Have a Thrilling Experience in Dubai Desert Safari

What we usually picture a desert in our mind? Probably a land with only camels, cactus, and palm alive. The big area of desert where no one could survive without eating a single food and drinking drinks. A desert often pictures an exile. But hey it is just a place, a beautiful place where several countries even transform and manage it into a stunning tourist attraction. Many deserts are located in some parts of the world, and the Gobi Desert is the example. Located in the mainland, Gobi Desert becomes the famous and large desert in Asia. Not only China, several countries in Asia also have deserts. Dubai is the popular country today that many visitors, tourists or explorers want to spend their time on enjoying every panorama presented.

Since the desert consists of dunes that shift and move with the direction of winds, either they are strong or slow, it is quite impossible to explore it on foot without supported by special vehicles. At the past, together with camels, people went through a desert. But now people require a particular vehicle with four wheels. It is because the visibility when passing through the desert can be reduced to zero due to the sand storms. In Dubai, there is a special offer for travelers or tourists who want to explore a desert, and this is called desert safari. The main vehicle used to explore Dubai desert is the Toyota land cruiser. Don’t worry for the hot temperature because one you are in the car, AC is switched on and automatically tourists don’t get heated.

Dubai is popular for Burj Al Arab or Burj Khalifa, indeed but a chance to challenge yourself going with the wind and enjoying the dunes from the inside shouldn’t be missed. Various tour operators are available to help you. But in case of being fully-booked, you can go with an option “searching on internet”. Many tour operators build their website to assist tourists who want to experience a ‘dangerous’ timing and situation. If you know how, you can get desert safari deal with the best price. All tour operators uphold the safety of their clients because they strictly follow the set route and regime.

This safari suits for six people in a group and is done in the morning. The tour operator will pick you up at hotel to begin the journey. There is no rule for vehicles to precede each other as it could bring your life into a harm, dangerous situation. That’s why all vehicles get together at a starting point and go into the desert together. This thrilling experience will end at Bedouin camp. Here all tourists can enjoy exotic barbecue dinner and belly dance presented by Lebanese girls. Besides, all amenities are provided in Bedouin camp to clean and clear yourself.

Evening Desert Safari in Dubai

Dubai is a great place to visit. It can’t be denied that this city has become one of the most popular tourism destination. Thanks to the huge effort of local government and all those petrodollars turning this city into a world class metropolitan. But if you spend your days in Dubai only by exploring skyscrapers or those luxurious shopping malls it won’t be a complete one. You need to expand your adventure beyond the city wall and yes, that is exploring the desert.

Right outside the ultra-modern city of Dubai there’s a vast desert that never change for the last centuries. Contrary to the busy city lifestyle, the desert is so empty and quiet while it offers exotic natural landscape. It would be a huge shame going to Dubai without any desert adventure experience. Yes, desert is a dangerous place and you’re not supposed to go to the desert alone. You need an experienced guide who really knows the desert and able to show you all the interesting sides of the desert. Joining desert safari tour will be a great option and Evening Desert Safari is the best in this business.

This is the leading luxurious desert safari tour designed to provide the best experience exploring the desert while you can enjoy the best amenities. This evening safari tour offers exotic adventure on the desert giving you an experience like those ancient traders traveling through the desert. It is offering full package that you don’t need to worry about anything. The tour is started with lunch and started to go to the desert at 3 PM and scheduled to last to 9PM.

This evening safari tour offers luxurious facilities. Luxury 4×4 SUV will be your ride to the desert through a well designed route. Including the tour is dune bashing and camel riding, you can also witness the amazing sunset on the desert. On the night, you will stop at local Bedouin camp to enjoy traditional refreshment and meal while also watch traditional entertainment. The tour is guided by professionals and guaranteed for 100% safety. With VIP protocols and first class amenities, you will enjoy everything and get high satisfaction.

This is a great adventure you can’t miss. While you are in Dubai, don’t hesitate to contact Evening Desert Safari and book a tour today. It is guaranteed you will get the best experience in your life and you will never regret your decision.

The Eessence of Traveling

Have you ever wondered, what would it be like if you had only one month to live from the present day?

You see death is a great teacher. It reminds you, almost mockingly, that everyone is stamped with an expiration date. Whenever I think about death it provides me a sense of urgency, an urgency to start living.

Would you still be working from 9 to 5 throughout the day considering all the amazing, heart warming and delighting things that you can do in that particular time frame and still be left with more time to enjoy with your family?

Won’t you think of doing the activities that call for the brilliance in you, activities that change your perception about life, activities that let you experience the beauty of nature, activities that make you feel good about life? In my opinion one of the few things that elevates the human soul to the peak levels of happiness is traveling. It is the essence of traveling that has motivated humans through ages to seek out for the unexplored and the less trodden paths.

Traveling changes the perception of a person about life. It vastly increases the plethora of human emotions and experiences for a person. It shows that life can be much more bigger and broader than one can ever think of.

The surest way to make more of your life is to become more aware of what’s out there and to expand your definition of what’s possible. The best way to do that? Travel.

Your problems, tensions, daily issues will vanish after some time and will not be of any importance to you after a point in your life but the experience of meeting and having a lunch with a person belonging to a different culture, experience of watching snow capped mountains with mesmerizing lakes will not leave your side till your last breath.

As Ibn Battuta rightly said – “Traveling is something which leaves you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller.”

When you travel, you meet different people, you understand their culture, you immerse yourself into the vibrance of the beauty the nature has to offer us, you become someone else. Travel is important for everyone to know themselves at core, to explore and grow themselves into someone who is more wise and experienced.

A picture speaks a thousand words. The moments captured in those journeys will stay with you for your lifetime. I always feel wonderful to share my travel pictures with the world to inspire and motivate others to take action and travel more because as St. Augustine said “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

At the end, what is the essence of traveling? For me, it’s about exploring myself and experiencing various cultures and beauty of nature. To experience the real joy of travel, the person traveling should have an open mind and should be free of any prejudices of how the people would treat them as it is normal to have entirely different practices and ways of life in different parts of the world. Only with an open mind one can truly enjoy the different facets of traveling and come alive as a person. As they say, traveling brings you completely in the moment, the zen like state we all aspire to achieve. So, What does the essence of traveling mean to you? I’d love to hear from you…

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How to Prepare for a Travel Photography Trip

Whether you’re a professional travel photographer on assignment or an enthusiast looking for the next great shot, travelling with camera equipment is not easy. From deciding what all to carry, where to compromise, to managing your equipment; there’s always plenty on your mind. So we have narrowed the bulk and doubt down to a must have for travel photography checklist; 4 pillars which will make for a rewarding travel photography trip.

Packing equipment before a photography trip can be hectic, especially when you have a lot of equipment in mind. Let’s start with the basic benchmarks you should have clear before you head out on your trip.

The kind of photography you want from the trip (which will determine the equipment you’ll need to carry)
The climate of the place you’re going to (which will determine the protective equipment you’ll need to carry)
The length of the trip (which will determine how much luggage you will carry overall)


Buy a good quality, protective bag for your camera, battery, memory and lens equipment if you’re a travelling photographer. It’s better to invest in hard cases. They’re a good one-time buy offer ample storage and protect equipment against the harshest natural conditions.


It is a must to have a few extras as backup for any trip, more so for a travelling photography one. If you’re out shooting 3-6 hours each day on your trip, make sure to carry extra batteries, filters and memory cards (at least 3-4 of each).

To know the estimate of how many shots a battery gives when fully charged, take the first photo from a fresh battery, of the one which you’ve just replaced. Between battery photos, you’ll have an idea of how many photos a battery provides you.

Most travel photographers shoot in the RAW format, which takes up a lot of memory space. Keep extra memory cards handy instead of compromising on image quality. Carry memory cards in a separate case/pouch to keep them from contact/friction and harm.


It is always useful to have a few basic cleaning products for your imaging equipment, even if you’re not a travel photographer. Dust, fingerprint smudges and moisture always threaten to ruin your shot/equipment. Always carry:

A few pieces of micro-fibre cloth and lens cleaning solution to wipe unnecessary smudges and to polish your lens with.
A hurricane blower to dispose larger debris and dust particles.
A brush to clean your equipment effectively and clean small debris.

The Photographer’s Personal Travel Photography Tip:

Carry an extra camera handy. A small point and shoot may work wonders for whenever you need to skip carrying heavy equipment. You may not always carry your SLR; say to a private dinner or a stroll. However, it will pay positively to have a point and shoot in your pocket for unexpected moments during your travel photography trip. Nowadays, the imaging quality in point and shoot cameras is excellent and they offer a host of imaging options. The underlying theme of the trip should be fun, learning and exploration. After all, that’s why you started travel photography in the first place!

Nandinii Khurmi is a Versatile author and nature lover. She has a keen interest in photography and awareness about safety like personal safety, child safety and travel related safety in India.

Travel Photography – What Camera Gear Should I Take?

Probably the most popular type of photography today is travel photography and millions of people take photos during their holidays around the world, in the most beautiful travel destinations. But not every tourist with a camera can be truthfully called a photographer and not all images captured during our travels can truly be called photographs.

Nevertheless, many people that like to travel have also become photographers along the years, either as a secondary hobby, or just to keep beautiful memories from the places they visited. The majority of people though, still do not know the difference between a picture and a photograph.

If you are planning a trip and need to know a few basic tips and advice about what to take in your baggage in terms of camera gear, below you might find some valuable information in that matter. Travel photography is all about the ability to take good photos on the go.

While traveling, you need to be prepared all the time to seize the perfect moment, you need to be able to get around fast and easy and that means reducing the size and weight of your equipment to the minimum.

Unless you are serious photographer, traveling to a destination on an assignment, you should try to take with you just the strictly necessary camera gear. You cannot enjoy a trip carrying a huge backpack with several camera bodies, half a dozen lenses, tripods and so on.

Camera body – If you have a compact or bridge camera, then just take that with you, but if you are serious about photography, you should own one or more DSLR camera bodies. Just take one of them, the most versatile and lightweight you have, the one that you love the most and offers good results in all situations.

Almost all camera manufacturers have a huge lineup of models available, some of them better suited for travel photography. Depending on your personal preferences, try to also consider the size and weight of the equipment.

Lenses – In terms of lenses, things are not as simple as it might seem. There is a huge variety of models that vary in terms of several characteristics. The basic recommendations would be to just take one or maximum two lenses in your travels.

Either choose an all around lens with excellent quality, or a wide lens and a short telephoto lens in order to cover all your angles. Also, try to take good quality lenses, that give good results in most lighting conditions and also consider the weight of these lenses.

Accessories – Although hard to believe, most people forget these accessories when packing for a trip. They usually pack their cameras and forget the charger or the memory cards. You might not be able to find the right accessories at your destination, so try to make a list with the basic accessories you will need. First of all, pack your charger and spare batteries, as many as you can.

Also, take more than enough memory cards with you. These are extremely small and light and also easy to carry. If you think you need a tripod and you have the space for it, try to find a smaller one. Lastly, try to pack some cleaning kit for your camera, as while you travel, the equipment will surely get pretty dirty.

Travel Photography: Myanmar

With tourism in Myanmar in its infancy route options are still rather limited. Most visitors will find themselves choosing from Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon), Mandalay, Bagan (the plain with all the temples) and Inle Lake (where the men row with one leg to keep their hands free for casting their fishing nets). This is not a problem for first time visitors at all, with plenty to choose from in the vicinity of each of these destinations.

The best season for a visit is during the cooler winter months, specifically November through February. The wet season starts in late May, peaks in August and ends as late as October. Not only is it hot and humid; rains are often heavy enough to disrupt travel so this is not a good time for photographers with limited time. Of course, if you are able to take a more relaxed approach you will find the place pretty much to yourself and could get some very dramatic shots indeed.

When finalising your dates it is well worth looking to include a Full Moon as many religious activities are based on the lunar calendar. Such opportunities should, of course, be treated with respect. Be a responsible photographer. Dress appropriately and ensure that your presence does not upset any of the participants or other observers.


For many the highlight of a visit to this, the largest city, will be Shwedagon Pagoda, especially if the visit is made through the late afternoon and into the evening. Many of the locals will leave their offices during this period and, on the way home, may stop by for some shopping, to have a beer or a chat with friends or pray. The area is therefore bustling with street activity giving rise to a whole host of ad hoc opportunities as well as the obvious shots of the pagoda from across the Royal Lake and from closer up.

An evening like this can be contrasted with a quieter morning checking out local markets or the various styles of architecture as your fancy takes you.

The mouth of the Ayeyarwady River (formerly known as the Irrawaddy) is only some 40km away and offers a chance for waterscapes on a grand scale. Such specialised excursions might be difficult to arrange on your own but should be possible through your hotel or a local travel service.


Mandalay has a number of photographically interesting temples though the most captured scene is that of pedestrian traffic on the U-Bein Bridge at sunset. Allow at least one evening for that excursion but also plenty of other time to find your own special images.

It will be well worth organising a trip to the ‘Snake Temple’ at Paleik – not just for the 3 pythons that sleep here around the Buddha statue but also because of the relatively unknown temple ruins in the area.

Three other names to play with are: Mahamuni, Amarapura and Inwa (also Inn Wa). These each have their own tourist attractions but you are encouraged to take the opportunity of being in a neighbourhood to explore beyond these and get to grips with something of the real Myanmar.

Some photographers enjoy the boat excursion to Mingun, as much for the riverside activities as for the ‘Cracked Temple’. If this sounds like your sort of trip, then do try to make the Yadanabon Market which gets going mid-afternoon.


Bagan needs little introduction. The fact that you are reading this article almost certainly means that you have seen images from here and are looking to visit.

Bagan is easily, and perhaps best, explored on foot. The days can be incredibly hot even in winter so do wear sun protection and take plenty of water if you decide to look for your own vantage points in the middle of the day. Early mornings can provide a gorgeous low-level mist as well as colourful skies but it is well worth being out at both ends of the day if you can manage the pace. Think also whether your budget will stretch to a balloon ride as that will truly be an experience.

One of the most popular excursions from Bagan is to Popa Mountain. There is an ancient temple here as well as views out over the plains. Hope for a glorious sunset.

At this point it is worth noting that Bagan and Mandalay are connected by a boat service. The trip takes the best part of a full day but offers additional photographic opportunities.

Inle Lake

The Intha people of Inle Lake have become famous for their technique of leg-rowing as this does add another dimension to the already very photogenic net casting style of fishing. The creative opportunities are endless and so it will be well worth booking a session with locals (the only way you will get up close and be able to control the scenes) for the late afternoon.

A visit to the lake should also include time to explore the lake and its communities. The local markets operate on a 5-day rotating schedule and you should be able to find out where the best action will be by enquiring at your hotel. You can get around by boat or on land. The number in your group and your budget may influence that decision. Private motor boats might be too pricey for an individual though you might be able to arrange a shorter trip from a village to get a different perspective on the stilt houses.

The ruins of Indein south of the lake are worth a visit and those with more time on their hands might enjoy a visit to nearby Nyaung Shwe to record more of the Shan culture.

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Tips For Taking Great Travel Photos

The fantasy of traveling to exotic places and visiting far-away lands are images that are only viewable in our imaginations. If we are lucky enough to travel to any of these places and experience the majestic beauty each one them has. Having physical images to share and have as a reminder of each location would allow you to relive the vacation each time you looked at them. Every location has it’s own local flavor and unique look and the difficult part is capturing that feel in the photos your take. You are trying to capture all that you see, smell, and hear in your photographs. It’s easy to capture what you see in a photograph. However, trying to capture a smell or a sound so you’ll remember them long after you leave is a unique challenge. Travel and photographer go together like hot dogs and baseball. Your journey starts the minute you arrive at your destination.

Before you leave on your vacation you should go to your local park and a playground and practice on people in the park. If you see a group of kid playing on the swings pretend you are taking a picture of an exotic landscape. You’ll find that if you practice in a setting that you are comfortable with. You’ll be more prepared for the real thing.

The great thing about travel photography you don’t have to be a professional to capture great pictures. Today there are so many good quality cameras that are on par with many professional quality cameras that won’t cost you more than a few hundred dollars. This is why almost anyone can show how they see the world through their camera. Practice and more practice is what you need to familiarize yourself with your camera. Don’t wait until you are enjoying your vacation to try and figure out how to use your camera. This will lead you to extreme frustration as well as not being able to use your camera the correct way. Creating great vacation photos just takes a little planning on your part.

Any good photographer will tell you that you need to plan ahead for a shoot. The same applies to taking pictures while you are traveling. You need to carefully plan out where you are going and what you types of pictures you would like to capture. Taking a few notes down of what the weather is going to be like and when the sunrise and sunset are going to be. You don’t have to spend half of your trip planning things out and figuring out your itinerary. It’s just a good idea to have in mind general information written down that will save you time once you out exploring your travel destination.

Always have your camera on you when you are out exploring. Make sure you have your camera ready at all times. You may find yourself missing out on a great opportunity if you don’t have your camera ready to go. Focus on your framing and make sure you are trying to get more than just your subject in the photo. Make sure you get close to your subject. You don’t want to take pictures of your family far a distance so far away that they look like little dots in the picture. You want a clean close up that shows the surrounding areas around your subject. If you find yourself trying to take a picture of a large building or object you’ll want to stand back far away from the object. This will allow you to get the majority of what you are shooting within the picture you are taking.

Lighting is an important part of any picture you are taking. This can be an issue in locations such as a beach or on the open ocean for example. I try to follow the rule of getting up early and staying up late on all of my vacations. It’s just too difficult to plan your whole vacation around dusk and dawn. You can however try and visit locations that you are interested in during the early morning or late evening hours. I always have enjoyed sun setting shots as they always seem to add a spectacular element to my pictures. So, you’ll find the taking your photos at dusk add the extra little element of shadowing in your shots.

Make sure you are prepared for various reactions when taking pictures of total strangers. I’ve always been of the opinion that you should ask for permission if you are going to take a close up of a person. They may tell you no you can’t take a picture of me and that’s something you that you are probably going to hear a lot. Most cultures abroad don’t have the issues with having their picture taken that most Americans do. Do your homework before you leave on your travels and make sure you know the local customs.

Europeans for example don’t seem to have as much of a problem and most won’t even pay you any attention. In other cultures taking a picture of someone is like taking their soul. You should always check local policies on what you can shot and what you can’t shoot in countries like China and Russia. You may find yourself in a lot of trouble if you are caught taking pictures of buildings or people that are forbidden to have pictures taken.

When you are trying to put together a timeline of your photos to try and tell the story of your vacation. Try and piece together the important places as your center piece. Use the details that took along the way to each location to fill in the locations along the route. Think of telling your journey like you would put together a slide show of the places you saw. Taking shots of simple and what some would consider mundane shots that remind you something special that you encountered on your trip. This way you’ll be able to go back and revisit your travels just as you took them on your trip.

We are all travel photographers no matter where we go. With inexpensive digital cameras and memory that’s very inexpensive these days. It’s easier than ever to document your travels. You don’t have to worry about rolls and rolls of film and having them developed. You can looks at your photos while you are shooting them to make sure you are capturing all that you want. Your travels are sometimes short and only last at times for no more than a few days. The pictures you take last a lifetime are the memories you have of your travels.

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