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Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camels, Stargazing & 5* BBQ at Al Khayma Camp™️

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

From $79.00

Price varies by group size

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Visiting Dubai’s desert independently won’t unlock the dune sports or Bedouin-inspired entertainments offered by organized safaris. This premium experience delivers the works, with the added bonus of the red-dune Lahbab desert as a setting. After a 4WD dune bash, go sandboarding before camel rides, Bedouin-style traditions, a gourmet barbecue buffet, shows, and stargazing beckon from the 5-star Al Khayma Camp. All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are available (own expense) and 4WD transfers are included.
  • Red-dune desert sport and dinner safari to luxe Al Khayma Camp from Dubai
  • Bundle of sports and activities: do more in desert than if going it alone
  • Sandboards, dune bash, camel caravan, falcon photo ops, and stargazing
  • Includes BBQ, dance shows, and 4WD transfers; optional ATVs at own expense
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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
  • Camel Feeding
  • Local Arabic attire for makeovers
  • Stargazing session (Only with Evening time slots)
  • 5* Open Buffet with BBQ “vegetarian and non-vegetarian options”
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Quad Bike “ ATV” options (available on request)
  • Any other expenses not mentioned
  • Tipping

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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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 highly recommended that, you eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid sickness during the dune bashing.
  • All desert safari drivers are well trained and licensed for safari drives. The 4WD 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.
  • Quad biking is a self-driving activity to be taken at your own risk and the company’s insurance does not cover it.
  • The 11:30 AM Timing slot comes with a Lunch buffet, and it doesn't include the Star Gazing since it's during the day timing
  • 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)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 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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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.
11,129 reviews
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Nadeem is the man. The...
David_B, Nov 2022
Nadeem is the man. The guy was so professional and fun to be around that we had a blast! Highly recommend!
brooklynite1, Nov 2022
Very nice and knowledgeable driver/guide. He was able to answer every question about Dubai and the area. The food at the camp was delicious.
Highly recommend!
shellyvelani, Oct 2022
Highly recommend this tour! We had Nasir as our tour guide and he was great. There are some parts of the tour you have to pay more for like the quad bikes but the rest of its included - hotel pickup/drop, camel rides, jeep dune part, sandboarding, and dinner/show. The dinner was great since we have vip service and skipped the buffet (totally worth it). Nasir took great care of us the whole time - highly recommend!! Definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
So much fun
Christine_T, Oct 2022
All I was it was amazing. All were new experiences from Dune bashing to sand surfing and riding the quad bike, having henna applied, camel riding and holding a hawk. So much fun
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great desert safari experience.
Arun_P, Oct 2022
Dune bashing was the highlight during oir trip. Driver Rosh (Roshin) was excellent & knowledgeable. He explained us all the details about the experience and made our experience much better than expected. Food at the camp was excellent and overall arrangement was fantastic. Must do activity if visiting Dubai.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A Must Do Safari Experience
Rizvana_A, Oct 2022
Loved the whole experience from timely pick up to friendly guide to everything including the attractions & entertainment.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Had a great evening!
CAROL_M, Oct 2022
Camel ride was long enough! BBQ was good. Best part was dune bashing. What a thrill! Disappointed to net see belly dancers, but fire eater good.
Madison_G, Apr 2022
The tour was honestly one of the highlights of my trip to the UAE! Sohail was such a great guide that gave us great recommendations and made sure we had a good time. Everyone was so hospitable and was so welcoming. This was definitely worth every penny - would highly recommend!
Marco_M, Apr 2022
Beautiful experience, we went from the metropolis of Dubai to the immensity of the desert on the border with Oman, with a 1 hour journey accompanied by our guide Mr. Tilanga, excellent driver, very helpful and funny. The dinner at the desert camp was really good and plentiful, the dance shows were very exciting. Go there!
Highly Satisfied Solo Traveler
Rani_K, Mar 2022
KHALED was the BEST guide and driver!!! Had an amazing time with him and the group in the beautiful and wild desert. Learned a lot about Dubai and other adventures as well!!!
Awesome adventure
Aida_L, Feb 2022
The whole experience was great. Nadeem, our guide was funny and made the trip very enjoyable. The dune riding was exciting and everything at the camp was amazing from the tasty food to the entertainment. Highly recommend!
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.
2 travelers 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.


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