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 906 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 $76.82
$85.36 Save $8.54

Private Tour: 4x4 Desert Adventure Safari from Dubai

4.5 star rating: Recommended 72 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

Private 4x4 Adventurer Safari including Sandboarding

4 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

If its an Arabian desert adventure you want, this is the safari for you! Try your hand at sandboarding down the desert sand dunes. On this private tour the ...  Read more

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

From USD $55.10

Dubai 4x4 Sandboarding Safari

4 star rating: Recommended 44 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 $54.24
$60.26 Save $6.02

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

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

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

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