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Abu Dhabi: Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

Duration: 6 hours
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Experience life in the desert on a 4WD safari from Abu Dhabi. Watch traditional dance shows, ride a camel and enjoy a barbecue buffet dinner.

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Your Abu Dhabi desert safari: What to do and when to do it

Abu Dhabi's scenic desert accommodates thrill-seeking adventure rides, sandy meanders, and romantic evenings. There really is something for everyone, so long as you can handle the heat!

Bash the dunes in a 4x4

Bash the dunes in a 4x4

Dunebashing is a popular activity at all times, but even the strong Arabic coffee won't invigorate you ahead of a long day sightseeing like an early morning adrenaline rush!

Ride a camel

Ride a camel

Dromedaries (that's the one-hump kind) have played a crucial role in Arabic culture throughout history. Choose the traditional option for a laid-back tour in the afternoon heat.

Treat a special someone

Treat a special someone

Celebrating a romantic occasion? Sounds like a great excuse to splash out on a private tour! Why not enjoy some authentic Bedouin cuisine as you watch the sunset over the dunes?

Smokey nights

Smokey nights

Just because the desert air is beginning to cool, doesn't mean you have to! Warm up with a delicious Arabic barbecue, smoke a shisha, and even watch an outdoor belly-dancing show!

Feeling indecisive?

Feeling indecisive?

Still can't decide on the best time of day to see the desert? Ride out to an overnight camp for an evening of starlit entertainment and a morning of strong coffee and breakfast!

Planning Your Visit

How much does it cost?

Shared Abu Dhabi desert tours and safaris start at around €50 for a basic itinerary. Although food is typically provided, don't assume that it'll be authentically local. Customer reviews are worth checking for more info. Better menus and more varied itineraries can always be found for a higher price, but book online to take advantage of unique deals and discounts.

What's the weather like?

Even in winter, Abu Dhabi temperatures regularly reach highs of around 77°F. In summer they top 100°F, so don't venture into the desert without protecting yourself from the sun. Also, bring water even if bottles are included on your tour. Nighttimes are a little cooler but although the temperature might drop to 50°F in January, the summer nights can still hit the 86°F mark.

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What people are saying about Abu Dhabi

Had a great time at desert safari last month. I found this tour accidently but it turned out to be one of the greatest evenings during my trip to Abu Dhabi. The desert views and dune bashing were breathtaking and the evening show was also quite nice. There were a lot of different activities to spend time before the dinner which included quad bikes, camel rides, photo sessions, sandboarding etc so I guess everyone can find something fun and new to try out there! Special thanks to our driver Saad who's a very friendly and professinal guide!

It was a great trip to the desert and arabic culture. Dune bashing with driver Biju was so thrilling. The photographs he took were amazing. Quad bike, arabic dress , dance everything was superb. I enjoyed each bit of it. Our guide and driver Biju made the trip memorable with all his experience. Will choose ocean them again. Thanks

just got for it..it has been a really nice experience for us...our nice guide came on time to picked us up from our hotel and he is been really attentive throughout our tour...the camel ride was just amazing...the diner was excellent and we really enjoyed the dancers...super recommended it

Abu Dhabi: Sunset Camel Trek & Barbecue Dinner Reviewed by Jenny, 03/17/2020

Overall experience outstanding. Very organized, safe and rich with a variety of activities for both young and old. The Long ride through the desert terrain is truly exciting. Food and entertainers are outstanding. Even the restrooms are fresh and clean. Definitely highly recommended.

A must adventure for anyone visiting Abu Dhabi! Dune bashing, camels and Arabic camp full with atractions like camel riding, sand boarding, henna (very talanted artisti Sini), sheesha, dance performances, dressup, falcons and very tasty dinner. Our guide Ajeeb was the best!