Dubai: Sunset Camel Safari, Stargazing, BBQ at Al Khayma

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Dubai: Sunset Camel Safari, Stargazing, BBQ at Al Khayma

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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Explore the Arabian desert on a camel ride at sunset, visit a Bedouin camp where you can take part in henna painting, get a makeover, take falcon photos, stargaze with a telescope, and eat BBQ dinner.

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Duration 6 hours
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Pickup included
Complimentary pickup is available from Dubai city hotels, apartments, and Dubai Cruise Terminal (Port Rashid). Pickup from Bab Al Shams, Al Maha Resort, Jebel Ali, Sport/Motor City is available for an additional fee. Pickup from Dubai Airport is available from Holiday Inn Airport Hotel. Pickup isn't available from Rove Dubai Marina and Wyndham Dubai Marina hotels due to heavy traffic. If you're staying in this area, please instead head to Stella Di Mare Hotel which is 750M away.
Private or small groups available


  • Ride a camel through the Arabian desert (1 camel per couple)
  • Go to a Bedouin style camp and take part in traditional activities
  • Try a shisha pipe or get a henna tattoo
  • Indulge in a memorable stargazing session enjoying the beauty of the desert sky
  • Satisfy your hunger with a delicious buffet dinner in the middle of the desert
Full description

Immerse yourself in a local Dubai experience with a guided camel safari, stargazing, and barbecue. Take in the sandy dunes from the back of a camel as the sun sets into the horizon. Enjoy local treats in a Bedouin tent and watch a traditional dance performance while delving into the barbecue buffet.

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Dubai, then start your journey to the peaceful desert surroundings for a sunset experience of a lifetime. Make your way to a camel caravan, and experience the beauty of the landscape from the back of one of the so-called ships of the desert for about 45 minutes.


Go up and down the dunes in the twilight. Then, head to a Bedouin-style camp for a traditional Arabic coffee or tea upon arrival. Savor Luqaimat sweets with dates and experience part of the desert lifestyle. Feel Old Arabia come to life in a unique Bedouin setting. 

Try a shisha pipe or get a henna tattoo on your hand. Dress in traditional attire and pose for a photo with a falcon. Feast on a barbecue buffet dinner as you watch an authentic Khaliji dance performance. When the camp lights are turned off, feel the magic of the desert while stargazing with a telescope.

  • Pickup and drop-off at your selected hotel/ location
  • Transportation by 4WD air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking licensed driver
  • 40-45 minutes camel ride
  • Sunset view photo stop
  • Camel feeding
  • Unlimited mineral water and soft drinks
  • Al Khayma Desert Camp visit ( Shared camp )
  • Gaymat (sweets), Gahwa (coffee), and dates
  • Henna painting for ladies
  • Arabian makeover with Falcon photos
  • Shisha pipe (hubble bubble flavor) in the Shisha Area
  • Tanura and Ladies Khaliji dance shows
  • Barbecue buffet with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
  • Stargazing with a telescope
  • Sandboarding
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any extra service not mentioned
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • It is recommended you include your WhatsApp number during the booking process for easy communication during the pickup service
  • The duration of the tour may vary as it includes pickup and drop-off times
  • Infants below 5 years are not allowed to ride the camels
  • The camel ride is not suitable for pregnant women
  • Entertainment (Ladies Khaliji dance show) will not be available on special Islamic days as per UAE law
  • Please note that if your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
  • Due to heavy traffic in the Rove Marina and Wyndham Dubai Marina areas at the time of pick-up, it is requested that you come to the Stella Di Mare Hotel for an easy pickup
  • If your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 1000 reviews

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We had booked the Sunset Camel Caravan as we were not interested in dune bashing or quad riding and we’re looking forward to a 45 minute camel ride in the desert. We were picked up promptly by our driver Habib. Very personable & informative. We had other passengers to pick up so we got a bit of a city tour as well. We were transported to a central place where dune buggy’s and quads could be rented…not interested, then had to wait for a number of other parties before proceeding to our “camp” We headed out to the desert approx 3 hrs after pickup and ended up dune bashing which we hadn’t wanted…made a 30 min stop for some incredible photos. Then finally off to our camp where we were planning on the 45 minute sunset camel ride only to arrive and discover the driver was not informed that is what we had booked so we only ended up with a 10 min camel ride in a circle. Needless to say I was VERY disappointed as I had really wanted a desert camel experience not a “circus/zoo” experience.

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November 23, 2022

This trip was SO much more than we expected!!! A true desert experience from the get go till the very end. Usman, our fantastic safari guide collected us from our hotel and provided non-stop adventure and entertainment till returning us 6 hours later. From flamingos to gizelle spotting, camel riding, amazing tea, sweets, traditional Middle eastern bbq, Blood red Arabian sunset watching, Henna artwork and Bedouin fire and dancing spectacular. It was a special night to share with those you love. My family and I will treasure the memory of it, Thank you Usman!!!! Cannot rate this trip and safari guide highly enough!!!!

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October 11, 2022

Overall it was a great experience. The transport by car with Qadir was great fun, the camel ride beautiful and the camp well organized with many activities. The dinner is also very good and the final show is very entertaining. I recommend it to everyone, an experience to do absolutely!

October 12, 2022

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