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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

we had a great time whether with the quad ride, in the dunes or the show in the evening. very nice day in the company of our guide Sheru. I sincerely hope to see you again because you have been incredibly hospitality, full of humor and interesting discussions. hoping to see you again my friend. good luck and lots of good things. Sincerely

I would definitely recommend ammar tours, especially many thanks to Ahmad for the best service and hospitality. From start to finish the driver ensured we were comfortable and kept us up to date as to what events and where we are travelling. Any requests or issues the driver Ahmad had dealt with with great profession.

Was very good, Mujeeb our day instructor was very good, helpful and attentive. Picked us up and explained briefly what the plan was, everything was executed brilliantly -

Great experience if you are short on time. Got to experience everything I was hoping to do in one shot. Excellent guide, smooth process, and overall great experience.

It’s lots of fun and our guide was really cool and informative. I will do this again if I bring someone here to visit.