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Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboard & BBQ Options

Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboard & BBQ Options

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Experience a thrilling 4X4 ride through the red Arabian Desert on this evening safari tour. Choose the 4-hour program that includes dune bashing and sandboarding or the 7-hour program with the addition of a BBQ dinner and Bedouin-style camp experience.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from any hotel or location within Dubai city Port Rashid (cruise terminal) is included in the tour. Guests must be ready for pickup 45 minutes before tour start time.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Itinerary
2.5 - 5.5 hours
  • Dubai

  • 45 minutes
  • Lahbab Desert (dune bashing, camel ride)

  • Camp activities, bbq

    • Optional
  • 45 minutes
  • Dubai

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Enjoy dune bashing in Lahbab desert for 30-45 minutes
  • Take selfies during a sunset picture-stop
  • Try your hand at sand-boarding & enjoy short camel rides
  • Savor a delicious BBQ and local cuisine buffet (veg & non-veg)
  • Choose from 4-hour or longer 7-hour all-inclusive tour options
Full description

Have a thrilling and fun experience in the remote desert area known as Lahbab. Choose between a 4-hour tour option which includes dune bashing, sand-boarding, and a camel ride, or the 7-hour tour option which adds on a BBQ dinner, and all desert camp activities. Your safari guide will pick you up from your hotel in a 4WD vehicle. Your tour starts with a 50-minute drive into the desert. Enjoy stunning views of Dubai from the car window. The guide will answer any of your questions while you learn more about Dubai’s history. Your first stop will be at the desert rest area. Take a 25-minute break as the convoy catches up. While you wait, your safari guide will air down the tires of the vehicle to ensure better driving conditions. You can enjoy an optional quad bike experience if you wish on site. Then, take an adventurous 30-45 minute dune drive across the desert. Feel your adrenaline rush as you slide across from one dune to another in a 4x4 vehicle. The drive will take you further into the desert, up to a high desert dune for a photo stop.

From here, admire beautiful 360-degree views of the desert landscape as the sun slowly sets. Use this photo stop to try sandboarding (sand-surfing), before heading to the desert camp.

The 4-hour tour program ends here, and you will be returned to your hotel. If you've chosen the 7-hour option, your tour will continue with a visit to the hidden desert camp. Arrive at camp and be greeted with Qahwa (Arabic coffee), dates, and Lugamat (a traditional sweet).

Your safari guide will brief you about the various activities available at the camp. Hop on a camel for a short ride, try a shisha pipe, decorate your hands with Henna tattoos, or take pictures in traditional Arabic clothes. As the night settles in, enjoy a scrumptious BBQ dinner of kebabs, hummus, and salads accompanied by sodas, water, and additional drinks from the bar. Enjoy a colorful belly dancing show and Tanura performance, where fast-spinning dancers whirl across the stage. Don’t forget to snap some photos with the Arabian falcons that are present at the camp. Finally, after the last show, return to your hotel in Dubai.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bilingual driver
  • Water during transfers
  • Quad bike ride (optional)
  • Dune bashing
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel ride (can be repeated as per requirement)
  • Bedouin camp visit (with 7-hour option)
  • Welcome gahwa (coffee) and gaymat (sweets)
  • Unlimited soft drinks
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Falcon experience (with 7-hour tour)
  • Shisha smoking (with 7-hour tour)
  • Henna painting (with 7-hour tour)
  • Tanoura and belly dance show (with 7-hour tour)
  • Arabian makeover (with 7-hour tour)
  • BBQ dinner including vegetarian dishes (with 7-hour tour)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Quad bikes rental
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 12 years
  • People over 60 years
Covid-19 precautions
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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat
  • Face mask or protective covering
  • Gloves
  • Water
  • Hand sanitizer or tissues

Know before you go

  • All vehicles are fully insured and equipped with safety features, such as roll bars, seat belts, GPS, and a first aid box
  • Choose from a 4-hour or a 7-hour tour option. The duration for each tour option is approximate and includes transfer
  • Tour itinerary is subject to religious circumstances; certain activities (mainly Tanoura dance and Belly dancing) and alcoholic drinks will not be available on any Islamic days as per UAE law
  • Falcons may not be available at the camp during hotter months (mainly in July & August)
  • Shisha is free in the designated shisha area. Additional charges apply for on table shisha
  • It is recommended to wear covered footwear during the hotter months
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 9263 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Really enjoyed the safari tour, especially the dune bashing and sandboarding part, and much appreciated Najeeb's photo skills at sunset and help in arranging my head scarf several times. He was very nice and helpful and made for a nice tour. Good timing too for this sunset excursion to get an idea of the Dubai desert if you don't have much time for a longer tour or a multiple-day one.

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January 24, 2022

Absolutely delighted with the trip!! I am writing this review to thank the guide Siyyad for a fantastic sunset evening in the desert! He drives gently, confidently, extremely, but in moderation!)) We contacted WhatsApp a few hours before the tour, agreed on a meeting time (the program was not individual, but we could choose whether we would be picked up first or last). On the same car with the same driver-guide, there was both a transfer and a ride in the desert. At will, several people from our group rode quad bikes and camels, then riding in the desert with 2 stops for sandboarding and photo. If it wasn't for Siyyad, I wouldn't have dared to get on an ATV! But with his light presentation, I tried it and got a lot of emotions and impressions! An ideal huge area for riding, excellent quadrics, buggies and children's motorcycles. Awesome tour, thanks a lot!

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January 23, 2022

It is my first time in Dubai. Desert tour was really fantastic! The tour guide picked up from our hotel and gave us great tour experience! Mr. Alam Khan is the best tour guide I have ever met before! His driving skill is really awesome in desert! I truly recommend to having a tour with him. Thank you Mr. Alam Khan! I will visit once again with my family. At that time, please let us tour with you.

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January 23, 2022

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