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Travel enthusiast and strategic HR domain apprentice looking for opportunities to learn and grow.
Our anniversary was approaching, hence our annual anniversary ritual of visiting foreign lands to discover and explore ourselves vis-à-vis the world. Time constraints forced us to look at someplace nearby and we finalised Dubai, the city of gold. Now it's been some time since I've been married, so no need for holding hands and doe-eyed-minute-long-eye-contact with husband dearest. And Dubai seemed a perfect destination.
The glittering Dubai with the biggest mall, tallest building, biggest screen, biggest aquarium, biggest automated fountain et al with all its glory was a desert town just a few years back, but with the discovery of gold (both solid and liquid) within a few decades it became the sin city of the middle-east. No wonder with so much to offer it'll be hard to keep a check on self.
But a little far from the humdrum of the city, amidst the soft desert sand, local Emiratis run recreational sports activities which has become the showstopper of my Dubai visit. The Desert Safari.
I remember Sayeed, the local emirati driver from Arabian Nights LLC who drove us from Dubai to the outskirts of Sharjah for sandbashing, telling us that he loves driving on the sand as its effortless for him but driving on the road, that's a different story. And believe me, was he not a pro on sand!! The man definitely felt one with the sand as he made the car dance on the dunes to his driving ministrations. I'm a fan for sure.