4.5 star rating: Recommended 188 Reviews

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  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:  2 days (approx.)

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See the highlights of Dubai and its surrounding desert on this Super Saver that combines two best-selling tours over two days! Enjoy a city sightseeing tour by air-conditioned coach, seeing top Dubai attractions like the Burj Al Arab hotel and Al Fahidi Fort. Then head into the Arabian Desert on a 4x4 safari to visit a camel farm, try sandboarding, and enjoy a sunset barbeque meal with live music and dancing. Each tour takes place on a separate day, and it’s your choice whether you do the Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour on Day 1 and the Dubai Desert Safari on Day 2, or vice versa.

Highlights

  • Combine two best-selling Dubai tours for a discounted price
  • See top Dubai attractions on your sightseeing tour: Burj Al Arab hotel, Jumeirah Beach, Al Fahidi Fort and Deira
  • Venture into the heart of the Arabian Desert on a 4x4 safari
  • Ride a camel at a Dubai camel farm and try your hand at desert sandboarding
  • Relax with a barbeque dinner under the starry Arabian sky, with live dancing and music

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What You Can Expect

Dubai Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Desert Safari

Explore the souks on a city sightseeing tour of Dubai

Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
(Afternoon on Day 1 or Day 2 -- your choice):

Start your afternoon with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel, and then sit back and relax on a sightseeing tour around town by air-conditioned minivan.

First stop is the striking sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel, located off the sands of Jumeirah Beach on its own artificial island. Although it doesn’t formally have the accolade, the hotel is consistently referred to as the world’s only 7-star hotel with incredible facilities inside its 1,053-foot-high (321-meter) building.

After a photo stop outside the hotel, continue along the shoreline to Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s chicest neighborhoods, and then head to the Al Bastakiya district near Dubai Creek. See Al Fahidi Fort (Dubai’s oldest building) and cross Dubai Creek to reach Deira – a fascinating multicultural neighborhood with numerous souks (markets). Soak up the colors and perfumes of the spice souk on a stroll with your guide and then spend time at leisure browsing the legendary Deira Gold Souk before returning to your hotel.

4x4 Dubai Desert Safari
(Afternoon on Day 1 or Day 2 -- your choice):
In the afternoon, leave your central Dubai hotel and head to the heart of the Arabian Desert by luxury 4x4 jeep. On the way, stop at a local camel farm to see camels of all different shapes and sizes, roaming around their natural habitat. Learn all about these amazing creatures and enjoy a short camel ride around the farm if you wish.

Next, try your hand at sandboarding – the desert’s answer to snowboarding that swaps snow-clad mountains for sweeping sand dunes. Your guide will give a comprehensive safety briefing and help you strap on your board before racing you and your fellow travelers down the dunes.

Relax on the short journey to a desert campsite for your sunset dinner. While feasting on your barbeque meal, enjoy the camp entertainment: get a henna tattoo on your hands or feet, or sit back and watch a traditional Egyptian folk dance known as El Tanoura, which is performed by spinning men in long, twirling skirts. Before returning to Dubai, smoke a shisha (an Arabic water pipe), if you wish, while enjoying a live belly dance performance around the campfire.

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

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This is a great tour and recommended for getting a flavour of the culture, past and present of Dubai.

We did the Desert Safari on the first day. After the hotel pickup and a 30 minute journey, they take you on a 30-40 minute ride on sand dunes in a 4x4 vehicle, which is just exhilarating. If you have motion sickness of any kind this is not for you. Please tell the guide in advance so they take you to the next part in a simpler route. Even if you are not bothered by motion sickness, do not eat or drink for at least 2 hours before the ride starts, just drink water. There was a pit stop at a camel farm that was cute, as well as photo opportunities all along. The actual camp had camel rides, sand boarding, henna tattooing, sand art amazing, paid, hookah, traditional dance by a guy who goes round and round. This is followed by a tasty all you can eat arabic buffet, with traditional dessert and tea/coffee/drinks. Then the belly dancer comes on. The dance is more like generic dancing in costume and a traditional flavour. Don't expect the dancer to do fancy stuff like shuffle coins on her belly like in videos. There is some nudity and sexual connotation in the dance itself, so if you have kids, beware. After this we were taken back in the same vehicle and taken back by a more direct route back to our hotel.

On the second day we went on the half day City tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. It starts at the beach near the Burj Al Arab hotel, goes to the Jumeirah mosque and on to the Dubai museum. All along the guide keeps you engaged. The Dubai museum is a must see. After that we go by a short open boat ride to the spice souq market and onto the gold souq. You can pick up your mementos, magnets, stuffed camels etc. cheaper at the spice souq than all the malls. If you pick up an stuff here watch the stitching etc. carefully. They don't cheat but if you get stuck with something bad its yours. They will then drop you back to your hotel in shuttles.

Overall Great !!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

My kids and I loved this tour!!! Money well spent! Desert Safari was the highlight, as it was a full night of entertainment!!!!

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