Dubai: Premium Red Dunes Safari, Camels & Al Khayma Live BBQ

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Dubai: Premium Red Dunes Safari, Camels & Al Khayma Live BBQ

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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From US$ 95.06 US$ 80.80 per person

Set out for an exciting desert safari across the red sand dunes of Dubai. Enjoy an Emirati, Moroccan, and Arabian dinner, stargazing, and indulge in entertainment activities at the Al Khayma Camp.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from any hotel or apartment in Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman, as well as the cruise port (Port Rashid).
Private or small groups available


5.5 hours
  • Dubai

  • Sharjah

  • Ajman

  • 45 minutes
  • Lahbab Desert (sandboarding, dune bashing)

  • Lahbab Desert (quad bike ride)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Al Khayma Desert Camp (free time, camel ride, camp activities, bbq)

  • 45 minutes
  • Sharjah

  • Dubai

  • Ajman

Pickup included
Main stop
End point
  • Experience the desert in an adventurous way by dune bashing, and sandboarding
  • Savor an Emirati, Moroccan, and Arabian cuisine dinner followed by a BBQ
  • Enjoy a camel ride and witness a live Arabic coffee-making session at the camp
  • Spot stars and constellations on a stargazing session with a high-power telescope
  • Indulge in the cultural activities with live entertainment at the Al Khayma Camp
Full description

Discover Dubai on a day-long journey across the Dubai Desert. Enjoy thrilling activities like dune-bashing and sandboarding, and take the chance to relax at a camp with traditional snacks and activities like henna and shisha. Finally, enjoy the sunset through a powerful telescope.

After being picked up by your Safari Captain, make the first stop of your journey to stretch your legs and relax, or take the optional quad bike ride. The adventure begins with a 30-40-minute dune bashing ride deep in the Lahbab Red Dunes desert. Try sandboarding (surfing over the dunes) for an extra thrill before going to Al Khayma Camp. The Al Khayma premium camp will be all set to welcome you with Arabic coffee, sweets, and dates once you finish the desert safari. Say hello to the camp’s resident camels and, if you like, hop on the camel for a ride across the dunes. Enjoy one of the activities conducted by the camp, such as henna painting, Arabic coffee and tea, camel feeding, and even a shisha station. Tuck into a dinner buffet with activities, Emirati, Moroccan, and Arabian dishes, followed by a live BBQ during sunset.

Feast your eyes on the Bedouin entertainment live show and finish your dinner on a sweet note by relishing various local desserts. The camp’s ambiance will change as the sun goes down, allowing you to take in the peaceful desert night. Spot the stars in the desert sky through a high-power telescope on a fascinating stargazing session before calling it a day. Get dropped off at your hotel after a beautiful day of adventure and entertainment.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by 4WD air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed desert safari guide
  • Dune bashing (30-45 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel ride and feeding
  • Falcon experience
  • Al Khayma Premium Camp visit
  • Gaymat (sweets), Gahwa (coffee), and dates
  • Henna tattoo
  • Shisha
  • Unlimited water and soft drinks
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Arabian entertainment " Tanura, Fire shows & Khaliji Dance "
  • Live BBQ
  • Open buffet dinner "Emirati, Moroccan & Arabin Buffet “ with vegetarian & non-vegetarian options” from the Bib Gourmand restaurant, Al Khayma Heritage
  • Table service during dinner (optional)
  • Stargazing session with a telescope (only evening time slots)
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 3 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • The 4-wheel drive vehicles are fully insured and well-equipped with all necessary safety features
    • The tour duration includes the pickup and drop-off service
    • Vegetarian options are available
    • During the month of Ramadan, only the Tanoura dance and fire show will be available
    • It is recommended that you do not eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid sickness during the dune bashing
    • It is recommended you have international travel insurance
    • Quad biking is a self-driving activity to be taken at your own risk and is not covered by the activity provider's insurance
    • The stargazing session is only available with evening time slots
    • Long clothes and jackets are recommended during winter
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 23201 reviews

    Review summary

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    We had a great time on this tour. Rashid was our guide- he was fantastic! Friendly, fun and full of interesting information about Dubai. The dune bashing was amazing, the camp was stunning, with lots of included activities and excellent unlimited food and soft drinks. The day finished with belly dancing and fire shows, along with star gazing. Can't recommend this trip enough, especially if you get Rashid as your host.

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    March 16, 2023

    Great safari in the desert! Our guide, Osama, was so inviting and engaging. Also a great driver :) Everything was great, and the price was good. We was picked up and dropped of in the hotel lobby, which was convenient. The food and entertainment in the camp was also a 5 star experience. We can abolutely recommend this desertsafari!!

    March 14, 2023

    Wow! Highly recommend doing this experience, it is amazing. We had so much fun, quad biking & dune bashing (the drivers have serious skills). Sand boarding was fun too, but you need good leg power to get back up to the top. Al Khayma camp is beautiful, starts off with a camel ride. The food selection is immense and something for everyone. It was lovely to have the Bedouin tent to relax in after dinner before the entertainment started. The shisha area gets very busy after dinner, so recommend going earlier. Also check out the Henna ladies they are very talented. Yasir our guide definitely made the trip even more special, he took lots of unique photos in the dunes and had great knowledge. Overall I would highly recommend this tour, so worth the money. 10/10

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    March 9, 2023

    Product ID: 387428