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Dubai Safaris

By Viator, April 2015

4.5 157 Reviews | Add your review

Dubai has become famous as a city of towering skyscrapers, over-the-top luxury hotels, world-class shopping and extreme wealth. While all of that makes the city a fascinating place to spend some time, just outside you’ll find one of the most interesting natural landscapes in the world in the deserts of the United Arab Emirates.

On a 4x4 Desert Safari, you’ll head out into the sand dunes of the Dubai desert and visit an authentic camel farm to learn about a traditional livelihood in this harsh environment. Maybe you’ve experienced the thrills of cruising down a snowy mountain with a board strapped to your feet, but probably not on a sand dune.

Sandboarding has quickly become a favorite outdoor activity in Dubai, one that requires a fair bit of balance and coordination. Give it a try for yourself, and you’ll discover that it’s actually easier to pick up than snowboarding as friction with the sand causes you to move at a slower — but still exhilarating — speed.

After a day spent enjoying the outdoors, finish your safari from Dubai with a barbecue dinner at sunset, a performance of the traditional Tanoura folk dance and an evening relaxing under the stars, complete with a campfire, belly dancing and a traditional Arabic water pipe (shisha) should you choose.

Extend your desert safari by spending the night in a tent in the middle of the desert. You’ll get to wake up to see the sun rise over the dunes before returning to Dubai.

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4x4 Dubai Desert Safari

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1189 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 $85.37

Private Tour: 4x4 Desert Adventure Safari from Dubai

4.5 star rating: Recommended 90 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 $96.05

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 60 Reviews

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 $122.40
$136.00 Save $13.60

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 $56.18

Evening Desert Safari

Evening Desert Safari features an exciting dune drive, sand boarding, came ride & henna painting. Barbecue dinner buffet is served during the belly dance, ...  Read more

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

From USD $70.00

Red Dune Bashing in Dubai Including Desert Camp Experience with BBQ Dinner

3 star rating: Worth doing 11 Reviews

Enjoy an exciting dune bash and BBQ dinner under the stars on this 5-hour desert experience from Dubai. Travel into the rolling red dunes of the Lahbab region ...  Read more

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

From USD $49.00

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

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 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 $143.18

Dubai 4x4 Sandboarding Safari

4 star rating: Recommended 54 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 $54.23
$60.26 Save $6.03

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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 $147.15
$163.50 Save $16.35

Best 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 $108.50

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