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Abu Dhabi: Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

1. Abu Dhabi: Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

After pickup in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, you’ll enjoy a comfortable ride to the desert. Once there, visit a camel farm to get up close to these animals who are well adjusted to desert life. Next, take part in an exhilarating dune bashing experience. Feel your stomach jump as the vehicle heads up and down the steep sand dunes. Then, try your hand at sandboarding by sliding down the dunes on a board. Arrive at the Bedouin desert camp to enjoy a warm welcome of traditional Arabic coffee and dates. Then, walk up a dune to take pictures as the desert changes color as the sun sets on the horizon. At the camp, dive into the local customs and culture of the Arabian peninsula. Enjoy cultural activities such as henna painting, shisha smoking and camel rides. Then, try on traditional Arabian costumes and take pictures with a falcon. Watch captivating performances of Tanoura dancing and belly dancing, before tucking into a barbecue dinner. Finally, the lights of the camp will be switched off. Sit back and admire the star-lit sky for a peaceful moment of contemplation before returning to the bright city lights of Abu Dhabi.

Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride and Sandboarding

2. Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride and Sandboarding

Escape the hustle of Dubai and experience the calm of the surrounding desert to satisfy your sense of adventure. Choose from a shared or private option, and enjoy legendary Lahbab hospitality. Start your adventure with a convenient pickup at your hotel and drive out to the wilderness by 4WD. Journey to the remote desert area of Lehbab, approximately 50 kilometers from Dubai city center. Marvel at the silky red sand and towering dunes. Hop on a camel to get a short ride or perhaps choose the optional quad bike experience. Head into the desert onboard your 4WD Land Cruiser as the vehicle slips and slides like a roller-coaster across the dunes. Try your hand at sandboarding, or just relax and take photos of the spectacular views of the sunset, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Abu Dhabi: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride

3. Abu Dhabi: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride

Get ready for a desert safari starting with an early morning pick-up at your hotel. A 45-minute drive takes you to the heart of the desert outside Abu Dhabi. Explore the desert in a 4x4 Land Cruiser, bashing the huge dunes. The fun continues with a chance to try out sandboarding. Follow the instructions and glide over the dunes as you see how simple it really is. During the safari there will be plenty of opportunities to pose for some photos in the desert. This special morning safari concludes with a short camel ride before the transfer back to the pick-up point.

Dubai: Desert Quad Bike Safari, Camel Ride, Sand Surf, & BBQ

4. Dubai: Desert Quad Bike Safari, Camel Ride, Sand Surf, & BBQ

Explore the magnificent Lahbab Desert on a thrilling guided tour, including quad biking, sandboarding, a camel ride, shisha smoking, a Khaliji dance show, and more. Start the tour with a pickup by your guide in an air-conditioned vehicle and set off on your desert adventure, discovering the beauty of Bedouin culture. Upon arrival in the desert, enjoy a short break during which you can use the toilet before starting your quad bike adventure. Listen to your guide as they give you safety instructions on quad biking including how to wear the helmet. Once geared up, hop on the quad bike, and kick-start your 1-hour bike ride. Feel the thrill and adrenaline rush as you race through the sand surmounting the red dunes. Follow the instructions of your leader to conquer the red dunes with this biking experience. As you get to the peak of the dunes with the bike ride, take a break to relax and breathe in the beauty of the desert terrains. Later, try your hand at sandboarding. Strap the board onto your shoes and slide down the dunes. Don't be scared to fall off your board, it is just like landing in a sea of silk. While enjoying the sport, click photos of your fun-filled adventure and the serene desert. Next, ride back to the starting point and proceed to the ravishing Al Khayma desert camp. At the camp, be welcomed with the traditional Arabian coffee, sweets, and dates. Hereafter, meet your friendly camel and enjoy a ride in the desert, admiring the beauty of the dunes. Return to the camp to take part in traditional activities like posing with the falcon, Henna tattoos and Shisha smoking. Finally, as the entertainers take the stage, enjoy a Tanoura show and Khaliji dance performance while savoring a delicious BBQ meal. As the red dunes desert adventure comes to an end, be taken back to your hotel or preferred location in Dubai.

Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari, & BBQ at Al Khayma

5. Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari, & BBQ at Al Khayma

Embark on an unforgettable day-to-evening journey across the Dubai Desert. Experience the thrill of driving through red sand dunes and feel the hospitality of a Bedouin desert camp, where you can partake in interactive cultural activities and feast on a delicious BBQ buffet. Drive out of the bustling city and into the peaceful desert aboard a 4-wheel drive vehicle. When you arrive, enjoy a relaxing rest stop and go on an optional quad bike ride.  Next, sit back and strap in for a dune bashing ride across the stunning red dunes of the Lehbab Desert. For an extra kick of adrenaline, get the chance to try out sandboarding. Continue to the Al Khayma Camp and be welcomed with Arabic coffee, sweets, and dates. Say hello to the camp’s resident camels and, if you’d like, go on a 10-minute camel ride across the sand. During your time at the camp, you can smoke Shisha, do Henna painting, and meet the resident falcon expert and his loyal bird.  The buffet barbecue begins at sunset. While you eat, be entertained by traditional dances performed in the center stage. Finish your dinner on a high note with a tasting of various local desserts. As a final treat, the camp will go dark, giving you the opportunity to take in the peaceful ambience of a desert night before being returned to your accommodation in Dubai.

Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride & Al Khayma Camp

6. Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride & Al Khayma Camp

Discover the desert outside of Dubai on a guided dune bashing safari. Enjoy the opportunity to take part in a variety of optional activities including a quad bike ride, camel ride or dinner and entertainment with an extended tour option. You will be picked up from your hotel or selected location by your tour guide. Then, drive to the Dubai desert and after a short break, you can experience the thrilling dune bashing session with trained drivers. You can also try out sandboarding and snap some amazing photos of the rolling dunes. Proceed to the Al Khayma camp for the optional camel ride and included refreshments. The 7-hour tour participants will continue to enjoy some entertainment shows and have a delicious BBQ dinner at the camp. As the tour comes to an end you will be dropped back to your hotel/building.

Dubai: Half-Day Desert Safari, Camel Ride & Quad Bike Option

7. Dubai: Half-Day Desert Safari, Camel Ride & Quad Bike Option

After pickup from your hotel in a 4-wheel drive vehicle, you’ll head off with your local guide to the desert, just 45 minutes from Dubai. Upon reaching the Lahbab Desert, you’ll have some time to relax. For the more adventurous, you can try quad biking, which is an optional activity.  Once your vehicle is ready, you will hit the desert for a dune bashing ride. Feel your stomach leap as you ride up and down the tall red dunes. Marvel at how the vehicle tackles impossibly steep inclines and the uneven terrain of the sand.  After dune bashing, you will have a chance to try sandboarding or simply admire the scenery around you. Make sure you take plenty of photos of the scenic desert landscape.  The next stop is Al Khayma camp, where you’ll be welcomed with traditional Arabic coffee, sweets, and dates. Then, visit a camel farm to learn about how these animals are a key part of traditional Bedouin culture. After enjoying a short camel ride, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Dubai.

Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Riding, Sandboarding & BBQ

8. Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Riding, Sandboarding & BBQ

Explore the Dubai desert in the best ways possible: dune bashing in a Land Cruiser, on camelback, sandboarding, and with the option of enjoying a traditional Bedouin camp experience with a BBQ dinner and shows. After your pickup in Dubai, ride off into the desert in a 4x4 vehicle, sharing this thrilling adventure with family and friends. Experience dune bashing in a Land Cruiser and stop to try out sandboarding on the red dunes as well. Take photos of the brilliant desert sunset with your group at a Bedouin camp. Hop on a camel for a fun ride and try out henna painting in the evening. Sit back at a Bedouin camp and marvel at the entertainment of a traditional Tanura show and belly dancing performance. Savor the rich flavors of local food at a BBQ dinner with Arabic coffee, fresh dates, falafel, and shawarma.

Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner, Belly Dance & Tannura Dance

9. Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner, Belly Dance & Tannura Dance

Discover the true desert of Abu Dhabi. Feel the thrill with an exciting drive over the sand dunes, visit a camel farm and take to the dunes on a sandboard. As the afternoon turns to evening watch the spectacular sunset from the dunes. Your journey will continue until you reach the traditional Arabic camp, where you will enjoy a unique evening of activities and entertainment. Have the opportunity to try a host of activities like henna painting, belly dancing and shisha. After sunset, feast on a BBQ dinner served under the starlit sky. Enjoy live entertainment  in the form of belly dancing to ensure you have a night to remember.  Experience traditional Arabic hospitality, with Arabic coffee and dates served as they have been for centuries.

Dubai: Evening Red Dunes Desert Safari with Buffet Dinner

10. Dubai: Evening Red Dunes Desert Safari with Buffet Dinner

Explore the beauty of the sand dunes in the Lehbab desert on this desert safari tour from Dubai in a 4x4 Land Cruiser. Watch exciting live entertainment with dancing and a fire show. Take part in family-friendly activities like henna painting and falcon photos.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dubai and sit back and take in the desert scenery on the drive. Transfer to a 4x4 Land Cruiser and experience the adrenaline rush of riding through sand dunes and seeing remnants of Bedouin empires. Travel back in time as you ride a camel over wind-swept dunes. At the camp, be greeted with a traditional welcome of Arabic tea and coffee. Have some Arabic sweets and fresh fruits. Try sandboarding and get a unique henna painting done.  Take a picture to share of you with a fierce-looking falcon. Sit down to a international buffet dinner with barbeque. Have a delicious range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.  View live entertainment with belly dancing to traditional Arabic music, Tanura dancing, a fire show, and a full light and sound display. Return to your accommodation in Dubai at the end of your tour.