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

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

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

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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Escape Dubai for an unforgettable desert safari across red sand dunes and enjoy a BBQ dinner feast and traditional desert activities inside the majestic Al Khayma Camp.

About this tour

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an evening at the exclusive Al Khayma Desert Camp
  • Bash across the iconic red dunes of the Lehbab Desert
  • Feast on a delicious BBQ buffet with local cuisines and sweets
  • Get to know and ride the camp’s camels across the desert
  • Partake in camp activities like Shisha, Henna painting, and falconry
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from your selected location or hotel
  • Air-conditioned 4-wheel drive vehicle
  • Licensed desert guide
  • Dune bashing
  • Sandboarding
  • BBQ buffet with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
  • Unlimited cold mineral water and soft drinks
  • Traditional snacks
  • Dance show
  • Short camel ride (can be repeated)
  • Camel feeding
  • Henna Painting
  • Falcon experience
  • Quad biking (if option selected)
  • Extended extreme Red Dunes bashing experience (if option selected)
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 3 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Date

    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
    • Please note that any damage, injuries sustained, or items lost during the optional quad riding are not covered by insurance
    • The tour duration includes the pickup and drop-off service
    • Traditional dance shows will not be available during the month of Ramadan or any other special Islamic days as per UAE law
    • It is recommended that you do not eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid sickness during the dune bashing
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 21840 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    Booked it in the middle of hot summer in June . I was a little wary heading into the desert in the heat but the drive was comfortable and our guide Adnan Malik was excellent , very knowledgeable about the place, customs and culture and made us feel safe . The ambience, food and shows were enjoyable . My 8 year old loved the camel rides, falconry , shows, riding and surfing the dunes. Also our guide took care to point out the native desert animals and conservation efforts . It was a great intro to a unique culture. I highly recommend doing this experience even if it is in the middle of summer and you are just in Dubai on a long transit like me .

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    June 27, 2022

    ARAFA: was a really good guide, was friendly but more importantly was caring. Unfortunately I felt quite ill from the dune bashing but he knew how to deal with it and did brilliantly at looking after me for the remainder of the tour. Kept checking in on me and telling me ways to feel well and in due time I felt better :) Was very happy with how I was treated but Arafa and the staff

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    June 26, 2022

    The experience was incredible! My partner and I booked this experience and didn’t know what to expect. It went above our expectations! We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the sand dunes with our tour guide Arafa. He made everyone feel comfortable and welcomed. Lastly we finished off at the BBQ. It was fantastic - the food, the entertainment and the atmosphere! Highly recommend.

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    June 25, 2022

    Product ID: 387428