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Dubai: 4-Hour Sunrise Safari with Wildlife Experience

Dubai: 4-Hour Sunrise Safari with Wildlife Experience

From US$ 75 per person

On this 4-hour Sunrise Safari head into the Dubai desert in the early morning. After experiencing a spectacular sunrise you’ll enjoy a ride in a 4WD vehicle across the dunesdunes followed by a picnic breakfast and visit to Al Qudra Lakes.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up at your hotel in Dubai, Sharjah or Ajman. For Port Rashid cruise passengers: pick-up will be at the cruise terminal.
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  • Watch a spectacular sunrise in the Arabian Desert
  • Enjoy a drive across the dunes in a 4WD vehicle
  • Stop for photos to capture the amazing colors of the desert in the early morning
  • Eat a picnic breakfast, seated in Arabian style
  • See the Arabian Oryx at a feeding station
  • Visit Al Qudra Lake
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Your Arabian Desert safari starts when you’re picked up at your hotel and drive into the desert in a comfortable 4WD vehicle. Head across the dunes and get ready for a truly rare experience as the sun comes up over the horizon. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to capture stunning photo memories on this 4-hour activity. Watch the desert come alive as your driver takes you on a dune drive. Then enjoy a picnic breakfast seated in traditional Arabian style. This Sunrise Safari Tour gives you the opportunity discover the desert in a unique way. At the end of the program you’ll be dropped off at your Dubai hotel. After roaming the desert, drive to watch the protected indigenous wildlife such as the Desert Gazelle and Arabian Oryx. Then take a quick drive to the Al Qudra Lakes part of the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve. Across the lakes at Al Qudra, enjoy a picnic or a leisurely ride.
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel in a private vehicle
  • Sunrise photo stop
  • Dune drive
  • Light refreshments (coffee, water, soft drink)
  • Picnic breakfast
  • Sandboarding
  • English-speaking driver
  • Stop at Arabian Oryx feeding station
  • Visit to Al Qudra Lake
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • 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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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The local partner reserves the right to cancel any part of the scheduled program due to government decisions, public holidays, or weather conditions
  • The local partner also reserves the right to amend and/or cancel the schedule
  • Children under the age of 5 can not participate in the shared tour
  • Guests visiting the United Arab Emirates during the Summer months (June – September) are advised that peak daytime temperatures sometimes reach 42 – 45 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels can also exceed 90 percent during this period. It is recommended that all guests take adequate precaution, especially during off-road
  • The duration of the tour itself is between 3.5 to 4-hours. But, driving time to and from your Dubai hotel may take an additional 30 minutes depending on traffic conditions and the time of day
  • Departure time is between approximately 4 AM - 4:30 AM
  • Spotting wildlife is not guaranteed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 300 reviews

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The organization of the trip went well and we were picked up early in the morning. The animal experience was nice, but not outstanding, as the animals (one herd of deer and one herd of gazelles) are very shy. The sunrise was very beautiful and the breakfast box was extensive. Our guide Jawed was very friendly and could tell us a lot about Dubai. Thank you!

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October 26, 2021

A unique experience. We were picked up punctually in the morning at 4 a.m. in front of the hotel by our driver. After about 1.5 hours of driving, we reached our destination and were the first to see wild antelopes. In the darkness of the night it was the first goosebumps moment. Our driver spread a blanket in the warm sand and conjured up delicious Arabic coffee with cardamom and Arabic tea for us. He had enough ice-cold water and even a small breakfast package for us. While we waited for the sunrise there was time for a great private chat. While he was talking about Dubai and his homeland Bombay, we could take unique pictures, saw the sun rise, then drove through the desert and felt like we were in 1001 nights. Unforgettable moments with incredibly beautiful moments that we will never forget.

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October 10, 2021

The two drivers picked us up at the hotel on time and dropped us off again. One could tell us something about everything we wanted to know and was there for all our concerns, the other was more of a passive nature and silent. This part of the desert is not really dark because the night light illuminates the sky from both sides and many planes are crossing. The "breakfast" from the cardboard box could be saved at this time or made smaller (you will be back at 8 o'clock!), Especially since it creates a mountain of rubbish again. In the end, there are impressive photos and a memory of a nice excursion with new impressions. You shouldn't expect too much from the experience of nature, then you come back enriched.

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September 22, 2021

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