Roaring engines, spraying sand and deep tyre tracks in the dunes. A desert safari is high on the to-do list of many Dubai visitors. There are very few places in the world where you can go zooming over red-hot sand in large 4x4s. Dubai is one of them.
During the day it is often too hot to race through the desert, which is why evening safaris are especially popular in Dubai. From the centre, it is only a 45-minute drive to enjoy a true desert adventure. On private tours anyone with a valid driver’s license can learn the main tips and tricks of dune bashing.
A desert safari may be best described as a combination between a roller coaster ride and dodgem cars. The SUVs race through the sands at high speeds in which the powerful cars are often at such a steep angle they almost seem to topple. In addition to the 4x4 adventure, many tour operators also offer the possibility of camel rides, sand-skiing or visiting a Bedouin village.
Conclude your desert safari with an elaborate barbecue with music, dance, hookahs and belly dancers. Another option is staying the night – sleeping under the starring desert skies is a truly unique experience.