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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.

Why not upgrade to a Exclusive Dubai Desert Safari by enjoying the delicious barbecue dinner at your exclusive table with a bottle of sparkling wine & 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

Malcolm Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was great fun and excellent value. Thanks

Amy V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

It was a great time. The food was good and there was a lot to do.

Nancy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

What a great time we had. From the second we were picked up at our hotel until we came home we had a wonderful time. Our tour guide was great. The sand bashing was absolutely fantastic. Our guide went above and beyond to answer all of my questions during our entire excursion. Visiting the camel farm was fun, the food and entertainment at the arab village was fantastic. Would have tried the sand skiing but was afraid I would have broken my neck. The food and drink was great. A wonderful tour that I would highly recommend anyone do while visiting Dubai!!!!

Suresh E United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

No Dubai visit would be complete without a Desert safari.Dune bashing was absolutely fantastic.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Best experience. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Vinay S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016


rosalee m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

this was a great trip well managed

Laura G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Tour was awesome! Our driver, Jaffar, was the best!! We felt like we were always busy doing something, no real lag time, but didn't feel pushed either. I would highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This Safari was FANTASTIC! Our driver was awesome and made the sand dunes a thrill to remember. The ride on the camels is fun and also the optional ATV ride. The food and entertainment was a wonderful conclusion to the night. I definitely recommend this.

Sepalika W United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent. Our driver was so good, he made sure none of us got sick during the dune bashing. I loved the camel ride, the camel camp , the belly dancing under stars, etc.

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