I have the luxury of choosing what I want for my birthday present and this is what I have chosen. Since arriving in UAE I wanted to do this and this month is perfect to do it since the weather is cooler and Abu Dhabi is a windy City so it adds to feeling “Winter”. It may be different to what you know about winter, but it is definitely cooler than summer here in this part of Middle East. This season is a much preferred by expats as it is not too hot nor too cold unlike in the opposite side of the World where it’s snowing or raining! Oh yeah, I prefer the weather here now.
Here are the photos and I hope this can inspire you to have the same adventure. There are a lot of travel agencies who can help you with this and what theme you prefer as I have chosen the “Family” so it suits us, especially with a young child.
Don’t be fooled with these hilly sand dunes they are higher than you thought. Riding a 4×4, you will need a good driver. Lots of bumping along the way and it feels like in a roller coaster when our driver goes up the hill and down. A novice doing this sort of thing can easily make the car roll on their side or worst upside down, and I say if you are not an expert in sand dunes better not risk going up the hill to show off then ending up with the quad bike on top of you. Some anyway are driving on a low hillside.
Riding a camel is a MUST no doubt about it. Even a 7yr old child can ride so it is safe though the height is greater than riding a horse.
Sand boarding is also good to try. Don’t worry there are some staffs who will help you to get started… pushing you down below the sand dunes!
Falcon show and Henna tattoo are also part of the program, Traditional clothes you can also wear and lots to choose from at your own leisure while waiting for your turn for the activities. Arabian coffee & dates are included and eat as many times as you like plus the dinner buffet is the typical Arabian BBQ that makes you feel hungry by the smell of it. You sit on their Arabian dinner table & comfy cushions surrounded by Palm trees and Arabian music then a complimentary show about UAE by the end of it.
Belly dancing and shisha can be offered by other agencies. Your choice.
Let me end this with a quote… I think this is very appropriate 🙂
“Of all the paths you take in LIFE, make sure a few of them are dirt.” by John Muir