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  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Spend a day in the desert with a private guide, and enjoy a camel ride and sandboarding session as well as a BBQ dinner and show under the stars! After leaving Dubai by private 4x4 vehicle, stop off at a camel farm for a ride, and then race down the sand dunes by sandboard before heading to a desert campsite for dinner and the folk- and belly-dancing show. If you want to experience another exhilarating activity, upgrade to include a 30-minute or 60-minute quad biking session that takes place roughly halfway through the day.

Highlights

  • 5-hour private Dubai desert excursion by 4x4 vehicle
  • Visit a camel farm in the desert and enjoy a camel ride around the enclosures
  • Race down the desert dunes during a sandboarding session
  • Visit a desert campsite to watch a folk- and belly-dancing show while enjoying a BBQ dinner
  • Upgrade to include a 30- or 60-minute quad biking experience halfway through the tour

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: 4x4 Desert Adventure Safari from Dubai

See camels on a traditional camel farm in the desert!

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 private 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 humpbacked herbivores. Show off your balance skills on a camel ride around the enclosures, and learn about the different types of camels that are commonly seen in the desert around Dubai.

Continue by 4x4 across the desert plains 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. If you have upgraded to include a 30- or 60-minute quad-biking experience, enjoy this after sandboarding. Listen to a safety briefing, and then take to the dunes as you follow a local guide around the desert canyons and valleys.

Then, travel with your guide to a campsite, nestled deep in the desert. Take a seat outside to watch your show as the sun sets over the craggy canyons and sun-baked plains, and settle in for the late afternoon’s entertainment. Get a henna tattoo design on your hands or feet, watch a traditional 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!

Meet your guide after the show and meal, and then finish your day in the desert with a drop-off at your Dubai hotel.

Please note:
The belly dancer does not perform during Ramadan (June 28, 2014 to July 27, 2014).

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Awesome!!!! Our driver was fantastic, a little quietly spoken and a bit reserved at the start, but get this guy in the sand dunes in a 4 x 4 and he literally like a kid in a sandbox. The quad biking was excellent, evening venue, camel riding and food was very good. It was a really excellent day out. - very much recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Amazing tour, so nice to get out into the desert for some 4x4 fun. i was surprised at how beautiful i found the desert, but it truly was. Visited at just the right time during the day, just as the sun was setting. The camels at the farm were super friendly and loved a good stroke and their picture being taken. The BBQ was very special with some lovely coffee and dates, henna tattooing, holding a falcon and much much more. The food was wonderful and we were well catered for. I would highly recommend this for a family, make sure you have eaten something light beforehand as the 4x4 is quite extreme!

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