Abu Dhabi: Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding
- Pickup available
- Duration: 6 hours
Abu Dhabi's scenic desert accommodates thrill-seeking adventure rides, sandy meanders, and romantic evenings. There really is something for everyone, so long as you can handle the heat!
Dunebashing is a popular activity at all times, but even the strong Arabic coffee won't invigorate you ahead of a long day sightseeing like an early morning adrenaline rush!
Dromedaries (that's the one-hump kind) have played a crucial role in Arabic culture throughout history. Choose the traditional option for a laid-back tour in the afternoon heat.
Celebrating a romantic occasion? Sounds like a great excuse to splash out on a private tour! Why not enjoy some authentic Bedouin cuisine as you watch the sunset over the dunes?
Just because the desert air is beginning to cool, doesn't mean you have to! Warm up with a delicious Arabic barbecue, smoke a shisha, and even watch an outdoor belly-dancing show!
Still can't decide on the best time of day to see the desert? Ride out to an overnight camp for an evening of starlit entertainment and a morning of strong coffee and breakfast!
Shared Abu Dhabi desert tours and safaris start at around €50 for a basic itinerary. Although food is typically provided, don't assume that it'll be authentically local. Customer reviews are worth checking for more info. Better menus and more varied itineraries can always be found for a higher price, but book online to take advantage of unique deals and discounts.
Even in winter, Abu Dhabi temperatures regularly reach highs of around 77°F. In summer they top 100°F, so don't venture into the desert without protecting yourself from the sun. Also, bring water even if bottles are included on your tour. Nighttimes are a little cooler but although the temperature might drop to 50°F in January, the summer nights can still hit the 86°F mark.
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The trip was good overall, located at Al Khatem. We went during the Christmas time, started at 2:30 in the afternoon on a Friday and had a great combo of Dune bashing, quad biking, camel ride and arabic traditional dance as well as video shows. Overnight stay at the camp was simply great as the tent and beds were arranged for us (we only had to bring warm clothing and blankets). Will plan for a trip once again during this season (possibly new year!). I recommend the use of advance photography to share photos of night sky to tourists for a charge, which was beautiful too during the late night stay (Al Quaa is where people normally go)
It was a great trip to the desert and arabic culture. Dune bashing with driver Biju was so thrilling. The photographs he took were amazing. Quad bike, arabic dress , dance everything was superb. I enjoyed each bit of it. Our guide and driver Biju made the trip memorable with all his experience. Will choose ocean them again. Thanks
just got for it..it has been a really nice experience for us...our nice guide came on time to picked us up from our hotel and he is been really attentive throughout our tour...the camel ride was just amazing...the diner was excellent and we really enjoyed the dancers...super recommended it
It was an amazing experience. We liked everything very much, they took us and delivered right to the hotel entrance and on time. Highly recommend!
This was one of the best tours we've had. We were not rushed from activity to activity and the staff were relaxed and friendly.