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Discover the beauty and customs of the desert on a 6-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 top off your trip with a scrumptious barbecue dinner and exotic belly dancing show under the stars as you sit around the campfire.


  • 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 6-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 a 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.

Upgrade to an Exclusive Dubai Desert Safari by enjoying the delicious barbecue dinner at your exclusive table with a bottle of sparkling wine and fruit basket.

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

Paula P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was an amazing experience! Thrilling, educational, entertaining, delicious food, memorable and overall fun. Whatever your Dubai plans are, include the 4x4 Dubai Desert Safari tour.

David W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent trip, very well organised from start to finish. Food was amazing and lots of it. A very enjoyable experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Punctual, fun, helpful and experienced guides...our guide was really customer focussed! He drove well, explained the afternoon/evening events, and kept checking our comfort! He also had a wonderful sense of humour! There was so much to do on this tour,we had a great time and met some lovely people .....I would definitely recommend this tour!

Charles D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was an Excellent Tour. Driver and all staff were fantastic. Sand bashing was so much fun. Our driver and #39;s English was very good as were his driving skills. Food really nice; even our two fuzzy kids enjoyed their dinner. All activities were great.
I highly recommend this tour. Highlight of Dubai fo

coral s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Highlight of our stay...awesome experience across the Dunes .. we were the lead car, its not for the fainthearted but totally amazing and our driver was excellent. We were ladies in our middle to late 50's and did the sandboarding the camel ride and thoroughly enjoyed the entire afternoon and evening....worth every penny. Booked in England.

Ollie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We had an excellent driver for this tour. He gave us a fun ride through the sand dunes, but also provided us with a lots of interesting background information on Dubai in general and the areas we passed through. We had plenty of fun when we go to the camp, riding camels, sand-surfing and quad biking. Good food too!!

Boid T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tour was really fun and worth the money. Fun driving through the sand dunes, riding a camel, good food, fun experience.

Keeran M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Wow.... fantastic experience.... a must do for all travelers to dubai...the dune bashing not for the faint of heart....the camp site offer great entertainment and food...NB dont

Richard G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was more than we expected and one of the beast holiday trips we have been on. I included Hotel pick up and return, a Desert jeep rally around the dunes if you are the slightest bit car/motion sick take a couple of tablets , as after 20 mintues of up / down / sideways over the dunes you can feel a little bit ill but it is great fun. Then you stop for a very short camel ride, a bit of sand boarding down the dunes, picture opportunity with a falcon , Free Henna tattoo, some traditional dancing including a belly dancer, a very nice meal with lots to chose from . There is also a bar to buy drinks probably the cheapest bar in Dubai all with a tribal camp on big cushion's. Finally the camels leave in front of a silhouetted light as the sun goes down. Great trip between 15:00 - 21:30

adrian s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Just superb - really top organisation - everything went perfect and the quality was exceptional for the price.

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