Dubai: Red Dunes Safari, Camel Ride, BBQ & Al Marmoom Oasis

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Dubai: Red Dunes Safari, Camel Ride, BBQ & Al Marmoom Oasis

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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Embark on an unforgettable safari across the Lahbab Desert, south of Dubai. Be immersed in the red sand landscape with dune bashing, sandboarding, camel rides, and a BBQ feast and entertainment in the Al Khayma camp before your return to the city.

About this tour

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from any hotel or apartment in Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman, as well as the cruise port (Port Rashid).
Private or small groups available

The Original experience

  • Experience a thrilling adventure through the red sand dunes just outside Dubai
  • Dune bash in a 4x4, glide on a sandboard, and ride a camel across the landscape
  • Have the option to take an adrenaline-boosting quad bike ride through the sand
  • Feast on a BBQ buffet of authentic dishes, with live entertainment and dancing
  • Relax as an air-conditioned 4x4 takes you between the city and the desert camp
Full description

Discover what lies just outside of Dubai as you journey through the desert landscape on this fun-filled, day-to-night adventure. From 4x4 dune bashing, sandboarding, and camel rides to henna painting, belly dancing, and a BBQ feast at a Bedouin desert camp, it's an unforgettable experience.

With round-trip transportation included, your knowledgeable driver will pick you up in an air-conditioned 4x4 and leave Dubai mid-afternoon to head into the desert. In the same vehicle, you'll dune bash across the red sand, before jumping out to try sandboarding and take in the view.

For even more thrills, take the option of adding a quad bike experience to your trip, and set off on a high speed ride across the dunes. But this trip isn't all about adrenaline — after your sandy adventures, you'll make your way to the stunning Al Khayma desert camp.

Receive a warm welcome of traditional Arabic coffee and sweets at the camp in time for sunset. As your hosts fire up the BBQ, you'll meet the camp's friendly camels and hop on for a relaxing 10-minute ride and breathtaking views of the Arabian Desert, the second largest sandy desert on Earth.

Return to the camp at twilight for a buffet-style dinner of authentic dishes and desserts, with traditional live entertainment and dancing center stage. During your time at the camp, you can try shisha, henna painting, and meet the resident falcon.

Before your trip back to Dubai, the camp will go dark, giving you the opportunity to take in the peaceful ambience and beauty of the desert at night for a few minutes before getting back into the 4x4.

  • Pickup and drop-off from your selected location or hotel
  • Air-conditioned 4-wheel drive vehicle
  • Licensed desert guide
  • Dune bashing (30-40 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • BBQ buffet with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
  • Unlimited cold mineral water and soft drinks
  • Gahwa (Arabic coffee), luqaimat (local sweets) and dates
  • Local Bedouin show
  • Short camel ride (can be repeated)
  • Camel feeding
  • Henna Painting
  • Falcon experience
  • Quad biking (if option selected)
  • Extended extreme Red Dunes bashing experience (if option selected)
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 3 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • The 4-wheel drive vehicles are fully insured and well equipped with all necessary safety features
    • Please note that any damage, injuries sustained, or items lost during the optional quad riding are not covered by insurance
    • The tour duration includes the pickup and drop-off service
    • Traditional dance shows will not be available during the month of Ramadan or any other special Islamic days as per UAE law
    • It is recommended that you do not eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid sickness during the dune bashing
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 22174 reviews

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    This was an unforgettable day spent with our amazing guide Naveed. We booked the VIP tour which meant we had the car to ourselves and it was definitely worth it. Naveed was in communication with us prior to picking us up from our hotel, he arrived on time and we were off on our 45min drive out to the desert. Dune bashing was our first activity and Naveed showed off his skills as he took us on an exhilarating trip over the dunes. It was brilliant fun. Sand boarding (we were useless!) and camel ride (great) were next up and then we headed off to the camp for henna tattoos, feeding the baby camels, sunset camel ride, BBQ dinner and then finally live entertainment (dancing, music, fire eating, etc). It really was an exceptional day and a big thank you has to go to Naveed for his friendly manner, knowledge and photography skills!

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    August 14, 2022

    The experience was awesome! The kids were fascinated with Quads driving, the dunes and the Oasis with the candlelights paths, henna painting and Camel riding. Our daughter and son were amazed overall but really enjoyed the Camel and the fire dancing spectacle at night. Thank you Zahid Hussain for the outstanding driving experience and your fun and gentle kindness with us and our kids and explaining and attending the experience. Excellent photographer as well;)

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    August 12, 2022

    A truly magical experience! I’ve been to Dubai several times, but only just got around to doing this. A must-do for everyone visiting Dubai. The tour was perfectly organised: from pickup, the event coordination, and drop off. Hashim, our personal guide and expert was phenomenal. He kept us on track, made sure we covered all activities and provided information along the way. Thanks!

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    August 10, 2022

    Product ID: 387428