Desert Safari: The Camp


”Our journey will continue until we reach our traditional Arabic camp, and there you will have the opportunity to try a host of activities like camel riding, henna painting, belly dancing, Shisha, Arabic sweets and coffee significant to Bedouin culture.”

”After sunset, a BBQ dinner will be served under the starlit sky, with live entertainment to make sure you have a night to remember. You will also be treated to traditional Arabic hospitality, with Arabic coffee and dates served as they have been for centuries and continue to be served in Emirati homes today.”

Of all the desert safari camps I’ve been to, I find this to be the cleanest, most spacious and most tourist-friendly. The tables were laid out for a certain number of people, not too crowded and not so suffocating.

I like that there were also spaces for the loners.

By the time we reached camp, we were starved. Good thing welcome drinks were waiting for us!

After the recharge, it was time to line up for buffet.

This henna lasted for over a week.

The arabic surfer dude!

The Arab whose clothes won’t fit. Haha.

Buttons popping off his muscular chest and the Asian popping out her eyes just so she can see.

The shisha line.

My brother’s first shisha.

The toilet had an ancient look but it was the cleanest camp wash room I’ve ever seen.

The wiggling belly dancer!

Social dancing!

The best part was at the end when they turned off the lights for 10 minutes and the entire camp was silent just gazing at the stars above.

I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams… ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Here’s us riding the camels, the belly dancer teaching the men how to dance, and my brother and husband joining in the group dance!


If you’re looking for a safari worth paying for, I recommend this tour company. Speaking from our experience, they were professional and well-coordinated. The guides were well-groomed. The itinerary was well-planned. The rides were synchronized and systematic. The camp was well-prepared, had almost everything to complete a desert safari adventure.

They offer you a variety of tours and excursions within the UAE that enable you to experience the best of the land, the people, the culture and the tradition.


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