Dubai Private Night Safari & Astronomy


Dubai Private Night Safari & Astronomy

From US$ 390 per person

Explore the Dubai desert at night in search of nocturnal animals, using night vision binoculars. Then, relax at the desert camp of local royalty, and see a desert sky filled with stars as you snack on complimentary treats and Arabic coffee.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic, French
Pickup included
Pick-up from Dubai hotels. Pick-up times will vary through-out the year. In order for you to plan your day, please be prepared for pick-up between 17:30 and 18:15.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Explore the Dubai desert at night
  • Escape the heat of the day and swap the noise of Dubai city for the peace of the desert
  • Enjoy a scenic tour by vintage Land Rover
  • Visit a desert camp and relax under a canopy of stars
  • Explore the wildlife of the night with night vision binoculars
Full description
Explore the Dubai desert after the sun has set and the temperture has cooled. Watch the desert come alive with nocturnal animals, and gaze at a sky filled with stars. You will travel to the desert by vintage 1950s Land Rover. Then, using high-tech night-vision binoculars, explore the extraordinary desertscape after dark. Even day time animals can emerge from their hideouts to drink, forage, and frolic after the heat of the day. Experience the quiet desert atmosphere and fresh desert air, in sharp contrast to the bright lights, intense heat, and loud noise of Dubai city center. After your nature safari, relax at an open-air camp belonging to a local royal family. Enjoy the cool desert air under a blanket of stars, as a three-course dinner and drinks are served. You will also get the chance to try an aromatic shisha pipe for a truly authentic Arabic experience.
  • Pick up from Dubai Hotels between 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM
  • Night drive through Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in a vintage Land Rover
  • Walk through the dunes by torchlight on a hunt for scorpions and other desert creepy crawlies
  • A 3-course dinner at an exclusive camp inside the desert retreat of the local Royal family
  • Dinner includes lentil soup, fattoush salad. Choose between Australian Angus steak, vegetarian moussaka or grilled chicken
  • Astronomy session with professional telescope
  • Highly trained conservation guide with extensive knowledge of ecotourism, cultural heritage, history and natural environment of the UAE
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Hotel pick up from urban Dubai area, in an air-conditioned vehicle (shared)
  • Due to health concerns, the wildlife drive is not recommended for pregnant guests within their third trimester
  • Long pants and closed shoes are highly recommended, and warm clothing during the as the temperature drops after sunset
  • Bathrooms facilities are available throughout the tour
  • A portion of your desert safari fee is contributed towards local conservation
  • This is on a private car basis, however you might meet other guests at the camp during dinner and for the astronomy session
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 13 reviews

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Our guide, Houston, from Kenya is a gem of a guy. He made this activity very memorable for my family - especially my children, 7 & 12 years old. He related useful information about the interesting places we passed by during the ride there, which made us more aware as first time visitors to Dubai. On learning that my daughter was interested to ride a camel, he made the effort to reach out to his colleagues and fix up one, at a nearby camp which was definitely a big highlight for my entire family. His enthusiasm, wisdom and positivity radiates through his desert walk where he actively kept a watch out for animals and it paid off - scorpions, gerbils, Arabian oryx, dung beetles, ants, desert gecko plus our desert eagle owl which was part of the package. The food tasted at the camp tasted so good and Eddy our astronomer is such a funny guy! He is an obvious expert who patiently broke it down for the layman and the kids and made the sky come alive with his stories - really love it so much!

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December 15, 2022

We had the best guide ever, speaking Russian German and also English fluently!! Amazing Tour, very entertaining and interesting you get a lot of impressions about the beduines. I really recommend this tour if you like to a different view of Dubai. The food was also really tasty. we started from 6.30 pm until 12 pm, be prepared to wear comfortable shoes.

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May 21, 2021

Loved ride, walk and campsite; nibbles boring as all bread based.

Slightly disappointed that we didn't see more large animals during our walk but I know sightings, by their nature, are unpredictable. We did, however, see oryx and a deer at the feeding troughs. I loved the experience of walking in the desert at night; a perfect place to see the stars. It was a pity that we could see the lights of civilisation on the fringes. The campsite was interesting, fun and comfortable. I particularly enjoyed trying the shisha. The drinks were as expected but the snacks were too similar, all being pancakes of one sort or another. I thought we might have had more variety. like olives, houmos, or similar. Overall, however, it was an inforgettable experience.

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April 7, 2014

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