Dubai Safari

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I looked out to an ocean of sand with rippled waves of rolling dunes. Sky and sand: everywhere. The terrain was spotted with the odd scrub or two. On one side of me, I watched the sun slip down, and in its wake, coloured light spread across the sky like ink leaking through a paper towel. On the other side of me, the moon rose bright and bold, casting a silver glow along the wispy remnants of clouds on the ever-darkening sky. The air was cool. The sand soft. The sky above: a canvas of glory. To stand, encompassed by such wonder and beauty, is life altering. It has to be.

If I could go back there to that moment, there is something I would do: I would stand there in the middle of it all, and stretch my hands out wide while tilting my body as the sun disappeared and the moon lifted into the sky. I don’t know why I want to do that, but I do.

That’s the best I can do at describing what I felt and saw when I met the desert one perfect evening in Dubai. The safari was the one thing I was most looking forward to on this trip. I was not disappointed. My only complaint is this: I didn’t get to sit quietly in the sand for a little longer. Oh, to just capture the moment I described a little longer.

The safari is one of those experiences that makes a difference to your life somehow. I felt the same way after I pony trekked in the mountains of Lesotho with my daughters.

The safari was run through Platinum Heritage, and from all the wonderful things I’ve done in Dubai, if you could only put one thing on your bucket list, this would be it.

I can’t do it justice with my words, or pictures, so I’ll simply give a snap shot of the afternoon and evening.

4 Wheel Drive Ride

Go off road in a vintage Land Rover (you even get to keep the sand protecting head scarf!). 

Dubai Safari

Dubai Safari

Dubai Desert Safari

Dubai Desert Safari

Falcony Demonstration

To a Falcony Demonstration spot and learn about the history of falconry in Arabian culture. 

Dubai Safari

Falconry - Dubai Safari

Falconry - Dubai Safari

Watch the sun set

(And the moon rise).

Dubai Safari

Dubai Safari - sunset

Dubai Safari

Dubai Safari

Camel Ride

You have to hang on tight when they get up and down!

 Dubai Camel riding

Traditional Arabian Dinner under the stars.

Relaxing and peaceful. Great time to chat.

 Dubai Safari

Dubai Safari

Dubai Safari

Dubai Safari

Dubai Safari

Henna Tattoo

To take home with me. 

Henna Tattoo

Waiting for the henna to dry.

Henna Tattoo

This picture is by Rachel from Sesame Ellis.

Hands

Top left: Mel from One Crafty Mamma

Top right: Me

Bottom left: Emily from Melbourne Girl

Bottom right: Cintia from My Poppet 

Video Snap Shot

Here’s a minute and a half snap shot of the safari. 

Find out all the special things about this particular safari here.

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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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