Abu Dhabi Desert Safaris
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Your Abu Dhabi desert safari: What to do and when to do it

Abu Dhabi's scenic desert accommodates thrill-seeking adventure rides, sandy meanders, and romantic evenings. There really is something for everyone, so long as you can handle the heat!

Bash the dunes in a 4x4

Dunebashing is a popular activity at all times, but even the strong Arabic coffee won't invigorate you ahead of a long day sightseeing like an early morning adrenaline rush!

Ride a camel

Dromedaries (that's the one-hump kind) have played a crucial role in Arabic culture throughout history. Choose the traditional option for a laid-back tour in the afternoon heat.

Treat a special someone

Celebrating a romantic occasion? Sounds like a great excuse to splash out on a private tour! Why not enjoy some authentic Bedouin cuisine as you watch the sunset over the dunes?

Smokey nights

Just because the desert air is beginning to cool, doesn't mean you have to! Warm up with a delicious Arabic barbecue, smoke a shisha, and even watch an outdoor belly-dancing show!

Feeling indecisive?

Still can't decide on the best time of day to see the desert? Ride out to an overnight camp for an evening of starlit entertainment and a morning of strong coffee and breakfast!

Planning Your Visit

How much does it cost?

Shared Abu Dhabi desert tours and safaris start at around €50 for a basic itinerary. Although food is typically provided, don't assume that it'll be authentically local. Customer reviews are worth checking for more info. Better menus and more varied itineraries can always be found for a higher price, but book online to take advantage of unique deals and discounts.

What's the weather like?

Even in winter, Abu Dhabi temperatures regularly reach highs of around 77°F. In summer they top 100°F, so don't venture into the desert without protecting yourself from the sun. Also, bring water even if bottles are included on your tour. Nighttimes are a little cooler but although the temperature might drop to 50°F in January, the summer nights can still hit the 86°F mark.

What People Are Saying About Abu Dhabi

Very good tour with a very good tour guide

Thank you Hussein for the enjoyable tour with you. Very interesting conversation, focused on the guests in the car and very engaged. It was really a pleasure to drive with Hussein.

Great! But expected longer Camel riding & more time for Camel Pics

All was great. However, our expectations were for a longer Camel riding time and more time to take pics on a Camel. Camel riding area was dark so our own pictures were not good. There was one local photographer who was taking pics with a good flash and then selling them to people.

It was amazing adventure! I will do it again!

It was amazing adventure, the driver was very good and our adrenaline was in the highest point! Never forget this trip in the desert!

Dubai: 6-Hour Desert Safari & Dinner at a Bedouin Camp Reviewed by Viktoriya, 07/24/2016

Exciting with amazing views and good food.

My guide Hussein was very articulate and amusing. I had a lot of fun rocketing around the desert. Hussein was very attentive to our needs, checking in with us to see if we were comfortable. He also took me and two other guests sand boarding. Make sure you ask early on if you want to do sand boarding, he had to get the board and drive us to another dune after getting to camp. The food was delicious. Lots of variety I might not have known to order on my own at a restaurant. 9/10 overall

Dubai: 6-Hour Desert Safari & Dinner at a Bedouin Camp Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 07/08/2016

Absolutely stunning views would recommend to anyone and everyone

Worth every penny , picked up by the guide bang on time ! He explained the whole itinerary and took the time to explain each part in detail ! Very safety conscientious made sure we were all well and happy with everything! The 4x4 through the desert was great fun with a stop for a photo op which was perfect the sun was just lowering pictures are stunning! When leaving he explained everything that would happen at the camp and that we had a designated table for the bbq and the show ! Camel ride was short and sweet but the guy who had the camels seem to respect the animal a lot and they looked fit and healthy big plus for me ! Bbq was great lots of selection and meat was lovely , started was a traditional wrap veggie option available aswell was brill! Henna tattoo lady very accompanying and tattoo was lovely! Didn't sand board as others kept the boards by the time it was free it was dark! Belly dancer and male dancer was great this trip is a must if you like to get away from the city !!!


Abu Dhabi Desert Safaris
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