Overnight Dubai Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

4.6 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: Orient Tours LLC

Overnight Dubai Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

Activity provider: Orient Tours LLC

From US$ 128.36 per person

Explore the Dubai desert with a guide on an overnight safari. Drive on the dunes, ride a camel, try sand boarding, enjoy a delicious BBQ and more.

About this activity

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Duration 17 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup at your hotel in Dubai, Sharjah, or Ajman.
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Enjoy a drive in the desert dunes and experience the thrill of sandboarding
  • Take in the sunset and spend the evening under the starry sky
  • Savor a delicious BBQ dinner and enjoy dance performances
  • Choose between a shared group or private safari
Full description

This 17-hour, overnight tour departs Dubai in the afternoon for a drive across the desert. Experience a 4WD dune drive and stop at a camel farm. Try out sandboarding and maybe even get a henna design. Watch a stunning sunset in the desert. Enjoy a traditional tanoura folk dance and learn about local culture Enjoy traditional Arabian hospitality with dates and traditional coffee. Savor a delicious barbecue dinner and watch an oriental belly dance performance. Sleep in a tent beneath a star-studded sky. Drive back to Dubai the next morning after a light breakfast. Please note: During the below Islamic holidays / month ,there will be a restriction on live entertainment ( Belly dance , Tanoura dance) and serving alcohol throughout the UAE. Therefore the Safari will be operated without these entertainments and serving of alcohol at the camp site during these days. Ramadan fasting month Al Isra'a Wal Mi’raj – Ascension day Arafat (Haj) Day Al Hijri - Islamic New Year Milad Un Nabi - Birthday of Prophet Mohammad

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off in 4WD vehicle
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Bottled water
  • Sand boarding
  • Dune bashing experience
  • Soft drinks and water
  • Henna tattoo
  • BBQ dinner on Day 1 and light breakfast on Day 2
  • Belly dance and tanoura dance performance, with the exception of the Ramadan period
  • 1 night of campsite accommodation, including tent, mattress and sleeping bag
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks not specified
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with back problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Toiletries

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to safety precautions, there will be no falcon show or camel riding for all off-road safari tours from April 1. Also with immediate effect as per Dubai Municipality instructions, there will be no shisha (Arabic water pipe) offered at the camp site from March 12, 2020 until further notice.
  • There will be no dancing performances and no alcohol will be served during the holy month of Ramadan
  • After the regular evening desert safari, overnight guests will remain at camp and others will return to the city
  • Sleeping bags, mattresses, and igloo tents, designed for 2 persons, are provided
  • All facilities at the campsite are basic and are not comparable to hotel accommodation
  • Guests visiting the UAE during the summer months (June – September) are advised that peak daytime temperatures sometimes reach 42 – 45 degrees Celsius. It is recommended that all guests take adequate precaution, especially during off-road tours and overnight stays in the desert
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

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A very great experience for young and old! Just the ride in the jeep over the dunes was a very good entertainment! Good stops in the desert all the way to the camp. Everything is very well organized. Riding the camels is unique and the falconer put on a short but very nice show. In the camp itself there is no boredom with many smaller activities. There is always something to drink and eat. The BBQ was good, varied and plentiful. The evening show versatile. But the best part was the overnight stay! The loneliness on a dark dune, enjoying the stars ... and waking up with the sun

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February 28, 2020

Full and very nice excursion to discover something else from Dubai. Activities that pass the time, hearty and quality meals, pleasant surroundings. The option with the night on the camp was a real experience (not the most comfortable because it rained and it was noisy even if the camp was relatively comfortable) but to do once!

January 17, 2020

For a night in the desert you have to go in a group, and when it is hot. Because in December the nights are very cold. I liked a lot before. But the night was not that great, because we were very close to the airport runways and we heard all the planes. The sunrise is just incredible.

December 27, 2019

Product ID: 138845