For those interested in Camel Riding Abu Dhabi is the place to do it. Abu Dhabi, the capital of U.A.E., is a city whose story of transformation is simply fascinating. Just like Dubai, Abu Dhabi too was a coastal city reliant on fishing, spice trade, and pearl diving. But with the discovery of oil, it all changed. The city almost developed overnight. Today, Abu Dhabi is one of the most developed cities in the world, and people from all over the world come to take tours in Abu Dhabi. A few of such popular tours are the desert safari and camel safari. Here’s what you can expect in them.
Adrenaline Pumping Dune Bash
The desert safari is mostly about how the Bedouins lived their lifestyle, except for this part. You are taken into the desert in powerful Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV). These SUVS are then taken over the gold sand dunes for dune bashing. This crazy ride will have you screaming in excitement, as it is nothing short of a roller coaster ride. The SUVs almost fly over the dunes, but the drivers are absolute experts and will ensure your safety. You can also do the same with quad bikes. The only difference here is that you will be in charge of your ride.
Now this is the part where we come to the Bedouin lifestyle. Came riding has been a way of life for the Emiratis, and even today, there are many villages and desert camps that only use camels. Some tours bring you to the desert camp on the camels, while some allow you to enjoy the rides after you reach the camp. Choose whichever you like. The camels are well-trained and friendly. There are professional handlers present throughout. The feeling of riding the camel is quite unique and you will thoroughly enjoy it. Watch the sunset on camel back. It will be quite an experience.
Activities at the Desert Camp
There are a lot fun activities at the camp that you will enjoy. For the ladies, there’s Henna painting. This traditional activity has been ongoing for thousands of years. It was especially done during marriage, and other important ceremonies. Women’s hands and feet are painted in creative designs, and it lasts for a few days. Families can also dress up in traditional Arabic clothing and take pictures.
Sheesha & Coffee
One activity you must do is smoke sheesha, which is known as Hubbllee Bubblee. Smoking the sheesha is a traditional way of relaxing after sundown. You can sit by the campfire, while chit-chatting with friends and family. You are also served traditional Arabic Tea and Coffee. The coffee is quite special as it is roasted on fire, and then ground to perfection. It is one of the best coffees you will ever taste. You will also be served snacks and other refreshments.
Before you know it, it will time for dinner. For dinner, you are served traditional style BBQ veg and non veg delicacies. You also have many delicious salads and desserts. At night, the desert becomes cold, so eating hot BBQ food, sitting by the fire, is a different experience altogether. Plus, with all the daily activities, you will be famished and the food will taste even better. Food made with love goes straight to the heart.
Tanoura, Belly & Fire Dance
Just like the Bedouins used to have, you will also enjoy entertainment while you dine. Tanoura is an ancient dance performed by men. The dancers mimic the movement of the galaxy of spinning around each other. The dance is entertaining and hypnotic. Then there’s belly dance. Beautiful women perform this amazing dance that will have you completely mesmerised. Fire performers also combine to the beat and entertain you. This is a wonderful way to bring end to a safari in the golden desert.
If you do not want to do the whole safari thing, you can take your family for simple camel rides. On the edge of the city and desert, you will be taken on camelback rides to explore vast open desert and undiscovered terrain. These rides are also quite adventurous and you will be done in a few hours.
So, whichever tour may attract you, one thing is for sure, when looking for camel riding Abu Dhabi is the only name to consider. The people here are obsessed with camel. In fact, there are camel races being held all around the country. The main season is from October to April. This sport is passionately followed by many. There’s also a robot camel race. You have to see it to believe it. So, for a true desert experience along with camel ride over the golden sand dunes, choose from tours in Abu Dhabi to have a flawless experience.