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Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride and Sandboarding

1. Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride and Sandboarding

Escape the hustle of Dubai and experience the calm of the surrounding desert to satisfy your sense of adventure. Choose from a shared or private option, and enjoy legendary Lahbab hospitality. Start your adventure with a convenient pickup at your hotel and drive out to the wilderness by 4WD. Journey to the remote desert area of Lehbab, approximately 50 kilometers from Dubai city center. Marvel at the silky red sand and towering dunes. Hop on a camel to get a short ride or perhaps choose the optional quad bike experience. Head into the desert onboard your 4WD Land Cruiser as the vehicle slips and slides like a roller-coaster across the dunes. Try your hand at sandboarding, or just relax and take photos of the spectacular views of the sunset, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Riding, Sandboarding & BBQ

2. Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Riding, Sandboarding & BBQ

Explore the Dubai desert in the best ways possible: dune bashing in a Land Cruiser, on camelback, sandboarding, and with the option of enjoying a traditional Bedouin camp experience with a BBQ dinner and shows. After your pickup in Dubai, ride off into the desert in a 4x4 vehicle, sharing this thrilling adventure with family and friends. Experience dune bashing in a Land Cruiser and stop to try out sandboarding on the red dunes as well. Take photos of the brilliant desert sunset with your group at a Bedouin camp. Hop on a camel for a fun ride and try out henna painting in the evening. Sit back at a Bedouin camp and marvel at the entertainment of a traditional Tanura show and belly dancing performance. Savor the rich flavors of local food at a BBQ dinner with Arabic coffee, fresh dates, falafel, and shawarma.

Dubai: Desert Safari, Sand Boarding & Camp BBQ

3. Dubai: Desert Safari, Sand Boarding & Camp BBQ

Explore the desert on this all terrain vehicle day trip from Dubai. Cruise through desert dunes and watch the sun set over the Lahbab dessert. Participate in activities like getting your picture taken with a falcon or getting a henna painting. Eat a delicious BBQ diner with a live show. Have the option to choose a morning tour without dinner and a show or to choose an evening tour with dinner and a show. Pick from private and shared transfer options. Select an option with or without a VIP table. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your hotel in Dubai. Relax on the drive to the surrounding desert. Cross the red sands and dunes of Lahbab in a thrilling dune bashing ride in a 4x4 vehicle before admiring the sun setting over the sands. Take a photo of the Bedouins as they cross the desert with their camel trains. Continue to a desert camp to benefit from a host of activities like henna painting, sandboarding, shisha smoking, camel riding, and getting your picture taken with a falcon. Cross the sands on camelback and experience the "ships of the desert" first-hand or try your hand at sand boarding down the dune for the ultimate adrenaline rush. Get a (removable) henna tattoo on your hands or feet. Watch traditional Arabic entertainment, such as a belly dancing show and the whirling dancers of a tanoura show. Smoke a shisha water pipe. Be served a barbecue buffet dinner of authentic Arabic cuisine in the middle of the desert. Return to your accommodation in Dubai.

Dubai: Sunrise Balloon Flight with Breakfast & Falcon Photo

4. Dubai: Sunrise Balloon Flight with Breakfast & Falcon Photo

Your balloon adventure starts out with an early morning pick-up at your hotel. Then, head out before sunrise to the desert to begin the adventure. You’ll float above the Arabian Desert for about an hour in the rising morning sun. In addition to seeing giant red sand dunes you’ll be on the lookout for camels, wild gazelles, vivid green oases, date farms, and the ever-changing shadows on the desert landscape. Keep an eye out for the mighty Arabian oryx in their natural habitat. Once you have landed, drive to a private desert conservation reserve and freshen up in the clean, private bathrooms. Get the opportunity to take a photo with a Peregrine falcon and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast of delicacies such as hand-cut smoked salmon, a fruit platter, and more.  After the end of this magical ride you’ll be transferred back to the city and dropped off at your hotel.

Dubai: Tour with BBQ Dinner, Camel Ride, & Traditional Show

5. Dubai: Tour with BBQ Dinner, Camel Ride, & Traditional Show

Enjoy an evening in the desert, and relax during a delightful BBQ and the entertainment provided by traditional tanoura and belly dancers. You’ll be picked up at your accommodation in Dubai and driven to the deserts on the outskirts of the city. This is the perfect excursion for those who wish to experience the desert at night but aren’t interested in dune driving or dune bashing. A much more relaxed experience, this tour is especially suited for families, including the very young and the elderly. After you arrive at the the camp you can go on a short camel ride, or sit back and have your hand decorated with henna. After dinner you can enjoy Arabic coffee and a shisha. Other optional activities are available as well, such as quad biking and taking photographs with a falcon. Note that the optional activities are not included in the tour price.

Dubai: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride & Sandboarding

6. Dubai: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride & Sandboarding

Experience a morning desert expedition that will show you the serenity of the Arabian sands. Take in views of the unique landscape, enjoy a camel ride, give sandboarding a go, and try typical Arabic specialties. Escape the city and head north to the desert, boasting spectacular landscapes of pristine, rolling sand dunes. Once you arrive, stop to deflate the tires then enjoy an exhilarating ride over the undulating dunes and into the wilderness, making several stops for photos. The drive continues until you reach an Arabian Desert Campsite, where you will experience a traditional welcome with ‘Gahwa’ Arabic coffee and local dates. Stretch your legs and enjoy a brief camel ride, sandboarding, and shisha, the Arabic water-pipe.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Tour with Camel Ride and Breakfast

7. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Tour with Camel Ride and Breakfast

Feel the thrill of seeing the sun rise over the Dubai desert as you soar at an altitude of 4000-feet during this hot air balloon tour from Dubai. Wake up with a hot morning coffee or tea before your flight.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up and dropped-off at your accommodations in Dubai. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive to the lift-off base camp. Have a nice hot cup of coffee or tea before your fight. Hop aboard and experience the excitement of taking off. Admire sunrise views of sweeping sand dunes and the distant mountains. Float across the sky and look for wildlife like the Arabian oryx or the sand gazelle. After landing, travel to an authentic Bedouin camp to fill up with a delicious breakfast. Feel the thrill of a desert camel ride. Capture pictures with a magnificent falcon to share with friends and family back home. Return to your accommodation in Dubai at the end of the tour.

Dubai: Desert Safari with Camel Ride

8. Dubai: Desert Safari with Camel Ride

Experience Dubai as it was a half century ago on a full-day safari of the desert dunes. Following a pick-up from your hotel, head out to the desert landscape and explore it from the back of a camel. Traveling like the ancient nomads, enjoy a stunning journey through the desert on a traditional camel convoy. This is the most authentic way to trace the footsteps of the Bedouin travellers. Upon arrival at a Bedouin camp, soak up the atmosphere of the gentle flames from traditional lamps nestled inside a private royal retreat. Demonstrations of traditional activities, such as henna painting, falconry displays, and authentic folk music and dance will keep you entertained (not available during the Holy month of Ramadan). Learn the traditional ways of making bread according to recipes handed down from generation to generation. End with a scrumptious dinner under the stars as history comes to life in an ageless landscape.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Photo

9. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Photo

Your hot air balloon adventure begins early in the morning, when you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Margham Desert for a refreshment and a briefing from the pilot. Next, you’ll be driven over the red sand dunes of the Dubai desert to your take-off location, where you’ll witness the inflation of the hot air balloon on the ground. After takeoff, you’ll float above the Arabian desert and enjoy the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground, taking in breathtaking views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and native wildlife. Once you’ve landed, you'll be driven back to the Margham desert to freshen up, take photos with a falcon, and enjoy an Arabic Style buffet breakfast. Finally, be dropped off back at your hotel where your tour will end.

7-Hour Platinum Desert Safari from Dubai

10. 7-Hour Platinum Desert Safari from Dubai

Experience an evening under the desert stars at a royal retreat. Travel from Dubai in a legendary Range Rover, the off-road vehicle of choice for royalty, the rich, and the famous. Your expert safari guide will take you on a fascinating journey through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in search of exotic native wildlife. See a falconry demonstration as you watch the sun drop under the horizon. A gentle camel ride will take you to your secluded private dinner venue, nestled in the dunes. Relax under the stars as you enjoy live entertainment, and a shisha. Private bathroom facilities are also provided at this exclusive venue.

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What people are saying about Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 36 reviews

Our Abdul Malik Guide was amazing! He picked us up from the hotel and asked several times for our well-being! Reaching the desert, he helped us to book quad tickets since we haven't done that earlier. He has taken a lot of amazing pictures and videos of us! I loved the Dune bashing, it was a lot of fun! At the end of our tour our guide bought some nice drinks for us and offered us some dates to break our fasts since my husband and me were fasting, because it is still Ramadan. All in all it was a great experience and I would highly recommend our guide!!

From pick up at 4am to drop off. Amazing experience. Highly recommend. Dune bashing wasn’t my favourite but it was fun. The hot air balloon was the highlight of my trip. They also ensure to catch sunrise unlike other companies who were late to fly. Best one hands down

Great experience!! It’s a must do when visiting Dubai. Our driver was amazing, told us all the places we can visit

Fantastic trip into the desert. Definitely book the quads these were a high point for us, so much fun

Ahmed was great. Very helpful and fun. He explained things well and we had a great day.