Showing posts with label Desert Safari. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Desert Safari. Show all posts

Full Moon Desert Drumming in Dubai

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African Drums
The Full Moon Desert Drumming season will begin its first session one week from now. We went in March last year and had an amazing and unique experience. I was organizing my photos and saw the album, remembered that I haven't shared it here yet. It was something different from all the other desert trips we've had and I wanted to share them with you. We played music using the djembe drums (a native African drum) under the bright moonlight. Felt like we were in Africa. With our own tribe. And, we sound good, really good.

We arrived at the desert edge at 6 pm and transferred to a Toyota Land Cruiser that took us to the camp deep inside the Al Aweer desert. The ride to the camp was a mini dune bashing for us especially our driver was extra enthusiastic to give my kids a fun ride.

Planet Torus 4x4 fleet 
Even with a bumpy ride, I couldn't help but notice the full moon and this amazing sunset

Dubai desert sunset

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Desert Driving

I was staring at some pictures saved in my computer today. I suddenly realized that it has been 364 days since we had our first desert safari on our own along with some of my husbands coworkers. It was his first time to drive in the desert, I was nervous but was feeling so excited about the trip. We headed to the desert early in the morning of January 23, 2009, the air was cold and the sky was clear, it's the best time of the year in UAE for outdoor activities like this.

Meeting place-FEDEX Head Office-Airport Terminal 2-madilim pa ng magkitakita kami, we wanted to be there earlyOn our way...

Told you it was cold, the temperatures registers 12 degrees, by 7:40 we reach the entry to the desert, Daryl gave a short briefing on how to drive in the desert, set the two way radio on same frequescies so we will be able to communicate with each other-di ka pwedeng mawala mahirap ang rescue lalo na pag nabalaho ka sa buhangin, kailangan ng hihila sa sasakyan mo. They also remove some air from all the 4W cars tyres, this is done so the car can easily maneuver in the sand. All is set? Lets go.

  While setting the tire pressure...

Daryl giving a short briefing for all first timers...

We started our cruise to the heart of the desert.

Playing and basking at the sand dunes, some are so steep you will feel like falling. I have mixed emotions but what I know is it was fun. We met some offroaders inside, they happen to know one of our friends and they decided to cruise with us, it was a relief, they are well equipped which help us a lot when one of the cars almost fall in a steep dune and when one was burried in the sand

After all the digging, pulling and pushing, we continue with the trip , enjoy the rest of the day soaking ourselves under the sun and enjoy the beautiful scenic view of this wonderful creation of God, we also got lucky to find a herd of camels grazing and roaming around the dessert.

Tomorrow is 23/1/2010, one year after the desert experience. And again, its the most special day for the most special person in my life. Happy Birthday Hon.
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