Ras Al Khaimah: Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner

Activity provider: Desert Gate Tourism LLC

Ras Al Khaimah: Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner

Activity provider: Desert Gate Tourism LLC

From US$ 69 per person

Explore the Ras Al Khaimah desert on a 6-hour 4WD adventure tour, and experience the golden dunes of Arabia by off-road vehicle. Take optional camel rides, get a henna tattoo on your hands, enjoy a BBQ buffet dinner beneath the stars, and much more!

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Ras Al Khaimah Pickup between 15:30 to 16:30 hours from the hotel/residence lobby.


  • Experience an Arabian desert by 4WD vehicle
  • Watch the sunset from the summit of a towering sand dune
  • Enjoy optional camel rides, or get a henna painting on your hands
  • Try various aromatic water pipes and wear traditional Arabic costumes
  • Feast on a barbecue dinner under the desert night sky
  • See traditional belly dancing and tannora folk dance performances
Full description

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”!

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Dune drive
  • Sunset watch
  • Camel rides
  • Henna painting
  • Sand boarding
  • Shisha (hubbly bubbly) corner
  • Full buffet dinner
  • Unlimited soft drinks, coffee and tea
  • Shawerma station
  • Arabic bread station
  • Photo opportunities in traditional Arabic costumes
  • Belly dance show
  • Traditional tannora dance
  • Gratuity
  • Alcoholic drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The tour is not recommended for people with cardiac problems or people with neck or back problems
  • If you have a child under 4 years old then a private car must be booked
  • Alcoholic drinks and tips are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 462 reviews

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There was a little confusion about the pick up time… email confirmation gave two times. However we were eventually picked up by our driver Mohammed…. As there were four of us, we collected another two people from a different hotel. We were then taken to the set up in the desert….. we had a chance to look around and everything was explained to us. We signed up for the dune buggy which we were able to do AFTER the safari. It cost 350dhs for two people in a buggy or you can do a four person one. On the whole the experience was great, the kids really enjoy themselves. All staff were good and knowledgable. My only negative is that we found ourselves waiting around quite abit. However me this wouldn’t stop us from doing it again. Thank you

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August 8, 2022

A great experience. We roared through the desert in a jeep, there was an extensive photo stop. After that we went to the camp, had a drink and had a very good meal, saw 2 shows which were spectacular and were taken back to the hotel.. there was the opportunity to ride a camel.. all as described. Top

May 5, 2022

Nice tour with drawbacks, contradicting information about the pick-up time. The Bedouin camp initially looked a lot like a tourist circus, the sip of Arabic coffee that was offered was unfortunately only warm water, with a coffee bean lying around at some point. Later in the evening everything was very nice , great dancing and fire show ! We were then shocked on the way back when our driver wanted to drop us off somewhere on the street about 40 minutes by car from our hotel in the dark, saying that another vehicle would come and take us to the hotel. When we refused or demanded that he wait until the "other vehicle" was there, he buckled and took us to the hotel. The constant handling of the mobile phone while driving may be common in the UAE, but drivers should be strictly forbidden, especially since anything but slow is driven.

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April 30, 2022

Product ID: 63762