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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve Culinary & nightlife

Our most recommended Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve Culinary & nightlife

Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboarding, and Dinner

1. Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboarding, and Dinner

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

2. 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: Al Marmoom Oasis Vintage Safari, Dinner & Stargazing

3. Dubai: Al Marmoom Oasis Vintage Safari, Dinner & Stargazing

Enhance your travel experience in Dubai with a safari on a vintage Mercedes Benz G-class at the Al Marmoom Oasis. The exploration begins with a timely pick-up from your hotel, followed by a ride to the oasis in an air-conditioned vehicle. An evening desert safari through the silky dunes of Al Marmoom Oasis is the best way to enjoy the amber beauty of the desert. Feel like you're flying as you ride in this open-air vehicle, clicking the best photos and spotting wild animals along the way. At the authentic Bedouin Village, you’ll be welcomed in an Emirati way with coffee gahwa and sweets. hop on a camel caravan to explore the grandeur of the desert up close and in a traditional way. Head back to the village, where you’ll also enjoy indulging in a live Arabic coffee-making and tasting session. Enjoy exploring the village constructed with natural materials, while your guide narrates the untold stories about the old Bedouin lifestyle and culture. Then, it is time to enjoy a sunset in the scenic beauty of wavy dunes. Inside the camp, the local ladies will demonstrate the Emirati cooking style by preparing luqaimat ─ dumplings and flatbread. Spending time in the village is a great way to take part in Bedouin entertainment programs and savor the most authentic 3-course Emirati dinner. Afterwards, when the lights are turned off, your experience will be enriched with a stargazing session and a brief about how the Bedouins used stars for navigation. As the tour draws a close, you will be driven back to your hotel or accommodation in Dubai.

Dubai: Evening Camel Safari & Bedouin Dinner at Al Marmoom

4. Dubai: Evening Camel Safari & Bedouin Dinner at Al Marmoom

Explore the desert dunes by camel and hear Bedouin life stories as you ride. Return to the Bedouin Village to enjoy an authentic meal and witness traditional entertainment. Then, Indulge in star gazing with a telescope after the camp lights go out and feel the calm desert night surround you. Get picked up from your hotel and arrive at Al Marmoom Desert Reserve. Feel welcome with traditional coffee and sweets and prepare for the camel safari of the Dubai Desert without any surrounding walls. Learn of the Bedouin ways of life while exploring the rippling dunes. Arrive back at the village and admire its construction from many natural materials such as goat hair. Watch an Emirati make traditional Arabic coffee, bread, and luqaimat. Taste rich flavors while watching the desert sunset. Take photos among the endless waves in the dunes. Watch the live methods of Emirati cooking, including an Emirati lady making bread and sweet dumplings. Partake in a delicious multi-course meal and hear true stories of old Bedouin life from your guide. Soak up traditional dance performances after dinner, a combination of modern and traditional folkloric styles. Participate in an Arabian makeover if you wish, and take photos with the majestic Falcon. Look up at the stars after the camp lights go out, and feel the calm desert night surround you.

Dubai Dunes Sunset Dinner Safari

5. Dubai Dunes Sunset Dinner Safari

Leave the city behind and head to the desert for a mesmerizing evening in the Dubai Desert and Conservation Reserve. You will get picked up from your hotel in a long wheelbase off-road car fitted with seat belts, roll cages, and air-conditioning. Enjoy a fun dune drive and at sunset, stop for panoramic photos overlooking the dunes. Entertainment for the evening includes a camel ride, mini sandboarding (weather permitting), and henna hand-painting. Watch a belly dancing performance (this depends on Ramadan and religious holidays).  Move to the seating area and enjoy a regional BBQ menu and unlimited soft drinks. After a fun and entertaining evening, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Overnight Dubai Desert Safari & Gourmet Breakfast

6. Overnight Dubai Desert Safari & Gourmet Breakfast

Extend your heritage experience in Dubai with an overnight stay at a unique desert camp. Take a step back in time and experience Dubai as it was 50 years ago. Your professional guide will escort you on a stunning journey in a museum quality 1950s Land Rover. No other vehicle offers a more authentic desert experience for spotting exotic wildlife within the pristine Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Watch the sun drop under the horizon as a falcon soars above you. Your Bedouin camp, lit with the gentle flames of traditional lamps, is nestled inside a private royal desert retreat. You’ll see demonstrations of cultural activities such as henna painting, music, dance, making bread, and making Arabic coffee. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner under the stars. After dinner, you’ll relax beside a bonfire and marvel at the star-filled night sky. Your camp site is inside a traditional Arabic stone dwelling complete with bedding. In the morning, you’ll awake to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and a freshly cooked gourmet breakfast of hand cut smoked salmon, caviar, eggs Benedict, a fruit platter, and more. 

Dubai: Desert Safari with Camel Ride

7. 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 Bedouin travelers. 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 Private Night Safari & Astronomy

8. Dubai Private Night Safari & Astronomy

Explore the Dubai desert after the sun has set and the temperture has cooled. Watch the desert come alive with nocturnal animals, and gaze at a sky filled with stars. You will travel to the desert by vintage 1950s Land Rover. Then, using high-tech night-vision binoculars, explore the extraordinary desertscape after dark. Even day time animals can emerge from their hideouts to drink, forage, and frolic after the heat of the day. Experience the quiet desert atmosphere and fresh desert air, in sharp contrast to the bright lights, intense heat, and loud noise of Dubai city center. After your nature safari, relax at an open-air camp belonging to a local royal family. Enjoy the cool desert air under a blanket of stars, as a three-course dinner and drinks are served. You will also get the chance to try an aromatic shisha pipe for a truly authentic Arabic experience.

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What people are saying about Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Very nice experience in my opinion, it is something everybody have to do if they never been to the desert. The guide was very nice and available, another good point is that they pickup you from the place where you stay.

Ali bana did a great job at guiding the tour for us. We had a great time with him. He was very helpful and informative throughout the whole process. We are very happy with the tour he provided.

our driver and entertainer,Zahid is just simply the best..he knows everithing about Dubai and gave us an A++ service..That was a unique experience.Thank You Zahid once again

Very nice activity with a competent guide It's very fun and very exotic I recommend it

I go to the desert 3 time but this time was the best with Arif driver