Arabian Nights

You can’t come to the Middle East and not go on a little Arabian Adventure in the desert.


It starts with getting picked up in a Landcruiser, en route to the Desert Camp, but not before some serious Dune bashing along the way.


It’s a fun experience, however, I recommend you don’t sit in the back of the Landcruiser as it’s a really bumpy ride.

Speaking of bumpy rides, you also get to ride a camel, however our group was having too much fun that we totally missed the opportunity.



Our first treat was a Falcon show with a South African Falcon trainer and his friend Bomber.

Then onto some sunset photo opportunities.

We had T-H-E most amazing tour guide, Bukhari who is not only a talented driver with a world of knowledge on Dubai, he’s also an amazing photographer!

We got dressed up in our Abaya’s and posed for some epic pics on the dunes!

arabian-adventures-7Irina from I’ll Take it All and I creating a mini sandstorm in the desert


arabian-adventures-9Crazy kids… Irina, Me, Mpumi from Destiny Magazine and Kelly from Marie Claire

We ate (and ate) traditional Arabic food, enjoyed a mesmerising belly dancer and before the night was over, we got to have Henna painted on our arms and smoked a lil’ shisa (hubbly bubbly).




What an epic adventure!

Right now, we’re onto yet another adventure, this time a little different with a Private Yacht tour…

I’ve got my sunnies and floppy hat and I’m ready to go!

Stay tuned by following along on Instagram (@stylescoop) and use the hashtags #StyleScoopGoesToDubai, #VisitSABloggers (to see what the bloggers are up to) or #VisitDubaiSA to check out all the pics from our amazing group.



Dimi Ingle

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  1. Mellie
    April 10, 2015 / 6:29 pm

    Fantastic trip! What an adventure you are having! Thanks for sharing this!!

  2. Irene
    April 10, 2015 / 6:31 pm

    Oh so nice!! You look at home in the desert Dimi!! Love your kaftan!

  3. Moda Africa
    April 11, 2015 / 5:44 pm

    Hi Dimi, I co-own a fashion agency here in the UAE with a branch in Abu Dhabi and in Cape Town called Moda Africa. I’m from SA too and we represent fashion designers from across Africa in the Middle East. We are the exclusive agents and the first of its kind in the region. We are also attending Fashion Forward this weekend…it would be lovely to meet up! If at all possible you can email me at Thanks Antoinette

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