I needed a bit of a time off from the big city so today I went on safari into the desert surrounding Dubai. Fortunately the timing was perfect and the Land Cruiser arrived in the dunes at sunset. The sand here is mostly redish colored and only a few scattered trees or bushes can be found. So peaceful... well almost, the Arabs like to use their deserts in a more fun way. It was packed with SUVs bashing around the dunes bringing tourists to camp sides or just great spot to view the sunset. But basically every vehicle imaginable can be found there, from simple quads to full blown dune-bashing-race-trucks.
So while it isn't really peaceful with to constant roar of engines and scattered vehicle parts everywhere and the "Arabic camp" at end of the tour was more to sell souvenirs than anything else, I due still recommend doing such a tour if you a in Dubai. It is in no way environmentally correct but still just so much fun to race over dunes in a big SUV.