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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: Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Dubai Desert

3. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Dubai Desert

Take a sunrise tour of the Dubai desert from a hot air balloon. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up and dropped-off at your accommodations in Dubai. Perk up with a morning coffee or tea. Be picked up from your accommodation in Dubai and 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 lifting off. Take in sunrise views of sweeping sand dunes and distant mountains. Float across the sky and look for wildlife like the Arabian oryx or the sand gazelle. Return to your accommodation in Dubai at the end of the tour.

Dubai: Desert Safari, Sand Boarding & Camp BBQ

4. 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

5. 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.

Arabian Dune Safari

6. Arabian Dune Safari

Visit an oasis in the desert close to Dubai city and go driving over the dunes in an SUV. Experience Bedouin culture after with traditional coffee and more, then savor a BBQ buffet. After pickup in Dubai, head to the Masayaf Desert Camp. Once there, enjoy driving in 4-wheel SUVs through the desert for an exciting 20 minutes or so, going up and down the dunes, skidding, sliding, and bashing these majestic giants.  Next, visit the camp for a taste of a traditional experience of the Bedouin culture. The camp itself is a premium ethnic Bedouin camp with a rustic and original look and feel that endeavours to offer you tradition without compromising on quality and authenticity. Try a traditional Gahwa (traditional Arabic coffee on arrival) upon arrival, along with dates and refreshing wet towels. Tea is also available. Follow this with some native starters, which include shawarma and falafel. Stroll around the camp and find a variety of activities, including a souvenir display stall, a henna tattoo corner, and a photo studio area where you can adorn traditional local dishdashas and abayas and get your photographs snapped Have a camel ride and try your hand at falconry, or ride a quad bike for an additional charge. After you settle down, watch local entertainment, such as a mesmerizing tanoora dance, a daring fire show, and a spellbinding belly dancing show that promises alluring moves to enthralling music. While taking a stroll around the camp or during the ongoing entertainment, you have a choice of quenching your thirst with soft drinks and water. Alternatively, head to the live bar to buy some spirits or beer at a charge. Later, taste a sumptuous three-course menu with fresh grills, hot freshly baked breads, a hot buffet, and desserts from the local kitchen, followed by fresh fruits. As the tour hosts bid farewell, a vehicle will drive you back to your hotel or destination.

From Dubai: Heritage Dinner Desert Safari

7. From Dubai: Heritage Dinner Desert Safari

Travel back in time and experience Dubai as it was 50 years ago with this tour in a 1950’s Land Rover. Look for local flora and fauna and spend time in a Bedouin camp. Immerse yourself in local culture with a henna painting, falconry, shisha, Arabic music, and a traditional dinner. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Dubai. Be greeted with a warm Arabic welcome of coffee and dates. Tour in a piece of UAE history with a vehicle that was extensively used in the 1950s. Drive through the desert in style as you try to spot local wildlife like the Arabian oryx and gazelles in the pristine Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Live a unique experience at the Bedouin camp which is lit with the gentle flames of traditional lamps. Experience cultural activities like henna painting, falconry, shisha, and music. Have the opportunity to learn how to prepare a local breadmaking recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation. Watch and partake in interactive Emirati performances like drumming and Yola. Sit down to a 4-course scrumptious dinner under the stars. Let history come to life during this unique and fascinating heritage excursion. During the holy month of Ramadan, experience Ramadan in Dubai as it was 50 years ago. Break the fast and learn about the holy month in true Bedouin spirit. Learn about Ramadan and Iftar. Let UAE history come to life with this once-in-a-lifetime heritage event.

Dubai: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride & Sandboarding

8. 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

9. 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 Conservation Reserve Tour with Breakfast

10. Dubai: Desert Conservation Reserve Tour with Breakfast

Escape the heat of the city and discover the pristine desert eco-system inside the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Enjoy insightful commentary from your guide and savor a delicious breakfast. Travel in comfort as your safari guide skillfully pilots your Range Rover through the reserve in search of the Arabian Oryx. Admire an abundance of birdlife, desert monitors, gazelles, and maybe even the rare Gordon’s wildcat. Witness the most carefully preserved wildlife area in the United Arab Emirates and drive to a remote lake, which is also a bird sanctuary. Step out into the heat and capture incredible photos. Make yourself more comfortable in the sunshine with your complimentary headscarf. Continue to the Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa and conclude your morning with fresh juice, tea, or coffee and a delicious breakfast with views overlooking the desert dunes.

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What people are saying about Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 724 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!!

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.

Worth doing good value Mohammed our guide was excellent from start to finish