Exploring UAEâ€™s Grand Canyon: Wadi Bih
Dubai is not just about tall buildings and the extravagant modern architecture. It is an emirate which has wonderful scenery to be explored. One of the most beautiful and striking locations in Dubai is the Wadi Bih desert region. It is often referred to as the Grand Canyon of the United Arab Emirates. Well, it is highly justified with the versatility of its topography. The place is simply mesmerizing. To explore the beauty of this breathtaking place, many packages are made available to the tourists by a lot of leading tour companies. The Wadi has a lot of things to be discovered and is an apt place for leisurely time spending. This place is located in the interiors and thus requires proper planning before you actually go and visit the place. Many travel companies have different packages that are designed especially for the Wadi Bih. Mostly you will be picked up from your hotel or you will be given a pick up point.
The start of the Wadi area is marked by the clock tower circle situated at the Ras Al Khaimah. The tourists are taken through the roads that pass by the grandiose Hajjar Mountains. Many operators also consider the Dibba-Masafi route and the tourists can enjoy the sea-route via the Ziggy Beach. Whatâ€™s more! This route is dolphin rich and is a great visual treat. Once you reach the Wadi, which is actually situated in the Musandam Mountains, has peaks in the range of a whopping 2,000 feet above the sea level. There are a lot of photography opportunities and if you are a budding or professional photographer, make sure your camera is in the best working conditions! The desert camping in Wadi Bih is a great adventure to experience. You can also try hiking and mountaineering. However, bear in mind that these activities are generally only for trained climbers only. Desert camping gives you the experience of a typical Bedouin lifestyle. You can stay overnight and experience a night in the Arabian sands. Also, you can enjoy dune bashing, sand skiing and camel rides. Eating in the deserts is also a wonderful experience as you can enjoy the barbequed delicacies; meats and herbs prepared in the traditional Arabian way are simply mouth watering! Apart from this, ladies can also enjoy henna painting. Leading Dubai tour operators provide great discounts and many other offers for Wadi Bih and also for other sightseeing tours in Dubai. http://dubaitourcompany.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/visit-uae%E2%80%99sgrand-canyon-on-the-wadi-bih-desert-safari-in-dubai/