The Evening Desert Safari, also known as Sunset Safari, is another spectacular time to start your adventure. When the horizon is filled with a beautiful blend of sunset colours mixed a touch of mysterious darkness, the journey has a new whole new exciting feel to it. The view all around you is breath-taking, with endless stretches of smooth sand dunes, city lights in the distance and an exciting buzz of energy and activity everywhere. If you prefer a cooler atmosphere compared to the scorching day time desert weather, then an Evening Desert Safari in Dubai may just be the perfect adventure time for you.
Your journey will begin with being picked up from your residence in a comfortable 4WD seven-seater vehicle. Groups of six or more will get their own personal vehicle while those travelling in lesser numbers will be sharing their ride, being accompanied by other thrill-seeking passengers. Upon reaching the destination, grab yourself a helmet and strap yourself in for some quality dune bashing, the Emiratis’ favourite pastime. It is like racing around a circuit except you replace the road with 50 feet high dunes that you will be driving up at full throttle as your vehicle bumps and drifts, spraying sand in its wake.
Adrenaline-filled thrill aside, the dunes look magnificent during sunset and are a sight to marvel at. During the Dune bashing, if you are lucky with enough time on your side, your driver will probably stop at a viewpoint where you can take in the majestic beauty of the desert. Although you are most likely to snap away with your smartphone, do not forget to capture the raw beauty with your eyes and create lifelong memories at this spot, as this opportunity does not come by often.
Some tour operators also offer alternative activities such as sand-skiing, it is truly something you need to try at least once in your life. Throughout the year, thousands of travellers are stunned by how fun it can be and usually try to shy away at first because they have never heard of such an odd activity. You will then be driven off to your temporary residence in the Sharjah desert; the setup comprises of camps set up Bedouin style to maintain the cultural atmosphere of the Emiratis.
While you are lounging back, taking in the experience, you can enjoy the rest of your tour package which includes activities such as henna painting, so you can carry on the traditions and cultural designs that have been passed down from generation to generation, on your arms. Enjoy scaling the massive Sharjah on camelback. There is even an option to kick back at the camp and enjoy an evening of traditional middle eastern belly dancing.
For a complete Dubai Desert Safari feel, you can pose in the traditional Arab costume, sit back and enjoy smoking unlimited authentic Arab Shisha. If you are feeling particularly daring, you can have a picture taken with a Falcon perched on your arm. The last part of the package is, of course, access to the 5-star Emirati cuisine; buffet style which will be served on site, for those who have worked up an appetite during the evening adventure.
All of these activities are comfortably fit into a 6-10 hour journey, depending on the type of package you choose. Although 10 hours may seem like a lot to some people, we highly recommend going for it as it is the only package, amongst all the Desert Safari options, that comes with a combination of a city tour.