We loved the city tour and desert safari. The safari was particularly popular with our kids who had a fantastic time dune bashing, camel riding and sand boarding. The meal was very nice at the desert camp and we enjoyed the dancing too. There is a photographer on the safari taking photos as you go. Make sure you purchase the USB it will be delivered to your hotel the next morning because it is inexpensive and you get heaps of stunning photos.
Enjoyed both tours and they are definitely great value for money. We have a 5 and 11 year old and were a bit apprehensive about the dune bashing experience. Ironically, the two of them had the most fun out of all of us and they thought it was one of their most enjoyable experiences. This was very surprising as they normally are not big fans of big thrills or theme park rides. However, we understood from the driver that not all kids have this much fun. The Desert camp was also quite good. The camp is only for the local tour operator's cars so there was plenty of space to move around and also no issues with queues for sand boarding and camel riding. The evening buffet was also of good quality and again plenty to go round. All food, soft drinks, henna painting, sand boarding and camel riding are inclusive but you have to pay for alcoholic drinks. Tour photographs and video were available for only 100 AED which again is good value when compared to places like Ski Dubai where a single photo is 125 AED. Have not been on more expensive tours so cannot compare but overall we were pleased and thought the tour was great value for money by Dubai's standards.
The city tour includes pick and drop from the hotel. We were taken to a meeting point and then transferred on to a coach with a tour guide. The coach goes through Jumeirah and the older parts of the city. Stops include Jumeirah Mosque and Dubai Museum. The tour includes an abra crossing across the creek and then a walking tour through the souks. We were looking for a quick tour of the city so this was perfect for us. However, if you are after an extensive city tour then you may need to look for alternatives.
I would highly recommend this tour. Our driver Bobby was absolutely amazing, if you can request a driver I would definitely request Bobby. We had a wonderful experience from start to finish, it was one of the big highlights of our trip. The little surprise at the end of the night just topped the whole day off. Book this trip, you won't regret it :
Alison W United Kingdom
What a great trip :- Everyone was really friendly and couldn't be more helpful. Both trips were fantastic. The Desert Safari was great fun, my kids aged 11 and 14 had a ball. The camp at night with the entertainment and food was a great end to the day along with the beautiful sunset. The dune bashing was also a great experience.
The spice and gold markets were very interesting and the Dubai museum we all thought was fantastic.
I would definitely recommend this trip. We will also be booking our trips through Viator for our next family holiday.
Great tour. On the desert safari allow the people to take your posed pictures. The prices at the end of the tour for all the photos was extremely reasonable.
it was great. the morning tour of the city was wonderful the guide was excellent and responsive to our needs the dr iver the same.
the desert safari the driver was most catering to our needs and we enjoyed the experience tremendously
we are interested in going on you aqaba tour of the wadi rum. we cannot do Petra since we cannot walk long distances . We could do Petra in a golf cart if that was available.
The combo tour has a good cost-benefit and covers well the basics of the city and desert experience.
Both 1/2 day tours were fantastic and a great value! I DID have to close my eyes for most of the dune-bashing but that's me! I got through it and our drive Asif kept us safe even though I was sure we were going to roll!! The desert at night, the dancing, the tattoo, the barbeque and the gorgeous tableau on top of the dune of the three camels and driver is imprinted on my brain. Unfortunately, not very well on my camera! The tour of the city gave us a great overview we especially enjoyed the very well done Dubai museum at the fort. Dubai is an incredible international city!
Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Lots of fun bashing up and down dunes to riding a camel around for a bit. The entertainment at the end of the evening along with delicious food topped everything off for us. Would recommend it to anybody in Dubai. The sightseeing tour was very insightful and gave us a different perspective to Dubai, the tour guide was very good in his delivery of English and German.
The 4x4 was great fun driving through sand dunes till we came to our desert bbq. The food was fresh and tasted fantastic the staff were terrific. The entertainment of dancers, henna tattoos and everything was very well done. The city tour was very informative and our guide was very approachable when questions were asked. The markets were amazing so full of the sights and smells with the spices, and the gold market was unbelievable. All very highly recommended and would do the 4x4 driving again
This was a great combination, the tour with friendly guilds we were able to see a little of everything and the extreme experience in the desert camel rides, sand board, hookah, henna the tradition dances of course the great food.
This a must do if you ever visit Dubai
The Desert Safari was a blast. I would absolutely pick this tour and tour operator again. Great Tour Operator
Both pick ups were on time. The city sightseeing is good as Dubai is spread out and we wouldn't have seen everything otherwise. We asked to be dropped at the Dubai mall instead of our hotel and they obliged. The safari is also good, a great 4wd dune experience. The dinner and entertainment were excellent. A great evening out.
Pamela T Australia
The Dubai Super Saver, was really good value, the Desert Safari is a must
What a great experience. The drivers were punctual for both trips and Oriental Tours were fantastic. The City Tour was an excellent way to start our holiday because we got to see around the place first up. Very informative presenter on the bus and the attractions were interesting loved the boat ride across Dubai Creek. The Desert Safari was our favourite adventure throughout the whole holiday. We had a sensational time dune bashing, camel riding and a lovely dinner. Our driver was a great guy who made our day even better thank you Razzaq. I highly recommend this tour to anyone. Thank you Viator and thanks again Oriental Tours.
Great experience...the desert sand dunes were fun and the entertainment was great. One of the best things to do while in Dubai.
kathandkev1965 New Zealand
Both tours were excellent and very good value for money. Our tour guide was a fund of knowledge, entertaining and pleasant. It was quite surprising the number of attractions we visited/passed on the bus tour. We would thoroughly recommend this tour.
Excellent tour and driver was great, had lots of fun on the 4 wheel driving over sand dunes, show was great and food also, would say it's a must do
My family had a great time exploring Dubai and experiencing the Desert Safari. Am highly recommending the local tour company as the operator. Everything exceeded our expecations.
Learned from others that other tour operators did not meet their expectations.
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