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Frolicking in Al Ain Desert

Al Ain Desert was the first desert I set foot in United Arab Emirates. On the first weekend I arrived in Abu Dhabi, my brother drove us to Al Ain for a desert fun, aka, Wadi Adventure. After we checked in at Resort One to One, my brother’s friends whisked us the picnic / barbecue area at the foot of Jabal Hafeet where a hot spring is running through a long, narrow canal.

Related: Driving up to Jabal Hafeet

The next day, instead of taking the commercial / paid Wadi Adventure in the desert, my brother’s rich friend insisted that we shouldn’t waste our money doing such adventure. He told us that he would bring us to a desert just a few kilometres outside the city where only us would be there. And guess what—he brought with him four (out of seven) of his desert buggies for our use. He tugged all them in his trailer truck.

And so our own desert adventure began…

Froclicking in Al Ain Desert, UAE.

Froclicking in Al Ain Desert, UAE.

Ok, the first photo is not really what you imagined for an adventure in the desert, right? 😀

Well, I always travel with my rainbow wig—and I thought that it would be a photogenic shot to do it on top of a hilly sand dunes. 😉

Froclicking in Al Ain Desert, UAE.

Froclicking in Al Ain Desert, UAE.

The truth is, I didn’t drive this buggy up and down the dunes. For the love of Mother Monster, I’d better go sky diving or bungee jumping than go dunes bashing. I was just contented going around the desert plains. 🙂

Froclicking in Al Ain Desert, UAE.

Froclicking in Al Ain Desert, UAE.

These photos (above and below) seem to look like the dunes are just tiny hills. But in reality, they’re actually quite steep for a tiny buggy.

Froclicking in Al Ain Desert, UAE.

Froclicking in Al Ain Desert, UAE.

Yes, we were the only ones here in this desert.

Froclicking in Al Ain Desert, UAE.

Froclicking in Al Ain Desert, UAE.

Our buggies all ruined the flowing waves of the sand dunes formed by the unceasing whispers of the wind.

Froclicking in Al Ain Desert, UAE.

Froclicking in Al Ain Desert, UAE.

I’m always fascinated by deserts. Maybe, that’s one reason why I moved here in the Middle East. They fascinate me as much as the breathtaking canyons and sunsets do.

Froclicking in Al Ain Desert, UAE.

Froclicking in Al Ain Desert, UAE.

So, if you’ll invite me for a desert safari, I’m on it. As long as it won’t involve sand dune bashing. Just. Get. Me. Out. Of. It. 😀

 

 

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