September 2013 – Dubai
Photo taken by Vasiliki Papacharalambous
Desert safari and dune bashing tours are on the top of the list of things to do in Dubai. The afternoon Desert Safari and Dune Bashing with a BBQ dinner is the most popular excursion. There are day trips to the desert but these can be uncomfortable due to the heat which can reach up to 55 degrees.
Going for a desert safari in the afternoon it was one of a kind experience although the dune bashing was very bumpy and made me feel nauseous. The 4WD driver was of course highly skilled and in perfect control of the vehicle so I was not very concerned no matter how steep the ride was. My favorite and most unforgettable part of the dune bashing was late in the afternoon when we reached one of the highest dunes and stopped to experience the beauty of a sunset and witness the desert glowing while the sun was disappearing.