• Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 101.11 View price calendar

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Enjoy exciting desert activities and a starlit barbecue dinner on this 5-hour private tour from Dubai. Escape the city and travel into the desert expanses by 4x4 with a private driver. Take a camel ride, learn to sandboard down the dunes, and visit a desert camp to enjoy a range of traditional entertainments. After a barbecue dinner, watch a swirling ‘tanoura’ folk dance and belly dancing show by the campfire. Upgrade to include a 30- or 60-minute quad bike ride to set the seal on your adventure.


  • Private Dubai desert excursion by 4x4 vehicle
  • Visit a camel farm in the desert and enjoy a camel ride around the enclosures
  • Race down the desert dunes during a sandboarding session
  • Visit a desert campsite to watch a folk- and belly-dancing show while enjoying a BBQ dinner
  • Upgrade to include a 30- or 60-minute quad biking experience halfway through the tour

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: 4x4 Desert Adventure Safari from Dubai

Desert Safari

Begin your experience with a pickup from your central Dubai hotel. Hop inside your private, air-conditioned 4x4, and leave the skyscrapers behind as you cruise into the desert.

Drink in the starkly beautiful landscapes and hear intriguing tales about the region’s history and geology from your knowledgeable guide.

After a while, arrive at your first destination: a traditional camel farm. Get close up to the humpbacked herbivores as you hear about the different types of camel that have been used as desert transportation through the centuries. If you wish, take a short camel ride around the farm.

Afterward, return to your 4x4 and head to your next stop: a region of dunes that provide the perfect terrain for sandboarding.

With pointers from your guide, learn to master 'surfing on sand’ using one of the provided sandboards. Practice slipping and steering over the sands and when you’re ready, race your companions down the slopes.

If you’ve upgraded to include a 30- or 60-minute quad-biking experience, enjoy your 4-wheeler ride after the sandboard session. Listen to a safety briefing, climb aboard your rugged quad and rumble around the dunes and plains behind a guide.

Next, continue by 4x4 to a desert camp amid the sands. As the sun sinks behind the dunes, enjoy an array of desert activities. Ask for a henna tattoo on your hands or feet, watch a twirling tanoura folk dance, and as darkness falls, savor a succulent barbecue dinner.

Afterward, try a shisha (Arabic water pipe) if you wish, and watch a live belly-dancing show. Relax by the campfire as the dancers shimmy around you under a blanket of stars.

When the time comes, travel back to Dubai in your 4x4 and end your desert safari with a hotel drop-off.

Please note: The duration of this tour can take up to 6-8 hours.

Customer Reviews

Cornelia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

If ever in Dubai, do this, you will not regret it. it is an amazing experience being under the open skies and have a dinner with so much open space around you....I must say I enjoyed the sand boarding the most - even if it was just a bit for the fun of it!

Gillian L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Excellent trip from start to finish. Driver was excellent and looked after our family well. We didn't follow all other cars that were together we went off the beaten track. Would definitely recommend.

Malcolm I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Loved this trip. Highlight of our holiday. Picked up from hotel by driver in private 4x4 Toyota. Met up with other vehicles for approx 1 hr 30 min dune bashing with superb driver Rafiq. Really exciting experience. Only vehicles in our part of the desert in Sharjah. On our way to our private camp we drove past huge number of vehicles ferrying people in 4x4s to more populous camps. Looked horrendous and expect people had long waits to be ferried there and back. Orient Tours camp provided camel riding, quad bikes, sand boarding, henna, falcon and souk , BBQ plus fire dance and traditional dance show. Fantastic. Well worth the money. The drivers and camp staff were all superb.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

The ride through the desert was great. Both thrilling and scary. The Bedouin village was interesting. The dancers were very entertaining.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

amazing experience, great staff
we recommended 100


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Trip was terrific and would recommend it. Very well put together.

Doug M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

From the prompt pickup from our hotel to our return everything was first rate.
Our driver was great with the kids, dune bash was lots of fun.
At the camp our Quad biking was the highlight for all the kids. The guide was so patient with the inexperienced riders. Glad we did the 60 minute ride, it went by so fast.
The dinner was much better than I expected. Not too many times have I seen my kids go for seconds.
Kids enjoyed all the activities in the camp. Great time had by all.
Highly recommended


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Well run tour, enjoyed going with this company.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was fantastic. Best day ever. Quad bikes where great. Desert drive was exciting. Sandboarding was easier than snow. Food was very tasty and a lot of it. The show was memorable. Great day would do it again

Miss F W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Especially loved the quad-biking - well worth purchasing as an extra!

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