It was after sunset when we arrived at the private royal Bedouin camp fit for a king. We were shown around by our host and were introduced to all the Arabian entertainment which was on offer for the evening.
Before you eat, you can experience a henna tattoos, watch arabic bread being made, ride on a camel and smoke sheesha under the stars.
Finally, we were called to eat. The food was the thing I was most looking forward to. There was a whole buffet which was served in Emirate style. You could drink camel (milk), eat camel and ride the camels here.
The dinner was an all you can eat type of affair, which is music to my ears. We sampled emirate cuisine but there was also some more western food for those who may not be brave enough. There was bread, salad, cous cous, meats, rice and some of the best desert! My favourite was the Emirate doughnut which was in a sugary syrup, it was delicious.
It was safe to say that I was stuffed after I had finished eating. So, I turned to relax on the magic carpets with a sheesha pipe under the stars.
After the dinner, there was some traditional cultural performances which included dancing with guns! I couldn’t take my eyes off it. It was captivating.
If you’re a star gazer like me, there is a treat in store for you as the evening comes to a close. The team will announce that they are going to turn out all the lights in the camp for 2 minutes so that everyone can see the night sky in all it’s glory.
When the lights go out, the sky comes alive with millions of bright stars. Look out for a shooting one and make your wish!