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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.

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

United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our driver Jaffer made this an excellent experience from start to finish, a must do for anyone visiting Dubai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic day out, we'll organisd and our driver guide was totally outstanding and a credit to the company...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour is fantastic - we LOVED it!
The staff were all friendly, the dinner was a highlight, such a great cultural experience.
The camel ride was a bit disappointing, you just go round in a circle once. Apart from that, it is hard to fault.
A must-do in Dubai if you are after a cultural experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

great tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The desert tour was great...a must do tour when in Dubai!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent tour. A great way to experience the Arabian culture and landscape. Our tour guide Rolph was fantastic. We are a family of five and each one of us greatly enjoyed the experience. A must do in Dubai.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had so much fun on this tour. The ride through the desert was extremely entertaining. The camp was a great experience and everything was included. Really professional and well done.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guy was great, very knowledgeable and funny. Dont forget your hand sanitiser as you will be touching animals and wash area not the best

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic tour, well organised, great dune driving, camel ride and dinner! Just the right amount of time in the desert!! Unique experience and highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Awesome tour, a must if you are in Dubai. 4x4 driving on the dunes was great fun followed by camel ride and a tasty dinner with a variety of foods provided. The dancing was spectacular. Pick-up and drop-off from our hotel made the evening hassle free.

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