Insider's Guide to Dubai

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

Get the
Inside Scoop

Privacy Policy

Learn how we verify reviews

  • Location:Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: 4x4 Taste of Arabian Desert Day Trip from Dubai

Get a taste of the Arabian desert on this private 4x4 safari from Dubai. With a private driver, travel through the desert in a comfortable 4x4 to the oasis village of Falaj Al Mualla. Delve into the Hajar Mountains on route to a hidden ‘wadi’ – Arabic for riverbed — and enjoy a picnic lunch at an oasis. Then, stop to see famous Camel Rock and its nearby marine fossils, a throwback to when the desert was covered by ocean. Receive the in-depth attention of your guide on this private tour.


  • Full-day private 4x4 desert expedition from Dubai
  • Travel through sandy plains and dunes to the Hajar Mountains by comfortable 4x4
  • Visit the oasis village of Falaj Al Mualla and head into the Hajar range to a hidden wadi
  • Enjoy a tasty picnic lunch beside a picturesque oasis
  • View Camel Rock, an unusual rock formation rising from the sand dunes
  • See rock marine fossils dating from when the desert was covered by ocean
  • Enjoy the personalized attention of your guide on this private tour

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: 4x4 Taste of Arabian Desert Day Trip from Dubai

Explore the Arabian Desert on a day trip from Dubai

Start your tour with a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel. Meet your courteous private driver and board your private air-conditioned 4x4. As this is a private tour, feel free to ask your guide any questions and adjust the duration of any stops along the way according to your wishes, providing it doesn’t result in your trip over-running.

Relax into the comfort of your 4x4 and leave Dubai and the neighboring emirate of Sharjah behind as you drive east into the desert. Pass rugged sandy plains and small villages, and keep watch for your first views of the Hajar Mountains in the distance.

After about 1.5 hours, pass fruit orchards and vegetable fields on the way into the oasis village of Falaj Al Mualla. Stop to look round here before continuing into the Hajar range to a hidden mountain wadi. Stop beside a picturesque oasis and enjoy a packed lunch complemented by a refreshing soda or bottled water. See the Itinerary for a sample menu. Then, board your 4x4 again and continue to your next stop, Camel Rock.

Cross the dunes to this unusual rock formation that resembles a camel head rising from the orange sands. Take photos from different angles and while you’re here, inspect the age-old marine fossils embedded in the nearby rocks. Hear from your guide how the imprints were formed by tiny marine creatures that existed here millions of years ago when the area was covered by ocean.

After viewing the fossils, settle back into your 4x4 and drive back to Dubai, where your trip finishes with a hotel drop-off.


Sample Packed Lunch Menu:
  • Beef or chicken burger
  • Potato salad
  • Fresh apple
Drinks (included):
  • 1 can of Coca Cola or 7-Up and 2 500ml bottles of water per person

From USD $ 89.53

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Flexible Date Guarantee

Enter Total Number of Travelers

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 2168PDXB08


Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message