Dubai is famous around the world as a modern, technological and metropolitan city. Think of Dubai and you will picture its iconic skyline, its expansive malls, and its breathtakingly luxurious hotels. However, a trip to Dubai really has so much more to offer – as you will discover on our special adventure tour. On this exhilarating and eye-opening excursion we will leave the shiny skyscrapers of Dubai far behind, as we venture out into the natural beauty of the land beyond the city, and experience traditional, authentic Arabian culture out in the desert.
On board luxury 4x4 vehicles we will depart the city and head in the direction of the striking Hajjar Mountains and the scenic golden red dunes of the desert. Our first stop is Hatta, a reconstruction of a traditional mountain village, set within a lush desert oasis. This is the site of a genuine settlement dating back to the 16th century, and today serves as an intriguing tourist destination and a showcase of some of Dubai’s rich and ancient cultural heritage. Here you will find examples of traditional house constructions, made from mud, stone and palm fronds, as well as historical artefacts, clothing, handicrafts and musical instruments. As Hatta was an ancient fortress village, you will also see its two watchtowers – once used to protect its population from invaders.
Leaving the village, we will continue driving through oases (known as wadis) until we reach the magical, crystal clear Hatta mountain pools, where you will get a chance to swim in their refreshing waters. For lunch, we will call at Hatta Fort Hotel, an exquisite mountain retreat set amid stunningly beautiful landscaped gardens.
Next, we head off into the desert for a spot of dune bashing – a thrilling, jaw-dropping rollercoaster drive up and over the sand dunes, in the safety of our robust 4x4s. We’ll stop on top of the highest dune to witness a spectacular desert sunset.
Our final stop is for refreshments, entertainment and a dip into Bedouin culture at a traditional desert campsite. Take a camel ride, sample a hookah, or simply enjoy the ambience and tuck into a delicious barbecue buffet – the perfect end to an unforgettable day.
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