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

4x4 Dubai Desert Safari

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 ride and get a henna tattoo! Complete your experience with a delicious barbecue dinner under the twinkling Arabian stars while watching a traditional tanoura dance performance. It's a must-do experience when visiting Dubai!


  • 5-hour Dubai desert excursion by 4x4 vehicle
  • Take in the views of the golden desert landscape as a guide drives
  • Visit a camel farm in the heart of the desert and ride a camel
  • Enjoy an exhilarating sandboarding experience down the desert dunes
  • Get a henna tattoo on your hands or feet, if you wish
  • Enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner under the Arabian stars while watching live folk- and belly-dancing shows

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What You Can Expect

4x4 Dubai Desert Safari

See traditional Folk dancing and belly dancing

After a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel, relax in an air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle as you head to the desert that surrounds the city. Admire views of the barren yet enchanting landscape on the way, and listen to your guide’s tales about the region and its fascinating geology.

First stop on your desert rendezvous is a traditional camel farm to see herds of the magnificent hump-backed herbivores. After showing off your balancing skills on a camel ride around the enclosures, learn about the different types of camels that are commonly seen in the desert around Dubai.

Continue by 4x4 across the desert plains to the campsite in the desert and try your hand at a popular local pastime: sandboarding! Learn to master the art of 'surfing on sand' and race your friends and fellow travelers down the sand dunes during in an adrenaline-rushing experience.

Show off your balance skills on a camel ride or relax and take a seat outside to watch your show as the sun sets over the craggy canyons and sun-baked plains. Get a henna tattoo design on your hands or feet, watch a traditional tanoura folk dance, and feast on a delicious barbecue dinner.

After dinner, smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe), if you wish, and watch a live belly-dance performance around the campfire. Relax under a canopy of twinkling stars and enjoy an experience that could be straight out of One Thousand and One Nights! Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at your Dubai hotel.

Sample Menu
First course (choose from following selection):
  • Hummus, green salad with tomatoes and cucumbers, olives, coleslaw and Arabic bread
Second course (choose from following selection):
  • Lamb chops, marinated chicken, beef burgers, barbequed potatoes, sauteed onions, steamed rice and lentil curry
Third course:
  • Arabic coffee and dates

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic we loved the Desert Safari.Great afternoon, the driver was great as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We enjoyed the experience. Everything was up to our expectation. We had our three young kids with us who enjoyed the tour experience s much as we did.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Highly recommend! Our driver was very kind and it was a great tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent Tour and excellent driver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was great, would definitely recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Reliable hotel pick up on time !
Great entertainment for 5 hours, great buffet, great people, very professional. I could not have designed anything better than this excursion offered ! 5 stars, no doubts !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Had and awesome experience! Our driver was awesome and the entire evening went exactly as expected. The food was great!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

An excellent, fun filled afternoon which included a variety of activities. A brilliant traditional Arabian experience which is well worth doing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Most amazing tour I have ever been on.... Worth every penny we spent. We had about a 1 hour ride over the sand dunes, a visit to a camel farm, a short camel ride great for photo oportunities, a chance to sand board down a dune, a hena tattoo, a chance to hold a falcon and an amazing and great tasting barbecue dinner.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

experienced tour operators. would recommend

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