I really wanted to see the sand dunes up close, so I booked a Desert Safari tour in Abu Dhabi. This is also an exciting way to celebrate my birthday. The tour includes sand bashing, camel riding, sunset watching, belly dancing viewing, and BBQ dinner. The first activity, and my favorite, was the sand bashing. Inside of the 4x4, we braced ourselves for an adventure. I was seated at the front seat, so I can clearly see the slopes, and feel the turns. It felt like I am in a rollercoaster ride.
etched by the car tires
winds tamper the evidence
golden sands of time
However, we didn’t stop in the middle of the dunes. Before the tour, I have been thinking on what photos to take when I am in the middle of the desert. We stopped for a couple of minutes but was not allowed to go out of the car. I envied the other groups. I just quickly took some snaps but still, I was really disappointed.
After sand bashing, we went to a camel farm, and we were given an opportunity to experience the life of the locals. The problem in traveling alone, is that you have to request some tourists to take your photo. And I am not really into that. And I am also terrible in taking selfies.
The desert sunset is spectacular. The sun is hypnotizing. This is the only time I took lots of photos. I was truly amazed by it. And if I remember correctly, I have posted a lot of blog about my admiration with sunrises and sunsets.
The tour was for 6 hours. It was an exciting, stressful, enjoyable one. Yes, lots of emotions in this particular tour. And to end the trip, we were treated to a belly dancing show and an Emirati dinner. A perfect ending. Here's the video of my trip. Enjoy.
Last night, I went to an open mic (poetry) event. I would like to go on stage and read one of my poems, but I think I will freeze.
Photos taken with Nikon D7000
lens used : 18-200 mm VR