Tips For Going On A Desert Safari

Going on a safari is one of the most fun activities you can do in Dubai. There are many skilled tour drivers that will take you to the sand filled area to have some fun. There are many activities to do once you reach the camp site. Like the BBQ dinner, henna tattoos, dressing up in traditional clothing etc. However there are few tips to follow when you are planning to go on this trip.

The attire

When you are going on a desert safari you need to know that it could get really warm during the day. Depending on which season you go you need to sort out your attire. Now most of the time it is a rule to dress up on modest clothing when going out in the public in an Arabic country, but these trips are mostly including foreigners and you can dress up in comfortable clothing. But make sure you wear lightweight clothing as it can get very warm, carry a scarf or a hat to keep the fine sand out of the face. Also when wearing foot ware, you need to chose open shoes like sandals or slippers, because the sand is very fine and it gets in the shoes easily. To avoid discomfort make sure to wear lightweight clothing and foot wear.

The food

The desert safari Dubai can be a bumpy ride. Even though you will be travelling in 4Wheel drives the sand and the level of the sand makes it a very bumpy ride. It better to eat light before the travel and drink less water as there won’t be any place to go to the washroom until you reach the camp site. If you need you can carry a water bottle, but most of the time the tour guide stops to buy water and other snacks. If you are worried about the prices of the items in the shops, you can always carry a water bottle with you. Avoid eating any food that may upset your stomach as the ride is very shaky it may cause you to vomit.

Be careful when buying souvenirs

It is the tourist’s habit to buy souvenirs from wherever they travel, but be careful when buying souvenirs in the desert. There are many items that are over prices and you can get most of those things half the price in the duty free shops. There are many items like the sand filled bottle with your name and other traditional items. Make sure you don’t get pressured in to buying these. It is utmost important that you have a limit when you purchase items. Buy only what you think you won’t be able to get from anywhere else. Avoid giving your name and details to random vendors and don’t try to swipe your American express card everywhere. They have the ability to swipe card in the middle of the desert but this doesn’t mean you should.

Important Things To Remember When Packing For A Journey Abroad

Travelling abroad can be a wonderful and exhilarating prospect every time you do and it never gets tired no matter who many times you travel either. It brings in new perspectives, new things to learn and adapt to and most of all, you enjoy life as it is. But travelling across countries can end up being a bit of a pain too when documentation and packing and other preparations are concerned. So here are some tips to add to your check list.● Be aware of your passport rules

In the US, the expiration date of your passport is the one that is printed on the cover but some countries actually deny entry for passports that are about to expire within six months. This is as a precaution if you end up staying long voluntarily or involuntarily and the country does not want you there without legal status. So when you have a bit of a long stretch or short stretch of a life in abroad planned in your schedule, better go update the passport to make sure the expiry date extends beyond six months.

● Apostille stamp services

Be aware of which country you are going to and whether your documents require to be attested by a lawyer and/ or need apostille stamp services in order for you to use your legal documents in the country. Most countries are fine with a lawyer’s signature and stamp but it never hurts to be prepared and extra cautious about legal laws in other countries.

● Cash and credit cards

When you are using ATMs in foreign countries and credit cards outside of your native country, most banks charge a hefty fee for using these services. So to get out of this situation of paying half the bill for bank fees, make sure to take cash with you when you are leaving the country and keep it safe. If you are scared of carrying around cash then withdraw a lot of money at once to get around the fee issue. Credit cards also add in a high percentage of transaction fees and the two cards that do not usually put this fee are American express and Chase Sapphire Preferred cards.

Make sure to notify your banks, utilities and your landlords and other concerned parties if you are leaving for a long stay abroad, but even if it a short stay it is a good idea to keep the banks informed so you will not get caught up in some fraud act while you are away from the country.