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Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner

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From USD 62.25

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  • 6 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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 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 )
  • Quad bikes are available at the camp at extra charge

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Traveler pickup is offered
    • 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 - Feb ) - Between 14:45pm and 15:15pm approximately   
    • SUMMER time ( Mar - Sept ) - Between 14:15pm and 14:45pm approximately  

    Ports

    • Dubai Port Rashid Cruise Terminal


Departure Time

  • 2:30 PM

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.

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Desert Safari Dubai - Best Dune Bashing Safari

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
Operated by Orient Tours

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

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner ?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
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Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner ?

A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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Q:What is the social distancing policy during Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner ?

A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner ?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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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.
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Great Experience!
MarcoPiastra, Jan 2022
Memorable experience. Really enjoyed the Dune bashing. The camp site is very well equipped, the food very good and the shows and entertainment were top notch.
Amazing!!!
Elma_K, Jan 2022
Best experience ever mustafa was our tour guide and he made the trip AMAZING. If I could give more stars I would. He was very informational and made the whole trip wonderful.
perfect day trip
alema_n, Jan 2022
The whole experience was great. We loved the drive, the camp, the food. the entertainment. and the camel ride
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing!
Cihangir_A, Jan 2022
Camel ride! Sir Asif is a good driver and good people. Orient tour 5 stars.. Everything was beautifull, food was good.
Our trip through the desert of Dubai
Frank_M, Dec 2021
Our Tour Guide (Raffa, if I remember his name correctly) was really great, all the Information we got, his Service and kindness made this trip a wonderful experience.
Cannot be missed
Francisco_R, Dec 2021
Great experience and wonderful setting. I could not fault the whole day. Our driver was very knowledgeable and helpful. Attention to detail was great
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Dear Francis, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our Dubai Desert Safari that you have recently joined with us. Appreciate your positive words about our service. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services
Nice experience
Elliana_T, Dec 2021
Very very nice experience. Nice food nice ambience. Worth the money and experience. Did henna, camel ride and sand boarding. All is included. Don't forget to bring a sweater. It gets chilly at night.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Dear Elliana_T, Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We look forward to serving you again. Thank you, once again, for your kind words. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
Best trip in dubai
Arlene_S, Nov 2021
Had an amazing time with mohannned. Lots of fun and laughter. Such good memories. Would highly recommend this trip.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Dear Arlene_S, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our Dubai Desert Safari that you have recently joined with us. Appreciate your positive words about our safari guide Mr. Mohammed. We have forwarded your praises to him to motivate him to offer the same service level to his future guests. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services
Incredible experience
Henna_A, Oct 2021
Our driver Asif was incredible. Very kind and helpful. The desert safari was the best experience we had in Dubai! Definitely recommend
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Dear Henna_A, Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We look forward to serving you again. Thank you, once again, for your kind words. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
Sad safari
Lucas_J, Oct 2021
The activity with 4×4 on dunes is amazing. (Just 40mn) after this is the beginning of the saddest part.. 2mn on the camel just to take 10 pictures that will cost you 50 aed each and terrible pictures.. and then the camp.. some kind of freakshow ambiance in the middle of nowhere.. boring and sad.. you will understand just keep the jeep the forget about the 2hours in the camp
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Dear Lucas_J, Thank you for sharing your review. We believe that you reviewed the wrong company as your review does not suit our program. As an example, our company camel ride is free of charge. When you are in the UAE next time you should try our desert safari for a great experience. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
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