Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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clock-o6 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Discover the beauty and customs of the desert on a 6-hour 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 scrumptious shawrma at our new shawrma station or enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner 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 Travelers Choose This Tour

Enjoy all the desert essentials, plus the option for a private table with sparkling wine with this tour.
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 6-hour 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 our new onsite shawrma 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.

Itinerary

Sample Menu
Starters (choice of one):
  • Arabian-style salad with flatbread, coleslaw, tomatoes, olives, cucumber and hummus (chickpea dip)
Second course (choice of one):
  • Marinated chicken, beefburgers, lamb chops, BBQ potatoes, sautéed onions, lentil curry with steamed rice
Dessert:
  • Dates and Arabian coffee

Reviews

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B
, Jan 2019

Very nice experience, safe, fun and very nice staff. Recomend the reservation with private table (it’s totally worth the money)

C
, Jan 2019

Fun evening. Well organised. Recommend the private couples table as we had our own reserved table and everything was brought to us. The staff looking after us were wonderful and couldn’t do enough for us. Only disappointing thing was the USB stick you can buy with your photos on included everyone else’s photos as well. Only other thing and this was nothing to do with the tour company, we were sharing a vehicle with a family of four and they showed no enthusiasm at all while in the vehicle. If I did this again I would try and get our own vehicle and not have to share!

S
, Jan 2019

Best trip we had in Dubia, even though the other trips were brill, picked on time, driver very experienced took us on the Dunes fantastic, when we arrived at the BBQ area, we all went on a Camel, Quad bikes which by the way was extra at 150 dirhams for 20 minutes, the shows were great and shops around the area which you could buy things from . Absolutely fantastic trip enjoyed by all, would recommend this trip

b
, Nov 2018

This was amazing, from our knowledge of our Sri Lankan driver, to the dune bashing, falcon experience,dinner. We loved every minute. A definite tour if in Dubai

H
, Oct 2018

From pick up from the hotel lobby to return the most amazing tour. Driver Nur was extremely competent ensuring our safety but providing thrills on the dunes. The camel, falcon experience through to the endless shows continued to surpass so much enjoyment. The entire trip, hospitality and wonder truly the most amazing and great value. A must do!

s
, Oct 2018

being in dubai felt like i hadn't left New York, but when we went on this trip we had a really good time. the came on time to pick us up, our tour guide was wonderful and made sure we had a blast with the dune. food was delicious.

m
, Oct 2018

Dune bashing was excellent. Pick up was right on time, Hadroo our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Defiently worth the time and money. Very affordable with lots of great activities.

B
, Sep 2018

Exceeded all my expectations. Highly recommend.

t
, Sep 2018

When going to Dubai, this trip is a real must. Considering it is a full afternoon and evenings entertainment, it is great value for money. The dune bugging in the land cruisers was fab, a right buzz. Plenty of stops for photos along the way, you stop for a falconry display as well as at a camel farm, where you learn some different aspects of living in the deserts, relating to these animals. The evening entertainment was also great, the camel ride???? They do a lap of about 50metres, so we didn't bother tbh, we went into the arena as such where you can sand board, smoke shisha, all free water and pop, they do serve alcohol, however like all over UAE it is very expensive. The food was great, lots of in a buffet style and was very well cooked. The show consisted of a whirling dervish dancer a fire dancer and a belly dancer, all excellent. There is a professional photographer along the day, where you can purchase the whole days worth pf photos everyones, so you have to sort through,105DHR as well as videos of the dune bashing and the evenings entertainment. Big word of thanks to our driver and Guide Jaffer, very knowledgable very friendly and really enjoyed his job as you could tell by his great driving over the dunes. Thanks for a great day out!

D
, Aug 2018

Well worth the price and time. From the moment they pick you up to the moment they dropped you off. The highlight of the tour was the 4x4 Dune Bashing....it was exhilarating. The camel riding was fun, but short, the shows were great and surprisingly, the food was GOOD. Only disappointing thing is the OVERpriced market they had. It's literally 2 - 3 times more than other places.


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