Desert Safari With Harri … Fossil Rock …

Harri was really keen to do a Desert Safari … so I took her out on a good one I’ve had experience with before … the company are good and the area they take you too for the off-roading is lovely … the area is known as Fossil Rock … and as its quite close to the border with Oman and the Hajir Mountains the sand has a very orangey/red colour to it from the iron in the mountains …

It creates really beautiful landscapes … and the drive is usually pretty fun too …

_MG_1286-1 _MG_1299-1 _MG_1305-1 _MG_1306-1 _MG_1302-1 _MG_1315-1 _MG_1310-1 _MG_1309-1 _MG_1320-1We had a little stop first for a toilet break and to allow our driver a chance to deflate his tyres slightly before setting off on the dune bashing …

_MG_1290-1 _MG_1335-1 _MG_1344-1 _MG_1352-1 _MG_1356-1 _MG_1361-1 _MG_1362-1 _MG_1387-1 _MG_1402-1 _MG_1405-1 _MG_1414-1 _MG_1417-1 _MG_1418-1We stopped after a while to allow everyone out of the cars … take some pictures on the dunes and generally to play around a bit in the sand … it was really windy and we pretty much came home with half the desert in our hair …

_MG_1422-1 _MG_1426-1 _MG_1431-1 _MG_1450-1 _MG_1436-1 _MG_1451-1 _MG_1457-1 _MG_1472-1 HarriSanduneRun(The Image above is actually an animated GIF … if its not working you need to click on the picture)

_MG_1476-1 _MG_1481-1 _MG_1482-1 _MG_1486-1 photo 5 copy-1Then a group on Dune Buggies came roaring past …

_MG_1501-1 _MG_1519-1 _MG_1576-1Not to forget the obligatory stop for prayer …

_MG_1574-1Followed by a bunch more pictures at the tops of the dune …

_MG_1527-1 _MG_1540-1 _MG_1543-1 photo 5-1 photo 3-1 _MG_1550-1 _MG_1552-1 _MG_1560-1 _MG_1564-1We were soon back in the car and off again … after bouncing around the dunes a little longer we stopped for the second time …

_MG_1596-1 _MG_1609-1 _MG_1628-1 _MG_1633-1 _MG_1636-1 _MG_1640-1 _MG_1651-1Before heading over to the Camp area where we would be staying for the rest of the trip …

_MG_1674-1 _MG_1686-1 _MG_1703-1 _MG_1707-1 _MG_1724-1When we got there the first thing we did was ride the camels … Harri and I were channeling our inner Arabian Princesses at this point … although I think I’m rather ungraceful … there was a point where I couldn’t get my leg off the camel as I tried to dismount …

_MG_1726-1 _MG_1732-1 _MG_1738-1 _MG_1754-1 _MG_1768-1Harri actually managed the dismount rather gracefully …

_MG_1775-1I loved the Camel Keepers little chair set up with his tea cup and sandals …

_MG_1752-1_MG_1786-1 _MG_1809-1 _MG_1814-1 _MG_1820-1We found our table round the main stage before heading off to grab a couple drinks and for Harri to get some Henna on her hands …

_MG_1825-1 _MG_1833-1 _MG_1841-1 _MG_1851-1The rest of the evening was spent chatting with the others from our car … eating yummy food … and watching the evening’s entertainment … it all started with the Twirling Dirvish …

_MG_1902-1 _MG_1921-1 _MG_1936-1And the evening rounded off with the belly dancer …

_MG_1956-1 _MG_1974-1 _MG_2021-1 _MG_2039-1It was a really fun afternoon/evening out and we both had a great time … it did take a while to get all the sand out the next day …

Till next time …

Mina X

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7 thoughts on “Desert Safari With Harri … Fossil Rock …

  1. OK, next time I am in Dubai no matter what everyone says I AM going for this experience πŸ˜€ If it is bad for my back it should be bad for yours too!! πŸ˜› XXX

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