Dubai Desert Holidays
While it’s perfectly possible, and indeed highly recommended, to visit the desert for a few hours from your city or beach base it’s far better to leave the bright lights behind and stay a night or two.
Forget the gold you can buy in the souks, the real sparkle is amongst the undulating dunes of the desert. It’s magical to rise early and watch as the sun’s first rays hit this golden land. It’s equally a sight to savour when it dips over the horizon and the night sky impresses with thousands of twinkling stars.
Aside from simply absorbing the unique environment, there’s no need to be completely idle. Go on a thrilling four-wheel drive dune bashing ride, enjoy horse riding or camel trekking, perhaps try your hand at archery, hop on a fat bike or even give sand boarding a go.
The desert is also home to a host of natural creatures including Arabian Oryx, gazelle, lizards, red foxes, falcons and sand cats.