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Private Tour: 4x4 Taste of Arabian Desert Day Trip from Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Enjoy an exciting odyssey into the UAE desert and rugged Hajar Mountains on this private 4x4 full-day trip from Dubai. Board a comfortable 4x4 with a private driver, and cruise through the desert to visit the rustic oasis village of Falaj Al Mualla and savor a picnic lunch at a beautiful ‘wadi’ riverbed hidden in the Hajar foothills. Drive past rolling dunes to snap photos of the famous Camel Rock and see ancient marine fossils on a nearby rock — remnants from a time when the area was flooded by sea.
  • Full-day private 4x4 desert expedition from Dubai
  • Travel through sandy plains and dunes to the Hajar Mountains by comfortable 4x4
  • Visit the oasis village of Falaj Al Mualla and head into the Hajar range to a hidden wadi
  • Enjoy a tasty picnic lunch beside a picturesque oasis
  • View Camel Rock, an unusual rock formation rising from the sand dunes
  • See rock marine fossils dating from when the desert was covered by ocean
  • Enjoy the personalized attention of your guide on this private tour
Leave your central Dubai hotel by comfortable, air-conditioned 4x4 with your informative guide at the wheel. Since this is a private tour, tell your guide if there’s anything you want to see more or less of — your itinerary can be customized around your interests.

Cruise through the neighboring emirate of Sharjah, and absorb the tranquility as you head deep into the desert, passing rolling golden dunes, wide open plains and quiet villages.

Admire the craggy, barren Hajar Mountains on the horizon, and after roughly 1.5 hours, pass lush orchards as you approach the pretty oasis settlement of Falaj Al Mualla. Look around this traditional hamlet with its palm groves on foot before continuing into the Hajar foothills to a beautiful, secluded wadi.

Stop at a palm-dotted oasis and savor a tasty packed lunch paired with a refreshing soda or mineral water as you admire the scenery. Check the Itinerary below for a sample menu.

Drive on to Camel Rock, a striking desert rock that resembles a camel rearing from the sands. Snap pictures and then look for the ancient marine fossils imprinted into some nearby rocks. Located the fascinating fossils with pointers from your guide, and learn how they were created millennia ago by miniscule ocean creatures when the area lay deep beneath the sea.

Finally, relax on your 4x4 journey back to Dubai where your day trip concludes at your hotel.


Sample Packed Lunch Menu:
• Beef or chicken burger
• Potato salad
• Fresh appleDrinks (included):
• 1 can of Coca Cola or 7-Up and 2 500ml bottles of water per person
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Guide ponctuel et très sympathique...
Lidia M
, Mar 2014
Guide ponctuel et très sympathique. Bonne organisation. Visite du centre des chameaux de course. Très belle expérience dans le désert. Ce safari nous a permis de voir un autre visage des émirats.

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