7 Reasons Why an Overnight Safari is an Unforgettable Experience
15.8 million people visited Dubai in 2017. The city’s goal is to welcome 20 million tourists or more in the year 2020.
While Dubai, and the United Arab Emirates in general, may conjure up images of fancy hotels, beaches, and world-class shopping, there are also other things you can do during your stay.
Safaris might seem like they’re reserved for a trip to Africa, but you can actually take an overnight safari in the UAE. You can get lost in the magical desert that surrounds Dubai for a vacation you’re not likely to forget.
Read on for our top reasons why taking a safari is an unforgettable experience.
1. It’s Peaceful on an Overnight Safari
Do you have some journalling you’ve been meaning to finish? Are you at a point in your life where you’re re-evaluating yourself, your identity and a lot of larger decisions? If so, the peace and quiet might do you good.
When you go out into the desert on a safari, it will amaze you how peaceful it is. You won’t be able to hear a sound for miles, which many people find comforting. This is the perfect way to nab yourself some serious peace, quiet and serenity.
2. You’ll Never Forget a Desert Sunset
If you’ve never been to the United Arab Emirates, you might have never seen a desert sunset in person. You’ll soon learn that even a million Instagram photos can’t do it justice.
A live desert sunset is truly breathtaking. With its pinks, purples, and oranges, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a painting. It’s something you have to see to believe.
3. Get Up Close and Personal with Camels
Have you ever wanted to ride a camel? Well, you’re in luck.
Camels have been the choice mode of transportation for this part of the world for centuries, and predate the car. Some people still ride camels through the desert as a form of transportation, though many of them are now ridden by tourists.
If you’ve always wanted to ride a camel, you can do so during most desert safaris. You’ll get to climb onto its back and harken the olden days as you ride away into the sunset.
4. Meet Other Wildlife
While a desert safari isn’t the same as an African safari in terms of the amount of wildlife you’ll see, you’ll still get a load of some of our desert dwelling friends. Along with camels, of course, you’ll also perchance meet several types of birds and other animals native to the area.
While camels may be emblematic of the desert, falcons are also symbolic of the area. Bedouins thought that the falcon represented bravery.
In fact, falcons are so important to the area, that they are the national symbol of the United Arab Emirates.
You might just get up close and personal with one during your desert sojourn.
5. You’ll Get Your Fair Share of Adrenaline
Most desert safari trips aren’t only peaceful rides through the desert. You’ll also be able to get your thrills by dune bashing and sandboarding.
Dune bashing involves riding in a car with a four-wheel drive over the dunes of the desert. It’s said to be as scary as it is exhilarating. It isn’t for the faint of heart, but some tour companies use it as a means to get from one point to another. Therefore, if you’re going on an overnight safari, you’ll need to know if its part of the tour if it is something you’re not particularly keen on.
You can also go sandboarding, which is similar to snowboarding. Instead of boarding down the snow slopes, you’ll be boarding down sand dunes. Most people find this an amazing rush and are eager to try it again and again.
6. The Night Sky is Incredible in the Desert
Are you an amateur astronomer? Or do you just appreciate being able to see the constellations?
Either way, your view of the night sky will be totally unparalleled out in the desert. This is because there are no cities or pollution emanating from the desert, which gives you a clear view of the heavens above you. You won’t have to worry about city lights impeding your view of the heavens.
For some people, this is one of the things that sell them almost immediately on a desert safari.
7. You’ll Cool Off
If you’ve been living or vacationing in one of the bigger cities of the United Arab Emirates, you may think that going into the desert will only make you hotter. However, this isn’t actually the case.
The desert is often cooler than the cities, especially at night. Therefore, as the night sky becomes dark around you, you’ll find that with the night comes relief from the heat.
Cities are often hotter than the country, especially due to their buildings, pavement, and overcrowding. Camping out in the desert will definitely start to seem much cooler than the city.
Your Overnight Safari
Does an overnight safari sound like a good idea yet?
In addition to all the things mentioned above, an overnight safari with us also includes an overnight at a traditional camp with many different activities, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks, and BBQ dinner. The dinner will have both veggie and meat items for you to choose from.
You’ll also be able to smoke from a traditional sheesha in the desert for free, which is something you definitely can’t go back home.
If you’d like to read more about our overnight safari package, click here.