Bra arrangemang som levererade vad som utlovats. Hämtning vid hotellet efter överenskommelse. Trevlig chaufför och säker biltransport. Minus är den lite onödigt långa och sega väntetid vid ranchen där däcken luftades och pumpades. Trist också med all nedskräpning i öknen. Där borde städas upp. På sina håll ändå att vackert landskap och racet över kullarna var häftigt. Håll i er :
Amazing trip .... thrilling. Enjoyable from the moment we were picked up at our hotel, to the camel ride and on to the most exciting sand dunes ride something I've wanted to do for ages ..... not forgetting the sandboarding. Our guide was unwell that day but he carried on like a real trouperson.
On the website it states an 8-8.30 pickup, but as soon as you book this is changed to 7-7.30. So we had to sit in the hotel reception from 7am, we then got a phone call on my mobile at 7.30 am which cost me to answer to say he is running late. He finally turned up at 7.45 and then took us to a petrol station to fill up. When we finally got to the sand dunes we spent 15 minutes riding on them and then taken to another place where you can pay extra to ride buggies. We then drove home and was back in our room by 10.30 am. A lot of waiting around and driving to the dunes for 15 minutes on the sand dunes :
Excursion bien organisée, timing, vehicule , chauffeur: rien à redire... permet de sortir de la ville et de voir...le desert .
Par contre estomac fragile s'abstenir, ça bouge vraiment beaucoup et devient franchement désagréable au bout d'un moment et pourtant je ne suis pas trop fragile habituellement de ce coté là!
Je n'aurais pas choisi cette excursion sachant cela...
We booked the morning safari. We were picked up from our hotel by our guide who did not welcome us, give us his name or provide any commentary or information about anything we did unless asked. The only time he had a conversation with us was to try and sell some other tours. We were driven to the desert location where there is a very basic shop and had to pay extra for the quad bikes 150AED for 2 people which we had not expected given the price of the tour. The other couple with us were also unaware of the extra cost. The included camel ride was 2 minutes around the corner, photos then back. The best part was the dune driving. Our driver was very good at the actual driving and it was exciting to be out in the dunes. The driver in the other car we were tagging along with was older and seemed much more friendly and helpful. We stopped at the top of a dune for more photos and sand boarding for those that wanted to. This involved sitting on the board and sliding down a short hill. Only 3 of the combined group of 10 elected to do this as it didn't look like much fun especially getting back up the hill. Back into the cars for another few hills then back to the shop area while the tyres were refilled. We were given one bottle of water for the whole trip not cooled. The return drive was interesting as our driver raced back with loud Arabic music playing. He had little regard for our enjoyment or comfort and did not even farewell us as we got out of the car at our hotel. We did the morning tour on Thursday 28th for the company information as our driver did not bother to introduce himself or engage us in any conversation.