Evening was dedicated for desert safari, quad biking along the dunes and in the cruiser, camel ride, watch sunset.The evening continued at one of the desert camps, relishing Karak chai, watching the Tanoura dance and a fire show with BBQ dinner.
Last was a fire show which was enchanting. The man balanced fire sticks juggled and mesmerized the audience with his extraordinary feat. The day ended, it was almost quarter to ten at night. We dispersed from the camp and headed towards our transport to be dropped into respective hotels. The day was awesome and it was a wonderful feeling to know how the Bedouin existed when there were no facilities. Something that missed my eyes was the underground cooking of meat, which is still a wonder to me. Next time I visit Dubai I am sure to see the process of meat being cooked by the Bedouins under the sand.Dubai is a land of wondrous 'man made'' structure and natural beauty. The land is blessed to be governed by His Highness Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He is known to make Dubai the center of global attraction. The Arabians are warm, hospitable and at the same time very touchy to any nuisance that can harm their country. I realized again, that by virtue of good governance even a desert could be converted to a paradise like Dubai.
In one of my previous articles, I’ve talked about how there is one particular moment that makes you feel lucky to be there and how at that particular moment you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the world. In this trip, it was when we had gone for desert safari. We got out of the car and my bare feet ran up the dunes. The feeling of the feet sinking in the sand, of not being able to walk straight on the sharp crest of the ridge and looking at the footprints I leave behind while walking was blissful.
Divine Persian food in a lavish Jumeirah Beach road villa. This is my family’s favourite. Save room for dessert and visit the sweets shop. Try the Friday buffet. 3-ft sangak bread-making in the kitchen at entry. Must Have: Kashk Bademjan, lamb masti and jojeh chicken