Oh no moms! Really? We are flying back home tomorrow? It’s too soon. But, our moms say, yes, our time here is almost over. What to do on our last afternoon and evening? Well, we are surrounded by desert, so let’s go to the desert. In our tourist vans, looking out the window, Zeb the Duck and Chanel the Bear, watch the desert.
Some plant growth here, but lots of sand. Further from Dubai, the plants are more sparse.
Our driver stops the van, slightly deflates the tires, and into the desert we go. No roads here, just hills of sand, or sand dunes. This is a crazy ride and we love it. After parking in the sand, the duck, the bear and the humans get out to wander among the sand dunes.
It is pretty warm, but this was February, winter in the desert, so it was nice. None of those horribly hot summer days.
Chanel and Zeb look and feel rather small in the desert. Eventually, back in the 4 wheel drive vans, we continue through the desert, adding a little air to the tires and get on the highway. Wow! Look what is waiting for us.
Camels. We are going to ride a camel, with our moms, of course. When the camel stands up, we feel like we will fall over the camel’s head and into the sand. But we don’t. We are on the second camel in this photo.
Is our camel trying to get closer to a camel friend? Yes, and he does get close. Chanel’s mom even has a bruise on her leg from this camel encounter. But we all have fun. After the camel ride, we progress to the area set for us. These dates are so good.
The sweet balls are also wonderful. The tables are set for us.
We, and other groups of humans, will eat here. Our buffet is to be wonderful. We believe it. All our food has been very good. Before eating, the humans get henna tattoos. A beautiful young Arabian lady applies the tattoos.
By morning, the raised henna will fall off, leaving the lines on human hands. Those tattoos did look good in the morning. Our moms went home with tattoos! The birds of prey hunt in the desert.
This guy will soon perform for us. He flies fast and sees very well at night.
This bird is putting on a show now, but when free, he will hunt for his dinner. Now it is getting dark. The human entertainers begin.
This man twirled very fast and for a very long time. Most humans would get dizzy and fall down, but not this man. While twirling, he unwraps yards of cloth making different, flowing articles of clothing. Next the female dancer begins to dance, with her cape flying in the wind.
Since it is now dark, the photography is finished. After the dancers, the buffet lines begin. Everything was so tasty and good. And there was a lot of different foods to try. And we sampled many things. After the buffet, more entertainment and then our drive back to Dubai and the Hyatt Regency. A wonderful ending to a wonderful trip.