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From Dubai: Red Dunes and Camel Safari with Overnight Camp

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From Dubai: Red Dunes and Camel Safari with Overnight Camp

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 164 per person

Experience desert life on this tour from Dubai to the Red Dunes and Al Khayma Camp. Enjoy dune bashing, camel riding, a barbecue dinner, dance shows, and stay overnight in the desert.

About this activity

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Duration 17 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Complimentary pickup is available from Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman city hotels and apartments. As well as from 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 45 minutes prior to your booked time, depending on your location.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Itinerary
17 hours
  • Dubai

  • Sharjah

  • Ajman

  • Lahbab Desert (sandboarding, dune bashing)

  • Al Khayma Desert Camp (camel ride)

  • Coffee, free time, local snacks

  • Camp activities, bbq

  • Al Khayma Desert Camp (camel ride)

  • Breakfast

  • Dubai

  • Sharjah

  • Ajman

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
End point
Highlights
  • Stay overnight in the desert
  • Take an exciting dune bashing drive through the red dunes
  • Improve your surfing skills with desert sandboarding
  • Enjoy a camel caravan trip across the desert dunes
  • Eat a barbecue dinner accompanied by shisha, henna, tanoura and Khaliji dance
Full description

Enjoy a desert safari in Dubai. Ride a camel, enjoy exhilarating dune bashing, and have an authentic barbecue while enjoying the traditional dance. Then stay overnight in a Bedouin tent, and go on a camel trek the next day.

After being collected from your accommodation in a comfortable 4WD vehicle, you will head to the Lahbab desert. Once in the desert, you will have some free time before your safari starts.

Relax here or opt to go for a quad-bike ride while your vehicle for the off-road dune drive is prepared, the choice is yours. Next up you will enjoy a dune bashing ride, feel the adrenaline rush as your vehicle climbs up and slides down the sand dunes.

Afterward, you can try sandboarding. Stand on the wooden board provided, balance yourself, and glide down over the sands. Next up, head to Al Khayma, a Bedouin-type campsite, where you will be led to your own tent (Khayma) inside the camp. After settling in here, you can taste Gahwa (Arabic coffee), Gaymat (sweets), and dates as a sign of welcome.

Head out for a camel ride around the camp premises, and depending on the time and luck, view the sunset over the desert. Back at Al Khayma Camp, you can spend your time smoking shisha and henna painting.

Don local Arabian clothes and pose for photos with a falcon, and at the camp center stage, a Tanoura dance will be performed. Enjoy a lavish buffet dinner full of barbecue dishes, while on the stage, a Khaliji dancer will keep you entertained. Following dinner, you will be taken by camel to a nearby camp area where a fire will be arranged for you. Learn how to make Arabic coffee/tea, whilst you relax in the night sitting by the campfire, enjoying the silence of the desert and the dark sky above.

Your desert guide will add to the fun with interesting desert stories, and when it’s time to sleep, you will return to the camp. You will retire back to your tent for an overnight stay. The following morning, wake up just before sunrise to witness a spectacular view. Your guide will take you to the desert with a camel caravan that is waiting outside the camp.

Then go for a short camel trek capturing the nice view of the sunrise over the sand dunes. After camel trekking, you will return to your tent before eating a freshly cooked Arabian breakfast.

Later, you will be driven back to Dubai and dropped off at your accommodation.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Live guide
  • Dune bashing
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel ride
  • Henna painting (for women only)
  • Arabian makeover with falcon photos
  • Shisha pipe (hubble bubble flavor)
  • Tanura Nashaat dance show
  • Ladies Khaliji dance
  • Unlimited mineral water and soft drinks
  • Gaymat (sweets) Gahwa (coffee), and dates
  • Barbecue buffet (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available)
  • Overnight stay in the Desert
  • Night desert guide
  • Rogag (Arabic bread)
  • Chai (Arabic tea)
  • Shower room facility
  • Morning camel trek
  • Arabic breakfast
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Quad bike/dune buggy activities (optional)
  • Towels
  • Pickup from Rove Dubai Marina and Wyndham Dubai Marina hotels (meet at the nearby Stella Di Mare Hotel)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Casual, loose-fitting clothing is recommended in the summer, along with a jacket in the winter
  • Overnight stay in Bedouin tent is not air-conditioned
  • Not recommended to bring valuables
  • If your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
  • It is recommended that you have international travel insurance as self-driving activities are prone to risk, leading to serious injury
  • Quad biking is a self-driving activity to be taken at your own risk and the activity provider's insurance does not cover it
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 625 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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If you are in dubai you dont want to miss desert safari tour especially an overnight one offered by OceanAir.Our guide Medo(Iqbal) was super friendly,courteous & prompt on picking us up from the hotel.He was Very knowledgeable about the history and places in Dubai & educated us throughout the tour.We had so much fun riding quads & learning to sandboard.Icing on the cake was the land cruiser ride over the dunes & eanjoy sunset followed by an awesome Middle Eastern bbq dinner to top it off we got to watch some amazing artists including Egyptian Tanoura,khaleegy & fire show performances while enjoying Shisha & dessert We also got to see Jupiter & Saturn through a telescope guided by a resident Astronomer Hakim,super friendly & very knowledgeable about the starry skies Morning we woke up early to watch some sunrise & camel ride followed by very traditional Arabic breakfast all handmade at the camp by Muhammad We wrapped with a quick ride back to Dubai. Kudos to Medo & Team OceanAir.Thanks

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September 22, 2022

NOUMAN exceeded our expectations, from start to finish everything was 10/10. The dune bashing and sand boarding was so much fun and NOUMAN helped us to take photos. The camp was so lovely and everybody was so welcoming. The food was so enjoyable. The night time show was amazing the fire show was our favourite! Would recommend to anybody a fantastic experience for all!

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September 15, 2022

Wow. You just have to do it. Easy to book 2 months in advance. Great communication leading up to the experience. Nadeem went above and beyond to create an individual experience within a group setting. Ensured that we were fully informed of what we were going to be doing and very clear with the next activity. Despite sandstorm conditions, what an experience! Didn’t feel rushed. They had to cancel the overnight stay in the desert safari as it was too hot, however they were very easy to deal with.

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August 15, 2022

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