Treking the Desert Cliffs

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June 11th 2010
Published: June 11th 2010
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The Hike

Waking up at 3:30 am today was not that hard. I suppose I have not fully equilibrated to the time change here in dubai, although I will find out tonight. We took a cab to a friends place and then carpooled to our hiking spot. We actually left Dubai and entered Oman just as the sun peered over top of the sand dunes that enclosed us on both sides. It was the first time that i saw the desert as it is portrayed in most movies, like The Mummy, Scorpion King, and Prince of Persia.

The sand dunes looked amazing and pictures don't do justice. As we continued driving I saw numerous camels snacking on the not so numerous shruberies. As we arrived at our hiking spot I could tell that we would be hiking up the sides of a quarry with a lot of loose gravel. The hike was not as hard as we expected and when we reached the top kabir and I looked at each other in confusement thinking "Was that it? I am just getting warmed up.." Nonetheless at the top you could see some pretty decent views of the desert, and I was able to take a couple beautiful panaromic pictures. (which I am having trouble putting up here)

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