Mesaieed, Qatar

Posted Saturday, April 9, 2011 ·

Welcome to the lush wonderfulness of the Middle East. If you look closely at the picture above you can somewhat make out Qatar's trees...which grow to an impressive 5 inches. On one of our days off, a friend suggested we contact Arabian Adventures - a guided tour through Qatar's wilderness which takes place in the southeastern portion of Qatar on the outskirts of a small city known as Mesaieed. The tour starts and ends driving sideways on towering sand dunes with the driver laughing at his passengers as they may or may not be seconds from death.

The daunting Nissan Patrol isn't sold in the United States. To prepare for dune excursions the driver let out an unmeasured amount of air in each tire. To add even more warm fuzziness to the situation, the driver let us know he only does this (dune driving) two weeks a year. "Don't worry, my friend!" followed by more laughing.

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