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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: During the month of Ramadan (June 18 to July 16, 2015) and for Eid Ul Adha (September 22, 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 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

Excellent!!

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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