We had a convoy of vehicles collect us from the hotel and drove for an hour or so out of Dubai, over the sand dunes to a remote location in the middle of the desert. During the evening we got to ride camels, sand surf through the dunes, hold a falcon and ended the evening with an amazing fire show.
We all enjoyed a seated dinner and had the chance to discuss the event that was to take place the next day. The evening gave us a chance to bond and it brought us closer together. By the time the night of gala came we felt like we were a little family.