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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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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

This was a wonderful experience - much better than I expected. The guys on site were fabulous - they worked really hard to ensure that everyone had a great experience. They were really friendly, inclusive and nothing was too much trouble for them. Their sole focus was to make sure everyone was enjoying the activity. All components of the activity were well thought out and constructed, with a few additional touches like the camel ride, the head scarf and water bottle gifts before entering the desert safari part of the experience. Would highly recommend this activity and well done to all staff on site - you made it the wonderful experience it was.

Definitely go on this tour while in Dubai. You won’t be disappointed! Our guide Shakeel was amazing. One the way to our first activity, he gave us some facts/history about Dubai. Very engaging and promoted safety first. I did this tour on my birthday but I didn’t make that known. If I had, I would’ve gotten a cake at the camp where we had dinner, so be sure to make it know if you’re celebrating a special event.

I have to say this was THE BEST desert safaris by far! Our guide Akbar Magsi was wonderful, talkative and so dedicated in every way possible! I can only recommend this tour and especially our amazing guide for everyone visiting Dubai! Thank you so much for this amazing experience and the best memories from our Dubai trip! We will be back!

Great thing to do while you re in dubai. Apart of the people trying to sell something every second, and the back seats we had to seat on(which is not comfortable) , everything else worth the money. Great experience!

Dubai: Desert Safari, Camel Ride, and BBQ Dinner Reviewed by Diana, 11/24/2020

The tour guide (Abdul) was very friendly and good natured person. He is very experienced driver. He make sure that i get best out of this tour, i would love to go again with (Abdul) tour guide. Thanks Abdul.