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Dubai Desert Safari: An Arabian Desert Experience

Dubai Desert Safari: An Arabian Desert Experience

From US$ 77.32 per person

Experience the desert environment on the outskirts of Dubai on a 5-hour Arabian desert tour, and ride the rolling sand dunes by 4WD vehicle. Enjoy a dinner at a safari camp, and take part in a range of entertainment options, including belly dancing.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Bash the towering dunes of the Dubai desert by 4WD vehicle
  • Enjoy a barbecue dinner at a desert camp
  • Ride on the back of a camel and experience the desert like a nomad
  • Watch the sunset over the vast expanse of red sands
  • Try your hand at a shisha pipe
  • Get a henna painting on your hands or feet
  • Dress in traditional Arabic costumes for a photo souvenir
  • Sand board down the thrilling dunes of the Dubai desert
Full description
Escape the hustle and bustle of Dubai in the afternoon for a drive across the desert on the outskirts of the city. Before you leave the city center, you will stop for several photo opportunities of the futuristic skyline and contrasting expanse of sand on its doorstep. Traveling by 4WD vehicle, drive into the red sands of the desert, stopping to watch a beautiful sunset over the distant Hajar mountains. Before you reach the desert camp, there will be the chance to ride on the back of a camel and experience the desert just like the ancient nomads. Try your hand at sand boarding down some of the towering dunes, and sit back as professional drivers bash the mighty dunes in the off-road vehicles. Then, it’s time for a delicious barbecue dinner at the desert camp. This will be served after a welcome Arabic coffee and fresh dates. Try an authentic hubble bubble (shisha) pipe, enjoy complimentary soft drinks at the bar (alcohol is available to purchase), and get a henna design painted on your hands or feet. Dress up in traditional Arabic costumes for a souvenir picture, and relax around the camp fire as belly dancers demonstrate their supple moves.
  • Tour of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by 4x4 vehicles
  • BBQ dinner
  • Unlimited soft drinks
  • Live entertaiment
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Photographs (available at additional cost)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Pick up time is between 15:00 and 16:00. Drop off is between 21:00 and 21:30
  • Please contact the local service provider at least 48 hours in advance of your scheduled tour to confirm your reservation and pick-up details
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 204 reviews

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Everything went without a hitch.Fadi our driver came into the hotel to get us ,picked up another couple then we were off to the desert we stopped outside the reservation to take some photos and wait for the other 4x4s .Then we were on our way taking a slow drive through the desert looking for gazelles and oryx antelope which we saw. Then after about twenty minutes it was chocks away we were off DUNE BASHING Fadi our driver was excellent he made the drive exciting but we always felt safe .Dune bashing is great fun. We then made our way to the camp and had some lovely food unlimited soft drinks watched a couple of dancers the camels were there to have a ride on . Even though it was raining during part of our trip it did not dampen our spirits the trip was fantastic we spent a couple of hours at the camp then Fadi dropped us off safely at our hotel

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November 20, 2019

Well the driver was brilliant and funny which made the trip worthwhile, and made a very good guide5 star for that, but at the camp we felt thy the food was cold by the time we start to eat, that was the only drawback, belly dance was great and the male traditional dance was god too so my rating is 4 star

November 6, 2019

Great Fun in the Desert

We enjoyed our experience but a couple of things I would like you to note. Driver was running late due to Dubai traffic so drove at speed most of the time. It would of been nice if we had been offered a bottle of water for our journey as it was over an hour long. He made no effort to speak to anyone in the car and used his mobile phone several times while driving at speed. The trip into the desert was an experience screaming my head off the whole time but great fun. Desert camp was good. Food very good although 3 camels for over 50 people not such a good experience and we decided to give this a miss as there were too many people pushing and shoving to get a chance to ride. Shame as I would of liked to experience this. Great value for money and will recommend.

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October 13, 2019

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