Pick Up Time for Desert Safari Tours in UAE
The pick up time for desert safari tours in UAE vary because of many reasons. The weather is an unpredictable thing, so is the timing of a desert safari. It could be traffic or a late customer to name a few. To prevent customers from getting put off by the guide being late, the pick up timings are usually mentioned to the guests 24 to 48 hours prior to tour commencement. So let us read on more about this system.
Why pick up times aren’t mentioned in advance
- The biggest factor that results in the mentioned pick up time changing is the location of the hotel or mall from where the guest is being picked up
- Sudden traffic because of road closures, repairs or events taking place in the vicinity
- Since tours are conducted on sharing basis, organizers aren’t sure how many guests will sign up for the tour or how many they need to pick to take on the tour. In simple they can’t predict how many guests will book the tour on a specific date. Since last minute bookings can only be done 12 to 24 hours prior to tour commencement date, tour organizers can schedule the pickup of each guest and mention it to them
- It’s better to be safe than sorry. Giving your customers an estimated time and not showing up will result in them calling and complaining or having a bad image of the company.
A breakdown on how pick up times work
The pickup time of the sunrise safari solely depends on the time of sunrise. Sunrise timings keep increasing by a few minutes in every 3 to 4 days. Overall the pickup time for this safari will vary from 4AM till 5 AM. So the exact time of pickup will be informed to our customers at roughly 5 to 7 PM on the day before the tour.
Guests who booked Morning Safaris during summer will be picked up by roughly 7.30 to 8.00 AM, before the summer heat comes out. Whereas in winter, mornings tend to be bit cool and foggy, so pick up is usually from 8.30 to 9.00 AM. Please remember that these timings are also subject to slight changes because of the number of guest taking part in the tour and their location of stay. Exact pick up time will be informed by 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm the day before.
Evening Desert Safari
Afternoons tend to be quite ht and can extend their heat all the way until the evening, so pick up time varies between 3.45 to 4.30 PM. During winter the weather is nice and pleasant so starting early is favorable which results in pickup times ranging from 2.45 to 3.15 PM. This also depends on number of guests and location of sty. Clients are informed about exact pick up timings around 12 to 1 pm the day before the tour.
Now that you know why the pickup time for desert safari tours in UAE vary you can go ahead and book without worrying about fake pick up times, missed pickups or uninformed pick up times.