We were picked up by our excellent driver Zahid. He is the one on the left of my photograph. To say his skill on driving on the dunes was good, does him a disservice. He was even better in the dark, on our way out of camp.
The whole trip was not fantastic, was not horrible, but feel you should know what you are getting into. From Dubai, it is quite a drive to the site for off roading in the desert. This stop is a bit of a tourist trap, not the best restrooms for starters, the locals pounce on you to buy, buy, buy...food, drink or a souvenir. But, they pounce on you at every turn. Once the tyres are set for the sand, you are straight on to the dunes.
Fantastic driving gets you in the middle of nowhere, sand as far as the eye can see. Gorgeous...
Then, back to get tyres blown up again & off to camp we go. Then they pounce again. Trip is advertised as soft drink/water is unlimited & included in the ticket price. Little tubs of water whenever you like, but soft drinks only from 6.60pm for some reason... Then, you are only allowed ONE!!! Plus, they take the lid off that one for you. Are they feart you take them all home??
Free camel ride is short, all the way down the queue they try to get you to buy a longer ride. This was not much longer. Also a horse to buy a ride.
Free henna tattoo area.
Food was okay, but getting it was a phaff getting it. Boom and you are at te back of a very big queue for dinner. Then they serve you the meat at the end.
The shows were very good.
Dropped back of at our hotel, after what was a good day by our ever helpful Zahid.