Travelogue – Dubai Desert Safari
Since beginning of my Dubai journey I acquired to hearken to about Desert Safari. Many people spherical urged to go for this on weekend. My first two weeks (& clearly weekends) went in settling down, digging down mission particulars (naturally that was first priority!!) and getting used to schedule. And so first two weekends I spent in Lodge room settling down and solidifying the mission scope, boundaries & documentation stuff.
First week of December ’07, all of the items about mission was clear and I used to have the ability to exit n N’pleasure. I decided to grab the first various; this weekend was three days prolonged. I rested on first day. Second day morning I ringed up journey agent office and booked the safari seat. I was prepared eagerly till afternoon since safari was scheduled to begin at 4 pm. Driver ringed up spherical 2.45 in noon, lots prior to scheduled time of three.30 pm. Driver, Amin Mohammed; a typical Arabian man, 6 toes in high, sporting typical Arabic gown was prepared downstairs collectively together with his massive plushy Landcruiser for me. Wanting on the Car itself I guessed my journey was going to be in all probability the best travelling experiences I ever had. 🙂
We started our journey after ending up “introduction ceremony” with each other. Within the meantime 4 additional of us joined us for tour. Being first to be picked up I had grabbed the doorway seat in landcruiser which later proved to be the simplest place in Safari. With entrance seat you get the clear massive view of desert in entrance of you and the simplest probability to shoot video and good footage of various autos in “cafila” as properly. Moreover you get an opportunity to work along with driver merely to know additional wherever required.
I started bugging Mohammed with questions: “The place are we going? What is the title of the place?” Mohammed might converse okay English if not good. AL Awir was the title of the place now we have been visiting. 30 Kms away from Dubai, that’s the place the place exact desert begins and stretches it’s boundaries as a lot as far parts of UAE and touches OMAN.
We reached the place after half an hour journey on freeway. It was a small break of 10 minutes at base camp for this tour organizer the place spherical 10 landcruisers acquired collectively to begin out the exact DESERT RIDE. The tyre pressure of autos was lowered to handle up with softness of the sand.
The landcruiser started cruising in desert in direction of immense resistance being created by softness of sand. Rapidly the monstrous machine picked up extreme velocity with its power and now we have been driving on desert sands up and down, on small n massive waves, diving deep from excessive of the waves and climbing up small sand hills. It was altogether good experience along with bit of enjoyment. The one issue I missed was; I couldn’t drive the machine myself!
Rapidly we reached the desert resort the place dinner and abdomen dance current was organized. Welcome drink was Typical “Kahwa” and tea. Kahwa is kind of black espresso. Me being espresso freak, liked 4 – 5 cups of Kahwa w/o sugar in 2 hours interval. People started stress-free a bit and went for mehandi and “SASHA”. Sasha is typical Arabian flavoured smoking pipe very like Indian HUKKA.
After an hours time, Arabian mannequin grilled rooster and meat kebab have been served along with some Indian veg meals. I was shocked to see the dominating use of Indian meals over western and Arabian meals. Even Rajma Rice and Dal was accessible!!