Dune Bashing is not only a thrilling adventure of swimming across the sand dunes in 4X4 vehicles but it also has lots of other options such as Quad Bike Safari, Camel Safari, Dune Buggy Safari, Night Safari, Falconry and Sand Boarding. Whichever option you choose it is always packaged with complimentary attractions of Arabic belly dancing, Henna Tattoos, BBQ dinner, refreshments, Sheesha and camel ride. On the whole, you get an exhilarating experience that is worth every penny paid. Dubai vacation without a Dune Bashing ride is never complete.
The Desert Safari tour operators offer three types of packages - Morning, Evening and Overnight Safaris.
The Morning Safaris:
Drive through the sand dunes at Dubai outskirts early in the morning, to experience practically a roller coaster ride of dune bashing in an SUV vehicle. Later on, you are given the choice of trying Quad biking, camel riding or sand skiing. Refreshments and snacks are provided by the tour operator and by noon you are back to Dubai.
The Evening Safaris:
The evening safaris last till late night and dune bashing, in this case, is almost same as Morning Safaris except for different colours of sand than during the morning. The difference lies in the events that happen thereafter. Later you will be served dinner which differs with every tour operator (you can choose the type of dinner you want while booking). But BBQ is the highlight of Evening Safaris along with Buffets and vegetarian options. Women can try Arabic henna tattoos, dress in traditional Arabic costumes, while the men can try to puff in the sheesha. You will also be served with Arabic Coffee (gahwa) and fresh dates. Opportunities for trying your hand at Quad biking, camel riding or sand skiing also available at an extra cost. Remember Belly Dancing and Sheesha are not available during the Ramadan month.
Overnight Safaris are the same as Evening Safaris except that you get to stay overnight under the moonlit sky in sleeping bags and blankets. Next day breakfast is also included in the tour cost.
Quad Bike Desert Safari:
If you are an adventure and sports enthusiast then Quad Bike Safari is a must-try. Quad Biking is much more dangerous and experimental version of discovering the sandy terrain and its necessary that proper safety gear and briefing about off-road driving is taken, which they do provide.
Dune Buggy Desert Safari:
Dune Buggy is a recreational vehicle with large wheels and wide tires which are used only on sand. Rolling up and down the sand can be quite mind-blowing as you challenge the dunes. Minimum age needed is 15 years and proper safety gear has to be worn. Not as fast as Dune Bashing in SUV but surely is a very thrilling experience too.