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Private Tour : Dubai Desert Safari with all Camp activities in Exclusive Car

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Enjoy exciting desert activities and a starlit barbecue dinner on this 5-hour private tour from Dubai. Escape the city and travel into the desert expanses by 4x4 with a private driver. Take a camel ride, learn to sandboard down the dunes, and visit a desert camp to enjoy a range of traditional entertainments. After a barbecue dinner, watch a swirling ‘tanoura’ folk dance and belly dancing show by the campfire. Upgrade to include a 20 minutes quad bike ride to set the seal on your adventure.
  • 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 20 minutes quad biking experience halfway through the tour
Begin your experience with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel. Hop inside your private, air-conditioned 4x4, and leave the skyscrapers behind as you cruise into the desert.

Drink in the starkly beautiful landscapes and hear intriguing tales about the region’s history and geology from your knowledgeable guide.

After a while, arrive at your first destination: a traditional camel farm. Get close up to the humpbacked herbivores as you hear about the different types of camel that have been used as desert transportation through the centuries. If you wish, take a short camel ride around the farm.

Afterward, return to your 4x4 and head to your next stop: a region of dunes that provide the perfect terrain for sandboarding.

With pointers from your guide, learn to master 'surfing on sand’ using one of the provided sandboards. Practice slipping and steering over the sands and when you’re ready, race your companions down the slopes.

If you’ve upgraded to include a 30- or 60-minute quad-biking experience, enjoy your 4-wheeler ride after the sandboard session. Listen to a safety briefing, climb aboard your rugged quad and rumble around the dunes and plains behind a guide.

Next, continue by 4x4 to a desert camp amid the sands. As the sun sinks behind the dunes, enjoy an array of desert activities. Ask for a henna tattoo on your hands or feet, watch a twirling tanoura folk dance, and as darkness falls, savor a succulent barbecue dinner.

Afterward, try a shisha (Arabic water pipe) if you wish, and watch a live belly-dancing show. Relax by the campfire as the dancers shimmy around you under a blanket of stars.

When the time comes, travel back to Dubai in your 4x4 and end your desert safari with a hotel drop-off.

Please note: The duration of this tour can take up to 6-8 hours.
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Dubai Desert Safari
Begin your experience with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel. Hop inside your private, air-conditioned 4x4, and leave the skyscrapers behind as you cruise into the desert. Drink in the starkly beautiful landscapes and hear intriguing tales about the region’s history and geology from your knowledgeable guide. After a while, arrive at your first destination: a traditional camel farm. Get close up to the humpbacked herbivores as you hear about the different types of camel that have been used as desert transportation through the centuries. If you wish, take a short camel ride around the farm. Afterward, return to your 4x4 and head to your next stop: a region of dunes that provide the perfect terrain for sandboarding. With pointers from your guide, learn to master 'surfing on sand’ using one of the provided sandboards. Practice slipping and steering over the sands and when you’re ready, race your companions down the slopes. If you’ve upgraded to include a 20 -minute quad-biking experience, enjoy your 4-wheeler ride after the sandboard session. Listen to a safety briefing, climb aboard your rugged quad and rumble around the dunes and plains behind a guide. Next, continue by 4x4 to a desert camp amid the sands. As the sun sinks behind the dunes, enjoy an array of desert activities. Ask for a henna tattoo on your hands or feet, watch a twirling tanoura folk dance, and as darkness falls, savor a succulent barbecue dinner. Afterward, try a shisha (Arabic water pipe) if you wish, and watch a live belly-dancing show. Relax by the campfire as the dancers shimmy around you under a blanket of stars. When the time comes, travel back to Dubai in your 4x4 and end your desert safari with a hotel drop-off.
Duration: 6 hours 
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star-5
Amazing experience -an evening to remember
s0phiahussain1
, Oct 2019
Amazing experience and enjoyed sand dune bashing. We booked a private safari and it was worth it. Our driver Noufan was very experienced and knowledgeable and kept us entertained. Loved the quad bikes rides. Very friendly team at the camp, food and entertainment was good. Will surely do this again if I am back in Dubai in future
star-5
If ever in Dubai, do this, you will...
Cornelia M
, Jun 2018
If ever in Dubai, do this, you will not regret it. it is an amazing experience being under the open skies and have a dinner with so much open space around you....I must say I enjoyed the sand boarding the most - even if it was just a bit for the fun of it!
star-5
Excellent trip from start to finish...
Gillian L
, Feb 2018
Excellent trip from start to finish. Driver was excellent and looked after our family well. We didn't follow all other cars that were together we went off the beaten track. Would definitely recommend.
star-4
Excellent driver and exhillarating...
Hugh M
, Nov 2017
Excellent driver and exhillarating drive through the desert. THe evening in the camp is very enjoyable. The food is surprisingly good The closing touch with a small camel Train floodlit on the dunes was very moving. The only downside is that it takes an eternity before it gets going. All the Jeeps have to meet in a garage etc.
star-5
Loved this trip. Highlight of our...
Malcolm I
, Sep 2017
Loved this trip. Highlight of our holiday. Picked up from hotel by driver in private 4x4 Toyota. Met up with other vehicles for approx 1 hr 30 min dune bashing with superb driver Rafiq. Really exciting experience. Only vehicles in our part of the desert in Sharjah. On our way to our private camp we drove past huge number of vehicles ferrying people in 4x4s to more populous camps. Looked horrendous and expect people had long waits to be ferried there and back. Orient Tours camp provided camel riding, quad bikes, sand boarding, henna, falcon and souk , BBQ plus fire dance and traditional dance show. Fantastic. Well worth the money. The drivers and camp staff were all superb.
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It is important to note that my...
Boris N
, May 2017
It is important to note that my experience is based on a lone business traveler who needed to kill a weekend in Dubai. Things might have been different had I been here with my wife and kids. To start off, my driver was 15 min late - he was told to pick me up at 3:15, while the company told me 3, so I ended up waiting having to worry as to whether they just forgot me. He finally arrived and was actually very nice. 4x4 driving in the dessert was a lot of fun - by far the best part of the trip. I then had also paid for a 60 min quad rental, which was a lot of fun to drive up and down sand dunes, but, for some reason, only lasted 45 min instead of 60, with the person who was leading me just returning to base camp after 45 min with no explanation. Not a big deal, but if I pay for 60 min, I should get 60 min. This left me at their camp around 5:45PM, while all evening activities and BBQ start at 7PM. So what am I supposed to do along in this camp for 1h15m? Candy crush to the rescue as there was nothing else to do, but play my phone in the dessert with 38 degrees heat. Evening BBQ and entertainment were fine. All in all, not a bad time, but probably not for the lone business traveler looking to spend a day.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Boris N, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. We have forwarded your feedback to the concerned department for corrective action. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
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A really amazing experience until...
Robert D
, Apr 2017
A really amazing experience until dinner's dessert contained peanuts with no warning : Luckily my allergy isn't very serious, but this could have been much worse for someone else. Please ask future travelers about allergies!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Robert D, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority and we are committed to our customers. We have forwarded your feedback to the concerned department for corrective action. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-5
The ride through the desert was...
knr2kute
, Feb 2017
The ride through the desert was great. Both thrilling and scary. The Bedouin village was interesting. The dancers were very entertaining.
star-4
So worth doing! Our guide was very...
Lisa S
, Jan 2017
So worth doing! Our guide was very considerate and a real pro driver of the vehicle. The food was delicious. we really enjoyed all the entertainment. They were really beautiful and talented. the dessert by night is not to be missed. Go for it ! The tour was the most interesting part of our four days in Dubai.
star-5
amazing experience, great staff we...
phvcrg
, Jul 2016
amazing experience, great staff we recommended 100

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