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Premium Desert Safari, Barbeque, 3 Shows, Camel Ride, Sandboard at Majlis Camp

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Ideal for culture connoisseurs, this desert safari features a heart-pounding dune bashing session, a camel ride, live cultural performances including belly dancing, a photoshoot in Arabic costume, and a BBQ buffet dinner. From Dubai, visit an oasis and a camel farm in the Arabian Desert before watching a magical sunset. Learn about Arabian culture at a desert camp inspired by a Bedouin village, try your hand at sandboarding, and let local artists decorate your hands and feet with henna. Dinner, unlimited soft drinks, and hotel pickup and drop-off in central Dubai are included.
  • Evening desert safari including a camel ride, three live shows, and BBQ dinner from Dubai
  • A comprehensive introduction to Arabian desert culture
  • Enjoy unlimited soft drinks and a BBQ buffet dinner
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in central Dubai are included
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We maintain highest quality of safety & hygiene standards during safari and at our camp
Thrilling Dune bashing with 4 x WD SUV over Red and golden colored giant dunes - most voted safari
Emarati welcome with Ghawa (Arabic aromatic coffee) and local dates
Camel ride, henna lady designer service, shisha pipe (hookah)
Live show- belly dancer
Live show - Tanoura dance show
Live show - Fire show
Felafel counter for vegetarians
Buffet BBQ dinner includes Emarati & Mediterranean dishes are prepared to meet Western standards
Vegetarian dishes available in the buffet however Jain food on request
Unlimited Soft drinks, water, tea coffee on arrival at the campsit
Dubai Sea Port pickup and drop-off for cruise passengers can be arranged
A well trained, licensed safari driver cum guide with years of experience will make your tour great
Soft track safari offered free for charge for guest who do not prefer dune drive
Sand Boarding available
Unlimited soft drinks and water included at the campsite.
ATV Quad bike - available on site - the best venue for bike open desert no fence offering self drive
child seats & stroller not suggested it is an adventurous tour - moving/rolling elements not allowed
If you are a single on the sunset safari program, pick up will be from centrally located hotels only

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Guaranteed pick up offered from all hotels in Dubai, Dubai cruise Terminal, All Metro stations and Dubai Marina mall. If number of guest is one person no pickup is possible from Jebel Ali, Dubai Investment Park, Sports city, Discovery Garden, Arabian Ranches, Silicon Oasis, Greens, J.village, Sport city and Jumeirah Lake towers. However this condition is not applicable, if the number of guest are two or more as we do offer pickup from all places in the Emirates of Dubai except Hatta.

If you are a single on the sunset safari program, pick up will be from centrally located hotels only. If you wish to get picked up from your hotel there will be a supplement of US$ 20 per person

Ports

  • Port Rashid


Your desert experience begins with pickup from your Dubai hotel, where you greet your guide and board an air-conditioned, SUV destined for the Arabian Desert.

On entering the desert, your guide deflates your tires and takes you on a rollercoaster ride as you crash through the dunes in your off-road vehicle. Then, visit an oasis and travel through a camel farm before stopping to watch a stunning sunset. Continue to a desert safari camp designed to represent a traditional Bedouin village for a camel ride, used as a means of desert transport by Arabs for centuries.   

If you’re a thrill-seeker, try your hand at sandboarding down desert dunes or opt to ride a quad bike at your own expense. Recline on soft Arabian carpets with a shisha pipe as professional artists adorn your hands and feet with henna and, once decorated, pose for photographs wearing traditional Arabian dress—please note, if you wish to purchase photographs, this is at your own expense.

Then, prepare yourself for the visual beauty of a belly dancing show, where professional dances swish and sway during a tanoura dance performance and fire show. Following the show is the feast, which includes shawarma, salads, mezze, Middle Eastern sweets, and more. Soft drinks and water are unlimited, but alcoholic beverages are at your own expense.

Your tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Dubai
Pass through the city of Dubai towards the Arabian desert for 4x4WD dune bashing experience
Stop At:  
ABC TOURS MAJLIS DESERT SAFARI CAMP
After the adventurous dune bashing, sand boarding, photo-stops in the desert, proceed to the Majlis ABC Tours desert safari camp to enjoy a enjoyable evening. Treat yourself with traditional Arabic welcome with Arabian treats, dates and Ghawaa at the Majlis. An array of fun packed activities are in store for the evening. Relax yourself at your Majilis seating. Once settled, move around for a camel ride experience. Camel ride can be repeated. Get your hands designed by the lady henna designer or relax with the hookah-pipes. Enjoy and capture mesmerizing views of the sunset around the Majlis camp. Try out traditional Arab attire (Abaya for women and Kandura for gents) Enjoy some of the traditional Arabic treats at the campsite. As the evening approaches enjoy the Fire show, Tanura show, followed by a sumptuous BBQ buffet dinner at the Majilis. As the night falls, enjoy an enchanting performance by the belly dancer before you head back to your hotel.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking: surcharge applies
  • Dress code: Light clothes, casual wear, shorts or jeans, with closed sports shoes for walking on desert sand
  • Senior citizens and guest with health issue can participate however they will be taken directly alongwith our soft track ride program - other members can will join all activities - all meet at the camp
  • Children less than 06 yrs may go with one of the parents with our soft track ride program directly to the campl
  • A valid copy of your passport with entry stamp of UAE is required for verification on the day of the tour.
  • There will be a restriction on live entertainment Belly dance , Fire show, Tanoura dance) and serving alcohol throughout the UAE during the below Islamic holidays. Therefore the Safari will be operated without these entertainments and serving of alcohol at the camp site during these days. The same is applicable during Ramadan fasting month, Ascension day Arafat (Haj) Day Al Hijri Islamic New Year Milad Un Nabi the Birthday of Prophet Mohammad. The dates are based on lunar calender and cannot be pre-advised.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions - full refund is offered if cancelled less than 12 hrs prior
  • Dubai Desert temperature may fall down around 09 degree + between December to April. Hence request all the guest to keep light woollen clothes and windbreakers.
  • You are booked on sharing basis hence all the co participants must cooperate with each other during the safari program. Priority must be given for senior citizens for the front seats. Parents with children who are less than 12 years are only allowed to sit in rear seat as per the UAE Law. Driver will be the master of the roaster in allocating the seats. Alternatively the co-passengers must sort out among themselves by shifting equal time on the preferred seats. No prior request for the seats will be entertained since everyone pay the same. Anyone who does not agree to the seating allocation may request for an exclusive jeep by paying the supplementary charges directly.
  • SAMPLE MENU FOR DESERT SAFARI
  • STARTER
  • Shawarma - Grilled chicken served with french fries wrap
  • Falafel - Fine chickpea , mint and coriander cutlets prepared in olive oil
  • Sambousa - Fresh spinach/ cheese/ meat filling wrap
  • Mezzeh & Salads ( from the buffet counter)
  • Green salad : Fresh organic vegetable salad
  • Hummus : Chickpea and Tahina blend in olive oil
  • Fattoush : Fresh toasted pita bread with lettuce and veggie in Mediterranean style
  • Moutabel : Eggplant dip
  • Pasta salad : Mix of pasta with cream sauce and mushrooms
  • Coleslaw : Fresh organic cabbage in mayo
  • MAIN COURSE (from the buffet counter)
  • Spaghetti / Pasta with sauce
  • Assorted Baked Vegetables with herbs
  • Lentil curry made to suit western
  • Chick pea gravy
  • Baked potato
  • Steamed white rice
  • Arabic Bread
  • FROM THE GRILLS
  • Fresh fish herb grilled wrap Emarati style
  • BBQ grilled chicken cube sticks
  • Lamb kebabs - minced lamb with onion a list of herbs
  • Grilled Drum sticks - Marinated with herbs and curd
  • DESSERT
  • Emarati authentic Luqaimat
  • Assorted Fresh fruits
  • The pickup for guest staying in the Emirates of Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al Quin, Ras Al Kheima, Fujirah must report at Ibis Deira City center hotel and guest staying in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi must report in Dubai Mall area
  • If you are a single on the sunset safari program, pick up will only be from centrally located hotels only. If you wish to get picked up from your hotel there will be a supplement of US$ 20 per person
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • guest with health issues and infants will be taken through soft desert tracks.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ABC Tourism LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Premium Desert Safari, Barbeque, 3 Shows, Camel Ride, Sandboard at Majlis Camp?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Premium Desert Safari, Barbeque, 3 Shows, Camel Ride, Sandboard at Majlis Camp.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Premium Desert Safari, Barbeque, 3 Shows, Camel Ride, Sandboard at Majlis Camp?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Premium Desert Safari, Barbeque, 3 Shows, Camel Ride, Sandboard at Majlis Camp.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Premium Desert Safari, Barbeque, 3 Shows, Camel Ride, Sandboard at Majlis Camp?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Premium Desert Safari, Barbeque, 3 Shows, Camel Ride, Sandboard at Majlis Camp.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Premium Desert Safari, Barbeque, 3 Shows, Camel Ride, Sandboard at Majlis Camp?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Premium Desert Safari, Barbeque, 3 Shows, Camel Ride, Sandboard at Majlis Camp.

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  • "Attention: when driving a Quad in the dessert, kindly do advise customers to wear long trousers, for the heat of the engine and the warm dessert wind can scourge your ankles." See review
  • "Be prepared that the ride to the desert is a bit long since others are being picked up and you may end up with the folks that got picked up in the same van." See review
  • "Go on the experience but make sure to bring lots of dirhams!" See review

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star-5
THE BEST DESERT TOUR.
Tania_B
, Dec 2021
Well organised. Amazing experience and good value for money, from dune ride to shows and dinner everything was a memorable experience. Did camel riding twice no restrictions.. wonderful job by the staff out there. Highly recommend
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star-4
Great Experience
Graham_K
, Nov 2021
The 4x4 Driver was excellent and dune bashing was thrilling!!! Camp nice plenty of food and shows were good excellent particularly the fire show!! We upgraded to VIP and table service which was reasonably priced ! Fantastic sunset and later in the evening they turn all power off to stargaze which was cool !! Only down side was the rickety old bus which picked us up and took us to desert! Where all previous Similar tours I’d been on the 4x4 collected you from hotel !!
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star-4
Riding the ATV out in the...
ShoonLett_H
, Oct 2021
Riding the ATV out in the open desert was very memorable. The sunset and the view was amazing too. Our guide was on time with our pickup time and was amazing at guiding us. Riding the car over the sand dunes was very thrilling for sure.
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star-2
Incredibly disappointing day!!
Elizabeth_C
, Oct 2021
We were very much looking forward to what sounded like a fun filled evening, and was extremely disappointed with what was provided. Before the event we struggled to get any communication from the tour company about times and locations for pick up from our hotel after asking many times. Our driver showed up late and our group was the last to get to the camp, every other group had been there for some time and managed to complete their activities by sunset, but as we arrived late we caught 5 minutes of sun before it set and therefore had to cram in the activities very quickly before completely darkness. When dropped off at the camp our guide left us and drove away meaning we had no one to show us to our help us with the activities which was ridiculous! Other people had a guide and we were alone. You only get 1 try on the sand board, you only walk around in a small circle on the camel for less than 2 minutes, and the desert safari was also short and underwhelming. The description of these activities do not match up to what was provided!!! We were constantly unsold throughout, if you wanted a large henna instead of small, if you wanted your ‘free’ sheesha at your table instead of in a random tent far away, and even for scarfs for your head. The food was very average and basic, serve yourself on styrofoam plates and sit on the floor to eat. The only saving grace of this day was the shows, the belly dancer and fire breather were very good but everything was a HUGE disappointment. Would not recommend that anyone uses this company.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
REALITY PROVED WITH FACT Your hand written feedback in details you put good and excellent feedback .. we wish if we could attach that feedback. Let the world see how people change themselves. We request the reader please read carefully and understand the truth. the guest booked the lowest priced package and expect the expensive service such as VIP lounge Royal safari dinner with corn fed fresh chicken recipe etc these things cost us. You paid USD 45 includes all taxes agency commission we the service provider get only balance amount. However, we offered the products and service double the price that you have paid. This is city where a good coffee cost USD 10 or more because this city known for quality. Please put together the things you enjoyed. 1) Contact: For all our guest soon, we receive the booking. not just email but WhatsApp as well. We believe you may not have checked your messages. We 100 of guest every day who make online booking and never had a problem. It is automated. it cannot skip one booking. 2) Driver delay: NOT TRUE. your program pickup time was 3.45 driver (You booked dinner safari) was on time. All our vehicles are fitted with tacking system which can be proved with the report. I believe you were looking at our premium safari time which was at 1430 hrs. That is program is premium with early pickup. 3) Food: We are the one of those companies offering high quality and the high standards of hygiene. We send you our menu did find anything missing.??? The same food is appreciated every day by our guest 4) Henna, Camel Ride and Shesha : All these activities are for just an experience. If you wanted to do Camel ride for 45 minutes you have to book our Camel Safari program. The Camel ride standard 50 meters however anyone who wants more the ride can be repeated. We initiated you about it by WhatsApp before you left for safari. There is animal lover in this word who do not like toil the animals. We need to take middle path. Shesha is free for an experience in the Shesha tent which is included in your package. The shesha tent is just couple of metres away from the traditional Majilis seating which you compared to the floor seating. We wish you would understand the Arabian traditions better. There are many guest who wish to get a private shesha on their table with new shesha pipes and to do it with their choice of flavours for the whole evening with service on the tables. Yes, we do offer the private shesha service on the tables that cost us US$ 15 net for the guest who prefer private shesha on their tables. 5)Styrofoam plate: It pained us when we spend extra money to protect you from COVID19. It is mandatory to maintain hygiene one should disposable plate and glass. We do not compromise on quality and hygiene. Our majlis is one of the largest in means by size and rating still we keep only 50 to 70 guests just offer highest and possible COVID protection to our guest. One day you visit some of the other camps even half of our size you will witness 400 to 500 guest each These are reviews but revenge you expected the same tour that higher paid guest enjoy. Sorry such services even we cannot offer free.. it cost us a lot. Thanks for reading our sincere and honest reply. Truth prevails and we know that these kind of social buzzwords for refund to remove the review will not hamper our efforts to get an impeccable service to the world. We believe nothing is impossible !!!
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star-5
Fun experience
Uzoamaka_J
, Oct 2021
Great experience, the driver was very nice and friendly. Had to change my date and they accommodated my request graciously. The food was good as well and you can eat as much as you like. Just wish they allowed people to video when riding the quad bike, would have loved to have a video of myself doing that. I also wish they allowed people to savor each experience, seemed like there was a rush to take us through everything. Besides that, it was all-around awesome.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks so much for your feedback! We are more than happy to see your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! ... We wish you all the best!!
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star-5
Awesome adventure
Tim_F
, Sep 2021
The whole desert experience. Our guide was excellent. Everyone at the desert camp was courteous making it a wonderful experience.
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star-5
Excellent safari!
Ellis_W
, Sep 2021
The dune bashing was very fun! The camel ride was also very enjoyable. The shows were well done and entertaining.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks so much for your feedback! We are more than happy to see your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! ... We wish you all the best!!
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star-5
Fantastic, way better than what i expected.
Salman_I
, Aug 2021
The Dune bashing in the 4x4 was by far the best part, the driver was so skilled that he made it look effortless. Other sights and reviews that i have read state that there are underhand tactics with desert safaris like hard selling etc, there was none of that here... yes they give you the option to buy items or to upgrade your package, but if you say no, then that is where it stops... no pressure tactics whatsoever. Everything is catered to you and your family's needs.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks so much for your feedback! We are more than happy to see your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! ... We wish you all the best!!
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star-5
Excellent experience
Dusan_V
, Aug 2021
Everything was perfect 10! Drivers, staff, all professional and polite. I had real desert experience, and i can firmly say it was one of the best things i did in Dubai.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thanks so much for your feedback! We are more than happy to see your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! ... We wish you all the best!!
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star-4
Great Safari
Alejandro_C
, Aug 2021
I took the Safari ride, and it was very good!! My driver Zahir, was amazing...!!! He went above and beyond to make our ride as smooth and fun as it could be!! Thanks Zahir for a wonderful afternoon!! You are an excellent person and driver!!!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thanks so much for your feedback! We are more than happy to see your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! ... We wish you all the best!!
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