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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve Tours

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The first national park in the United Arab Emirates, the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve offers visitors a stunning landscape of sand dunes and desert fauna. Once a huge camel farm, the land it occupies was bought by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 1993, who, inspired by the national parks of South Africa, decided that Dubai needed its own reserve. The reserve is a must-visit for adventure travelers and outdoor enthusiasts, with its rolling dunes setting the scene for thrill-seekers to experience fat-bike riding, off-roading, camel trekking, sandboarding, and falcon demonstrations.

The Basics
The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve offers one of the the UAE’s best opportunities for viewing native wildlife and experiencing the adventure possibilities of the inland desert. Options are plentiful, including morning dune drives, hot air balloon flights over the Arabian desert, private desert safaris, and outdoor dinners in a Bedouin-inspired camp. To visit, you must book a guided tour with round-trip transportation from an approved operator—both half-day and full-day tours are available.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Guided tours from Dubai last anywhere from two to seven hours, depending on the option chosen.
  • Remember to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, as the reserve offers very little shade.
  • Drink plenty of water—it’s easy to get dehydrated in this arid environment.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, particularly if you’re participating in adventure activities.

How to Get There
The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is situated about 37 miles (60 kilometers) outside of Dubai, a journey of about 45 minutes by road. 

When to Get There
For the best weather—temperatures around 80°F (27­°C)—visit the Dubai Desert (or anywhere in the United Arab Emirates for that matter) between November and March. Occasional rain showers occur from January to March, but they rarely last for long. Those who opt for a summer visit should expect highs well over 80°F (38­°C).

Flora and Fauna of the Desert Reserve
While it may not look like it at first glance, the desert is teeming with life. Among the many critters that call the dunes home are the sand cat, Gordon’s wildcat, Arabian red fox, sand fox, gazelle, Arabian hare, hedgehog, and the pygmy shrew. Even the plants are colorful and diverse, with several species of trees, flowering shrubs, herbs, and grasses. The true success story of the national park is that of the Arabian oryx, a species of antelope. Before the park was established in 2003, the Arabian oryx was close to extinction. Today, well over 100 live here. 
Address: E-66, Murqqab, United Arab Emirates
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Desert Experience: Camel Safari with Dinner and Emirati Activities from Dubai

Enjoy a desert camel ride in Dubai and an Emirati dinner at a Bedouin-style camp on this 7-hour 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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Desert Experience: Dinner and Emirati Activities with Vintage Land Rover Transport from Dubai

Venture through the desert by vintage Land Rover and enjoy Arabic entertainments and dinner on this full-day experience from Dubai. Board an open-top Land Rover with a driver, and watch for wildlife as you drive into the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. See a falconry display and continue to a plush Bedouin-style camp within a royal residence. Here, experience traditional activities, including a camel ride and bread-making demonstration, and enjoy a delicious dinner, live music and dancing displays.
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Dubai Hot Air Balloon Flight Including Gourmet Breakfast and Falconry Demonstration

See the desert sunrise from the air on this hot air balloon ride in Dubai. Rise early, travel by air-conditioned minibus to the launch site, and glide over the billowing dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve with your pilot. Watch falcons fly up to 4,000 feet (1219 meters) above Earth in a trained demonstration as the sun rises over the Hajar Mountains. Conclude with a gourmet breakfast back on ground.
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Premium Hot Air Balloon with Morning Desert Safari with Quadbike Ride

This Experience Start with pick up on 4x4 Land Cruiser from the Hotel Lobby or our Given Fixed Departure points ( in case if you are in Airbnb ) our Professional Drivers will come to your hotel to pick you up and the exact pickup location will be informed before one day.After pick up, you will be head to Dubai Desert Meeting point for some short Briefing about the flight.This Experience includes the 60 to 70 Minutes Hot Air Balloon flight and Wifi in the whole flight and enjoy the Light snacks inflight.After Landing a photoshoot with the Pilot and the Certificate of flight.InFlight Enjoy the 25 to 30 minutes Falcon Bird Show and Photo Shoot.After Landing have the Buffet VIP Breakfast and Experience the Desert Safari in 4X4 Land Cruiser and 20 minutes QuadBike Ride. after drop off to your hotel.
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Private Red Dune Safari with Sandboarding, Camel Ride & BBQ Options

This desert safari takes you to the red dunes outside Dubai for an action-packed day of adventure. First, go dune bashing with a professional driver at the wheel. Then relax at a Bedouin camp where you can enjoy activities such as camel riding, sandboarding, henna painting, shisha, and a belly dancing show. The 6-hour experience also includes a full barbecue buffet dinner (vegetarian options available).
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Conservation Drive with Refreshments at Al Maha Desert Resort and Transport from Dubai

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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Falconry Experience and Wildlife Tour in Dubai

Experience the majesty of the UAE’s falcons and desert on this 5-hour tour from Dubai. Visit a desert retreat for a spectacular falconry display and try flying a falcon yourself as you learn about this ancient Bedouin practice. Afterward, take a wildlife drive through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in a vintage Land Rover, or upgrade to a plush Range Rover. Look for rare Arabian oryx, gazelle and other species on route, and finish with snacks and a camel ride. Numbers are limited to 16 for a more personalized experience.
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Desert Safari Sunset Quad Bike & Camel Ride and BBQ Dinner

Get your adrenaline pumping and learn about desert culture during this evening adventure from Dubai. Crash through the golden sands during a dune bashing session and quad bike ride. Then head to a desert camp where you can ride a camel, get a henna tattoo, watch live cultural performances, and feast on a delicious barbecue buffet dinner of local and international foods before heading back to Dubai.
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Dubai Desert Dune Buggies - Driver Experience

Ride a four-wheel drive (4WD) dune buggy through the Lisaili Desert on a 2-hour tour from Dubai. Take an exhilarating spin over the rolling dunes in the fast, fun dune buggies while accompanied by an experienced guide. Includes round-trip transportation from your hotel in Dubai.
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Dubai Sunrise Camel Trek with Breakfast

Ride through the dunes of the Dubai desert on camelback and roam around the sands enjoying the sunrise views over the golden landscape. Then, enjoy an ancient Arabic-style light breakfast in a Bedouin camp.
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Best Dubai Desert Safari- Quad Biking & Dun Bashing & Sand Boarding with BBQ

Enjoy a memorable night in the Dubai Desert on this fun-filled evening safari. Speed through the desert on an adrenaline-fuelled dune bashing excursion by 4x4, then take the wheel for a guided ATV tour, and zip down the dunes on a sandboard. Continue to a desert camp, where you can ride camels, enjoy belly dancing and Tanoura performances, and feast on a delicious buffet dinner.
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Morning Desert Safari with Sand Boarding

Our expert driver’s team will take you to the Lahbab desert where you will enjoy 45 minutes dune bashing that will accelerate your heart beat. you will also experience the sand boarding on Red Sand. If you want to drive in desert you can also enjoy quad bike that will be more fun and you can also enjoy camel riding. After that our driver will drop back you to your hotel or residence.
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Desert Safari Dubai with Dune Bashing With Belly Dancer and BBQ Dinner

Experience the thrills of driving through desert dunes with this full-day tour from Dubai. Get picked up at your hotel and travel to nearby golden desert for a dune-bashing ride in a 4x4. Watch the sunset and kick back in the desert over a barbecue and evening entertainment including belly dancing. Customize the tour by adding on quad biking.
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Luxury Desert Safari With BBQ Dinner

Desert Safari Dubai is one of the most adventurous relaxing tours if you are visiting Dubai with your family or with your friends. Have the chance of admiring the legendary view of the lofty Red Dunes of Al Hibab. If you have dreamt of riding in the sand. Make your dream fulfill while riding through the dunes in a Land Cruiser. However, if you are an adventurous person, then you can do dune bashing while enjoying a barbecue dinner. Make your Dubai Trip memorable while indulging yourself in desert activities during your desert safaris like the henna tattoo, shisha pipe, Tanoura dance, Arabian Belly dancing, sand dune bashing Dubai and many more.
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Dubai Desert Safari

Pick from your Apartment, Hotel, Located in Dubai Or Sharjah Only.Residence, Private Villa DTCM (Dubai Tourism) Approve License Desert Safari Guide Adventurous drive to reaching high Dune for a photo stop25 - 30 Minutes Thrilling Dune Bashing At Al Aveer Desert After dune bashing Gentle drive towards desert camp (3 Star Camp with International Dinner Buffet) Traditional welcome at camp with Tea / Drinks Arabic Sweets & Fresh Fruits, Dates Sunset scene photography Sand Boarding Camel Riding Henna Painting Sheesha ‘Hubbly Bubbly’ Local Arabic Dress Photography Soft Drinks ( Coke, Sprite ) Water, Tea Live BBQ, international Buffet Dinner (vegetarian & non-vegetarian) Full Light and Sound on stage and around the Camp Live Fire Show Performance Two Tanura Dance Colorful Lighting show Two Live Belly Dance Show on Arabic Music Drive back Dubai & drop off your location
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Red Dunes by Quad Bike with VIP Camp, Camels, Sandboarding & Falcon

Choose an afternoon or evening adventure in the desert outside Dubai. Start with a roughly 45-minute ride on a quad bike through the dunes, alone or with a partner. Afterwards, you can relax at our desert camp with Arabian activities like a short camel ride, henna painting, and smoking shisha from a waterpipe. Try out sandboarding, then enjoy a specially prepared BBQ meal with tanoura and belly-dancing.
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Desert Safari Experience - Al Maha Arabian Safari

Spend an evening in the Arabian Desert on a 6-hour tour from Dubai. Travel by 4-wheel drive to a Bedouin camp where you'll have a range of activities to choose from: ride a camel, go sandboarding on the dunes, get a henna tattoo, or pass around the traditional shisha water pipe. You can also opt to relax on the deluxe camp’s Persian rugs and watch the stars come out. A 3-course Arab-style barbecue dinner buffet, Middle Eastern folk music, and belly-dance performance are also included.
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Exciting Dubai Dune Buggy Safari & Sand Boarding & BBQ Dinner & Belly Dance Show

Cram more adventure into a Dubai desert trip than you could independently without tons of planning on this action-packed tour. After hotel pickup, cruise into the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, and kick things off with a 6-mile (10-kilometer) dune buggy drive followed by a dune bash, sand boarding, camel riding, and Arabian costume photos. A final highlight is dinner accompanied by fire dance, belly dance, and whirling dervish-style dance performances.
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Luxury Dinner in the Desert Experience - private car

There are few dining experiences as memorable as dining in the desert and the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve lies just a 45-minute drive from the city. On this tour, enjoy a romantic dinner date with private round-trip transport and a 6-course dinner served at a private camp in the heart of the desert. Also included is a camel ride, falconry display, and a traditional ‘Flaming Sands of Arabia’ show.
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Desert Safari Experience From Sharjah

Experience the beauty of the Arabian desert on a 6-hour 4x4 adventure and dinner tour from Sharjah. After a 4x4 dune bash and sunset photo ops, arrive at a Bedouin-style camp and absorb the traditional Arabian atmosphere as dusk falls. Enjoy a camel ride, sand boarding, henna tattoo art, and more, and finish with a 3-course barbecue dinner and belly dancing show under the stars. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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Cultural Tours

Afternoon Desert Safari & Sand boarding with BBQDinner & Live Entertainment show

Spend a day out in the orange deserts of Dubai for the ultimate safari experience. Take a 4x4 Land Cruiser from the city and go dune bashing, sandboarding and enjoy a camel ride in red sand. Then head to a desert camp and sit down for a delicious local barbecue dinner accompanied by non-alcoholic drinks. Enjoy cultural activities such as a traditional Tanoura dance, belly dancing, and get a henna tattoo.
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Red Dune Desert Safari With Live BBQ Dinner And Belly Dance

We provide you the opportunity to experience the famous Red dunes safari in Dubai. The red dunes, standing 30 feet high make dune bashing a thrilling experience. Explore the charming views of Arabian Desert while riding the red dunes in the best desert safari Dubai city offers. The fun will start as our staff will pick you in 4x4 from the hotel for an adventure pack evening desert safari. The desert safari in Dubai will start inevening to in order to save you from the severe heat. As soon as the sun starts to go down, the action begins.We bet, once you get at the top of red dune you will admit that this is the best red dune desert safari Dubai offers. Moreover, there will be a photo-session at sunset to save your memories at this memorable red dune desert safari. Afterward, At the end of this desert adventure, we will take you back to your hotel. We ensure you’ll not get a better Dubai red dune desert safari deals than ours. So book us now!
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Morning Desert Safari With 1 Hour Camel Trekking & Sandboarding

Explore the vast acres of the Desert in UAE. The Morning Safari in Dubai is conducted in the morning as you are picked up from your location in a 4×4 Land Cruiser on which we take you towards the Desert to start off with a session of Dune Bashing which will last for 45 Minutes on beautiful high dunes of the Dubai Desert .When you have experienced the roller coaster ride in the Desert Dubai you are given a chance to ski the Dunes with Sand Boards. Sand Skiing is a unusual sport entertaining for speed loving people also included 1 Hour Camel Trekking in Red Desert Of Dubai which is an unforgettable experience.
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Desert Safari Dubai

Enjoy several activities on one tour, starting with a dune bashing ride in the desert. After a thrilling ride, try your hand at sandboarding the massive dunes. Next, it’s off to a traditional Bedouin camp for activities like shisha smoking, camel riding, henna painting, and more. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy a full buffet while belly and tanoura dancers entertain the crowd.
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  • 6 hours
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