Monday, September 17, 2007

Desert Safari

I thought that my first post should be related to the region where I am living!

If you come to Dubai for a holiday or for any other reason, you shouldn't leave without doing a Safari :) With a licensed driver and a specially made Toyota Cruiser 4x4 with capacity for 7 persons, you will be taken to a place where you might think you are on Mars or something, or in one of those Indiana Jones movie screen shots :-)


Most of the hotels' concierge would help you with your Safari reservation; 180Dhr (49$) per person including food and drinks for a full 7 hours trip. I suggest not to fill your stomach too much, in case :) Generally around 15:00 hours, you will be picked up from your hotel lobby and taken to Oman-Hatta road. Before the Safari can start, they stop for taking the air out of the car wheels.

After riding up and down like on a slide at a theme park, but with a bit more fun (which is called 'Safari Bashing'), you will stop on top of the mountain to watch the sunset... Think that you may not see those mountains or valleys again tomorrow..

Afterwards you will be taken to a desert camp in the middle of nowhere, and if you want, you can ride a camel and get your photo taken...


Or you can dress up like a local emir with a disdas for men and black abaya for women ...
Or you can get a henna tattoo within 2 seconds on your leg, arm or back, wherever you like, made by an Indian woman. After eating a selection of Arabic food and drinks, come the belly dancer and a bit of Arabic music. Then you will be taken back to your hotel by 9:30pm.



You will definitely enjoy it for sure :)

14 comments:

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

nice but 'heavy' post..))

Plateau said...

Hi, just letting you guys and Hans in particular know that my blog is open again. Had a lot on my plate last 6 weeks.

Hans said...

Plateau,
Your blog is a wordpress blog which are blogged in Turkey for 4 weeks now..((

Plateau said...

which are blogged in Turkey for 4 weeks now..((

Hans, do you mean blocked?? If yes, then why?!

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

Tire,
yes I mean BLOCKED...
See former post about this:
Turkish people don't have access to word press blogs..(((
Kindest

Plateau said...

Thanks Hans. I just saw someone connecting to my blog from your blog though.

I'll have a link in a post on my blog about the filtering situation in Turkey.

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

Plateau that person is living outside Turkey.
Under Turkey are 5 posts about word press and links to Matt of word press...

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