Dubai: 4WD Desert Safari Tour with BBQ Dinner and Live Show

Activity provider: Desert Gate Tourism LLC

Dubai: 4WD Desert Safari Tour with BBQ Dinner and Live Show

Activity provider: Desert Gate Tourism LLC

From US$ 70 per person

Explore the Dubai desert on a 4WD adventure and see the golden dunes of Arabia. Take optional camel rides, get henna hand paintings, puff on an aromatic shisha pipe, and enjoy a BBQ beneath the stars.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels in Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman.


  • Experience an Arabian desert on a 4WD scenic tour
  • Watch the sunset from the summit of a towering sand dune
  • Enjoy optional camel rides or get a henna painting on your hands
  • Try various aromatic water pipes
  • Feast on a barbecue dinner under the desert night sky
Full description

Experience the magic of the Arabian desert on this tour from Dubai. Cruise through the dunes on a 4x4 vehicle. Ride across the dunes on a camel ride. Take your picture in traditional Arabic costumes. Smoke a shisha pipe or get a temporary henna tattoo. Enjoy a BBQ dinner with live belly dancing. 

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dubai. See the wind-swept dunes as you glide through the Arabian desert in an all-terrain vehicle. Arrive at the highest dune to watch a desert sunset.

Refresh yourself with complimentary mineral water before driving to a Bedouin campsite in the heart of the desert where you can partake in activities like sandboarding, henna painting, and getting your picture taken in desert attire.

Mount a camel and experience the ships of the desert or try the different flavors shisha. Watch a belly dancer perform to the rhythms of Arabic music while eating a delicious barbecue buffet dinner under the stars. Return to your accommodation in Dubai at the end of your tour.

  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Dune drive
  • Sunset watch
  • Camel rides
  • Henna painting
  • Sand boarding (on a hill behind the camp)
  • Shisha (hubbly bubbly) corner
  • Full buffet dinner
  • Unlimited soft drinks, coffee and tea
  • Shawerma station
  • Arabic bread station
  • Belly dance show (not in Ramadan or religious holidays)
  • Traditional tannora dance
  • Gratuity
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to buy but not in Ramadan or religious holidays)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The tour is not recommended for people with cardiac problems or people with neck or back problems
  • Pick-up times vary according to the season and traffic, mainly between 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • If you have a child under 4 years old then a private car must be booked
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1085 reviews

Review summary

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Excellent activity, the safari was very fun, the atmosphere and the quality of the dinner and the activities were also very good. I will deduct one star for not having been able to try on traditional outfits contrary to what was advertised and the total lack of communication from the service provider, unreachable by phone, email or via GetYourGuide (no booking confirmation or pick up, we wondered until the last minute if someone would pick us up!)

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April 21, 2022

Excellent and very well run adventure to the desert. Especially liked the 4x4 driving around the sand dunes, followed by an evening of great entertainment and food. Our driver and guide Abdullah was exceptional, great fun to be with and full of local facts about UAE culture. Nothing was too much to ask him or for him to do for us. Highly recommend this trip especially for more senior citizens like us. Eamon & Elizabeth.

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January 25, 2022

Nice entertaining half-day trip, but absolute mass tourism. An approx. one-hour drive through Dubai to the general meeting point, where you can also drive a quad (extra costs). Then about 20 minutes to dune bashing with a nice sunset photo stop. The final barbecue was touristy but still tasty. The price for alcohol in the camp is reasonable for Arabic standards. The sandboarding behind the camp has been great fun for kids and teens. The camel ride should be abolished, pure animal cruelty.

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November 9, 2021

Product ID: 34233