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Sharjah Desert safaris

Our most recommended Sharjah Desert safaris

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: Half-Day Desert Safari, Camel Ride & Quad Bike Option

2. Dubai: Half-Day Desert Safari, Camel Ride & Quad Bike Option

After pickup from your hotel in a 4-wheel drive vehicle, head off with your local guide to the desert, just 45 minutes from Dubai. Upon reaching the Lahbab Desert, be welcomed into an air-conditioned tent with refreshments and time to relax. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can try some optional quad biking and take a ride over the beautiful red dunes of the Dubai desert. Next, you will hit the desert for a dune bashing experience in a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Feel your stomach leap as you ride up and down the tall red dunes. Marvel at how the vehicle tackles impossibly steep inclines and the uneven terrain of the sand.  After dune bashing, you will have a chance to try sandboarding or simply admire the scenery around you. Make sure you take plenty of photos of the scenic desert landscape.  Next, stop at the red dunes desert and enjoy a camel ride in the open desert. Then, relax in air-conditioned comfort as you enjoy soft drinks, water, and Arabic tea or coffee with dates before getting dropped back at your hotel in Dubai.

Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Al Khayma Camp & 3-Cuisine Dinner

3. Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Al Khayma Camp & 3-Cuisine Dinner

Discover Dubai on a day-long journey across the Dubai Desert. Enjoy thrilling activities like dune-bashing and sandboarding, and take the chance to relax at a camp with traditional snacks and activities like henna and shisha. Finally, enjoy the sunset through a powerful telescope. After being picked up by your Safari Captain, make the first stop of your journey to stretch your legs and relax, or take the optional quad bike ride. Also, if you choose the option, ascend the steepest slopes of the desert and descend them on a dune-bashing ride. For an extra kick of adrenaline, try out sandboarding. The Al Khayma premium camp will be all set to welcome you with Arabic coffee, sweets, and dates once you finish the desert safari. Say hello to the camp’s resident camels and, if you like, hop on the camel for a 10-minute ride across the dunes. Enjoy one of the activities conducted by the camp, such as henna painting, Arabic coffee and tea, camel feeding, and even a shisha station. Tuck into a dinner buffet with activities, Emirati, Moroccan, and Arabian dishes, followed by a live BBQ during sunset. Feast your eyes on the Bedouin entertainment live show and finish your dinner on a sweet note by relishing various local desserts. The camp’s ambiance will change as the sun goes down, allowing you to take in the peaceful desert night. Spot the stars in the desert sky through a high-power telescope on a fascinating stargazing session before calling it a day. Get dropped off at your hotel after a beautiful day of adventure and entertainment.

Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboarding, and Dinner

4. Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboarding, and Dinner

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: Quad Bike Safari, Al Khayma Camp & 3-Cuisine Dinner

5. Dubai: Quad Bike Safari, Al Khayma Camp & 3-Cuisine Dinner

Discover the Lahbab desert while taking part in desert adventures such as quad biking, sandboarding, camel rides, and more. Experience the best of what the desert has to offer on either a full or half-day experience from Dubai with roundtrip transportation. Begin with pickup your hotel or other selected location. Upon reaching the desert, get ready for quad biking and listen to a safety briefing. Then, set off on a quad bike ride over the beautiful red sand dunes. Try out other desert activities such as sandboarding and camel riding. After that, head to the Al Khayma desert camp where you'll be welcomed with Arabian coffee and sweets. Enjoy camp activities such as camel rides, photos with falcons, henna tattoos, and shisha smoking, along with cultural performances. Taste a BBQ buffer dinner with a fusion of Emirati, Moroccan, and Arabian food. After the tour, return to your hotel or preferred location in Dubai.

Dubai: Overnight Desert Safari, Camels, Dinner & Stargazing

6. Dubai: Overnight Desert Safari, Camels, Dinner & Stargazing

Enjoy a desert safari in Dubai. Ride a camel, enjoy exhilarating dune bashing, and have an authentic barbecue while enjoying the traditional dance. Then stay overnight in a Bedouin tent, and go on a camel trek the next day. After being collected from your accommodation in a comfortable 4WD vehicle, you will head to the Lahbab desert. Once in the desert, you will have some free time before your safari starts. Relax here or opt to go for a quad-bike ride while your vehicle for the off-road dune drive is prepared, the choice is yours. Next up you will enjoy a dune bashing ride, feel the adrenaline rush as your vehicle climbs up and slides down the sand dunes. Afterward, you can try sandboarding. Stand on the wooden board provided, balance yourself, and glide down over the sands. Next up, head to Al Khayma, a Bedouin-type campsite, where you will be led to your own tent (Khayma) inside the camp. After settling in here, you can taste Gahwa (Arabic coffee), Gaymat (sweets), and dates as a sign of welcome. Head out for a camel ride around the camp premises, and depending on the time and luck, view the sunset over the desert. Back at Al Khayma Camp, you can spend your time smoking shisha and henna painting. Don local Arabian clothes and pose for photos with a falcon. Enjoy a lavish barbecue buffet dinner while a Khaliji dancer keeps you entertained. When the camp lights are turned off, feel the essence and magic of the desert while stargazing with a telescope. Later, you will be taken by camel to a nearby camp area where a fire will be arranged for you. Learn how to make Arabic coffee or tea as you relax in the night sitting by the campfire, enjoying the silence of the desert and the dark sky above. Your desert guide will add to the fun with interesting desert stories, and when it’s time to sleep, you will return to the camp. You will retire back to your tent for an overnight stay. The following morning, wake up just before sunrise to witness a spectacular view. Your guide will take you to the desert with a camel caravan that is waiting outside the camp. Then go for a short camel trek capturing the nice view of the sunrise over the sand dunes. After camel trekking, you will return to your tent before eating a freshly cooked Arabian breakfast. Later, you will be driven back to Dubai and dropped off at your accommodation.

Dubai: Evening Desert Safari with BBQ Buffet Dinner

7. Dubai: Evening Desert Safari with BBQ Buffet Dinner

Avoid the urban sprawl of Dubai on an action-packed experience in the desert. Drive across the dunes and visit a traditional Arabic Bedouin camp. Head to a Bedouin camp and experience the traditional Arabic reception of coffee and dates on arrival. See the camp at your own pace, cover yourself in traditional Arabic clothes, and take pictures. Have the opportunity to ride a camel and stop across the desert to watch the beautiful sunset. Enjoy having henna painted on your hands or feet. Listen to music while drinking tea or Arabic coffee at the campsite. Taste a delicious barbecue dinner and try the famous Arabic shisha water pipe. Gaze at a star-lit belly dance performance around the campfire before you return to Dubai or Sharjah.

Ras Al Khaimah: Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner

8. Ras Al Khaimah: Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner

Escape the heat and hassle of Ras Al Khaimah’s urban center on an afternoon and evening desert safari by 4WD vehicle. Following a pick-up from your hotel, relax in the air-conditioned off-road vehicle. Head to the desert dunes that surround the city, and admire views of the barren yet enchanting landscape on the way. Stop at a traditional camel farm to see herds of the magnificent hump-backed herbivores. Learn about the different types of camels commonly seen in the desert around Ras Al Khaimah. Continue across the desert plains in your 4WD vehicle, and arrive at a campsite where Arabic coffee and dates are offered as a welcome. Climb on the back of a camel for an optional guided tour around the encampment. Get a henna tattoo design on your hands or feet. Watch a traditional Tanourah folk dance, and feast on a delicious barbecue dinner. After dinner, smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe) if you wish, and watch a live belly-dance performance. Relax under a canopy of twinkling stars, and enjoy an experience that could be straight out of “One Thousand and One Nights”!

Mleiha Desert Safari with Sandboarding, Stargazing & Dinner

9. Mleiha Desert Safari with Sandboarding, Stargazing & Dinner

Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and venture to its pristine dunes. Enjoy an evening of adventure with a desert safari accompanied by dining, stargazing, and cultural experiences. Start your tour with a pickup from your centrally located hotel. Meet your private driver and board your air-conditioned transportation. Admire the contrasts of the city’s urbanscape and the desert’s isolated sand dunes. Get a glimpse of agricultural life and rock formations in the desert. Visit the famous Fossil and Camel rocks. Thrill-seekers can sandboard and dune bash across the vast desert landscape.  Drive to the Archaeology Museum in Sharjah which blends history, nature, and culture. Gain insight into ancient Arab tradition. Take time to look around and take pictures. Capture breathtaking views of the desert during sunset. Enjoy a beautiful evening exploring the stars and planets with an experienced guide. Unwind with a traditional dinner at Mleiha Café before heading back to Dubai.

Desert Drive & Wadi Shawka Pool Visit

10. Desert Drive & Wadi Shawka Pool Visit

Explore the best-kept treasures of Arabia on this mountain safari experience. Get a glimpse of desert life and agricultural life with rock formations deep in the desert such as fossil and camel rocks. Continue your adventure with sandboarding and an exciting dune bashing experience. Enjoy an exhilarating adventure to the deep trenches and waters of Wadi, the region’s natural water pools. Wadi Shawka in Ras Al Khaimah is neighbored by the Hajar Mountains and the valley consists of rocky terrain, farmland, water pools, wildlife, and plenty of parking and camping spots. Wadi Shawka is a perfect place for family picnics and get-togethers in nature. Swim back through it or turn back a little bit and climb a small hill to bypass it.

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,839 reviews

We had an amazing time during our desert safari. Will was really an amazing guide who kept us safe, took good care of us and had great banter too! Having a good guide is half the fun! We had a great time quad biking, despite the unexpected rain- definitely go for the single bike option if you can. The food at the camp was delicious too. A great experience that I recommend!

Very comfortable vehicle. Not overly crowded. Friday, our guide was very professional and friendly, he helped ensure we knew what activities were available and ensured we got the most out of the day. Even at times, he was happy to be our personal photographer. Highly recommend.

Wonderful experience with Red in the radiance safari! Our guide Dilbar was so welcoming and a pleasure to be around. The food was very copious, great show and driving in the desert was so much fun! Amazing value for money.

Despite the rain, we had a great time on the Dubai Safari! Best driver ever was Taj from Ammar Tours and Safari. He was very caring and took care if us during every event to ensure we were ok.

Very good it was amazing and our guide was so helpful and accommodating- thanks Omar