Adi’s Camp out in the Desert

Holidaying in Dubai? What’s in addition to do other than Mall hopping? We decided a desert camp out. ‘In this weather?‘ would be a good question but what other weather would you find in the desert …seriously!!

Whatever said, Aditya is here and wanted to do something fun, his mom is up for anything out of the normal so we pulled up who ever could make it and headed out.

So Day 1

Location : Fossil Rock

First stop, waiting for the rest of the crowd and deflate if needed. It was not much of a drive rather more of camp out with BBQ, the camp spot was a little into the sandy dunes and best to keep the air low.

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All set, reached the camp spot. Having fun and enjoying the evening sun. Whoever said it is hot!! Very pleasant in the middle of the sandy dunes.

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As the sun set into the horizon, the air started getting a bit nippy but the fire kept a slow warmth. The sand was getting cooler.

 

Out in the open, no toilets or fresh water for a bath, no comfy bed nor pillows of softness but just open sky with a bunch of stars, we tried to figure out familiar constellations, the Big Dipper, yes, couldn’t miss that one. We conversed and slowly dozed off while another crowd simply chatted away into the night.

 

Waking up with the sun in your face is a feeling very hard to express. We all seem to have enjoyed that one thing we were here for, just being away from the city doing nothing…really!

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Finally cleaning up and packing which is a chore, frankly. But we did it and set off back home.

 

Adi got to ride in the Jeep which has pumped him up completely. And he is ready for another trip next week too…looks like 🙂

Day 2

Location : Sweihan

Clubbed with the Dubai ME4X4 drive, The  Golden Spade 2014

As agreed, there you go, Adi is all set this time to venture out alone with the team this time.

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A bit of entertainment from the awards ceremony….yes a gold shovel….!!

ME4X4’s award for the best ever ‘getting stuck in the dune’.

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And the food

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Fun days do not last too long…alas, next time.

 

 

 

 

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