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

Product ID: 387603
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About this tour
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup is available from any hotel or apartment in Abu Dhabi, as well as the cruise port of Port Zayed.

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The Original experience

Highlights
  • Feel your heart pounding as your 4WD vehicle climbs up and down the sand dunes
  • Watch the sun set over the desert near Abu Dhabi
  • Try local customs like smoking a shisha pipe or getting a henna hand tattoo
  • Enjoy a lavish barbecue dinner including Arabian kebabs and Arabic salads
  • Feel like a Bedouin in a desert camp with low-lying tables and Arabic cushions
  • Go for a short camel ride to witness the beauty of the desert at dusk
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Cold mineral water in the vehicle during the transfer
  • English professional licensed driver
  • Dune bashing for 30-40 minutes
  • Sandboarding activity
  • Welcome drinks
  • Henna painting for ladies
  • Short camel ride
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Shisha smoking
  • Traditional dance show
  • Unlimited water and soft drinks
  • Open-buffet BBQ dinner with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
  • Separate bathroom facilities for ladies and gents
What’s Not Included
  • Any other personal expenses
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid any vomiting/sickness during the dune bashing
• Please note that if your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
• Traditional dance shows will not be available during Ramadan from April 12 to May 11 2021, or on any special Islamic days as per UAE law. Dates may vary as per the UAE law and season
• Infants under 3 years old are not allowed in the car during the dune-bashing activity
• Dune bashing is not allowed for pregnant women
• Tour duration includes pickup, traveling, and drop-off time
• Pickup will be within 45 minutes of your booked starting time

From US$ 75 per person

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Product ID: 387603