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

The most incredible life experience ever!

we really enjoyed everything from the pick up to the ride. Very exclusive and fun. Would highly recommend and do it again!

Abu Dhabi: Desert Camel Ride Reviewed by Alexandra, 02/10/2017

Friendly, professional, good price, great entertainment, no tricks

Driving was good, the sand dune part could have been a little shorter. Camels were cute and the camel ride enough. Food excellent. Entertainment especially the belly dancing was first rate.

Good Experience but communication problem

Really good experience however we could not communicate clearly with the guide and had trouble understanding him as he did not speak or understand english whatsoever.

Morning Abu Dhabi Desert Safari Experience Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 01/03/2017

A great experience, the drivers are amazing.

This was the perfect start to our holiday. The arrangements all worked very well and the driver was very knowledgeable, The desert drive was amazing, better than any theme park ride!

Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari Reviewed by Stephen, 01/03/2017

An experienced I will remember for life.

A very complete and satisfying dessert experience. Suggest belly dancing to run into time while guest were taking dinner. Overall Value for money


Abu Dhabi Desert Safaris
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