Dubai Desert

Dubai desert safaris and experiences

United Arab Emirates

Things to do in Dubai Desert

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If the hectic steel and neon of Dubai represent its modern heart, the desert is its ancient soul. Those who choose to take a break from the opulent city will be rewarded by the dramatic landscape and quiet beauty that lies just outside its borders.

A sea of sand dunes, the austere rocky plains of the Western Hajar Mountains, the emerald green Hatta lake...The landscape is as varied as it is vast. The Dubai Desert Conservation Reservation, the country’s first national park, also houses an immense variety of plant species, birds, mammals and reptiles, giving you the opportunity to see rare beauties such as the Sand Gazelle and Arabian Oryx.

The wonders of the desert can be experienced in any number of ways. Ride the ‘waves’ on a quad or a 4x4. Get to know local Bedouins. Meet your camel and see what it’s like to travel on the ‘ship of the desert’ as traders have for centuries. And don’t forget to take in at least one glorious sunset.

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Dubai desert safari with BBQ dinner & local driver
Excursions & day trips

Dubai desert safari with BBQ dinner & local driver

Book your Dubai safari tour with dinner in the golden desert dunes and experience the adrenaline of riding through the Arabian Desert!

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Three in one in Dubai: city tour, dhow cruise and desert safari
Attractions & guided tours

Three in one in Dubai: city tour, dhow cruise and desert safari

Make the most of three in one in Dubai: city tour, dhow cruise and desert safari. Enjoy a two-day experience in Dubai.

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Private champagne desert safari in Dubai
Excursions & day trips

Private champagne desert safari in Dubai

Enjoy a private champagne desert safari in Dubai and the personalized activities, try a camel ride, an aromatic shisha, and have your hands painted with henna.

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Dubai desert assisted e-bike adventure
Great outdoors

Dubai desert assisted e-bike adventure

Enjoy the thrill of riding an e-bike while taking in the breathtaking scenery of Dubai's desert.

Duration 4 hours
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Private dune desert safari with dinner from Dubai
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Private dune desert safari with dinner from Dubai

Go on this private tour to travel across picturesque towering sand dunes arriving at the local camel farm. Plus, indulge in an Arabic barbeque dinner accompanied by belly dancing.

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4x4 sunrise and wildlife desert safari with picnic from Dubai
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4x4 sunrise and wildlife desert safari with picnic from Dubai

Experience the desert at its most mystical and tranquil time at sunrise. See the wildlife and enjoy a morning picnic to start your day.

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Dubai desert safari in 1980 vintage Mercedes
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Dubai desert safari in 1980 vintage Mercedes

Travel back in time to the 1980s and explore the beauty of Dubai Desert in a Classic G230 Mercedes. Enjoy the bedouin hospitality and camp among the Red Dunes.

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17-minute helicopter flight and desert safari combo tour
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17-minute helicopter flight and desert safari combo tour

Take a 17-minute helicopter ride to see beauty of Dubai's landmarks before heading across stunning oceans of sands and enjoy BBQ dinner in the desert.

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Dubai desert safari by vintage Land Rover with dinner
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Dubai desert safari by vintage Land Rover with dinner

Embark on the most awarded desert safari in Dubai, enjoy live breadmaking, coffeemaking, camel rides, and a four-course traditional dinner.

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Private morning desert safari from Dubai
Excursions & day trips

Private morning desert safari from Dubai

Book your private morning desert safari from Dubai and enjoy a camel ride, adventurous sandboarding and the tranquillity of the desert dunes.

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Sunset Camel Trek with Show and BBQ at Al Khayma Camp from Dubai
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Sunset Camel Trek with Show and BBQ at Al Khayma Camp from Dubai

Experience the magic of Dubai's desert with a sunset camel ride, traditional Bedouin camp visit, and an unforgettable Arabian night under the stars.

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Desert safari with BBQ dinner and dance show in Dubai
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Desert safari with BBQ dinner and dance show in Dubai

Enjoy a desert safari with dinner and entertainment,experience dune-bashing, camel riding and traditional food in Dubai.

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Dubai Desert

Dubai Desert

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

Reviews Dubai Desert

3/5
Hannah, 29 Dec 2022

“Food was good. Camel ride too short - went around a courtyard for 3 mins- only 2 camels between 50 tourists. The henna tattoo woman painted a scruffy mehndi tattoo and told me to pay her . Was not free. she demanded 50 diram from daughter. You conned us. Was bitten by ants that were scurrying on carpets. Men kept taking photos of girls without first asking permission - hated that. Car on dunes made us all feel ill as it lasted too long - was not fun. desert safari just silly car ride on sand”

3/5
Belinda, 03 Jun 2022

“Wasn't quite what we expected. Was a long drive (approx 1hr) from our hotel and first stop was to a pretty run down place where you could pay extra to do quad biking. It was ridiculously hot and didn't feel like a safe environment. We weren't the only people to think this. We were there approx half hour then went to the Desert Nature Reserve where after a short drive into the desert the dune bashing began. No one in the jeep enjoyed it as it seemed we had an extreme experience. Apparently the driver is known for his fast driving & thrill seeking and it was too much! Our Daughter had a panic attack as she was so scared! We had to tell him to stop. He was a nice enough guy & very informative with all his information but perhaps he should ask people first how hard & fast they would like to go. You can take photos on top of the dunes before walking down into the camp but it was far too hot, unbearable. As for the desert camp the people are friendly but very pushy with trying to sell you things. The head scarves they put you in upon arrival are not free!!! Sand art & photos are also pushed on you for purchase. It's crazy as huge air conditioning units (don't think they were on) are dotted around along with computers to view the photos & they even accept card machine payments all in the middle of the desert. We couldn't eat the food due to feeling sick from the dune bashing & the extreme heat. 105F!!! Of course you would expect it to be hot but it even caught me by surprise as to how hot. Each to their own but we wouldn't recommend this tour.”

5/5
GDPR Expired data, 02 Dec 2015

“My husband and I had a great experience, the quad biking was very enjoyable, along with the sand boarding and camel ride. Would definitely recommend!”

4/5
GDPR Expired data, 24 Oct 2015
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