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 (Standard) for a buffet barbeque dinner, and the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve(Premium), 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 dancing 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!
Note: If you wish to take the tour on the same day, please book by 10am (Dubai local time).
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.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
Belly Dancing, alcohol and music will not be available during the holy month of Ramadan and other religious holidays.
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. Pick-up is only offered from hotels.
The tour is not recommended for heart patients and clients with neck and back problems.
For your comfort and safety during the Desert Safari we work with a local partner who:
Only employs drivers with advanced licences, who are approved by the Department of Tourism and have vast experience of safe desert driving.
Uses vehicles that are under 3 years of age, also approved by the Department of Tourism.