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Dubai Desert Safaris

Dubai Desert Safaris

Just beyond the towering skyscrapers and luxury hotels of Dubai, one of the Middle East’s most fascinating metropolises, lies the desert of the United Arab Emirates—an incredibly interesting natural landscape of much more than just sand dunes. From camel rides to ATV adventures, here’s how to visit the desert around Dubai.

Highlights

  • Take a camel ride through the dunes of the Dubai desert for a traditional view of the stark and spectacular landscape.

  • Hop into a 4WD vehicle for a day of dune bashing and desert exploration.

  • Experience the thrill of sandboarding down desert sand dunes.

  • Watch a falconry demonstration to learn about the hunting skills of the Emiratis’ favorite bird.

  • Tuck into an alfresco BBQ dinner while watching a live tanoura (whirling dervish) and belly dancing show.

  • Sleep beneath the stars on an overnight safari to a Bedouin camp.

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DUBAI DESERT SAFARI Free ATV/Quads, BBQ Dinner, Camel rides, 4 Shows & Snacks

DUBAI DESERT SAFARI Free ATV/Quads, BBQ Dinner, Camel rides, 4 Shows & Snacks

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Experience a desert safari on this excursion from Dubai. Venture to a desert camp and after Arabic coffee and dates, take off on a thrilling quad bike ride across the sands. Enjoy a camel ride, see some sand art, get a henna tattoo, and finish with a starlit barbecue dinner back at the camp. As you feast on delicious Arabic dishes, watch a sequinned belly dancing show and hypnotic ‘tanoura’ performance, with dancers spinning in time to traditional Emirati music.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00

Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner

Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner

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Discover the beauty and customs of the desert on this Dubai desert safari. Leave Dubai in a comfortable 4x4 with a guide, and enjoy an exciting mix of traditional and modern desert adventures. Ride a camel, surf a sandboard down the Dubai sand dunes, and relax at a desert campsite as the sun sets. Get a henna tattoo, watch a ‘tanoura’ folk dance, and top off your trip with a delicious barbecue dinner, including shawrma station, and exotic belly dancing show under the stars as you sit around the campfire.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.25
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$62.25

Camel Desert Safari with Traditional Dinner & Heritage Activities from Dubai

Camel Desert Safari with Traditional Dinner & Heritage Activities from Dubai

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Enjoy a camel ride in Dubai and an Emirati dinner at a Bedouin-style camp on this desert adventure. Leave Dubai by air-conditioned minivan and head into the desert to meet a camel train. Then, take a camel ride to a royal desert retreat in the rolling dunes. As the sun sets, enjoy a falconry display, watch an Arabic bread-making demonstration, and get a henna tattoo. Finish with a 4-course dinner under the stars accompanied by Arabian dancing and music.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
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$170.00

Desert Conservation Wildlife Drive with Breakfast at Al Maha Desert Resort
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Desert Conservation Wildlife Drive with Breakfast at Al Maha Desert Resort

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Discover the natural riches of the UAE desert on this 5-hour conservation expedition from Dubai. Board an air-conditioned Range Rover with a safari driver-guide, and explore the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, a natural sanctuary that helps protect the country’s ecosystem. During your drive, look for rare Arabian oryx, desert monitors, gazelles and native plants as your guide shares facts about desert, its animals and traditional Bedouin customs. Finish with delicious light snacks at the upscale Al Maha Desert Resort as you soak in the serene surrounding desert and dunes.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.00
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$185.00
Price varies by group size

Dubai Desert Afternoon Quad Safari with Camel Ride, BBQ Dinner, and Belly Dancing

Dubai Desert Afternoon Quad Safari with Camel Ride, BBQ Dinner, and Belly Dancing

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Zoom across the sands on a quad bike and enjoy a barbecue dinner on this afternoon trip from Dubai. Travel into the desert by 4x4, board a quad bike and take an adrenalin-racing ride. Bump over rugged terrain, zip over dunes and stop to shoot photos of a radiant desert sunset. Then, after a camel ride, head for a beautiful, torchlit desert camp. Here, enjoy some traditional desert activities, and savor a delicious barbecue dinner as you watch glittering belly dancers and ‘tanoura’ artists whirl across the sands.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00

Private Night Vintage Land Rover Desert Safari & Astronomy with Dubai transfers

Private Night Vintage Land Rover Desert Safari & Astronomy with Dubai transfers

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Experience the wildlife and beauty of the desert by night on this private experience from Dubai. As dusk falls, board a private, vintage Land Rover for a wildlife-spotting drive around the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. With a private driver, roam the dunes and use the night-vision binoculars and headlights to spot nocturnal animals foraging in the darkness. Then, relax at a royal desert retreat with a delicious 2-course dinner and stargazing session with an astronomer-guide. In summer, upgrade to enjoy your wildlife drive in a plush Range Rover.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$342.50
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$342.50
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Private Tour : Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner

Private Tour : Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner

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After a pickup from your Dubai hotel, travel by private, air-conditioned 4x4 into the desert that surrounds the city.Continue the drive to the Desert and reach the region of dunes that provide the perfect terrain for sandboarding. Enjoy an adrenaline rush sandboarding down Dubai’s desert dunes.Witness a spectacular sunset upon reaching our traditional Arabian Campsite where you will be welcomed with ‘Gahwa’ Arabic coffee and local dates. Experience camel riding, sand boarding and get a henna tattoo then relax with a ‘Shisha’ Arabic water-pipe. Whet your appetite with a Shawarma or Falafil sandwich, both popular local snacks before settling in to watch the evening's live entertainment. A mesmerizing traditional folk dance, Tanoura is followed by a spectacular fire blower show. Take a break and enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner thereafter. The evening comes to an end after an enthralling belly dance performed under the starlit sky.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.00
Price varies by group size
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$114.00
Price varies by group size

Dubai Desert Safari: Tanoura Show, Dune Bashing and BBQ Dinner

Dubai Desert Safari: Tanoura Show, Dune Bashing and BBQ Dinner

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Experience the full magic of the desert, from ancient customs to the latest outdoor sports, on this 6-hour family-friendly desert experience from Dubai, including a barbecue dinner. Feel your adrenaline race on a 4x4 dune drive with a trained driver, try sandboarding, ride a camel and if you wish, get a henna tattoo on your hands or feet. Lastly, sit down at a starlit desert camp for a mouth-watering buffet dinner and live barbecue, and enjoy live entertainment including mesmerizing whirling-dervish ‘tanoura’ and belly dancing shows.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.50
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$72.50

Private Overnight Safari: Sandboarding, Camel Ride, BBQ Dinner and Belly Dancing

Private Overnight Safari: Sandboarding, Camel Ride, BBQ Dinner and Belly Dancing

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Enjoy outdoor adventure among the dunes on this private 2-day Dubai desert experience. Travel by camelback at a local camel farm and ride over the dunes during an exciting sand-boarding session. Watch the sun set on the horizon at your desert campsite, then enjoy traditional entertainments including henna tattooing and folk dance. Savor a delicious barbecue dinner and relax with a pipe as belly-dancers perform around the campfire. Afterward, drift off to sleep as the stars twinkle overhead. Upgrade your tour to include a 20 minute quad biking session.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
Price varies by group size
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$175.00
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Private 4x4 Sunset Desert Drive with Wildlife Experience

Private 4x4 Sunset Desert Drive with Wildlife Experience

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Discover the thrill of surfing Dubai’s dunes on a 4.5-hour sandboarding Dubai experience. Hop inside a comfortable 4x4 with a driver at the wheel, and travel through the desert to some of Dubai’s most beautiful areas. Then, hop on a sandboard, and with instructions from your guide, slide, steer, and surf down the orange slopes. Hotel pickup and drop-off from Dubai is included. Visit to Al Qudra Lakes, Light refreshment (coffee, water, soft drink) and Arabian Oryx (Feeding Station) Photo Stop are included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.65
Price varies by group size
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$104.65
Price varies by group size

Dubai Super Saver: Desert Camp Experience by 4x4 and Dhow Dinner Cruise

Dubai Super Saver: Desert Camp Experience by 4x4 and Dhow Dinner Cruise

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Combine an exciting 4x4 desert dinner adventure with a Dubai Creek dinner cruise over consecutive evenings with this Dubai Super Saver. Enjoy an exhilarating 4x4 dune bash and then visit a starlit desert camp to enjoy traditional Emirati activities, a barbecue dinner and belly dancing displays. On the other evening, board a beautifully illuminated dhow (Arabian boat) for a memorable dinner cruise along Dubai Creek. Ogle the floodlit landmarks and enjoy a tasty buffet dinner on board. This Super Saver combines these two popular tours for a great-value, discounted price.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00


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