Our Dubai Desert Safari Story

In February this year, we finally pushed through our long overdue Desert Safari Adventure c/o the vouchers we purchased from Groupon. The original plan was only for 6 people but our entourage grew to 20! So imagine the riot! Lol

However, since the trip happened waaaaay back in Feb, I don’t remember the details anymore so I’ll leave you with a photoblog instead. Enjoy! 🙂

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Pick-up was in Spinney’s Bur Dubai. Meeting time was 3 pm but we had to wait for an extra hour as some of the passengers arrived late.

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Here’s our gang of 20+ pax. We occupied almost the whole bus so imagine all the fun we had during the hour-long trip to the desert!

Soon as we reached the location, a couple of 4×4’s picked us up for a heart-pounding session of Dune Bashing! A good way to kick start our afternoon of sand, desert, and fun!

Here’s our video. Poor Raine was giggling at first but she got scared later on because of all the screaming! hehe

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Excited kids!

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From your left: Crissy, Chay, Alvin & Buds, yours truly, Tei, Andy, Rence & Gino

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This time with Ian and PJ!

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Cameras everywhere

Before our group parted ways to try the different activities available, we had an obligatory ‘family picture’ first 🙂

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Family and friends 🙂

Then off we went craaaaaaaaaaaaazy!!!!!!!!

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good friends having the best time!

While queueing for the camel ride, we met a lovely Korean lady who was on her own so we asked her to join our already huge group!

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Don’t remember her name though 😦

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Fun times indeed!

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My best friends. Tei was missing though

This next picture made it to my IKEA Wall.

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haha. I told you we went crazy!

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This was our view most of the time. The golden sun and fine sand made an incredibly calming desert background.

And now the long-awaited camel ride 🙂

I feel sorry for the camels though. Imagine how many people they have to carry on their backs every single day. I just hope they are well taken cared of by their owners.

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Each camel-ride was 5-10 mins. long. There were 2 persons per camel at a time. No belts whatsoever so everyone was holding tight for dear life. Lol!

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Crissy enjoying her ride with our new Korean friend.

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More shots with the camels

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and more!

Having the camel sit or stand is an adventure on its own! Just take a look at our hilarious faces below! Lol!

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hahaha

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A closer look. He looks so gentle and innocent. 😦

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Caption this! hehe

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Rence and Gino, Myself and Ian, Peejay and Chay

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Ian and her cousin Crissy. One of the nicest girls I know.

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My childhood/best friends!

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Our photographer in action

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Raine 🙂

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I don’t understand what he was trying to do here. lol

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The epic desert race!

Here’s our desert race video: A.Must.Watch!

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Magnificent sunset over the vast desert

There were also ATV’s available for rent. If I remember correctly, for AED 100.

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FYI, we didn’t rent the bikes as we found the price too steep. Kuripot lang! hehe

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Lovely sunset!

Then it was dinner time! Inside the camp were various activities like henna painting, picture taking with traditional Arabic costumes, puppet show, shisha, and belly dancing. 

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Waiting for dinner to start while the others were exploring the camp

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Here’s Andy wearing a Kandura (national dress of emirati men)

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Crissy and Tei showing off their Henna Tattoos

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Hungry desert adventurers queuing up for dinner

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And here’s us looking forward to having our Arabic/BBQ buffet dinner which unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of. hehe

After dinner, we were assigned to several 4×4’s which will drop us to the buses that will then take us back to the city. Thanks to the accommodating driver who gave in to our request for another round of dune bashing. Dangerously fun I know! hehe.

All in all, we enjoyed our first Dubai Desert Safari adventure specially because we spent the day with friends and family! 🙂

Cheers to good times!

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Dubai Desert Safari, February 2014

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