Dubai: Your Complete Travel Guide to this Land of Excess
If you’ve been dreaming of skiing and suntanning in the same day, drunk on $5k bottles of Cristal, Dubai is your opulent paradise.
One of the best aspects of visiting a country that is partially covered in desert is the desert safari. Desert Safari is a thrilling ride which includes dune bashing, night camps, Arabic-style entertainment and a large buffet. It is both adventurous and relaxing (and you thought those two things could never come together).
Platinum Heritage provides the most luxurious and authentic desert safari experience that you are likely to never forget. They have different collections and offers available to best suit what you want. Platinum Heritage is one of the best ways to experience and witness the beauty and serenity of a dessert at night.
Their Platinum Collection is their most basic collection. It includes a thrilling ride in a luxurious Range Rover, followed by occasional stops at Desert wildlife conservatories. Here, you can book a ticket to enter the conservatory and spend a half hour gazing at the Dubai wildlife in their natural habitat. They also make stops at oasis, so that you can see first-hand what a mirage looks like to a desert traveler. Near the oasis, they also offer a uniquely styled Bedouin breakfast with traditional food items like dates, coconut sweets, hummus, lamb meat and Arabic bread.
The Heritage Collection is one step up from the Platinum Collection. Being an ardent history lover, this is the offer that I took. In the Heritage collection, the occasional stops in the safari are made at historical sites and museums located inside the desert. It’s enthralling gazing at the historical cites in the sort of pleasurable quietness that you only find in a dessert. You can spend one night at a vintage Bedouin camp that is equipped with the best bathroom facilities and a luxurious Bedouin tent- it’s the perfect way to experience the life of a Bedouin while staying true to your twenty first century lifestyle. They provide tailor-made activities which can include camel rides, falcon spotting, henna art, belly dancing, hookah smoking, etc.
Besides these, Platinum Heritage also offers a wedding package for all those of you who wish to spice things up Arabic style and host a wedding or proposal in the desert. And trust me, it’ll be equal parts quirky and adventurous.