Dubai 20/2/20 – desert safari

Started with a drive in our 4 wheel drive vehicle through Dubai on the way to Sharjah – another state in the UAE but where alcohol, shisha pipes and belly dancing are forbidden.

Dubai skyline

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Saw this lovely mosque on the way

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Then had an exhilarating ride over the sand dunes – pretty scary but great fun. Our driver was so skillful

On the way to the barbecue we stopped at a camel farm – bred for their meat and milk, and for the very few for racing.

This one was a champion racing camel and had his own little area – he looked very comfortable and happy

Next we drove back to Dubai. First thing was a camel ride – fortunately there was no face-planting on the gettting on and off but it was a close run thing.

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Then a falconry show – but the falcon was not in the mood and wouldn’t come back – he kept landing on a shrub, so the falconer didn’t push it with him

We had a little go at shisha pipes and then photo op with the falcon

There was a delicious barbecue and a floor show

A Tanoura dancer – like the whirling dervish dance

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A fire show which didn’t photograph well, and a belly dancer

Then the camels did a walk in the sunset – a great trip all round

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