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

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

Get a taste of Bedouin life and desert adventure on this 5.5-hour 4x4 trip from Abu Dhabi. With an expert guide, board a 4x4 and head deep into the dune-filled desert for an action-packed afternoon and evening  Abu Dhabi desert safari. Take an exciting dune bash; visit a camel farm to ride one of the hardy desert animals; try sandboarding, watch a serene desert sunset, and perhaps get a henna tattoo. Finish with a delicious barbecue dinner and belly dancing show around a campfire at a starlit desert camp.


  • Abu Dhabi 4x4 desert safari
  • Ride a camel like the Bedouin
  • Feel the excitement of sandboarding down dunes
  • Get a henna tattoo painted on your hands or feet
  • Watch traditional belly dancing
  • Enjoy a barbecue dinner under the stars

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What You Can Expect

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

4x4 Dubai Desert Safari from Abu Dhabi with Camel Ride, Dinner and Belly Dancing Performance

Leave your central Abu Dhabi hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned 4x4 and enjoy the views as you travel deep into the desert surrounding the city.

As you travel, hear intriguing facts about Abu Dhabi’s history and gain insight into the traditional desert culture still held dear in the UAE from your knowledgeable local guide. 

After a while, pull up at a desert camel farm to discover more about these hardy animals, traditionally used as transport by the UAE’s original, semi-nomadic Bedouin peoples. 

Snap photos of the camels and with instructions from your guide, take a camel ride across the sands. Enjoy the desert views from your perch and try your hand at other desert activities. 

Hop on a sandboard to ‘surf’ down the dunes, enjoy a stint of dune bashing as your expert driver steers your 4x4 up and down the sandy slopes, and perhaps get an intricate henna tattoo painted on your hands or feet.

Continue deeper into the desert and stop to soak up a magical sunset, watching as the radiant sun sinks below the dunes.

Arrive at a torchlit desert camp and sit down to a mouth-watering Arabian barbecue dinner of dishes such as hummus (chickpea dip), kebabs and fresh green salads.

Absorb the enchanting setting and after dinner, enjoy a belly dancing show around the crackling campfire. If you wish, puff on a shisha (Arabic water pipe) under the stars to finish your Arabian-inspired evening.

Your experience ends with a hotel drop-off back in Abu Dhabi.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We loved it! It's a must. It was an amazing safari! Although we went to the camel farm and weren't able to ride the camels, we were able to pet them. The dinner and belly dancing were also awesome! Definitely would do it again when we're back in the city. Its an afternoon tour, so we arrived in the morning checked in the hotel and settle ourselves and were were ready to our little adventure. If youre prone to nausea you should take something for the ride. The sand was very hot, so you should make sure to wear shoes and not sandals. The temperature in the afternoon was around 45oC 114oF outside the cars. Inside they keep the air conditioner on. They do give you cold water when they stop, so its ok. And when you get to the camp, you can find cold beverages too. It gets cooler but still warm when the sun comes down. The cars are really comfortable and they are punctual. A sunset Ill never forget.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

unbelievable experience you won't want to miss it the staff is completely professional and the safari itself is just an experience if you are even considering this don't even think of any other activity this is it in abu dhabi!! Amazing!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Super well - done! 4x4 cars were modern, AC, high performance. The Jeep Safari was exhilarating as we surfed the dunes in the 4x4 ride! The camel ride was really fun, food at the camp was delicious and the belly dancing show was very professional.

My husband happily rode the quad bikes at an extra fee which he thoroughly enjoyed.

The only two things I would change:

1 The driver could not speak English - so whenever we asked questions, we didnt get a reply. The last time I went to a similar experience with another company from Dubai, the driver spent the whole trip passing on information about the traditions of the people.

2 The sand boarding equipment was very unprofessional - just a skate board converted into a sandboard using some bandages - we refused to risk trying it. On a similar trip, as mentioned above, a professional sand board with professional straps like ski equipment would have was used and it was a fantastic experience.

Otherwise the tour passed like a dream :-

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Awesome experience, this one is definitely a must do when in Abu Dhabi or Dubai. Certainly the highlight of our stay. Very highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent experience highly, recommended. Fazza best driver ever great in the dune bashing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was a lot of fun. Our driver Muhammad rashid was fantastic. He was a great driver and he told us a lot about Abu Dhabi. Highly recommend this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The tour was amazing! From start, when they came to pick us up from the hotel, until they dropped us back to there. I have only booked online a day before and still was enough and all well organised. Everywhere we travel in the world, for excursions I always use Viator! Amazing site xxx

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great thanks!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was so much fun and the guides really showed us a wonderful time.... Our driver was the best ever he did tricks in the sand for us and talked to us all about the UAE... He was so informative and really nice. It did help that he was really cute :- I would do this tour again!

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