Dubai is a state (emirate) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) located southeast area of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula. Dubai City is the most populated city in the UAE and has become a major international business hub.
Its low-tax policies and offshore banking sector have attracted massive foreign investment into this small desert emirate. Although Dubai real estate was hit hard by the 2008 financial crisis, they’re still one of the most attractive countries in the Persian Gulf.
Much of this investment has gone into building world class infrastructure for tourism. Luxury hotels and resorts shape the Dubai city skyline, gourmet restaurants are everywhere, incredible golf courses and water parks are plentiful, stunning beaches and so much more.
In other words, it has become a holiday playground for the surrounding Arab world and other foreigners. But besides a plethora of normal vacation activities, Dubai offers something not found in many other travel destinations.
One of the most unique experiences available is Dubai desert safaris. These treks typically include 4x4s for tackling the sand dunes, camel rides through ancient desert ruins, authentic barbeques, and even traditional Arab belly dancers for entertainment.
The cool part is that these adventures can be enjoyed along side a luxurious holiday in Dubai when most other authentic desert safaris originate in countries experiencing political turmoil. Dubai’s focus on tourism creates an atmosphere of unmatched service making your visit a much more comfortable stay.
The tours range from 6-hours of sand duning and camel rides capped by a BBQ dinner, to all-day journeys with overnight camping and sand boarding for the more hardcore travelers.
Okay, maybe it’s not really hardcore to return to your air conditioned resort for a massage and a dip in the pool, but it’s still a once-in-a-lifetime experience during your rest and relaxation holiday in Dubai.
Prices also seem affordable for such a unique travel experience, ranging from around $50 to $150 depending on which safari you choose.