Road trips are one of my ultimate favorite things in the world. The tiny ones and the long ones. My dad used to take us on work trips on the motorway all the time and it was the best just hanging out in the back of the car with my siblings, cracking terrible jokes (I remember being obsessed with the rupa ki banyan wala ad around that time), stopping over for food and just generally being on the road.
Nabeel and I have road-tripped multiple times all over the UAE and Oman, sometimes with friends, sometimes on our own. Even when we travel elsewhere, we always prefer to rent a car and fit tiny trips in, when it’s possible. So you can imagine I was actually pretty pumped to get one on the agenda as soon as the weather turned better.
|Faraz and Shehla’s big car that made it all the more fun because we were all together from the beginnning till the end|
|God doing ombre like a boss.|
|Question: Who can do color better than nature? Answer: Nobaaady.|
|Nabeel wasn’t letting me sit on this rock because he thought it was loose and then later wanted to hold my foot in case it slipped. He was told no in both scenarios.|
|Some exploration in my Skechers and mom’s very old shawl.|
|Friends with benefits, lulz.|
|Erraybaady minus one.|
|Happy to wear a shawl in Dubai.|
|Heading back down.|
|The sunlight through the mountains. So gorgeous.|
|We hadn’t seen these mountains when we drove up because it was so dark. It was pretty exciting to see them now in the daylight.|
|Heading to breakfast.|
|My favorite picture from the trip because of how chaotic it is. Still undecided about what Shehla was doing here|
|The super fun ride back down the mountain|
|Tiny stopover for mandatory pictures on the road|
|How to end a road trip Version 1.0|
1. If you want to road trip with friends but don’t have a big car, rent one and split the costs. It’s the best to just be in one car together from the beginning till the end.
2. If you don’t have a group of friends, go with your spouse or best friend. It’ll be a different kind of experience but equally fun.
3. If you have no friends, rent a car for yourself, get some good music and a book and take a trip out. It’s perfectly safe and you’ll have a great time.