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  • Location:Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: 4x4 Desert Adventure Safari from Dubai

Enjoy exciting desert activities and a starlit barbecue dinner on this 5-hour private tour from Dubai. Escape the city and travel into the desert expanses by 4x4 with a private driver. Take a camel ride, learn to sandboard down the dunes, and visit a desert camp to enjoy a range of traditional entertainments. After a barbecue dinner, watch a swirling ‘tanoura’ folk dance and belly dancing show by the campfire. Upgrade to include a 30- or 60-minute quad bike ride to set the seal on your adventure.


  • 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!

Begin your experience with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel. Hop inside your private, air-conditioned 4x4, and leave the skyscrapers behind as you cruise into the desert.

Drink in the starkly beautiful landscapes and hear intriguing tales about the region’s history and geology from your knowledgeable guide.

After a while, arrive at your first destination: a traditional camel farm. Get close up to the humpbacked herbivores as you hear about the different types of camel that have been used as desert transportation through the centuries. If you wish, take a short camel ride around the farm.

Afterward, return to your 4x4 and head to your next stop: a region of dunes that provide the perfect terrain for sandboarding.

With pointers from your guide, learn to master 'surfing on sand’ using one of the provided sandboards. Practice slipping and steering over the sands and when you’re ready, race your companions down the slopes.

If you’ve upgraded to include a 30- or 60-minute quad-biking experience, enjoy your 4-wheeler ride after the sandboard session. Listen to a safety briefing, climb aboard your rugged quad and rumble around the dunes and plains behind a guide.

Next, continue by 4x4 to a desert camp amid the sands. As the sun sinks behind the dunes, enjoy an array of desert activities. Ask for a henna tattoo on your hands or feet, watch a twirling tanoura folk dance, and as darkness falls, savor a succulent barbecue dinner.

Afterward, try a shisha (Arabic water pipe) if you wish, and watch a live belly-dancing show. Relax by the campfire as the dancers shimmy around you under a blanket of stars.

When the time comes, travel back to Dubai in your 4x4 and end your desert safari with a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was fantastic. Best day ever. Quad bikes where great. Desert drive was exciting. Sandboarding was easier than snow. Food was very tasty and a lot of it. The show was memorable. Great day would do it again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Especially loved the quad-biking - well worth purchasing as an extra!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was amazing, the whole experience from the driver in the dessert safari to the camp with camel riding and belly dancing was all superb! Would definitely recommend this tour company

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Such an amazing experience and so well organized. Everybody who goes to Dubai should do this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our driver, Mustafa, was amazing! He arrived to our apartment early to pick us up, and patiently waited as we got ready. We had an absolute blast on all parts of the excursion. Everyone in our party agreed it was the highlight of our trip to Dubai.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Brilliant tour, worth every penny, although if you get car sick don't bother !! The dune blasting was so much fun. Haven't laughed like that in ages. It was much more extreme that we expected, how those cars don't roll over I don't know. Unfortunately one of our party didn't take so well to it, but our driver dealt with it really well. The whole thing lasts about 5 hous altogether, with the other attractions plus of course the travel to and from. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it and would love to do it all again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Brilliant experience. I would like to recomend this tour to everyone who wants to experience jeep safari. The tour company does this very well. Great cars, great driver, great service, great value for money, great time. Thanks to our driver Rasak who made our tour special not only making us feel safe, but although saving a day for unexperienced drivers in a middle of desert.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Overall, great experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015


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