Posted by: gardner310 | April 7, 2013

Dune Bashing in the Desert

Dune bashing in a 4×4 is way more comfortable than in a dune buggy but not quite as exciting. Still it made for a fun evening in the desert and was followed by a dinner in a Bedouin camp along with some camel riding. Can’t do this in Chicago.

Enroute to the desert we ( group of 6 friends) stopped at the premier camel racing tack in the area. Racing season is over but we did see some camels being trained. Muslims can’t gamble but they can be given gifts so there is a fleet of cars that are given to the winners. Interesting way to solve that little problem. Next stop was the camel ranch in the Al Awir area. This neighborhood is also home to the the country palaces of the royal families. One has his own zoo. Gorgeous homes and magnificent grounds from what we old see from the road.

Camel riding preceded the dinner which was quite good and more than enough food. A belly dancer provided evening entertainment along with a man who I can best describe as a whirling dervish in his dance style. He was moving so fast I couldn’t get a decent photo.

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