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Dubai: Sunset Camel Caravan Safari & BBQ at Al Khayma Camp

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Dubai: Sunset Camel Caravan Safari & BBQ at Al Khayma Camp

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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Explore the serene Arabian desert on a camel trek at sunset. Visit a Bedouin camp where you can take part in traditional activities, such as henna hand painting and smoking a shisha pipe.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
  • Pose for a photograph with a falcon on your shoulder
  • Satisfy your hunger with a delicious buffet dinner in the middle of the desert
Full description

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 "ships of the desert" for about 40-45 minutes.

Take (optional) rides up and down the dunes in the twilight. Then, go to a Bedouin-style camp for a traditional Arabic coffee (kahwa) or tea on arrival. Savor Luqaimat sweets with dates and experience part of the desert lifestyle. Feel "Old Arabia" come to life in a unique Bedouin setting. Take part in traditional activities to complete your journey into the culture of the Arab world. Try your hand at smoking a shisha pipe or get a henna tattoo on your hand. Dress in typical Arabic attire and pose for a photo with a falcon resting on your hand or shoulder.  Feast from a delicious barbecue buffet dinner as you watch authentic Ladies Khaliji dance performances. Relax under a canopy of stars, and get dropped off at your accommodation at the end of the tour services.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your selected hotel/ location
  • Transportation by 4WD air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking licensed driver
  • 40-45 minutes camel ride
  • 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
  • Sandboarding
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any extra service not mentioned
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
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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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
  • Pickup will be 45 minutes prior to your booked time based on your location
  • If your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 971 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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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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