Well, hello from Dubai where I’m on an 18 hour layover. So I thought I’d pop up some photos of and information about a day trip my teenagers did in the desert around Dubai when we stayed here at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel last December.
The two boys went off on their own to do the tour and had a great time.
They were with a very large tour company called Arabian Adventures, which has an office at the hotel and is part of the Emirates Group. So I reckoned they’d be safe enough.
Being 16 and 14 at the time, it was good for them to have an adventure without their old mum and little bother and sister in tow.
First stop was to meet and greet the camels. Teen17 had met camels as a wee baby, we lived in Karachi for a year from when he was three months old. Maybe that’s why he felt so comfortable with them.
And here he is with his Akubra hat on, very Aussie.
They said that running back up the dunes was exhausting. The tour activity level is noted as ‘challenging’ on the website.
Thanks boys for taking these photos and letting me use them.
Dex also shot a little bit of video on his phone, which I’ve knocked up into a 30 second video… not an elegant video but you’ll get a sense of it in only 30 seconds.
Camel Riding and Sandboarding Tour Details
The boys did the Rides and Slides tour, organised by Arabian Adventures, which has a huge range of tours on offer.
My two friends who live in Dubai recommended this company for quality and safety.
Tours cost: We paid 275 AED (Emirati Dirhams) per person which is currently about AU$80. No reduced prices for children.
Ages: Children over 10 only.
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