From Abu Dhabi: Dune Bashing Desert Safari

Activity provider: Desert Rose Tourism

From Abu Dhabi: Dune Bashing Desert Safari

Activity provider: Desert Rose Tourism

From US$ 79 per person

Enter the desert surrounding Abu Dhabi on a morning or evening safari by 4WD Land Cruiser. Take part in desert activities like sand boarding or camel rides, watch traditional dance shows, and more.

About this activity

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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Hindi, Arabic
Pickup optional
Your guide will pick you up from either your hotel or any shopping mall in Abu Dhabi.
Private or small groups available


  • Drive across the dunes of the Abu Dhabi desert by 4WD vehicle
  • Visit a camel farm, and experience the desert sunset from the summit of a dune
  • See a traditional Arabic camp and enjoy first-class Arabian hospitality
  • Get a photo shoot in traditional Arabic clothes
  • Enjoy unlimited Arabic sweets and Bedouin coffee
  • Feast on a barbecue dinner under a starlit sky (evening option only)
Full description

Take part in a desert adventure and embark on a dune bashing safari by 4WD. Visit a camel farm, see a traditional camp, and enjoy some famous Arabic hospitality.

Depart from Abu Dhabi and journey to the desert on the outskirts of the city for an arrival at a desert camp in Al Khathim in around 45 to 60 minutes. Take an exciting drive across the sand dunes by 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser with a multilingual driver, and stop at a camel farm to catch your breath. Continue to the camp to take advantage of a host of thrilling activities, including the chance to cross the desert sands by Quad Bike (own expense), glide down the dunes on a sand board, or put on some traditional Arabic costume for a photo shoot.

Try riding a camel and experience the desert's original mode of transportation. See an original Arabic camp, and enjoy some famous Arab hospitality. Choose the evening desert safari option to watch a magnificent sunset from the desert and sample Arabic sweets and Bedouin coffee. A BBQ dinner and live entertainment are included with the evening tour, and you can even have your picture taken with a falcon.

Whichever option you choose, benefit from a package specially timed for guests arriving on one of the following cruise ships: • AIDAstella • Azamara Journey • Celebrity Constellation • Costa Fortuna • Costa neoRiviera • Crystal Esprit • NCL Norwegian Star • Oceana Nautica • Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas • Seabourn Encore • Silversea Silver Cloud • Mein Schiff 3 TUI Cruises

  • Pickup and drop-off in Abu Dhabi
  • Desert safari in 4WD vehicle
  • Dune bashing
  • Sand boarding
  • Camel farm stop and camel ride
  • Unlimited water and soft drinks
  • Arabic traditional dress (for taking pictures)
  • BBQ dinner (evening tour only)
  • Arabic tea, coffee, and dates (evening tour only)
  • Tanoura dance (evening tour only - subject to approval from Abu Dhabi Tourism)
  • Falcon (for taking pictures, evening tour only)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Quad Bike (available for an additional payment)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

Pickup from any hotel in Abu Dhabi, the airport, or the cruise terminal. Pickup is not available from Liwa or western Abu Dhabi.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the trip to avoid any vomiting or sickness during the dune bashing
  • Pregnant women and those with back or neck problems are not allowed to participate in dune bashing
  • The tour duration includes pickup and drop-off
  • Any damage, injuries sustained, or items lost during the sand boarding or the optional quad biking activities are not covered by insurance and are solely the participant's responsibility
  • Bring a hat, sandals or flip flops, your camera, sunscreen, and a light sweater during the winter or casual, loose fitting clothes in the summer
  • Tanoura dance will not be available on public holidays in UAE
  • Transportation in the land cruiser will be on a sharing basis with 6 people per car
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 251 reviews

Review summary

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This safari was really one of the highlights of our holiday. Our driver (Zad - sorry if the spelling is wrong) was nice and made us feel very safe. The cars were in a very good condition too. The dune bashing itself is wild but so much fun! The camp site was beautiful and well maintained (even proper restrooms), dinner was tasty and the dance performances were great. I absolutely recommend this tour! Great value for money.

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December 14, 2021

It was the most amazing experience I had in the UAE! All of the drivers/staff were very nice and made me feel very comfortable. The food was good, the dances were so beautiful! In the camp, we could do camel riding, henna tatoo, shisha smoking, sandboarding, falcon holding. The drinks (non-alcoholic) were free, and there was also coffee, tea and dates available. The dune bashing was super scary and great! Before going to camp, we stopped by a camel farm, where we could pet, hug and kiss the camels. There were around 50 camels. I strongly reccommend this tour, it was magical!

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November 7, 2021

Six intense hours with the discovery of driving in the dunes: new thrills! Then more calm, the meal, the show after the discovery of snowboarding in the sand, the falconer, with the possibility of wearing traditional outfits. Not to mention the camels for a short ride and the traditional shisha ... All in a good mood! A very good moment.

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November 5, 2021

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