REVIEW: Orient Tours Desert Safari, Dubai

ACCESSIBILITY SCORE – 4/5

This was easily one of the top experiences during my visit to Dubai! The desert safari takes up roughly half a day, with part of it spent “dune bashing” in a Toyota 4×4 SUV and the other part in a Bedouin-style camp. This tour is accessible in ways that will require some flexibility – the only reason why I gave it four wheelchairs instead of five. You will need to be manually transferred from your chair to a seat in the SUV, and you’ll need upper body control because it’s a rough ride; that’s part of the fun! At the bedouin camp, you will have issues with a power chair, which is why I rented a manual chair. My friend and our tour guide were able to carry me over the sand so I could ride a camel! I was also able to hold a sporting falcon on my arm, eat some amazing food, and watch a show with a real whirling dervish. The path to the bathroom was paved, and the bathroom itself – out in the middle of the desert – was fully accessible! Our guide, Javeed, really made the difference for me and my experience. This tour may be off-limits to some folks, but if you can be flexible and don’t mind being transferred, you have to do it in Dubai!

Spread the word!
RSS
Follow by Email
YouTube
Pinterest
Pinterest
LinkedIn
Instagram

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *