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Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari, & BBQ at Al Khayma

Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari, & BBQ at Al Khayma

From US$ 124.60 per person

Escape Dubai for an unforgettable desert safari across red sand dunes and enjoy a BBQ dinner feast and traditional desert activities inside the majestic Al Khayma Camp.

About this tour

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from any hotel or apartment in Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman, as well as the cruise port (Port Rashid).
Small group available

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an evening at the exclusive Al Khayma Desert Camp
  • Bash across the iconic red dunes of the Lehbab Desert
  • Feast on a delicious BBQ buffet with local cuisines and sweets
  • Get to know and ride the camp’s camels across the desert
  • Partake in camp activities like Shisha, Henna painting, and falconry
Full description

Embark on an unforgettable day-to-evening journey across the Dubai Desert. Experience the thrill of driving through red sand dunes and feel the hospitality of a Bedouin desert camp, where you can partake in interactive cultural activities and feast on a delicious BBQ buffet. Drive out of the bustling city and into the peaceful desert aboard a 4x4 Land Cruiser. When you arrive, enjoy a relaxing rest stop and go on an optional quad bike ride while other convoys catch up.  Next, sit back and strap in for a dune bashing ride across the stunning red dunes of the Lehbab Desert. For an extra kick of adrenaline, get the chance to try out sandboarding. 

Enhance your dune adventure with an optional quad bike ride. Select this activity as an add-on at checkout and choose a bike for yourself or to share with one of your travel partners.  Continue to the Al Khayma Camp and be welcomed with Arabic coffee, sweets, and dates. Say hello to the camp’s resident camels and, if you’d like, go on a 10-minute camel ride across the sand. During your time at the camp, you can smoke Shisha, do Henna painting, and meet the resident falcon expert and his loyal bird.  The buffet barbecue begins at sunset. While you eat, be entertained by traditional dances performed in the center stage. Finish your dinner on a high note with a tasting of various local desserts. As a final treat, the camp will go dark, giving you the opportunity to take in the peaceful ambiance of a desert night before being returned to your accommodation in Dubai.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from your selected location or hotel
  • Air-conditioned 4X4 Land Cruiser
  • Licensed desert guide
  • Dune bashing
  • Sandboarding
  • Unlimited cold mineral water
  • BBQ buffet
  • Soft drinks
  • Traditional snacks
  • Coffee
  • Dance show
  • Short camel ride (can be repeated)
  • Camel feeding
  • Henna Painting
  • Falcon experience
  • Quad biking and extended extreme Red Dunes bashing experience (unless option selected)
  • Table service during dinner (unless VIP Food Service option selected)
  • Extra services not mentioned in the tour itinerary
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 3 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Vegetarian options are available for the BBQ buffet
  • On shared tours, the actual pick-up time will be within 45 minutes of your selected pickup time
  • Infants (under 3 years of age) are not allowed in the car during the dune bashing drive
  • Dune bashing is not allowed for pregnant women or those who have back, neck, or heart problems
  • The Land Cruiser vehicles are fully insured and well equipped with all necessary safety features
  • Please note that any damage, injuries sustained, or items lost during the optional quad riding are not covered by insurance
  • The tour duration includes the pickup and drop off service
  • Traditional dance shows will not be available during the month of Ramadan (April 12-May 11) or any other special Islamic days as per UAE law (dates may vary)
  • It is recommended that you do not eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid sickness during the dune bashing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 19394 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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It was a great, varied excursion. Our driver was Omar and we felt safe in his vehicle at all times. He took every dune with him and made for great fun. Thanks to Omar, we are also taking wonderful photos home with us. We also enjoyed the camp with all the activities

November 26, 2021

It was an awesome experience. The main reason for it was the great tour guide Mansoor (Manz) who did a really great job. He shared with us a lot of information about the country and was really friendly. Also he turned out to be a great dune driver and photographer (we have dozens of wonderful photos). Everything went as planned: Pick up at hotel - Quad Tour - Dune Driving - Sand Boarding - Photoshooting - Camel Riding - Evening Show - Barbecue fine experience

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November 19, 2021

The ABSOLUTE BEST, our tour guide SARAF was on time, pleasant and VERY CARING. He communicated with us every step of the way. Very knowledgeable, we felt SAFE and WELCOMED. Each stoo along the tour he ensured that we were taken care of in the most admirable way. Everything was TOP TIER from the people, the food the hospitality. Highly recommended to everyone. Thank you guys so much for making not only my entire day but a memory my husband and i will cherish for life. Again BIG THANKS TO SHARAF (YOU THE BESTEST).

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November 17, 2021

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