore the guide’s advice. The process of getting on and riding is unique so make sure you pay close attention.
Apart from the above tips, there are plenty of other things to keep in mind. Apart from clothing to keep you warm, you will also need to protect yourself from the sometimes harsh conditions of the desert. You will also need sunglasses if you are going on the safari early in the day. Make sure you have fun and take some snaps to cherish the memories!