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Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari & BBQ at Al Khayma Camp™️

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Immerse yourself in the natural landscape of the Arabian Desert on a half-day tour with convenient round-trip transport from the doorstep of your Dubai accommodation. The day’s itinerary includes sandboarding, dune bashing, camel rides, and frame-worthy photo ops. Round out the evening with dinner and live dance performances.
  • Desert tour features sandboarding, camel rides, and performances
  • Sunset photo opportunities of the red dune desert
  • Light refreshments and barbecue dinner included
  • Convenient round-trip transport from Dubai hotels

What's Included

  • Pick-up and drop off at your selected hotel/ location
  • Transportation by 4WD air-conditioned Vehicle
  • English-speaking licensed driver
  • Dune bashing (30-45 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • Sunset view photo stop
  • Gaymat (sweets), Gahwa (coffee) & Dates
  • Henna painting for ladies “ Tattoo”
  • Falcon experience “ Photos”
  • Camel ride experience (can be repeated)
  • Shisha pipe (hubble bubble flavour) in the Shisha Area
  • Al Khayma Desert Camp visit ( Shared camp )
  • Tanura and Ladies Khaliji Dance
  • Unlimited cold mineral water & soft drinks
  • Barbecue meal with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
  • Camel Feeding
  • Local Arabic attire for makeovers
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Quad Bike “ ATV” options (available on request)
  • Any other expenses not mentioned
  • Tipping

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

Pickup is available from Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman city, from Dubai Cruise Terminal (Port Rashid), Pickup from Jabel Ali or Bab Al Shams only with a private option. Note that the pickup will be 45 minutes prior to your booked time depending on your location.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear sports shoes for safe sand boarding.
  • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid any vomiting / sickness during the dune bashing
  • All desert safari drivers are well trained and licensed for safari drives. The land cruiser vehicles are fully insured and well equipped with all necessary safety features, such as roll bars, seat belts, government trackers, GPS, GMS, and a First Aid box
  • Entertainment activities:- During the holy month of Ramadan you can watch Tanoura and Fire shows only in our desert camps (Al Khayma) as there will be some restrictions for Ladies Khaliji Dance. Other religious holidays as per UAE law i.e. 3rd April​, 10​ & 31st​ Aug​, 9th Nov etc there will not be any entertainment activities in the camps as its strictly not permitted by UAE law.
  • Casual, loose fitting clothing is recommended in the summer, along with a jacket in the winter
  • OceanAir Travels shall not be responsible for any kind of loss, accident, sickness or injury. It is advisable that the traveler should avail a travel health insurance as there can be chances of potential risks and hazards. Also, make sure they are mentally and physically able to participate.
  • Please note that if your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it.
  • Pickup will be within 45min prior your selected departure time. Please be ready at the hotel lobby on time
  • Kindly share your Whatsapp number for an easy communication during the pickup
  • Rove Dubai Marina & Wyndham Dubai Marina Hotels we don't Pick from Due to massive Traffic on this area But you can meet us at Stella Di Mare which is 750M Away.
  • We recommend you have international travel insurance as self-driving activities are prone to risk, leading to serious injury & is covered only by your insurance companies.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Quad biking is a self-driving activity to be taken at your own risk and the company’s insurance does not cover it.
  • By UAE law, pregnant ladies, anyone with back or neck pain, heart problems or other serious medical complaints and infants (under 3 years old) are not allowed during the dune bashing activity by car. (If this conditions are applicable to you, please contact our Consultant to customize your tour)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari & BBQ at Al Khayma 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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari & BBQ at Al Khayma 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

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari & BBQ at Al Khayma Camp™️?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari & BBQ at Al Khayma 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

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Traveler Tips

This is a must and a great trip with a great company.
I would suggest wearing close toe shoes because the sand was hot.
Bring a jacket for evening and some cash to buy stuff at the camp/tipping, etc.
11,022 reviews
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From start to finish it was a fabulous, adrenalin rush day in synch with culture and beauty. Definitely worth it!!!
Veselina_T, Aug 2021
The whole experience genuinely exceeded our expectations, considering we were very prepared reading so many reviews in advance. Our driver Anwar, was magnificent! He was genuinely very kind and caring, very knowledgeable, very skilfully "surfed" the dunes and a great photographers. We were picked up on time, taken to a meeting point in the desert with facilities and refreshments and an option to drive quad bikes, which we were very happy to take full advantage off :) After that we were taken to "red dunes" for dune bashing, great adrenaline rush experience, followed by sand boarding, picture taking and enjoying the scenery. Camel ride is sadly a bit short but there is opportunity to be repeated later in the evening. The camp is lovely, well maintained, food was great and entertainment was much better then expected. From start to finish it was a fabulous, adrenalin rush day in synch with culture and beauty. Definitely worth it!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Marlena_H, Aug 2021
The guide was socially inept. It was painful attempting to create conversation. Then, on the tour, he would randomly disappear. He showed hardly any interest in us guests. For the time spent, henna and food, the tour price is reasonable. However, if you only have one chance at a safari experience, I’d recommend researching different tour companies.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing Experience
Shonda_S, Aug 2021
The entire experience was amazing! Our driver Farooq was awesome! Great energy and phenomenal driver!!!
3 travelers found this review helpful
Top recommendation
Cyrus_I, Aug 2021
Had a great time! Food was amazing, excellent for vegetarians and carnivores alike.. was stuffed with amazing food. Would recommend for sure!! Wear long loose pants for sand boarding... the keep ride was crazy thrilling!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wish we could have stayed for longer!
William_K, Jul 2021
The whole experience was just simply wonderful; my fiancée and I would have loved to do all the activities for even longer, but in all fairness, I think it is just the right amount of time. A big shout out to our guide, Sharaf! He definitely enhanced our trip to be even better. All around an upstanding man. If you get Sharaf as your guide, be ready for an awesome time!
1 traveler found this review helpful
An Absolute Must!!!!!
Don_G, Jul 2021
This Premium Desert Safari tour is an Absolute Must!!! Our guide Rav was the camp Leader and he did an outstanding Job with the tour from start to finish. The Dune buggys at the first stop was cool but the Dune blasting was awesome. The Sandboarding was nice too. The Camel ride was such an awesome experience. At the Camp the food was pretty good for buffet style. The fire show guy was Fantastic. Rav took some amazing shots of my Family and I to cherish for the rest of our lives. Thanks again Rav!!! I highly Recommend this tour if you want an experience of a lifetime.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience
LaToya_W, Jul 2021
Akbar was a great host. Great activities (bashing, camel riding, shows, henna). We didn't like the food.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Must experience
Maryssa_S, Jun 2021
Wonderful experience. The entire group had an amazing time. Staff was very pleasant and accommodating.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A wonderful Experience
Brent_J, Jun 2021
It was a wonderful experience. So many fun activities were packed in this one tour! The man with a falcon did a really great job taking our photos.
Baba the greatest
Tittorrian_R, Jun 2021
My birthday was yesterday and Zaire aka BaBa showed me and my sister loved this was the best experience ever please ask for him he won’t let you down hopefully I spelled his name right lol thank you ocean travels for the experience
1 traveler found this review helpful
A must
roman_c, Jun 2021
Siddik is by far the best tour guide for the desert safari tour. Everything about this tour is great from the Atvs, trucks, food, all is a must!
not all desert tours the same!
tracye_c, Jun 2021
Do not be confused! Not all desert safar tours are equal. Premium VIP IS THE TOUR YOU WANT TO BOOK!! Many tours will offer the same with live shows and BBQ buffet for less, but let me tell you why THIS tour stands out above the rest: 1. MONSOOR, our tour guide, remained with us from start to finish. He was full of knowledge of the city, and was super courteous to my family of 4! He was respectful of our younger children and tailored the tour for us! Never felt like herded cattle being strung along through a tour. He told us in the beginning he'd treat us "like family" and he did JUST that! My 6 year old hit her head during the ATV riding. He tended to her, even brought her juice and candy. He didn't stop with the kind gestures until he got a smile on her face! And overall she enjoyed herself despite the injury. We ALL did. 2. Private transfers , air condtioned, clean, room for all 3. Good communication with tour guide from beginning to end (what's app). 4. Exciting sand dune bashing, camel ride, pic with falcon, henna tattoo, sand boarding, refreshments included! 4. Delicious buffet VIP served to your table. Variety Vegetarian options, drinks, and dessert! 5. Realistic outdoor camp that gives you the feel of going back in time on an Arabian night. CLEAN BATHROOMS. 6. Staff wore masks in the heat, sanitation and hand hygiene provided My suggestion. If you want the top experience in safari desert tour. Pick this one!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Mohamed_N, Jun 2021
The part In the camp it was perfect !!!! The guide was the best he took the time for pictures he guide us all the way to the end he was nice preventive
Best Desert Safari
ANDRES_H, Jun 2021
Best safari in dubai! Great service, awesome tour guide! We had a great time! The food is really good too!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best tour of my life, worth every penny! Amazing! Thank you Matti!
Rebekah_H, Jun 2021
Hi Matti guide dear! This review is for you!: I went on a solo trip to Dubai and my day #1 I happened to book this tour and I was the luckiest because I happened to have the best tour guide ever!! He happened to also be a professional photographer and seriously took the most amazing pictures of me and the sweet German family that was in the car with me for free!! I am still amazed at how good he was! He also happened to be one of the best drivers for the sand dunes and made it so much fun. Matti is so passionate about what he does and he was non-stop trying to make the entire tour the best it could be and he went out of his way the entire time! I am so thankful that I had him as my tour guide and thankful for this tour as a whole, and it was 100% better than I expected. The dinner/food was wonderful, and the dancing, music, and shows were absolutely incredible (my favorite was the dancing fire!) The camel ride during the sunset was also unbelievable! The camels were treated well (I had read a review that they have been mistreated but not in my tour at all, so I am assuming/hoping that it was a one time thing and that it did not happen again). Thank you again Matti for giving me an experience of a lifetime! I would do this tour over and over again!
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Dear Rebeka, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, it is always great to hear that our guests enjoy their experiences with our team. Our staff members take their roles in our industry seriously and try their very best to provide that quality experience that you expect. We are happy that it was reflected on your visit. If you're travelling again here soon, don’t hesitate to call us. Best Regards
Elisha_S, May 2021
Readers need to know that Sharaf is who you should request for this excursion in dubai when booking through Viator, we had a very unpleasant encounter with another tour guide with this company whom was very rude to us so much so that we made a formal complaint with Viator and they did refund us. Sharaf did everything within his power to make sure that in spite of his coworker(which was another tour guide) did not ruin our day which was also a birthday we were celebrating, Sharaf went above and beyond to help us get past the incident and apologized to us on behalf of his co-worker and the company he also made sure that the other tour guide gave us an apology yet off course it came with an excuse. My thought is if you have one combative worker you have more so as stated before I would request Sharaf if you proceed with this company so that you are respected and valued as a customer.
3 travelers found this review helpful
Love it!!!
Naseem_N, May 2021
Wonderful experience! This is a must when visiting Dubai! Siddik went above and beyond to ensure that we had a pleasant time and got to do everything we wanted. He suggested the best photo-ops and made being in the hot desert as comfortable as possible!
Perfect experience
Ferdi_E, May 2021
It was perfect. We enjoyed the safari and the camp. I recommend Ansari as guide ! He is the best guide :)
Darren_M, May 2021
My experience was beyond AMAZING!!!!! The food, service and views was more than worth it!! He was very punctual and helpful but that wasn’t it his team had great humor and suggestions from the food to other scenes in the city afterwards. The shows during dinner was absolutely breathtaking. This is THE ONLY PLACE I RECOMMEND IT WAS MY GIRLFRIEND BIRTHDAY AND THEY TREATED HER VERY WELL!!!!!!! This experience is WORTH WAYYYYY MORE THAN THEY CHARGE!!!!! This is a lot in one day please be aware of your not trying to have fun don’t go if your in DUBAI for a good time THIS IS A MUST!!!!!!!!! You will be tired afterwards but will be worth every minute!!!!!! I’ll be back
1 traveler found this review helpful
All day fun
Nikki_A, May 2021
Had the best time with Arafa our guide! I did not expect the Red Dunes riding to be rollercoaster-like but it was and it was so much fun. The tour is very long so worth the money and the food was great. We had a fun time throughout the entire trip. The Camel ride is short but I like that as they don't stress the camels too much. I would definitely do this trip again and if you're thinking about trying it or whether these guys are reputable, they are! Ask for Arafa!!
1 traveler found this review helpful


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