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Tour code: 2168DXB007
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 with Dune Bashing, Sandboarding, Camel Riding and BBQ Dinner

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. After arriving at a traditional camel farm, 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.
Afterward, arrive at a desert campsite nestled amid the Dubai sand dunes and leave your 4x4 again to sample the thrills of sandboarding.
Following 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.
Then 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

Komal M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Lovely trip.... The camp was great and offered a short camel ride, shisha, Arabic coffee, henna tattoos and falcon to have pictures with - all complimentary! Was also very impressed with the meal and entertainment. Would recommend this excursion .

Clara R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

If you are in Dubai you do not want to miss this tour!! I highly recommend it as the highlight of my stay. We booked the private couples option of this tour and the attention from our guide Jared was amazing!
First off is the covered suv sand dune drive which is soon much fun, then the sand surfing and camel rides. after this we were taken to our reserved table and brought a bottle of champagne and bowl of fruits to rest from the drive while we awaited the start of the show. The shows were great and we didn't even have to do the buffet lines since Jared catered to us by bringing plates of everything that was offered to our table. Conclusion, perfect guide, beautiful setting and just a wonderful tour.

neil d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Amazing and Unforgettable experience.
Our driver is so friendly and took care of us from the time that he picked us up and back to our hotel.
I would definitely suggest this to my friends.

Brian L T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A fantastic tour and our driver guide was courteous and enthusiastic. Enjoyed the tour through the desert and the BBQ following was the best we have had since we departed from Australia

Lok S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Amazing Tour ,

Elizabeth D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A MUST DO activity. They're organized, efficient, professionals and know what they're doing. Every penny spent on this adventure is worth it! THIS made our trip to Dubai!
We got picked up on time at our hotel, driven roughly an hour or so to a meeting point where all the other SUV's converge then queue on a drive on the dunes of the dessert. Our driver is super skillful having done it for many years. Then we were taken to a camel farm for photo op then to an area in the dessert where the festivities were held - delicious and plenty of food at the buffet table. Cash bar but water and soda are included in the package. In the festivities area were plenty of seating for relaxation where there's a spot for shisha, falcon photo op, camel ride, sand surf and plenty others. What a terrific and memorable experience. I would do this again and again.

Sam_K United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Absolutely mesmerising!

The pick-up was prompt from our hotel. Our way to the desert, the sand-duning, the camp, the camel ride, holding the falcon, the entertainment, the food were top notch! I highly recommend this tour! It's a 5 - Thank you, Viator, for booking this tour for us! It was excellent!

PS: We bought the professional photos/video - it's value for money and the shots/recording is crisp! - Thank you once again!

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!

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