November 6, 2009
Eric and I figured this would be a good place to write you because this city is way more than people realize and it’s been one of our favorite stops.
As promised, a check in with Eric & Beth, our friends from the blog El Mundo. The first postcard proves to be a good one … Dubai, a great stop on their trip around the world.
Since in today’s tech age the physical postcard has now been altered to text messaging, here’s the abbreviated summary with photos…
فِعْل : يستمتع بـ . يَنْعَم بـ
(English translasion from Arabic–enjoy!)
An activity that Eric and I knew we had to try was dune bashing. I wasn’t exactly sure what this was going to involve until I climbed into our Toyota 4 Runner that had roll cages covering the inside of the car. We drove about an hour to the desert. A large pack of 4 Runners began the dunes together speeding off through the sand (these are some of the largest dunes in the world).
There were multiple times that I was sure we were going to roll our car and tumble down the dune but our driver was an expert and always corrected his skids right before flipping. We went barrelling over hills and skidding down dunes for about 30 minutes before stopping for a photo shoot on the dunes at sunset.
The trip continued with an authentic Bedouin dinner, camel rides, and belly dancing. I would definitely recommend this adventure to anyone who will be in Dubai who has a love for adventure and doesn’t mind getting thrown around a bit. If you don’t like rollercoasters then this is not something you want to try. It reminds me of a rollercoaster without a track and the driver does a great job of pulling unexpected dives and turns throughout the dune. For anyone seeking a heart-pounding journey It’s great adventure not to be missed!