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Dubai City Tour and Evening Desert Safari Combo

Dubai City Tour and Evening Desert Safari Combo

From US$ 162 per person

Get a 15% discount on a combined 4-hour city tour of Dubai and a 6-hour desert safari to a Bedouin camp. Cross Dubai Creek by traditional water taxi. Drive the desert dunes by 4WD vehicle, feast under a canopy of stars and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 days
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Pickup included
Complimentary pickup is available from Dubai city hotels, apartments, and Dubai Cruise Terminal (Port Rashid). Pickup from Dubai Airport is available from Holiday Inn Airport Hotel. Pickup from Bab Al Shams, Al Maha Resort, Jebel Ali, and Sport/Motor City is available for an additional fee. Pickup will be made within 40 minutes of your selected time, depending on your location.


  • Enjoy a 4-hour city tour of Dubai in the morning
  • Cross Dubai Creek by water taxi to visit the gold and spice souks
  • Marvel at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah
  • Admire the architecture of Blue Mosque
  • Watch belly dancing shows and other traditional entertainment
  • Ride a camel across the desert sands and experience a dune bashing drive by 4WD vehicle
Full description
On the first day, following pick-up from your hotel in the morning, transfer to Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island built in the shape of a palm, where you can stop by the luxurious Atlantis hotel for a photo session. From Palm island, you can also catch glimpse of the Dubai Marina. Next, head to Souk Madinat Jumeirah. This Souk gives you an authentic cultural experience of the Middle East. From the Souk, see the world-famous luxury hotel, the Burj Al Arab, from which you can capture more incredible photographs. From here drive to the Blue Mosque, known as the Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque. It has wonderful interiors decorated with beautiful chandeliers and a library that is home to a collection of almost forty thousand books related to different religions. Now, it is time to head to old Dubai to understand the origins and evolution of this wonderful city. Hop in an abra (water taxi), the city's oldest mode of transportation, to cross the Creek. Visit the Gold and Spice Souk for quick shopping. At the end of your tour, stay on your own at the souk or be transferred back to your hotel or selected location. The second part of your combo tour is an evening adventure into the desert on the second day. Following pick-up from your hotel, travel to the outskirts of the city and head into the desert en route to a traditional camp. Get breathtaking views of the desert dunes with activities such as a dune bashing drive by 4WD vehicle. If you are feeling truly adventurous, you can opt for the higher dunes. Enjoy a panoramic sunset view, before going to the Bedouin camp. Experience a traditional Arabic welcome of coffee and dates on arrival. Then, learn more about Bedouin culture through activities and entertainments such as tanura dance shows and belly dancing. Ride across the desert sands on camel back, get a traditional henna painting on your body or smoke a shisha pipe. You will be invited to dress up in traditional costume for a souvenir photo. Then feast on a gourmet barbecue of Arabian treats under a canopy of stars.
  • Pick-up and drop off at selected hotels/locations (pick-up and drop off times are included in the stated tour duration)
  • Transportation by clean, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed archaeologist guide
  • All entrance fees for the above mentioned attractions
  • Cold mineral water during the tour
  • Transportation by 4WD air-conditioned Land Cruiser on the desert safari
  • English-speaking driver
  • Dune bashing
  • Welcome drinks
  • Henna painting
  • Camel rides
  • Camel feeding
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Shisha pipe (“hubbly bubbly")
  • Shared camp
  • Tanura and Ladies Khaliji dance show
  • Snacks and unlimited water and soft drinks
  • Open buffet barbecue dinner (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available)
  • Separate bathroom facilities for men and women
  • Any other expense not mentioned above
  • Quad bike and dune buggy (optional upon request and available in the quad center)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back 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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Archaeologist guide is only for the city tour. There will be an English tour guide for the safari
  • Dune bashing in not allowed for children under 3 years-old or pregnant women
  • On Fridays, the tour will begin around 2:00 PM
  • Tour partner ensures that all desert safari drivers are well trained and licensed for safari drives. The Land Cruiser vehicles are fully insured and well equipped with all necessary safety features
  • The semi-private tour pickup transfer will be within 40 minutes of your selected time
  • This combo tour takes place over 2 days. If you would like to do both parts of the tour on the same day, please contact the tour operator in advance to check availability
  • Please note that if your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
  • The Tanoura and Ladies Khaliji Dance, will not be available on: April 3, April 23 to May 23 (Ramadan), August 10, August 31, November 9, and any other special Islamic days as per UAE law. Dates may vary per the UAE law
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 312 reviews

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Everything was amazing. our tour guide waqar was amazing. Right from the start of the tour till the end he explained everything very well. He was polite and very friendly. all the activities in the camp were awesome. cannot fault anything. Would highly recommend waqar and his tour company . The BBQ dinner was A class as well.

January 21, 2020

This was an excellent combo and a good value for the money. Angelica was a very knowledgeable guide for the city tour and Eman was an great driver for desert safari. I enjoyed both activities greatly and would highly recommend. Ask for these guides personally, as they both spoke English well and were very knowledgeable of the culture and history.

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November 29, 2019

Both the city and desert safari tours were excellent.

Had a great time with many new experiences including visits to the mosque and crossing the creek to the souks. The driver on our desert safari was very good. Plenty of excitement but Normie was always in full control. The fire dance was incredible and the food was tasty and plentiful. This tour was good value and ticked many boxes on our short stopover in Dubai. Communication with the company was excellent via whatsapp. Two tours at a good price - would certainly use this company again. Highy recommend.

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May 21, 2019

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