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Stars in the Desert - Arabian Adventures, Dubai

1 November 2014

Experience life under the stars in the desert with the Arabian Dreams overnight camp from Arabian Adventures

A night of stargazing followed by waking up to a breath-taking sunrise over the dunes is complemented by an experience of Bedouin life, which includes food and activities. 

“The overnight desert experience Arabian Dreams offers an escape from the bustling city life. It is a camping experience that strikes a perfect balance between enjoying the natural outdoors and traditional Bedouin living, and having access to modern comforts with facilities such as showers and washrooms,” said Luc Delcomminette, Vice President, Arabian Adventures. 

The experience begins with a four-wheel drive to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, followed by a short stop for a falconry demonstration. Guests are then taken for a drive through the magnificent dunes and then stop for a photo opportunity to capture the beauty of the sunset. There is also the chance to ride into camp on camels where Arabic coffee and dates await. The dinner options include grilled meats, fresh salads and a selection of sweets and beverages presented in traditional Bedouin style, rounded off with shisha. 

There are eight tents in the camp, each one accommodating two people and fitted out with a queen-size bed, linens and towels. Guests can choose to book single occupancy tents if desired. There are female and male showers, as well as washrooms within the camp. There is also the option to request a wake-up call to witness the sunrise, before a hot breakfast of eggs, sausages, cereals, bread and condiments, croissants, juices as well as coffee and tea. 

A guide then escorts the guests on a wildlife drive to observe the Arabian Oryx and Gazelles in their natural habitat, spot plants indigenous to the desert and learn about their uses in the daily lives of Bedouins. Operating daily from October to April, Arabian Dreams can be booked for Dhs895 per person, online via arabian-adventures.com.



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