Sand Sherpa, My Big Geneva

Venturing into the Dubai desert is an experience that transcends the ordinary; it’s a journey into a surreal landscape where endless golden sands stretch as far as the eye can see. The serenity of the desert is unparalleled, offering a serene escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.

 

Sand Sherpa

To immerse ourselves in the mystique of the desert, my cousin decided to embark on a Sand Sherpa safari. Sherpa Camp is based in the wilderness area of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve – a 225-square-kilometer area that has been protected for 23 years with very restricted access. Sand Sherpa is the only company permitted to operate a camp in this area.

Along the way, the gazelles observe us.
The noise finally stopped.

As the sun begins its descent, the desert transforms into a canvas painted with vivid hues of orange and pink, offering a breathtaking backdrop for unforgettable moments.

 

In the footsteps of the scorpion

As the evening unfolds, it is time to walk in the footsteps of the scorpion. Following the guide with an ultraviolet lamp, the scorpion emerges blue.

It is one of the first species in evolution to emerge from the water to conquer the earth’s surface with discretion and agility. This cold-blooded arachnid has been able to colonize almost all continents except Antarctica.

The powerful toxin in scorpion venom is the result of hundreds of millions of years of natural evolution and is the subject of much scientific research. Its venom is studied by laboratories for its potential antimicrobial, immunosuppressive, and anticancer effects.

Enough to make up for his reputation as a “tough guy”.

When the night comes, by the fire, the song of owls and other nocturnal birds lulls us. The sky is dotted with stars and the moon is sparkling.

 

Desert dawn

For those seeking a deeper connection with the desert, early morning experiences offer a tranquil ambiance. Witnessing the sunrise over the dunes is an experience that fills the soul with a sense of tranquility and wonder, as the first rays of sunlight gently kiss the vast expanse of sand, illuminating the desert in a golden glow.

Dubai’s desert is not merely a landscape; it’s a sanctuary of natural beauty, a place where one can disconnect from the world and reconnect with oneself. The desert’s allure lies not just in its striking vistas but also in the sense of tranquility and awe it evokes.

 

In conclusion, a journey into the Dubai desert is an invitation to discover a world of wonder, adventure, and cultural richness. It’s an experience that leaves an indelible mark on the heart, beckoning travelers to immerse themselves in the timeless beauty and serenity of this mesmerizing landscape. So, step into the vast expanse of golden sands and embark on a desert adventure that promises moments of pure magic and discovery.