Abu Dhabi: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Abu Dhabi: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 55 per person

Enjoy an exhilarating morning desert safari that includes dune bashing, sandboarding and a camel ride. Choose a semi-private or private tour option.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be ready in your accommodation lobby at the agreed time of pickup. Pickup will be within 30 minutes of your agreed time. The duration of the tour includes pickup and drop-off times.
Private or small groups available


  • Experience dune bashing in a 4x4 in the Abu Dhabi desert
  • Try out sandboarding and see how easy it easy to glide over the dunes
  • Ride a camel in the desert to complete your safari experience
Full description

Embark on an exciting morning desert safari in the desert surrounding Abu Dhabi. Ride over the vast dunes in a 4x4 Land Cruiser, glide down the dunes on a sandboard, and enjoy a relaxing camel ride with scenic views.

Get ready for a desert safari starting with an early morning pickup 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 effortlessly. 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.

  • Pickup and drop-off from select hotels/locations
  • Transportation by air-conditioned 4x4 Land Cruiser
  • Professional driver
  • Dune bashing (30-40 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel riding
  • Mineral water
  • Quad bike and dune buggy in the desert
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  •  Pregnant women and those with back or neck problems are not allowed to participate
  •  Infants (below 3 years of age) are not allowed in the car during the dune bashing. Parents may book a private tour to allow the driver to control the level of dune bashing. This is entirely the client's responsibility
  •  Light, casual clothing is recommended. Open shoes or sandals are best for walking on the sand, but bring sports shoes for sandboarding
  • It is recommended that you not eat 2-3 hours before the trip to avoid motion sickness during dune bashing
  • Please note that the stated tour duration includes pick-up and drop off times
  • Any damage, injuries sustained or items lost during the sandboarding is not covered by insurance and are solely the participant's responsibility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 786 reviews

Review summary

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We had a fantastic and thrilling experience with Biju. He picked us up right on time and drove us up and down the dunes like a truly hero (we were all shouting and scared) :) The car was super comfy and it included water bottles for us to hydrate after all the adventure. I would absolutely recommend the desert experience.

March 27, 2023

We booked the desert safari for Abu Dhabi. The meeting point was the cruise terminal. We received a message the day before about the exact time and procedure. Everything worked perfectly. Our guide "Sami" took good care of us. He was very friendly, talkative and helpful - and an absolutely good driver in the sand dunes. It was great fun. Sandborading, crazy desert pictures, Tromedar Farm. An unforgettable experience this day. Thank you Sami for this great day

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March 27, 2023

A great experience. Information was sent well in advance and the driver (Biju) picked me up at 7 in the morning. We were 6 people in the car. The tour included camel viewing, sand bashing (Awesome!), sand boarding, camel ride, traditional Arabic coffee with dates. Biju was so patient and friendly, even offering to take many pictures. Best part was getting stuck in the sand and we had to be towed out by another car!

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 122655