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Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner

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  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
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  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Take in the views of the golden desert landscape as a guide drives
  • Visit a camel farm in the heart of the desert and ride a camel
  • Enjoy an exhilarating sandboarding experience down the desert dunes
  • Get a henna tattoo on your hands or feet, if you wish
  • Enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner under the Arabian stars while watching live folk and belly-dancing shows

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Enjoy all the desert essentials, plus the option of selecting a Private Vehicle

What's Included

  • Must to Do and most popular activities in Dubai
  • English speaking driver with professional license and well-knowledge in Desert Safari
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off with 4x4 wheel luxury air conditioned Jeeps with bottled water available
  • Dune Bashing Experience in the Desert and Beautiful Sunset photography opportunity
  • Sand boarding, Camel ride and Live show:Fire blower show , Tanoura dance and Belly dance performance
  • Arabic Coffee and Shisha (Arabic water pipe) and Live BBQ Buffet Dinner with Vegetarian option
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages (available to purchase )

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

02:30 pm

Pickup details

• Your centrally located Dubai, Sharjah or Dubai Port Rashid ( cruise terminal) • For guest staying in any Private Residence or Villas in Dubai , pick up can be arranged from any nearby hotels. • For Transit guest, pick up can be arranged from any nearby Airport Hotels ( without luggage) >> Departure time : - • WINTER time ( Oct - Apr ) - Between 14:45pm and 15:15pm approximately    • SUMMER time ( May - Sept ) - Between 15:00pm and 15:45pm approximately  

What To Expect

Meet your guide at your central Dubai hotel and board a comfortable air-conditioned 4x4. Enjoy the views as you leave the city skyscrapers behind and set off on your Dubai desert tour.

Gaze at the Dubai sands and hear all about the desert’s ecology and its history as you travel. After arriving at a traditional camel farm, see the hardy herbivores up close and take a memorable camel ride within the enclosures. Discover more about the different species of camels used in the region, and then return to your 4x4 to continue your desert journey.

Afterward, arrive at a desert campsite nestled amid the Dubai sand dunes and leave your 4x4 again to sample the thrills of sandboarding.

Following a safety briefing, practice riding a sandboard with tips from your guide. Once you’re confident, race your fellow travelers down the drifting dune slopes.

Then settle inside the camp as the sun sinks below the dunes and plains. If you wish, ask one of the henna artists to paint a tattoo on one of your hands or feet.

Watch a colorful tanoura folk dance and visit the onsite shawarma station or savor a succulent barbecue dinner. Dig into typical Arabian dishes such as hummus (chickpea dip) and marinated chicken. (See below for a sample menu.) As a finale, puff on a shisha (Arabic water pipe) if you wish, and watch a brilliant belly-dance performance around the campfire.

Upgrade to an Exclusive Dubai Desert Safari by enjoying the delicious barbecue dinner at your exclusive table with a bottle of sparkling wine and fruit basket.

Soak up the desert setting as the stars light up overhead, and conclude your tour with 4x4 drop-off at your Dubai hotel.

Dubai (Pass By)

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 guide’s tales about the region and its fascinating geology.

Dubai Dune Buggy Tours

First stop on your desert rendezvous is a traditional camel farm to see herds of the magnificent hump-backed herbivores. After showing off your balancing skills on a camel ride around the enclosures, learn about the different types of camels that are commonly seen in the desert around Dubai. Continue by 4x4 across the desert plains to the campsite in the desert 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. Show off your balance skills on a camel ride or relax and take a seat outside to watch your show as the sun sets over the craggy canyons and sun-baked plains. Get a henna tattoo design on your hands or feet, watch a traditional tanoura folk dance, and feast on a delicious barbecue dinner or try out our new shawrma station.

6 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pickup will be in a 4x4 Land Cruiser on sharing basis from different hotels.
  • Minimum 02 adults required.Children aged 4.99 years and under are not allowed to join the Tour.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Dress code: lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised. Hats are advisable when in direct sunlight.
  • Guests visiting the UAE during the Summer months (June – September) are advised that peak daytime temperatures sometimes reach 42 – 45 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels can also exceed 90 percent during this period. We recommend all our guests to take adequate precaution.
  • The Dubai desert can get cooler in the evenings during winter, so we recommend you bring a light jacket and closed shoes. Please wear sports shoes for safe sand boarding.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • During the Islamic holidays / Ramadan fasting month,there will be a restriction on live entertainment ( Belly dance , Tanoura dance) and serving alcohol throughout the UAE. Therefore the Safari will be operated without these entertainments and serving of alcohol at the camp site during these days.
  • The duration of the actual tour takes 5 – 6 hour but the driving time from Dubai hotel and return may take another 60 – 90 minutes depending on traffic conditions and time of day.
  • Due to safety precaution process, please note that we will NOT be conducting "Falcon show" & 'Ayala Dance" during the Desert safari from 01 Nov 2020 until further notice.
  • Separate washroom facilities for men and women at the Camp site. Well maintained Exclusive Desert camp to experience maximum thrill and adventure
  • Celebrating special occasions ( Birthday,Wedding etc) we can arranged the cake ,additional charges applicable
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:What is the pick up location?

A:We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Jul. 2019

Q:What is the pick up time?

A:The approximate drop off time is 10 PM.

Jul. 2019

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Traveller Tips

Do take some water with you as you don’t get to the camp until 5.30.
It is worth .You never feel when you sit in 4WB running in desert !
Considering it is a full afternoon and evenings entertainment, it is great value for money.
2,260 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Ride, food and belly...
Mayank_V, Jan 2023
Ride, food and belly dancing Excellent and highly recommend camel ride so memorable . Driver are very nice and very polite
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Mayank_V, Thank you for leaving a review on our Desert Safari program. One of the best ways to see this country is to attend a desert safari and we are very glad to read about your experience. We look forward to your return so you can try some of our other highly rated tours and safaris. Best regards, Mr. Sumantra Dutta Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
1 traveler found this review helpful
Memories of a Lifetime
Odunayo_N, Jan 2023
This was a great experience for my family. Asif, our driver/tour guide was very communicative and friendly. Dinner was great...especially the lamb! Shows were nice.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Odunay, Thank you for leaving a review on our Desert Safari program. Our specially prepared program for the entire evening is an experience on its own. We try our best to deliver the most authentic experience to the Arabic culture. We love reading about the experience you have had with us and we hope to see you soon so you can try some of our other highly rated tours and safaris. Best regards, Sarah P. Dubke Senior Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
Loved it all ! Great fun day !!
Dawn_B, Nov 2022
Loved it all - lots of laughs, driver was excellent, evening food & entertainment very good too. I would recommend this trip to others.
Desert Fun
mcksales901, Oct 2022
Highly recommend this one! Fun with sand dune bashing. Good food and show. Lots of camels. The desert was quite relaxing too.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Best regards, Sarah P. Dubke Senior Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
1 traveler found this review helpful
The best tour guy ever
Debra_L, Aug 2022
Our tour person Mustafa was the BEST. He was very informative, humorous and professional. Would do any tour with him
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Dear Debra_L, Thank you for the amazing review on our Desert Safari. Our experienced safari guides are one of the main reasons behind the wonderful experience that we provide at Orient Tours. We hope we have given you enough reasons to return back to this wonderful country and we also hope to see you soon on our other highly rated tours and safaris. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
Desert paradise
Kevin_C, July 2022
From start to finish it was a great trip the drive around the desert was fantastic just like being on a rollercoaster the camp and food was good and meeting the camels. We loved the end show were the 3 camels went over the top of the dunes to music and lights.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Kevic_C, Thank you for your review on our Desert Safari with BBQ dinner. Our aim always has been to please our guests by offering one of the most authentic experiences while our guests are comfortable as well. Our camp activities are designed specifically to entertain and engage. After serving our famous Buffet BBQ Dinner, we finish the night with the belly dance and the “Camel Goodbye” – to keep it as a surprise who have not yet done our beautiful afternoon Safari. We love to read about your experience at our desert camp and we hope you return soon for our other highly rates tours and safaris. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
Family trip
Rita_I, July 2022
Mustafa is great! Lovely experience, very skilled driver and friendly guide, happy to have booked with you guys
Response from Host, July 2022
Dear Rita_I, It is always a pleasure to hear from our guests as we feel that we have left an impression. Thank you for the amazing review. Mustafa and his team of licensed and experienced Safari Guides will be delighted to hear your comments. We hope your return is very soon to the U.A.E. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
Not nice
Nadia_N, June 2022
Not very nice , there is not a real ride camel there are only here to take photos . Almost of the time we are in the car on the road . There is no Arabic sweet to try and not a falcon show.
Response from Host, July 2022
Dear Nadia, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We regret that we were not able to fully satisfy you with our Desert Safari. Usually our off-road programs are highly appreciated by our guests, especially as we do have a premium product compared to others and spend much more time in the desert to drive and for photo-stops than our competitors. We also have Arabic Sweets in the camp as desert after our sumptous BBQ-buffet together with tea and coffee. As we would like to make sure that you have indeed joined our safari and not by mistake written the review on our page, we would like to kindly request you to send a mail to with your booking details (name, date, booking number) so that we can investigate this further. Best regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
Fun and exciting
Alfie_F, June 2022
It was fun and we really enjoyed it. The show and the food at the camp were really good. Highly recommended when you're in Dubai
The only got thing was...
Maria, May 2022
The only got thing was the quality of food however the range was limited. The driver as nice as he was didn't create a exciting experience. We asked him to turn up the music in the radio and he didn't. It was a silent excursion. Some of us have motion sickness he still drove really roughly. The van was quiet dirty. The camp was too big and did not have a cosy feel like the usual camps. Don't bother getting the henna, it fades before a few minutes. Camel riding is a few seconds literally. There's no toilet breaks from when they pick you up from the hotel till when you get to the camp so that's 2hrs. I've been to desert safari 4 previous times.. this was by far the worse .. felt like a budget version. Never again.
Response from Host, June 2022
Dear Maria, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are honestly surprised by your feedback as our Safari is always rated very high which you can also see here on TripAdvisor. We have a feeling that you may have joined a safari by one of our competitors and not us honestly speaking. Our safari is not rated as "cheap one", in contrast, we do sell as a premium safari and differenciate us pretty much from all those "cheap operators". However, of course we do not want to reject your feedback. We would love to look into it in detail in it and therefore would like to receive your booking details (name, tour date, booking number). Kindly send these to We look forward reading from you. Best regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services
Helen & July on desert safari
Helena_G, May 2022
The Desert Safari was a beautiful experience again. Adrenalín Dune ride, so many activities in the camp and a tasty dinner and a awsome program.
Great Experience - Must Try
Destiny_P, May 2022
Razak was phenomenal! Great driver, really informative, courteous, and attentive. I couldn't imagine having as good of a Desert Safari without him as our guide, truly deserves to be paid well for such good work. The camp was really nice as well! Enjoyed the performances and watching people try the sandboarding. Oh, speaking of the campsite. The food was soooo so good. I'd say it was an experience worth every penny. There was a lot included in the package, the food was a highlight for me. Many delicious vegetarian options. Definitely give it a try if you can! My only problem was the wait time for pickup, but that was because of traffic and the rest of the day more than made of for the initial frustration. I would just suggest being communicative and patient if the same happens to you. Don't leave your room and waste time waiting in the lobby.
Great Tour
Safwan_S, May 2022
The pick up was on time. The food was great. Very nice experience. Recommended. We went with our friend & all enjoyed to the fullest.
Highly recommend!
Hope_L, May 2022
Our driver Nabeel was very friendly and knowledgeable and did a great job. We had a wonderful time and made memories that will last forever.
Uzma_A, May 2022
The whole experience was just phenomenal!The food was delicious and the entertainment was good! The driver kept us engaged and kept us up to date with events to come. All in all, great day out, full of excitement and adrenaline rush! I will highly recommend this company and for sure returning customer!
Victoria_L, May 2022
Great time! My husband and I are on our honeymoon and would highly recommend this. Our tour guide Nabile was fantastic! He was very friendly and attentive and made sure we had the best experience. 10/10!
Amazing experience
Fabio_I, Apr 2022
We had an amazing time. Our best experience in Dubai for sure. Our driver Sahid was just fantastic. I strongly recommend this tour to everyone
Desert safari thing
Bill_H, Apr 2022
Really fun, we were looking for somthing fun to do on last evening, the the advert for this promised a alot and we thought if they deliver some of it it will fun. They delivered on everything advertised and made it fun aswell, especially the "dune bashing" part. I can really recommend this, I thoughly enjoyed it.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Bill_H, Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We are glad that you loved our services! We take pride in giving outstanding service to our customers and we're overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation. We always suggest our guests for the "Dune-bashing" as it is one of the best part and fun while doing The Desert Safari. Desert safari is always been a happy and fun place to visit with an amazing dinner and the activities in camp. Thank you again for your kind words. We hope to serve you again soon on some of our other highly rated tours or safaris. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
Highly recommended tour
omotayo_s, Apr 2022
Amazing experience. Very knowledgeable driver, lots of fun activities for the family. The desert dune drive was very thrilling.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Omotay, Thank you for your pleasant words. Thank you for choosing us and letting us know that you had a great time in desert. Our drivers are always well trained they will always share the best knowledge regards to the tour. Dune bashing is just like a roller coaster ride you will always enjoy it. We as a team always take care of the guests, to make sure guests are happy and keep choosing us always. Thank you again, hope to welcome you back soon again. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
Great experience!
Dale_G, Apr 2022
The tour operator corresponded exact pick up time and our driver Razak was very friendly and considerate. Camp only accommodated Orient tours’ guests so not over crowded. Did not feel like a typical tourist trap and the food was delicious. Can highly recommend it, excellent value for money.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Dale_G, Thank you for the kind review. We have shared your amazing words with our driver Razak for his best service and also it is our first priority to ensure that all of our guests are happy in camp as Orient Tours always chooses quality above quantity. We give the best touch the evening by serving the delicious food. Thank you again for recommending us. We look forward to serve you again.


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