Ras al-Khaimah Desert safaris

Our most recommended Ras al-Khaimah Desert safaris

Dubai: Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and Buffet Dinner

1. Dubai: Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and Buffet Dinner

Explore the desert on this SUV tour from Dubai. Cruise up, down and through desert dunes in Land Cruiser. Drive an ATV over sand dunes before enjoying live entertainment and dinner at a Bedouin camp. Begin by exploring the desert and get a glimpse of the harshness and intensity of the desert sands. Later on, try dune bashing in a 4x4 Land Cruiser (which is fully equipped with all necessary safety features) and sandboarding on the silky red-sand dunes. Next up is the quad bike area, where you will receive a short briefing of safety instructions before enjoying the thrill of riding an ATV over the vast sands. Finally, relax in a traditional Bedouin-style camp, where you can indulge in activities like camel riding and henna painting. Enjoy being entertained by belly and folk dancers while eating a delicious barbecue dinner.

Ras Al Khaimah: Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner

2. Ras Al Khaimah: Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner

Escape the heat and hassle of Ras Al Khaimah’s urban center on an afternoon and evening desert safari by 4WD vehicle. Following a pick-up from your hotel, relax in the air-conditioned off-road vehicle. Head to the desert dunes that surround the city, and admire views of the barren yet enchanting landscape on the way. Stop at a traditional camel farm to see herds of the magnificent hump-backed herbivores. Learn about the different types of camels commonly seen in the desert around Ras Al Khaimah. Continue across the desert plains in your 4WD vehicle, and arrive at a campsite where Arabic coffee and dates are offered as a welcome. Climb on the back of a camel for an optional guided tour around the encampment. Get a henna tattoo design on your hands or feet. Watch a traditional Tanourah folk dance, and feast on a delicious barbecue dinner. After dinner, smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe) if you wish, and watch a live belly-dance performance. Relax under a canopy of twinkling stars, and enjoy an experience that could be straight out of “One Thousand and One Nights”!

Ras Al Khaimah : Half-Day Desert Safari with Dinner

3. Ras Al Khaimah : Half-Day Desert Safari with Dinner

A must for everyone who is visiting UAE. A memory to share with your family and friends back home, This is one safari you can’t do back home. We recommend it highly and it will be worth every penny spend! This tour departs in the afternoon across the desert of Ras Al Khaimah with several photo-stops during an exciting dune drive to the interior part of Ras Al Khaimah Desert . The drive continues across the desert. We stop to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching our campsite “The Dunes Camping & Safari RAK” where you have the opportunity to do a camel ride, sand boarding and try out a henna design on hand or feet. After working up an appetite enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe). Before returning to your hotel / home, watch our belly dancer performing her show around the campfire by starlight.

Desert Drive & Wadi Shawka Pool Visit

4. Desert Drive & Wadi Shawka Pool Visit

Explore the best-kept treasures of Arabia on this mountain safari experience. Get a glimpse of desert life and agricultural life with rock formations deep in the desert such as fossil and camel rocks. Continue your adventure with sandboarding and an exciting dune bashing experience. Enjoy an exhilarating adventure to the deep trenches and waters of Wadi, the region’s natural water pools. Wadi Shawka in Ras Al Khaimah is neighbored by the Hajar Mountains and the valley consists of rocky terrain, farmland, water pools, wildlife, and plenty of parking and camping spots. Wadi Shawka is a perfect place for family picnics and get-togethers in nature. Swim back through it or turn back a little bit and climb a small hill to bypass it.

Ras Al Khaimah: Bedouin Oasis Chalet Camping

5. Ras Al Khaimah: Bedouin Oasis Chalet Camping

If you are the outdoor addict who loves camping, you will have the time of your life at Bedouin Oasis Camp, enjoying a 5 star Bedouin experience within a tranquil oasis. You can go on a camel ride through the desert, sand board down a dune, experience traditional Henna painting or relax and witness the live entertainment. Following the BBQ dinner and Bedouin Oasis activities, you can spend the night in a tent that is mostly hand made using natural materials. Watch the stars free of light pollution in the middle of the desert. Before leaving, a light breakfast will be served. The camp has luxurious and environmentally friendly washroom facilities with private shower and other amenities to make your stay a pleasurable experience.

From Khasab: Jebel Harim and Gulf of Oman Private Tour

6. From Khasab: Jebel Harim and Gulf of Oman Private Tour

Benefit from pickup at your accommodation, the airport, or cruise ship terminal in Khasab, and then travel in comfort towards Jebel Harim, the highest mountain on the Musandam Peninsula. Get panoramic views of the mountains and valleys as you make your way to the rugged Sayh Plateau, 1,100 meters above sea level. Gaze across the spectacular landscape to the coastal area of Dibba on the Gulf of Oman. Marvel at the neighboring canyon, 1,600 meters above sea level. Discover a wall of fossils that dates back to pre-historic times. Pass Khor Najid to see the unique fjord and Gulf of Oman. Visit an ancient stone house in Bait Ul Kufal, and soak up the beauty of the lush natural park of Birkat al-Khaldiyah. Continue the return trip to Khasab, and get dropped off at your original point of departure.

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What people are saying about Ras al-Khaimah

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,841 reviews

After being picked up in the afternoon and after a chilled drive, we were greeted at the desert camp with coffee and dates, had time to look around and discover, I really enjoyed that. Then an absolutely brilliant speedy dune ride, thanks Sal'em! But everyone had fun, not just me - who likes it a little wilder - our great driver also took care of two older people, so that everyone really had fun! But even with a longer stop, feeling the great landscape of the desert and the peace of the desert was great before we went back to the camp. There were so many included offers that anyone could take advantage of if they wanted to. I chose camel riding and then enjoyed the absolutely delicious barbecue with a shisha I treated myself to and the special atmosphere of the camp at sunset. A rousing belly dancer, a wonderful dervish and a fast-paced fire show wowed everyone! Thanks for the great experience!

It was a little unclear at first where we would ultimately be picked up, but the customer service from Get your Guide from Germany helped us very well. Otherwise very nice experience. Impressive safari, camel riding with a cozy dinner in the desert fortress. Only: The safari through the desert is really not for sensitive stomachs :) Because the drivers really step on the gas.

Price-performance ratio is okay but not a bargain. You should wear long pants in the evening, it gets cold quickly in the desert.

Maxinum joy!!!! Driver Mohamed, the car, food, place in the camp, preformance. Total must if you are at Ras al khaimah or Dubai.

Everything was perfect & the driver was so respectful and friendly. I definitely will recommend this activity to my friends