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

4x4 Dubai Desert Safari

Discover the beauty and customs of the desert on a 5-hour Dubai desert safari. Leave Dubai in a comfortable 4x4 with a guide, and enjoy an exciting mix of traditional and modern desert adventures. Ride a camel, surf a sandboard down the Dubai sand dunes and relax at a desert campsite as the sun sets. Get a henna tattoo, watch a ‘tanoura’ folk dance, and cap your trip with a scrumptious barbecue dinner and exotic belly dancing show under the stars as you sit around the campfire.


  • 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

Meet your guide at your central Dubai hotel and board a comfortable air-conditioned 4x4. Enjoy the views as you leave the city skyscrapers behind and set off on your 5-hour Dubai desert tour.

Gaze at the Dubai sands and hear all about the desert’s ecology and its history as you travel. Pull up at traditional camel farm in the sands.  See the hardy herbivores up close and take a memorable camel ride within the enclosures. Discover more about the different species of camels used in the region, and then return to your 4x4 to continue your desert journey.

Arrive at a desert campsite nestled amid the Dubai sand dunes and leave your 4x4 again to sample the thrills of sandboarding.

After a safety briefing, practice riding a sandboard with tips from your guide. Once you’re confident, race your fellow travelers down the drifting dune slopes.

Next, settle inside the camp as the sun sinks below the dunes and plains. If you wish, ask one of the henna artists to paint a tattoo on one of your hands or feet.

Watch a colorful tanoura folk dance and savor a succulent barbecue dinner. Dig into typical Arabian dishes such as hummus (chickpea dip) and marinated chicken. See below for a sample menu. As a finale, puff on a shisha (Arabic water pipe) if you wish, and watch a brilliant belly-dance performance around the campfire.

Soak up the desert setting as the stars light up overhead, and conclude your tour with 4x4 drop-off at your Dubai hotel.


Sample Menu

Starters (choice of one):
  • Arabian-style salad with flatbread, coleslaw, tomatoes, olives, cucumber and hummus (chickpea dip)
Second course (choice of one):
  • Marinated chicken, beefburgers, lamb chops, BBQ potatoes, sautéed onions, lentil curry with steamed rice
  • Dates and Arabian coffee

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour is great. Our guide, Sayeed, was very knowledgeable and did his best to keep us entertained. We had a ride on a camel, sandboarded and watched the belly dancing - great BBQ food and entertainment in the desert. water and soft drinks are free, beer/wine was available at approx 40 UAE Dr.

The only problem was, we were late being picked up and then sat in the car 1 hour as the 4 other guests who should have collected before us were not at their pick up point on time, Sayeed could not find them and was instructed to wait. After 1 hour we left only to turn around after 10 mins to collect the guests. This was a really bad start to the trip - the pick up info should be made clear to all guests.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

One of the best tours during our whole trip! BBQ dinner buffet was surprisingly good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was a fantastic trip. The driver was very friendly and all the entertainment and food was excellent. I would highly recommend this tour and company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Desert Safari was unbelievable, particularly the drive in the desert. Drivers were great and gave me a lot of thrills

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great time. Everything went like clockwork and time for all events just right. Highly recommend!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a great time. Very knowledgeable and organized staff. Thrills, almost spills and lots of chills! Great for kids! The Land Rover Dune Bashing is a once in a lifetime experience. Total thrill ride. Lots of great photo ops, dinner was excellent. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very Well done, great service, and beautiful site!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Everything went exactly as we expected. The mix of culture and adventure was perfect. A great way to spend a day in Dubai!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was the best of the activities that we had during our trips!!! Our driver was very friendly and we had so much fun!! i recommend this one to anyone that has some spare time in Dubai!!!

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