The city of Dubai sits within the Arabian Desert along the coast of the Persian Golf. The desert area surrounding Dubai, often called the Dubai Desert, is characterized by endless vistas of rolling sand dunes -- quite different from the gravelly desert further south.

For many travelers, the Dubai Desert offers an escape from the manmade extravagance of the city and a way to enjoy nature at her most extreme. Four by fours and all-terrain vehicles carry passengers out into the dunes for sand boarding, camel treks, picnics, balloon rides or starlit barbecues without any other signs of human habitation in sight.

If you’re planning a visit to the Dubai Desert, try to avoid the period between June and September, when average daily highs top 100 degrees Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius). December, January and February are the coolest months, with daily averages in the high 60s.

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Luxury Desert Experience: Dinner and Emirati Activities with Vintage Land Rover Transport from Dubai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 37 Reviews

Pass through the desert in a vintage Land Rover and spend an evening dining under the stars at a Bedouin-inspired camp, tucked away in the grounds of a royal ...  Read more

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

From USD $135.00

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

Private 4x4 Safari: Taste of the Arabian Desert Day Trip from Dubai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Take this private 4x4 safari for a taste of the Arabian desert adventure! Let your own private guide show you a lush oasis filled with vegetable and fruit ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.53

4x4 Dubai Desert Safari

4.5 star rating: Recommended 935 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

Dubai Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Desert Safari

4.5 star rating: Recommended 131 Reviews

See the highlights of Dubai and its surrounding desert on this Super Saver that combines two best-selling tours over two days! Enjoy a city sightseeing tour by ...  Read more

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

From USD $109.33
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Private Tour: 4x4 Desert Adventure Safari from Dubai

4.5 star rating: Recommended 77 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 Hot Air Balloon Flight

4.5 star rating: Recommended 59 Reviews

Glide up, up and away in a hot air balloon over Dubai Desert Conservation Revservation! After traveling from your central Dubai hotel to Margham by minibus, ...  Read more

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

From USD $276.41

Overnight Desert Camp Experience: Dinner, Emirati Activities and Vintage Land Rover Transport from Dubai

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Eat and sleep under the starry desert sky at a Bedouin-inspired camp on this overnight experience from Dubai! After traveling through Dubai Desert Conservation ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $246.00

4x4 Abu Dhabi Desert Safar with Camel Ride, Dinner and Belly Dancing Performance

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Take a 4x4 adventure across the sands on an afternoon and evening safari, where you’ll catch a spectacular desert sunset and enjoy dinner around a campfire. ...  Read more

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $112.68

Dubai Desert Hummer Adventure with BBQ Dinner

4 star rating: Recommended 9 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

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