Experience the ultimate Dubai desert safari by private 4x4 vehicle! On this five-hour private tour, you’ll travel across the deserts of Dubai, go sandboarding, ride a camel and get a henna tattoo! Plus, enjoy live folk and belly-dance performances while enjoying a delicious barbecue dinner under the Arabian stars. Upgrade to include a quad-bike ride over the sand dunes to make the most of your exciting desert experience. This private tour ensures you'll receive personalized attention from an experienced guide.
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
- Dinner included
After pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel, enjoy the ride toward the Dubai desert in your comfortable, air-conditioned, private 4WD vehicle. Relax as your private guide explains interesting details about Dubai and its surroundings, and take in views of the beautiful desert scenery.
Your first stop is a traditional camel farm, where you’ll learn how camels both big and small live in the desert. Then go for a camel ride! The farmers will teach you the locals' techniques for easily getting on the camel.
Back in your 4x4, continue the drive across the Dubai desert and get ready for your next adrenaline-rushing experience: sandboarding! Show off your balancing skills as you master the art of 'surfing on sand,' and race your friends and family down the sand dunes.
With your private guide, you’ll finally make your way to your campsite, where your exciting evening awaits. Start with receiving a henna tattoo design on your hands or feet, and then watch a beautiful performance of the traditional folk dance Tanoura.
Next, feast on a delicious barbecue dinner as the beautiful sun sets over the Dubai desert. After dinner, enjoy a live belly-dancing performance around the campfire while you smoke a shisha (an Arabic water pipe) if you wish.
To finish this exhilarating day, relax under a canopy of twinkling stars, as if you’re living One Thousand and One Nights!
Upgrade to enjoy a 30- or 60-minute quad-biking experience. After a short safety briefing, put on your provided safety gear, hop on the quad bike and follow your guide through the sand dunes!
Please note: The belly dancer does not perform during Ramadan (approximately mid-September to mid-October).
See Camels in the traditional farm before enjoying a ride!
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Tour departs from centrally located Dubai hotels
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point
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Private safari only
Private safari plus 30-minute quad-biking experience
Private safari plus 60-minute quad-biking experience
Dubai Shore Excursion: Desert Safari Campsite
- Transport by private 4x4 vehicle
- Camel ride (approximately 5 minutes)
- Henna tattoo
- Quad biking (if option selected)
- Barbecue dinner
- Beverages (soft drinks and water)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private driver/guide
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Airport pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for pregnant women
- Not recommended for participants with back problems
- Infants 3 years and under are not recommended for this tour
- Luggage is not allowed on this tour
- Note that rice, daal curry and vegetable samosas are available for vegetarians
- Pickup and drop-off at the following Abu Dhabi hotels is not included: Anantara Qasr al Sarab, Anantara Desert Islands, Tilal Liwa Hotel, Liwa Hotel
Vehicles: Buses used for excursions are of the highest standard available. All buses are air-conditioned and equipped with a microphone. 4x4 vehicles used for the off-road safaris are air-conditioned with a maximum capacity of 6 passengers plus driver. All drivers are qualified off-road professionals, first-aid trained and carry cell phones. All vehicles are equipped with seat-belts and passengers are required to wear them at all times.
Dress Code: Lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles. Hats or some protection for the head are advisable when in direct sunlight. The United Arab Emirates has conservative dress traditions. Swimwear should be confined to the beach and hotel pools. Men and women should ensure shoulders and knees are covered when in public, especially in souks, shops and villages.
Photography: Normal tourist photography is acceptable, but it is considered offensive to photograph Arab women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. Photographs of government buildings or military installations are not allowed.
Conditions: The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any part of this tour for reasons of government decisions, public holidays, weather conditions, or similar.
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