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

Please note: During the month of Ramadan (June 18 to July 16, 2015) and for Eid Ul Adha (September 22, 2015)
this activity will not include belly dancing or Tonoura dancing, and alcohol will not be served at the camp.

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 July 2015

Highly recommend this tour to everyone who goes to Dubai. We were there during Ramadan which meant there was no belly dancing but the trip was wonderful anyway.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This is a great tour and highly recommended even if time is against you. From pick up to drop off, we were looked after and made to feel welcome. The 4x4 tour was excellent with air-conditioned vehicles driven by a well-trained and confident team. The activities camel riding, BBQ etc. against an awesome sunset were also great. Well done guys, would do this again tomorrow.

Andy and Bec

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was so much fun. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I would recommend this exhilarating trip to anyone who visits Dubai. I had an amazing time driving over the sand dunes not for the weak stomached our driver picked us up from the hotel and dropped us back off, answered all the questions we had bout the city, even during Ramadan we got to see the dancers and they allowed us to drink our water in the car. It is exactly what its says on the tin. they bring you to a camp where they offer to sell you things but its just like anywgere, you can do the stiff for free for a shorter time. Food was awesome and plentyful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour company is Excellent!!! the comp. that handles this tour is Amazing! service is the best, always on time and friendly. Driver was the best! mad man on wheels but always felt very save and he was very polite and funny. BBQ was delicious, Henna tattoo great . Down side no camel ride...not sure why? Yes I would do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Absolutely amazing!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The sunset tour was amazing, Oriental Tours went out of their way to make sure we were happy. The only suggestion would have be less time at the camel farm and more time on the Sandboarding as this was a bit rushed. Oriental tours also had their own private camp which was not crowded.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour! My favorites were camel riding and getting the chance to sandboard... Food was delicious. We have excellent photos in the desert. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was a blast!!! I'm still talking about to people! LOVED every minute!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This safari was the highlight of our trip to Dubai

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