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Dubai Desert Safaris

By Viator, July 2014

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When many people dream of the Arabian Desert, they dream of exotic belly dancers, camel riding and, more recently, tearing through the dunes in a 4x4. All of these dreams can come true with the Dubai desert safaris.

If you can spare two days to the safari, then the 1001 Arabian Stars Private Safari is a great option. Starting in the early afternoon, you are taken through the dunes in a 4x4 to a camel farm. After riding the camels, you will pitch a tent in the desert and watch the sun set across the sand. As night falls, the camp becomes alive with henna tattoo painting, belly dancing, delicious barbeques and sheesha smoking (an Arab tradition of smoking a water pipe). This is a great way to experience how life was once like for the Arab settlers in the Dubai desert, long before the tall skyscrapers went up in the city. After a light breakfast the next morning, you will be returned to your hotel.

If you’re tight for time or don’t fancy sleeping in the desert, then there are several one day tours available too, in which you drive towards the Hatta village, which has existed since the 16th century. On the way there you will see varied desert terrain, and undulating mountain passes. The Hatta village lies on dry river beds, which wind up the mountain towards a glorious oasis, where you can cool off in the turquoise rock pools. Make the most of your tour guide, whilst sitting down to a picnic in the shade, and learn all about the Hatta Heritage village.

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4x4 Dubai Desert Safari

4.5 star rating: Recommended 922 Reviews

Travel by 4x4 across the deserts of Dubai on this exhilarating 5-hour excursion! Enjoy an adrenaline rush sandboarding down Dubai’s desert dunes, take a camel ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.05

Private Tour: 4x4 Desert Adventure Safari from Dubai

4.5 star rating: Recommended 76 Reviews

Spend a day in the desert with a private guide, and enjoy a camel ride and sandboarding session as well as a BBQ dinner and show under the stars! After leaving ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.97

Dubai Desert Hummer Adventure with BBQ Dinner

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Embark on an exciting off-road excursion through the Arabian Desert on this Hummer safari in Dubai. Cruise through desert sand dunes aboard a H2 Hummer with ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.00

Dubai 4x4 Sandboarding Safari

4 star rating: Recommended 45 Reviews

Give one of the most popular desert sports a go with this 4x4 sandboarding safari from Dubai. Board a comfortable 4x4 and travel to some of the best and most ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.26

Private 4x4 Adventurer Safari Including Sandboarding

4 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Try your hand at sandboarding on this private, 4-hour 4x4 sandboarding safari from Dubai. Settle into a 4x4 with your private guide and drive to some of the ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.10

Private Overnight Safari: Sandboarding, Camel Ride, BBQ Dinner and Belly Dancing

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Sleep under the starry desert sky on an action-packed Dubai desert experience, led by a private guide! After venturing into the desert by 4x4 vehicle, enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $137.73

Luxury Desert Experience: Camel Safari with Dinner and Emirati Activities with Transport from Dubai

Ride a camel through the desert and enjoy dinner at a Bedouin-inspired camp on this exciting 7-hour experience! Leave Dubai in an air-conditioned minivan and ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $137.00

Conservation Drive With Refreshments at Al Maha Desert Resort and Transport from Dubai

Discover the fauna and flora of the UAE desert on this fascinating 5-hour conservation drive tour from Dubai. Traveling in a Mercedes-Benz G Wagon with a ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $165.00

Private Tour: Night Desert Luxury Safari with Transport from Dubai

Enjoy an exciting night safari in the Dubai desert on this 5-hour private tour! As evening falls, travel from Dubai and head for Dubai Desert Conservation ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.25

Dubai Shore Excursion: Private 4x4 Desert Adventure Safari

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

When your cruise ship docks at the Port of Dubai, head out to discover the Dubai desert with a private driver/guide! The exciting 5-hour shore excursion ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.48

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