7 new UAE adventuresBe the first to comment 18 September 2012
Straddling coastal and desert areas, oases and mountains, the UAE is a natural host for an impressive range of weekend adventures. Add elements of both its seafaring and Bedouin heritage, and you’re left with a stack of options to keep you busy every weekend for a couple of months. Why wait for your visitors to arrive? Get out and have an adventure now.
When: Every week on Fridays and Tuesdays.
What: Situated in a secluded desert spot in Ras Al Khaimah, not far from Banyan Tree Al Wadi, the Bedouin Oasis offers a unique overnight experience. There’s a barbecue dinner featuring food cooked using traditional Bedouin methods, as well as henna painting, belly-dancing entertainment, sandboarding and more. There are also falconry and camel-trekking options, and on cooler nights you can relax by large fires under the stars. Though all the action happens in a traditional majlis tent setup, you’ll be given your own modern tent in which to sleep, and there are separate toilet and shower facilities for men and women. Breakfast, dinner and soft drinks are included, while selected drinks are available at an extra cost. Though off-road transport is provided from the main road, there is an extra charge if you need transport from Dubai.
Best for: Those who prefer glamping to camping.
Dhs340 per person, plus Dhs30 for pick-up from Dubai. Ras Al Khaimah, off Emirates Road, www.arabianincentive.com (04 266 6020).
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