Camels and Dunes – Dubai

We took a morning trip to a stretch of desert about an hour outside of Dubai, unleashing SUVs on the dunes (apparently driving aggressively along the crests of the dunes with semi-deflated tires is called ‘dune-bashing’), doing a bit sandboarding and a bit more of sandrolling, and hopping onto a camel’s back for a brief walk-around.

The desert is a bizarre place where I’ve decided I would not like to spend a lot of time. ย Luckily, at this time of year, it wasn’t oppressively hot, and we so enjoyed our time among the dunes, jumping and running along the ridges and flailing some sand angels out of the neatly windbrushed ground. ย The sand here is incredibly fine, much more than any beach I’ve visited, which is comfortably, but conversely, embeds itself into every possible nook and cranny you can imagine in your clothes.

DSC_1035 DSC_1040 DSC_8323 20121215_124253 DSC_1064 DSC_1080 DSC_1087[certain photo credits: Emily Reasor]

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s