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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 barbecue dinner and exotic belly dancing show under the stars as you sit around the campfire.

Highlights

  • 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 Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you’re short on time, this family-friendly trip into the dunes lets you experience an array of the UAE’s cultural activities, food, and entertainment in just one day.

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What You Can Expect

4x4 Dubai Desert Safari with Dune Bashing, Sandboarding, Camel Riding and BBQ Dinner

See traditional Folk dancing and belly dancing

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 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.

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Customer Reviews

Kenneth C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

The Dune Bashing was FANTASTIC and the highlight of the trip! The camel riding, fire dancers, belly dancer and camel tour were great! I would give 5-stars to everything, except the BBQ. The actual BBQ food was okay, but the rest of the experience more than made up for it! Definitely try this tour!!

Victoria B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Loved this trip. Loads of fun and diverse activities to suit everyone and great to spend some time in the peace and open spaces of the desert - a real contrast to the craziness of Dubai.

Blossom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Good food, great dune bashing/sand boarding I would do this again in a heartbeat, great show and lots of fun!

Sadia I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

My tour was on 08Feb2017, on a hump day!! Also the day before full moon. I enjoyed every bit of it. Food was fresh and really tasty. I was picked up around 2:15 pm from my hotel in Dubai Internet City and then went around picked up other guests from other hotels as well. Took us about 45 minutes to get to the destination. There were other SUV as well. We started dune bashing around 4pm with intermittent stops to take pictures, then we went to the camp where they had belly dancers, souks, souvenirs and henna. Take a sweater or a light jacket with you as you can get chilly once it gets dark. I have a wonderful time. Thank you.

Tina Pui Yum L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We love every bit of the tour!! Dune Bashing was a bit rough but we enjoyed it anyway and it's indeed an amazing experience. We got to try every activity with ample time and no hurry at all!! Highly recommend to everyone who wish to have a desert experience in a laid back way!

DeAngela B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

AWESOME!!! AWESOME :

Mshaynes12

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This tour was amazing!

James D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Loved every minute of this. You are picked up in the car that will be used for the dune bashing and so, because there's only space for a limited number of passengers in each car, you don't spend ages going to lots of different hotels for multiple pick-ups. The dune bashing is excellent - great fun. There's a stop at a camel farm for photos but no riding and the camels are fenced in although a few roam outside the enclosure if you are lucky on the day. The main camp for the evening has the chance to do a short 2-minute ride on a camel worth it for the photo and sand boarding. There's a quad bike option but this costs extra. The food and evening entertainment were good. Take the chance to climb the dune near the camp and watch the sun set - its my most memorable moment of my entire trip to Dubai.

Lynn N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We had an excellent driver for this tour. He gave us a thrilling and fun drive on the desert. The evening buffet and entertainment is good and both my Husband and I enjoyed it all. . It is worth your money if you visit Dubai. Highly recommend...I like the Orient tour because they call you and let you know if they will be late by a few minutes. Some other tours don't inform you at all. Thank you Orient Tours

Andrew M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Really fun and entertaining!!! Will go again when I get back to Dubai!

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