Fossil Rock … Desert Safari …

Hello everyone … so as I mentioned in the CATURDAY post yesterday I got so carried away with spring cleaning our kitchen I totally forgot to write up this post … and before I knew it we had to get ready to go out and meet friends for dinner … anyways … hope you have all had a lovely Easter weekend … Perry has the day off today so I planned a little Easter Treasure Hunt for him round the apartment … I’ll share that in a couple days …

Anyways here is the post from when Ghazaleh and I went on a Desert Safari a couple weekends ago … we both really enjoyed it and I thought the company we went with were generally better than the one I went with LAST TIME … it was also to a different part of the desert outside of Dubai known as Fossil Rock … so it was nice to see somewhere different …

So after being picked up and driving for about an hour out of the city we stopped at a rest stop for a toilet break with the option of renting quad bikes for 15mins while we waited for the rest of the cars to show up …

_MG_4474-1 _MG_4477-1 _MG_4486-1 _MG_4487-1 _MG_4496-1 _MG_4508-1 _MG_4509-1Once the other cars had arrived and everyone was ready to go we headed off up and over the dunes … The sand in this part of the Desert is generally quite red … which is from all the iron deposits blown from the nearby Hajir Mountains …

_MG_4512-1 _MG_4530-1 _MG_4537-1 _MG_4545-1 _MG_4548-1 _MG_4551-1 _MG_4562-1Spraying up sand all over the place …

_MG_4574-1 _MG_4599-1 _MG_4567-1 _MG_4572-1 _MG_4585-1And stopping on very steep crests (the top of a dune) …

_MG_4626-1 _MG_4592-1 _MG_4621-1 _MG_4629-1After alot of ups and downs over the dunes we finally stopped for a break and to take some pictures …

_MG_4635-1 _MG_4639-1 _MG_4643-1 _MG_4645-1 _MG_4662-1 _MG_4666-1 _MG_4674-1 _MG_4652-1It was a very windy afternoon with the sand just blowing off the top of the crests …

_MG_4703-1 _MG_4694-1 _MG_4682-1 _MG_4685-1 _MG_4689-1 _MG_4680-1And a couple more of us on the dunes …

_MG_4706-1 _MG_4711-1 _MG_4718-1Once we set off again … we had a couple of the cars getting stuck …

_MG_4722-1 _MG_4729-1 _MG_4736-1Before we finally made our way to the camps … watching the sun set as we arrived …

_MG_4754-1 _MG_4758-1 _MG_4760-1 _MG_4764-1 _MG_4768-1Once at the camp we had a little wander round … ate some food … and watched the evening entertainment …

_MG_4771-1 _MG_4773-1 _MG_4775-1There was a Belly Dancer and a Dancing Dervish …

photo 1 (1)-1 photo 2 (1)-1 photo 3 (1)-1Ghazaleh even headed over to the henna tent and had a flower design done on her shoulder …

_MG_4770-1 photo (2)-1So that was our afternoon on the Dunes … it was a fun but long day … considering we had been up the BURJ KHALIFA that same morning for sunrise …

Till next time …

Mina X

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3 thoughts on “Fossil Rock … Desert Safari …

  1. Pictures are amazing. Just don’t try writing anything. Once we set off again … “we had a couple of the cars” getting stuck … 😀

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