From Abu Dhabi: Dune Bashing Desert Safari

4.7 / 5

99 Reviews

From Abu Dhabi: Dune Bashing Desert Safari

From US$ 89 per person

Experience life in the desert surrounding Abu Dhabi on a morning or evening safari by 4WD Land Cruiser. Take part in desert activities such as sand boarding and camel rides, watch traditional belly dance shows, and more.

About this activity

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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Driver
English
Pickup included
Any hotel in Abu Dhabi, or the cruise terminal

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive across the dunes of the Abu Dhabi desert by 4WD vehicle
  • Visit a camel farm, and experience the desert sunset from the summit of a dune
  • See a traditional Arabic camp and enjoy first-class Arabian hospitality
  • Get a photo shoot in traditional Arabic clothes
  • Enjoy unlimited Arabic sweets and Bedouin coffee
  • Feast on a barbecue dinner under a starlit sky (evening option only)
Full description
Depart from Abu Dhabi and journey to the desert on the outskirts of the city for an arrival at a desert camp in Al Khathim in around 45 to 60 minutes. Take an exciting drive across the sand dunes by 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser with a multilingual driver, and stop at a camel farm to catch your breath. Continue to the camp to take advantage of a host of thrilling activities, including the chance to cross the desert sands by Quad Bike (own expense), glide down the dunes on a sand board, put on some traditional Arabic costume for a photo shoot or ride a camel and experience the desert's original mode of transportation. Choose an evening desert safari to watch a magnificent sunset from the desert and sample Arabic sweets and Bedouin coffee. A BBQ dinner and live entertainment, including authentic belly dancing and the chance to smoke a shisha pipe are included with the evening tour. Whichever option you choose, benefit from a package specially timed for guests arriving on one of the following cruise ships: • AIDAstella • Azamara Journey • Celebrity Constellation • Costa Fortuna • Costa neoRiviera • Crystal Esprit • NCL Norwegian Star • Oceana Nautica • Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas • Seabourn Encore • Silversea Silver Cloud • Mein Schiff 3 TUI Cruises
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off in Abu Dhabi
  • Dune bashing
  • Sand boarding
  • Camel farm stop and camel ride
  • Unlimited water and soft drinks
  • Arabic traditional dress (for taking pictures)
  • BBQ dinner (evening tour only)
  • Arabic tea, coffee, and dates (evening tour only)
  • Tanoura and belly dance (evening tour only)
  • Shisha (evening tour only)
  • Henna (evening tour only)
  • Falcon (for taking pictures, evening tour only)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Quad Bike (available for an additional payment)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the trip to avoid any vomiting or sickness during the dune bashing
  • Pregnant women and those with back or neck problems are not allowed to participate in dune bashing
  • The tour duration includes pickup and drop-off
  • Any damage, injuries sustained, or items lost during the sand boarding or the optional quad biking activities are not covered by insurance and are solely the participant's responsibility
  • Bring a hat, sandals or flip flops, your camera, sunscreen, and a light sweater during the winter or casual, loose fitting clothes in the summer
  • Tanoura dance and belly dance will not be available on public holidays in UAE
  • Transportation in the land cruiser will be on a sharing basis with 6 people per car
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 99 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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The pickup was on time, the jeep offers space for up to 7 people. However, it is very tight in the back of the car and when you get in last the coming time will be very uncomfortable. DUNE bashing was ok but not particularly spectacular. There is plenty of time for recreational athletes on site. Quad biking is only possible in a group, takes place on a small, not particularly fast quad & costs approx.76AED for 10 min. Sandoarding is also possible on site. You have to climb the huge sand mountain with the board yourself, which is really exhausting and takes a lot of time. Only a few boards (in non-adjustable binding) are available on site - expect waiting times. Food & entertainment was place were typical & good. Think of warm things, as soon as the sun goes down it gets very cold in the desert (we were there in December). We were back after about 6.5 hours. Directions to the place about 1h

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December 29, 2019

Beautiful

The safari was beautiful all round. We were picked up from the hotel on time and were a total of 6 participants in the safari vehicle. The drive to the desert was an experience because we got a good impression of the city of Abu Dhabi. The drive through the dunes was great fun. Small breaks were repeatedly taken for photos. Visiting the camel farm, unforgettable. You could tell that the animals were doing well. We then reached the camp at light dusk. It was beautiful, so romantic. Without exception, all employees were very friendly and attentive. You could feel that they enjoy their work and that they enjoy doing it. The buffet dinner was great. So a good all round campaign. I can only recommend it to everyone. 5 Stars *

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October 17, 2019

An all-round good trip

A really successful trip that you should take. The tour through the desert dunes was a mega highlight. It was really fun because our driver is a great driver. On the way home he had an extra deposit ready for us. The Bedouin camp is designed for tourists, but the overall program was good. Henna painting, photo with a falcon, smoking shisha, disguise was offered. The food was good and everyone was satisfied. This excursion is definitely recommended.

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October 13, 2019

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