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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.

From Dubai: Heritage Dinner Desert Safari

3. 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: Desert Safari with Camel Ride

4. 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.

Overnight Dubai Desert Safari & Gourmet Breakfast

5. 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. 

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What people are saying about Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 317 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