Desert Safari In Lahbab
Trip Start Oct 15, 2010
11Trip End Oct 23, 2010
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However, one of my friends manage to source for a private company which could provide us this service in the morning session. The usual price for this safari is RM 350....some even quote USD 300 which is absurd. We managed to get the package from this guy at a reasonable rate of AED 100 per pax. We got him to fetch us at 8am at the hotel. Also we had informed the hotel on the late check out at 2pm. According to this guy Joe, he could send us back by 12 noon which was ideal.
All set for the safari, we all left the hotel excited and this is my second experience and the first for the rest. Once we arrived at Lahbab which was 1 hour journey from Dubai, we stopped for a while just to go to toilets at a small ranch beside the desert. Here there were various animals which you could ride in the desert for a small fee. I think it is around AED 10 per person. We opted out for these and told him to proceed to the desert.
The journey started on the desert and it was really fun. After around 15 minutes of desert safari, everyone, i mean everyone except me, started vomiting. They could not take the way the jeep was turning and tumbling. I guess they must have started cursing me in their hearts.
However, from what I had told them, they were somewhat prepared for it as well. I told them not to have breakfast earlier but none listened and everyone came on a full stomach. Gosh....must have seen them. Every 15 minutes along the way, we had to take breaks for them to throw out. Pity them.
Finally when we reached the pinacle of a hill, we stopped there for around 30 minutes to enjot the scenery but the weather was hot. God knows what the temperature was, we were in the middle of a desert and it was almost noon when the sun was at its peak.
Finally, it was time for us to leave. The entire journey from the desert back to the hotel, it was pin drop silence in the jeep. All the faces green and none spoke a word. Once we arrived at the hotel, we agreed to have a short break, freshen up and meet again at the lobby at 2pm for check out and to head to the airport.