How To Prepare For Your Desert Safari
Going on a desert safari is one of the most fun activities you can do Dubai. It is packed with adventure, especially dune bashing. However, to get the maximum benefit of the ride you will need to be properly equipped. These are few things you must consider before you go on these rides.
Book in advance
Desert safaris can get booked quite fast, so if you want to join it is best to book early. When you make your booking you will have to let them know about children under 5. There are different options when travelling with small kids. This is done to ensure the comfort of the children as well the other guests.
During the safari you will be exclusively in the company of other tourists, if you disregard the tour guides and other hosts at the campsites. Hence, it is acceptable for tourists to wear tank tops and shorts. Nevertheless, it is advisable to wear full length clothes made of a breathable material to avoid sunburn. If you go on a morning desert safari the desert temperature will be very warm once you step out of the 4WD, so don’t wear any heavy makeup or cream as it be uncomfortable for you if when you sweat. Pack an extra set of clothes in case of an accident. Sunglasses and a scarf will keep the sun and sand out of your eyes and hair.
Fine desert sand will creep into your sneakers and socks, so you will be more comfortable wearing flip-flops or any type of shoe that allows the sand to slide out. Desert sand feels great on your feet, so don’t hesitate to go barefoot.
If you choose an evening desert safari make sure you pack a cardigan or sweater. Desert temperatures can become drop significantly after sunset. It can reach temperatures below 15 ˚C between the months of December and February.
If you have kids or if you are pregnant remember to pack everything else you’ll need.
Eat a light lunch
If you hope to go dune bashing it is wise to eat a light meal. Otherwise you may feel nauseous during the ride.
Food and drink is available at the stop before the safari begins and also at the campsites, so you don’t have to pack food.
Bring cash, credit cards and your camera
At the end of the day all that you will have are memories. Take a camera or video camera with you to capture all memorable moments.
You can buy souvenirs at the tourist shops. They accept credit cards or cash to make life easier for you.
This is only a rough guide. Don’t overthink. The tour guides try their best to keep the tourists comfortable. So, if you missed something there will always be a friendly guide to help you out.