Desert Safari Dubai

Is a desert yoga pose a bad reason to trek an hour out of town in 43 degree heat?




Eh.. of course not!


On our second day we met up with my friend Mo who is spending his summer in Dubai, and he being an awesome human organised a desert safari for us.


We set off in the afternoon and made our way straight to the wilderness / desert.. not really sure there is such a thing as wilderness in Dubai!


The first activity was 30 mins of 'dune bashing' aka holding on for dear life as our car weaved and skidded its way around the sand dunes!


I tried to take some footage but most of it is me banging the camera into the window or the seat as the whole car rocked.


Afterwards we got out and tried to take some coordinated photos..


Apparently coordination is not our strong point..


I promise I can actually jump, going to blame this on unfortunate timing ;)



When we reached the desert camp Mo and I made a beeline for the quad bikes!


I had my massive handbag with me so it looked like I was going out for the weekly shop but I promise it was way more hardcore than that.


Next up was the token desert activity of camel riding. I was actually bitten by a camel when I was a kid so I was rather nervous at this point.


Thankfully there was no repeat of the biting incident!


As the sun went down we made our way into the camp to watch the evenings acts, but before that we ran into this little guy.


Unfortunately he had no respect for Gucci sunglasses.



Or Mo's hat...


But eventually he settled down.


After some arabic food we watched various acts twirl across the stage..




Of course hiding anytime they tried to pull someone out from the audience!


Just before it was time to head home we decided to take a family photo.


#ootd .... that is 'outfit of the day' for those of you who are not up to par on your Instagram hashtags!








Liakada

35 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos! It looks like you had such a fun time :) xx

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    1. Thanks so much Nevena, it was fun!

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  2. I've been here before and it's a fun adventure.
    I love your fun photos too

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  3. Love the shot of that hawk on your head! I've held a hawk at Gleneagles but with a glove on, hopefully his claws didn't scratch you too much!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. Thankfully the sunglasses survived his claws haha!

      Ash | Liakada

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  4. Amazing pictures. xx

    Nina
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  5. This looks like an incredible trip. The colour of the sand is so striking and the jumping photos made me laugh - they're always so hard to time haha!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. So hard to time! Such an epic fail hahaha, ah well next time :)

      Ash | Liakada

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  6. Amazing post! Hope you had great time :) have a nice day :)

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  7. beautiful photos! the desert looks amazing!

    lifeisashoe

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  8. oh my goodness! all these adventures look like so much fun! I love those jumping shots!
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    1. Thanks Kelsey, I so wish we had one with all of us in the air haha

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  9. I love it, I love it, I love it. I would've been nervous about riding over the dunnes like you were, but I absolutely love the photos. I so wish I was there.

    Kia / House of KTS
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    1. Thanks Kia, it was nerve wracking at first but then it got better :)

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  10. Amazing photos - looks sooooo cool!

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  11. Brave woman tackling the heat and the sand dunes, this looks like wonderful fun. Your pictures made me laugh nice to see the human touch rather than staged pics. The hawk looks like he meant business Lucy x

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    1. So glad you liked the photos Lucy, the colours of the desert really show up nice on photos.. should go there more often :)

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  12. Really cool photos! I´m a little bit envious right now ;-)

    Love, Héloise
    Et Omnia Vanitas

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    1. Thanks Heloise, I hope you get to visit someday :)

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  13. Love love love
    your photos are amazing
    looks like you had some great fun in the dunes
    xx
    Garland Girl

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    1. It was such fun! Thanks for stopping by!

      Ash | Liakada

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  14. A Dubai Desert Safari sounds amazing! Your photos are so cool. I feel like I was there! Love your hat by the way, tres cool X

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    1. Thank you so much! I bought it in Kenya actually but its one of those Australian wallaby hats :)

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  17. Sounds like you had quite the adventure.

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    1. It was fun! Thanks for stopping by Jen :)

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  18. Looks like you had a great time, I love Dubai!! I went there last summer and it reached 55 Degrees at one point. The places look so exciting!

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    1. oh man 55 degrees is just insane! I was dying with the heat haha

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  19. Very lovely and Sexy they are and I like the pictures.

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