Are you a tourist or a traveller? What’s the difference you might ask? We define “Tourist” as someone that travels somewhere to tick off the must do activities. They will participate in the things to do list that is most published by the big brand guide books. A “Traveller” wants to look a bit deeper, get off the beaten track and really explore the essence of the place they visit. Unfortunately, this is often hard to do in Dubai.
Almost all tours in Dubai have been designed by foreigners, just to catch and entertain tourists. Desert safaris are on the things to do list in Dubai but they tend not to have any link to either the history or culture of Dubai. All that most of the desert safaris in Dubai do unfortunately is destroy the environment that hosts them with the devastating effects of dune bashing and engage in activities that go against the culture of Dubai.
Visitors to Dubai are often left with the impression that all there is to Dubai is skyscrapers, man-made islands, huge shopping malls and 5 star hotels. This is sad as there is so much more to explore.