Dubai’s deserts offer holidaymakers all manner of adventure.

There are so many adventures to be had in the deserts of Dubai, that you could spend an entire holiday without even visiting some of the emirate’s more urban areas.

One of the most fun activities to undertake in the sands around the city is an exploratory trip around the wadis, or dry river valleys.

These natural phenomena are formed where streams have flowed down from the Hajjar mountains, before drying out.

Hidden within these formations are rock pools filled by water and surrounded by greenery. As Dubai’s tourism authority states, this is nature “truly at its surprising best”.

There will also be opportunities to enjoy some dune driving, strapping yourself into the passenger seat as expert drivers power 4x4s through these mountainous sand banks, making steep turns down the faces of the dunes.

If that sounds a bit too frantic, a camel ride in the desert might be more to your liking, offering an experience that isn’t available in most parts of the world and a taste of the Bedouin life that some ancient tribes in the region still follow today.

Written by Erin Marshall

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