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Dubai: Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and Buffet Dinner

1. Dubai: Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and Buffet Dinner

Explore the desert on this SUV tour from Dubai. Cruise up, down and through desert dunes in Land Cruiser. Drive an ATV over sand dunes before enjoying live entertainment and dinner at a Bedouin camp. Begin by exploring the desert and get a glimpse of the harshness and intensity of the desert sands. Later on, try dune bashing in a 4x4 Land Cruiser (which is fully equipped with all necessary safety features) and sandboarding on the silky red-sand dunes. Next up is the quad bike area, where you will receive a short briefing of safety instructions before enjoying the thrill of riding an ATV over the vast sands. Finally, relax in a traditional Bedouin-style camp, where you can indulge in activities like camel riding and henna painting. Enjoy being entertained by belly and folk dancers while eating a delicious barbecue dinner.

Dubai Marina: Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

2. Dubai Marina: Yacht Tour with Breakfast or BBQ

Embark on a cruise around Dubai to see its highlights from the water. Sail through the Dubai Marina to Blue Water Island. Cruise over to the Dubai Eye. See the famous Jumeirah Beach and the Palm, and pass the Burj Al Arab. Enjoy breakfast or a barbecue on board, depending on the option chosen.   Receive a red-carpet welcome upon boarding your yacht. Juices and water will be available, and the crew will help you with any requirements. Spend quality time networking aboard the 64-foot vessel. Benefit from creature comforts and amenities, including a dinette area and 3 beautiful cabins with natural light. Take your seats in the lounge area with abundant sun and shade. 

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

3. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Explore the rich past, vibrant present, and thrilling future of Abu Dhabi on a tour of the largest emirate in the UAE. See key sights like the Corniche and Marina Mall, as well as the Grand Mosque and Al Watan Palace. After pickup from your hotel in Dubai, travel along the Persian Gulf coast to Abu Dhabi while listening to stories about one of the world’s richest cities. Visit the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the most popular landmarks of Abu Dhabi. Admire the mosque’s white marble structure that consists of 82 domes, chandeliers, and flower-patterned designs. Next, take a drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche to experience scenic views of the Persian Gulf. Admire the harbor's clean water as you continue to the opulent Emirates Palace, the official hotel of Abu Dhabi’s ruling government. Then, enjoy a visit to another of Abu Dhabi's landmarks, the Etihad Towers. Those who have seen the ‘Furious 7’ movie will remember the imposing tower. The next stop will be at the Marina Mall, where you can take a lunch break (at your own expense) and dine at the mall's restaurants or enjoy the food court options. Afterward, visit the beautiful Qasr Al Watan palace housed in the presidential palace compound of the UAE. Notice the architectural features, artifacts, and other historical treasures of the palace. Then enjoy the drive back to Dubai, where you will be dropped off.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Guided Tour

4. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Guided Tour

Depart Dubai and journey to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi by modern air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in comfort on the 90-minute drive with your professional guide. On arrival, marvel at the 8th largest mosque in the world. Spread over 30 acres, the magnificent structure took more than a decade to build and now stands as a showcase for the United Arab Emirate’s Islamic cultural heritage. Roam around the site that can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers at any one time. Marvel at priceless features, such as the huge Swarovski crystal chandeliers, floral mosaics, and artifacts of gold, silver, and marble. Be amazed by the gigantic carpet in the main prayer hall. Measuring 60,570 square feet and weighing 35 tons, the carpet was made in Iran and is the result of the toil of thousands of carpet weavers over 2 years. Take stunning memorable photos of the complex and its awe-inspiring architecture, and get a better appreciation of the vision of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late president of the UAE and the mastermind behind the mosque. Depart Abu Dhabi and journey back to Dubai for a drop-off at your hotel or designated location.

Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

5. Dubai: Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Blue Mosque Visit

Explore Dubai's past and present impressive landmarks on a guided tour by bus. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle from point to point, learning about the rich culture Dubai has to offer from your guide. Stop to walk around or through these highlights, and enjoy a ride across Dubai Creek in a traditional abra boat. Get picked up from your hotel or desired location in an air-conditioned vehicle. Stop by The Pointe in Palm Jumeirah to admire the charm of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, before the Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Proceed to the Blue Mosque, which was inspired by the Ottoman and Andalusian styles of architecture, with intricate interiors decorated with beautiful chandeliers and a library that is home to almost 40,000 religious books. Next, explore Old Dubai and the Creekside, where it all began. Hop on the Abra water taxi, the city's oldest mode of transportation, to cross the Creek. Visit the Gold Souk, renowned for its wide collection of gold jewelry, while the Spice Souk brims with aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron, and so on. Then visit Al Khayma Heritage House in Al Fahidi Historical District, where you'll be treated to traditional Emirati hospitality by being served tea/coffee. While touring the home, learn more about the UAE's history, which started in the desert with tents now reaching Mars. At the end of the tour, stay on your own at the souk or be transferred back to your hotel or selected location.

Dubai: Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark Ticket with Transfers

6. Dubai: Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark Ticket with Transfers

We will pick you up from your preferred location or hotel in Dubai and transport you to the Aquaventure Water Park in an air-conditioned vehicle. When you arrive at the park, begin the adventure by sliding into a shark lagoon or spiraling down the Aquaconda ride. Rowing along the Shark Tunnel or the Lazy River, unwind in the raft. You also have the opportunity to experience one of the most thrilling rides in the waterpark, 'Poseidon's Revenge,' which drops you down a 75-foot-long chute through a trapdoor beneath your feet, then arcs you in a double loop before ejecting you. You shall also explore Splasher's Island, which is exclusively created for the mini and junior adventurers with shallow pools and other fun rides that the little ones can enjoy. After having fun at the water park, you will be heading to the Lost Chambers aquarium if option booked. The stunning underwater aquarium is home to 65,000 marine creatures, including rare species such as crayfish, stingrays, vibrant clownfish, menacing moray eels, albino alligators, and seahorses. Once the Atlantic Aquaventure tour concludes, you will be transferred back to your hotel or other chosen destination in an air-conditioned vehicle.

Dubai: Evening Desert Quad Bike Tour with BBQ Dinner

7. Dubai: Evening Desert Quad Bike Tour with BBQ Dinner

Head out of Dubai and into the desert for an all-encompassing guided tour in the comfort of an air-conditioned Jeep. Enjoy an exhilarating drive through the desert and experience spectacular landscapes on a quad bike ride. Visit a Bedouin camp for a traditional meal and entertainment. After a safety briefing, follow your guide into the desert and feel the adrenalin rush as you tackle challenging sand dunes on a quad bike. Then, head to a traditional Bedouin camp as the brilliant sun sets. Relax on Bedouin-style seating and enjoy an aromatic shisha pipe to relax into the evening's festivities. Feast on a traditional barbecue dinner of grilled meats, fresh salads and local sweets, savoring each flavor. Watch an rapturing belly dancing performance and a tanoura dance show during and after your meal, feeling the true welcome of Middle Eastern hospitality.

Dubai: Helicopter Flight from The Palm to The Burj Khalifa

8. Dubai: Helicopter Flight from The Palm to The Burj Khalifa

Enjoy bird’s-eye views of the exciting city of Dubai on board a luxury helicopter. Departing from a helipad at Atlantis the Palm, you will fly like a rock star for 17- or 25-minutes, admiring Dubai from high up in the sky. Fly for 12 minutes from Atlantis The Palm heading to Burj Khalifa, flying over Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Coastline. Alternatively, choose the 15-minute flight via Burj Al Arab, the World Islands viewed from the South Pole, Port Rashid, and Palm Jumeirah. See it all with the 25-minute flight option from Atlantis The Palm to the old Dubai Creek. In addition to the above, you'll see Ski Dubai, the Jebel Ali horse track, Media and Internet City, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Emirates Livings, and more. Admire Dubai’s iconic buildings and magnificent skyline from a unique perspective. Each helicopter has 6 seats, including 3 window seats for maximum views. 

From Dubai: Half-Day Desert Adventure with Quad Biking

9. From Dubai: Half-Day Desert Adventure with Quad Biking

Indulge your inner adventurer as you escape the big city on a half-day trip from Dubai. Experience some of the most thrilling activities the desert has to offer, including a short camel ride and a self-drive quad bike drive through the dunes. Start your adventure with a convenient pickup from your hotel in a 4x4 vehicle and head southeast of the city center to the desert. On a clear day, admire the Hajjar Mountains. After a 1-hour drive, stop for your exciting desert activities. Before starting your quad bike adventure, listen to your guide as he gives a full briefing with safety instructions. Then, enjoy a thrilling 30-minute self-drive across the high sand dunes. Then it's time to get to know the camels, and even enjoy taking a short ride. Next, try some sandboarding over the desert dunes. Similar to snowboarding, this activity gets your adrenaline pumping and tests your balance skills as you attempt new tricks and turns.

Dubai: Adventure Quad Bike Safari, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

10. Dubai: Adventure Quad Bike Safari, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

Escape the hustle and bustle of Dubai and spend the morning in the surrounding desert trying your hand at some of the adventure activities on offer here. Benefit from a convenient pickup at your hotel in Dubai, and then travel in air-conditioned comfort with a safari driver to the desert. Upon arrival, get a safety briefing and guidelines on how to operate a quad bike. Hop aboard and conquer the sand dunes during an amazing 60-minute quad bike ride. Dive deeper into your desert adventure and try your hand at sandboarding. Stand on a board and glide over the slopes of the desert dunes to witness its natural beauty from a different perspective. Next, experience life like a Bedouin of days gone by and ride a camel across the desert sands to get yet another perspective of the amazing landscape. Travel back to Dubai and get dropped off at your hotel or chosen location on arrival.

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What people are saying about Dubai

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 47,963 reviews

Definitely an insightful, educational, and much-recommended tour. I traveled with my family and we were shown different sights around Dubai. Our guide, Mohamed Ali was very accommodating and knowledgeable about the place. We learned a lot about the history, culture, food, and place. We were also given ample time to explore the souks. Overall a wonderful experience. I definitely recommend this tour

Excellent activity! Our guide Ahmed was very caring. Incredibly kind. He didn't hesitate to take pictures of us at each stop/activity. The dinner at the camp was delicious and the jeep ride suuuuper nice, we had a good laugh. I recommend this activity 10000%

If you are a fan of architecture, history and arts this trip is for you! My tour guide was Jahan and he was really nice. He explained very detailed about the UAE in general, about Abu Dhabi and if you have any question he will have the answer ready.

The tour was amazing! I had the best tour guide Saaj! He was very knowledgeable, he made it interesting and lots of fun. I would recommend if your visiting Dubai to definitely go!

It was great experience and the staff where very friendly. Enjoyed the complete trip with lot of memories.