This Dubai desert safari combines an adventurous 4x4 drive across the desert with a relaxing evening of food and entertainment.
Your Dubai safari starts with a 4x4 drive exploring the vast expanses of the desert. Dip low in the deep trenches and rise high on the pinnacle of the dunes in this epic ride. This safari gives you two options for the campsite – Al-Awir for a buffet barbeque dinner, and the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, where you will enjoy a barbeque buffet dinner sourced from a renowned 5-star hotel. Our local operator is one of just four operators who have a desert camp inside the Dubai Desert Conservation reserve.
Whichever campsite you choose, you’ll get a taste of traditional Arabia with a belly dancering performance, flavoured shisha smoking and a delicious barbeque to accompany. Get beautiful henna designs on your hands or try traditional Arabic dress.
With a day spent exploring the finer nuances of the desert followed by an ample supply of entertainment; this Dubai tour will be unforgettable!
6 hours (approx)Start time
4:30pm (Hotel pick ups from 3:00pm - 3:30pm depending on the location)
Your Dubai City Centre hotel.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Your Dubai City Centre hotel
You will be picked up in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle from your hotel in Dubai for this Dubai desert safari. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.
Drive past the city and head to either Al-Awir or the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, as per option chosen. Once you reach the spot, experience the thrill of a life time as your 4WD vehicle takes you over the seemingly endless dunes to reach a Bedouin campsite.
Like a roller coaster ride, you twist and turn down, leaving behind a trail on the satiny sands of the dune behind you. Dip low in the deep trenches and rise high on the pinnacle of the dunes. Drive up to the highest dune and take a break to view the spectacular sunset over the horizon.
At dusk, proceed towards a Bedouin campsite for a barbeque dinner buffet. At the campsite, you can get yourself henna tattoos and try Arabian traditional dress. Enjoy these activities while sipping on soft drinks, tea or coffee (as per your choice). You also have an option to take a camel ride and try out different flavours of shisha or hubbly bubbly (a traditional tobacco pipe). Sandboarding may also available for an additional fee, please speak to your guide on arrival at the camp.
To make the evening even more enchanting, watch the belly dancers perform alongside rhythmic Arabic tunes, while relishing a delicious three-course barbeque buffet dinner.
After a memorable evening of desert exploration, you will be dropped back to the starting point of the tour.
Please call the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the pick up details.
The driver will wait only for 10 minutes after the designated pick up time. Passengers who arrive over 10 minutes late will be considered a "no-show" and no refund will be offered.
There will be no pick up from any mall or residential areas. Pickup is only offered from hotels.
The tour is not recommended for heart patients and clients with neck and back problems.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given to customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
As per the UAE Federal Tax Regulation, VAT has been effective in UAE since 1 Jan 2018 at a standard rate.
Had an absolute ball. I went with my boyfriend and we didnt know what to expect. There was just another young couple in the car with us and we got on really well. The driving...Lisa McMahon, Ireland, 13/Dec/2013
Any Aussie who has ever dune bashed on a beach, or wanted to, this is the ultimate experience. Professional drivers, edge of seat thrills. Finish with a camel ride, henna art...Heather Edwards, Australia, 02/Sep/2013
The ride through the dunes was brilliant fun...enjoyed the BBQ also. Felt a bit hassled by the guy selling bottles of sand at the camp, he was the only downside to an otherwise...Mr R B McLoughlin, United Kingdom, 09/Jul/2013
I had to contact my bank to allow this purchase as their banks are based in Germany and I am in the USA. Other than that, the process went smooth and the price you cannot beat for the experience!
Everything was perfect. Pick up from hotel on time. Helpful driver. Great program in desert.
Dune bashing was nice. Time should be more.
Food (vegetarians) was again a big downside.