Who is The Desert Diva?




Marina Bruce AKA The Desert Diva has lived a varied and relatively high profile life in the UAE and Oman. 

  • She has been a writer for OutdoorUAE magazine as their offroad expert from 2013-2019
  • Blogged on all things desert and Middle East since 2012
  • A desert driver and fixer for TV (sport, documentary)
  • An accredited Abu Dhabi Tour Guide, specialising in the culture, heritage and geography of the desert
  • Led countless overland desert trips
  • Organised desert events including a special 50th birthday celebration as well as corporate events for Eastern Motors (Jeep) UAE
  • Contributed two routes for Advanced Off Road Adventure Routes UAE & Oman, and assisted with the recce for 6 others

Delve into the background of your trip leader by clicking any of the hand-picked links below or

Check out her blog here (warning, grab yourself a coffee and a snack before you start, there are almost 500 posts and you might be some time!) and read some of her OutdoorUAE articles here


Desert Diva’s

Driving CV


Abenteur Und

Reisen Jan 2018

Article: OutdoorUAE

Inspiring Women



Oman Observer

September 2017

Marina’s Blog:

A Visit to

Sinaw Souq

Marina’s Blog:

The Al Dhafra

Camel Festival

Marina’s Blog:

Shoof Oman


Article: The National

10 Epic

4×4 Adventures

Marina’s Article


Discover Desert Driving

Marina’s Blog:

Some Great Books

About the UAE

Guide Book

2 Desert Diva 

Routes Included

Marina’s Article


10 Years in the Gulf

Below is a screenshot of just some of the tracks Marina has driven during her Oman trips.  On and offroad.  Up mountains.  Through wadis.  Over deserts.  Oman offers the most beautiful and varied terrain you can imagine – why not sign up for one of our trips and discover this for yourself!

Check out our 2018 video about our weekend tag-along trips. 

Our week long Oman adventures are organised and run with the same ethos – easy driving,  incredibe scenery and amazing memories.  Please note that children should be school age to join our week long trips.


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