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Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari, & BBQ at Al Khayma

Duration: 7 hours
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Escape Dubai for an unforgettable desert safari across red sand dunes and enjoy a BBQ dinner feast and traditional desert activities inside the…

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dubai morning desert safari with sandboarding camel ride

Dubai: Morning Desert Safari with Sandboarding & Camel Ride

Duration: 4 hours
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Admire spectacular landscapes and experience the thrill of dune bashing and sandboarding on this morning desert safari from Dubai.

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Choosing the Perfect Dubai Desert Safari

These days Dubai might be better known for its jaw-dropping skylines and lavish attractions, but its golden desert remains as unmissable as ever. Here's how to make the most of your safari visit.

Wildlife

Wildlife

With gazelles, wildcats, monitor lizards to be seen, the Dubai desert can match any savannah for wildlife sightings. Try a falconry experience for the ultimate in animal close-ups.

Camel Rides

Camel Rides

Camel rides make for a great hands-on Dubai Desert Tour. Most desert safaris include a short ride, but you can definitely opt for a tour with extended riding time.

Food

Food

Budget safaris (meals included) are available, but it's worth it to spend a little more if possible. You'll get authentic, local cuisine and hospitality that makes you feel like a VIP.

Extreme Thrills

Extreme Thrills

Thrill-seekers are spoilt for choice with the dune-bashing, quad-biking, sand-skiing, and dune-buggy rides offered on various safari tours. Not for the faint-hearted!

Time of Day

Time of Day

Can't handle the heat? Experience the desert by night. The evening tours offer breathtaking beauty and a unique stargazing experience.

Planning Your Visit

What is Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve?

With Dubai's rapid expansion, the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve was founded to protect the natural landscape and endemic wildlife from overspill. It is located in the southeastern corner of the Emirate of Dubai and covers 87 squared miles of land. Some safaris are allowed to take you out to these pristine dunes.

How hot does it get?

Dubai summer temperatures average at 106ºF (41ºC), and often get a lot higher than that. Temperatures are more comfortable between December and March, but you might have to contend with irregular spurts of rain.

Can you camp?

In some places it's possible to camp, but unless you're extremely experienced, we wouldn't recommend it without being accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Fortunately, there are several overnight camping safaris available.

What is a desert safari?

What can you really expect on a safari tour? More than you may realize! This is your chance to drive over dunes and participate in a variety of traditional desert activities: camel riding, sandboarding, trying shisha, authentic cuisine, henna tattoos, and local entertainment.

What people are saying about Dubai

We must thank to our guide Akbar because he told us all what we want to know about Dubai. In the desert he showed us how to ride on the dunes with our children screaming with enthusiasm. the camel ride was amazing and our children still remember it. Snacks and refreshments in the desert camp met your expectations. One more thank you Akbar for perfect trip to the desert.

My tour guide Rav was brilliant. He was very courteous,well mannered and had the right balance without forcing any extra money (actually gave tips for haggling). The tour itself is very well priced yoy will not regret this tour with Rav I promise you. He was such a nice man and great tour guide for both myself and my girlfriend.

A visit to the desert is one of the best things that happened to us in Dubai. Dune bashing, riding a camel at sunset, just beautiful. I didn't expect it to be so good. A fantastic experience, with a very kind and professional driver Noman. Highly recommend!

All tour was very good, the driver is very nice and help guide, explain every information very clean, he name is Akbar ( AKBAR)...thank you and see you next year on 2021.

It was amazing! Well arranged and the guide was excellent. I had one comment about the helmets used for quads, too old and sizes were big for the kids