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OVER NIGHT CAMPING BY RIDE HORSES AND CAMELS

Overnight Camping/ Trek
400 AED - approximately
25 max

Hello my lovely Dubai friends:

Here's the invite (finally) for my non-safari "safari". I did this last fall, and it was a blast, so I thought I'd share the love. Muah!!

On Friday November 30th, we will meet at Dragon Mart EPPCO station around 2pm (official time to come). ( Let me know if you need a ride, so we can arrange a carpool.) Then, we'll head to the farm, which is 15 min. from Dragon Mart. 

At the farm, you can choose either a camel or horse to ride to the campsite. There will also be a dune-bashing option but only one 4x4, so only 4 people can take this option each way.

The ride to the campsite is about 2 hours, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing. By the time we arrive the sun is setting, and the view is idyllic! 

When we arrive at the campsite (around 5 or 6pm), we will start unpacking, set up the tents, and maybe go for a little walk in the desert. We can also plan some games or even music (Anyone have a guitar?)

The BBQ will start around 8pm, and we can sit around the fire--in true Bedouin style-- while everything is prepared. The guys make a great Arabic spread, complete with dessert! 

The next morning, we will have a nice breakfast, which is also covered in the price. There will be plenty of options for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. Then, we'll head back to the farm on horses/camels and/or dune-bashing. 

The horses/camels and/or dune-bashing will all depend on suppy and demand. Everyone can choose whether to go on a horse back or on a camel back. (Horses are more comfortable and easier; camels are more unique.) But if you already know what you want, speak up now to reserve your preference.

*Note: We will be planning a couple practice rides for people who have never ridden a horse or camel. If this will be your first time on a horse or camel, I would recommend getting your feet wet before taking on a 2-hour ride.

Please bring: sleeping bag, tent; dark-glasses, sun-cream, sweater. Please wear: comfortable clothing, shoes with enclosed-toes. Everything will be sent to the camping base by 4x4. No need to bring food or water; EVERYTHING is provided. It can get cold in the desert at night, so PLEASE bring something to keep you warm. 

Of course, this will depend upon the number. If we reach 20, the will be around 400 AED per person, which is very fair considering it is an overnight trip with two meals and use of the animals. Plus, the horse farmer, Khalid is a great source of free entertainment:D

I'd like to collect the money a couple weeks in advance, if possible, just to reserve the booking. If you change your mind, please be sure to update your RSVP. 

Yalla habibis and habibtis!!

 

 


 

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  • Musta

    adventure

    December 1, 2012

  • Musta

    Also im new here still paper work for license,any space for a pick up plz?

    November 27, 2012

  • Musta

    Hi love to join u , i would like to ride a horse only,see u soon

    November 27, 2012

  • Vijayarajan

    Hi everybody!

    November 9, 2012

  • pacint

    hi ahmed i just wanna know is it allowed to bring kids 9 years old ?

    October 23, 2012

    • pacint

      yah i ll be responsible she is a girl 9 years old yah we can ride one camel :)

      October 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys. Any chance I can have a +1 (or 2) i.e invite a couple of friends. Would love to meet the group, but some familiar faces would not hurt.

    And errr....I'd like a large Argentinian Breed Horse please (no ponies).

    October 13, 2012

  • Bryonie

    I would like a camel and I have never rode one before so need a lesson :)

    October 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    more details please ?

    October 4, 2012

  • Syed S.

    would love to join but will be out of town during tht time

    October 3, 2012

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