Experience the tranquility of the desert night sky on this tour under the stars. Head into the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve by 4WD vehicle, then spend a memorable evening in the heart of the dunes. A variety of activities are on offer, including a falconry display, belly dancing show, henna painting, sand boarding, and camel riding, along with a buffet dinner and unlimited drinks.
Evening safari at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Take a camel ride, go sand boarding, and see a falconry display
Watch belly dancers and participate in henna hand-painting
Arabic-style buffet dinner served with soft drinks, beer, and wine
You’re picked up from your centrally located hotel in the early evening. Hop inside a climate-controlled 4WD vehicle and meet your guide who points out Dubai’s landmarks as you head out of the city. It’s about a 45-minute drive to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, which is funded by visitors to conserve the natural beauty and biodiversity of the Arabian Desert. Upon reaching the tranquillity of the desert, take a leisurely drive as your guide explains the historical significance of the landscape to Emiratis. Hear about flora and fauna and possibly spot native wildlife in the reserve. Stop to see a falconry display, weather permitting, and watch the sunset from atop a sand dune — an unmistakable photo op. It’s a short drive to a Bedouin-style camp where a campfire awaits under the stars. Take part in a selection of activities before a three-course buffet is served Arabic-style. It’s accompanied by unlimited beer and wine (except during the holy month of Ramadan and religious holidays). Adventurous travelers can take a camel ride or go sand boarding down the dunes. Lounge on tent cushions and large carpets while watching a belly dancing performance and take home a souvenir of your evening with hand-painted henna art. For a few minutes the camp lights are turned off so that you can soak up the beauty of the night sky. Your desert excursion concludes with the return to Dubai and drop-off at your hotel before midnight.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Dec 2017
Had a great time! The pick up was exactly on time. The driver Fernando was amazing on the dunes. The falcon demonstration, camel ride and dinner in the Al-Sahra desert camp was wonderful!
Well done to Qaasim Arfat BA to make this trip very enjoyable. He is a very skilled driver and got us safe through some very rough terrain.
The food, camel ride, dance show, falcon was a just bit above average, but when the driver is good, the whole experience increases significantly.
It was a great experience as I have never been to the desert. I was disappointed though because it was so commercialised. We paid a bit more because I thought it would be a little more intamate but there were around 200 people there. I count have paid half the price with another company for the same experience.