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Budget-Friendly Evening Desert Safari

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  • Get an affordable desert safari experience complete with an unlimited BBQ dinner with plenty of options from different cuisines including hummus, biriyani, and pasta.
  • Enjoy must-do experiences with your ticket including 15 minutes of dune bashing, a camel ride, and sandboarding.
  • Deck out in traditional clothes with a falcon resting on your arm and get a beautiful henna design on your palms for the complete Emirati experience.
  • Spread out on an Arabic Majlis while puffing shisha and try traditional tea, qehwah, and luqaimat – a sweet dish.
  • Relish in your delicious dinner with a side of a thrilling belly dance performance, a fire show as well as a Tanoura dance performance.

Inclusions

  • 6-hour desert safari
  • Hotel transfers in AC 4x4 cars
  • Dune bashing for 10-15 mins
  • BBQ dinner buffet with veg, non-veg and Jain dishes (find the menu here)
  • Live entertainment shows (Tanoura, belly dancing, and fire dancing)
  • Camel ride
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Traditional Arabic costume photo opportunity
  • Sandboarding
  • Arabic coffee or tea
  • Henna painting
  • Unlimited refreshments: tea, coffee, water, soft drinks
  • A buggy is available on request
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Belly dance will not be available during the holy month of Ramadan.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Limited Time 50% Off: Evening Desert Safari with Optional Quad Biking or Dune Buggy

from AED 295
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  • With dune bashing, sandboarding, a camel ride, and an option to choose between quad biking or dune buggy, this adventurous safari is perfect for thrill-seekers!
  • Prepare for an exhilarating quad bike adventure and thrilling dune bashing in the desert, while witnessing the sunset over sky-high sand dunes.
  • Get hassle-free hotel transfers in a 4x4 vehicle and make sure to ask your friendly and experienced guides to share all they know about the desert.
  • Relish in a BBQ dinner with many options and a warm welcome including traditional sandwiches and coffee.
  • Get your pictures clicked in traditional Emirati fashion and get a gorgeous henna design on your hands.

Inclusions

  • 6-hour desert safari
  • 30 to 40 mins of high-intensity dune bashing
  • Private 4x4 Transfer (optional)
  • 30-mins quad biking (optional)
  • 30-mins dune buggy (optional)
  • BBQ dinner buffet with veg and non-veg options (find the menu here)
  • Live entertainment shows: Tanoura, Belly dancing, and Fire Dancing
  • Camel ride
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Sandboarding
  • Traditional Arabic costume photo opportunity
  • Shisha facility at the Shisha corner
  • Arabic coffee or tea
  • Henna painting
  • Snacks (including Arabic dates)
  • Unlimited refreshments: tea, coffee, water, soft drinks

Exclusions

  • Picture with falcon (available at an extra cost)
  • Alcoholic beverages (available at an extra cost)
  • Souvenirs (available at an extra cost)
  • It's recommended to wear light clothes along with comfortable shoes.
  • Bring along your sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, jacket, and camera.
  • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid any sickness during dune bashing.
  • This tour can accommodate a maximum of 6 people in 1 group.
  • The dune bashing experience is not suitable for: children aged 3 and under, pregnant women, wheelchair users, people with back and heart problems, people with pre-existing medical conditions, infants, and senior citizens.
  • Some entertainment shows may not be available during national holidays and Islamic occasions.
  • Note that the following are not allowed during this experience: luggage, large bags, pets.
  • Pick-up and drop-off are limited to specific areas in Dubai.
  • During Ramadan, please note that belly dance shows and alcohol drinks will not be available.
  • During Ramadan, the new pick-up timings will be between 2:30pm and 3pm.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Premium Evening Desert Safari with Optional AC Majlis & Table Service

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  • Explore the dunes of Dubai in a spacious camp in the desert, complete with shisha, henna painting, and a camel ride.
  • Along with a BBQ dinner, taste traditional Arabian sweets and refresh yourself with some Arabic 'gahwa' coffee.
  • A good time is guaranteed with special hospitality and service, and the company of a small group promises a relaxed experience.
  • Enjoy live belly dancing and Tanoura dance performances, and make sure you take photos dressed in traditional Arabian dishdasha and abayas.
  • For a more private experience, upgrade to a dinner table. If you're looking to beat the heat, book an AC majlis to share with your group and dine privately.

Inclusions

  • 6-hour desert safari
  • Round-trip shared hotel transfers in AC 4x4 cars
  • BBQ dinner buffet with veg and non-veg options (Click here for the menu)
  • 20 min dune bashing
  • Live entertainment shows: Tanoura, belly dancing and fire show
  • Camel ride
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Traditional Arabic costume photo opportunity
  • Shisha facility at the Shisha corner
  • Arabic coffee or tea
  • Henna painting
  • Snacks (including Arabic dates)
  • Unlimited refreshments: tea, coffee, water, soft drinks
  • VIP dinner service (optional)
  • VIP AC majlis (optional)

Exclusions

  • Dune buggy ride
  • Falconry
  • Quad biking
  • Souvenirs
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tip: Make sure you check out the live counter at dinner with fresh fruits and grills prepared right in front of you.
  • Please note that pick-up services are not available from Sharjah.
  • This tour is not suitable for pregnant women, wheelchair users, infants, and individuals with back or neck problems.
  • The following are not allowed in this experience: pets, luggage, and large bags.
  • Children below 16 can enjoy the desert safari but are not allowed to partake in shisha or dune buggy.
  • During Ramadan, pickup timings will be between 3:30pm and 4pm.
  • During Ramadan activities, the following guidelines will be observed: belly dancing performances will be suspended from the first day of Ramadan, alcohol will not be served throughout Ramadan, and only entertainment music will be played during the activities.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Morning Desert Safari with Quad Biking in Dubai

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  • Go on a desert safari and get the ultimate Middle Eastern experience in Dubai.
  • Take advantage of a convenient pick-up early in the morning and travel to the Arabian Desert.
  • Revel in the iconic sights of Dubai, the City of Gold, as you leave behind the metropolis.
  • Enjoy a thrilling 45 minutes of dune bashing and experience adventure in the sea of gold sand.
  • Try sandboarding and desert camel riding for some kicks and thrills.
  • Take your desert adventure to the next level with a quad biking upgrade.

Inclusions

  • Shared transfers
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Dune Bashing
  • Camel Riding
  • Sand Boarding
  • Water, Tea, Coffee
  • Quad Biking (Optional)
  • Pregnant women or guests with backaches are not recommended to participate in these activities.
  • Guests aged 18 and above can ride the quad bike (if option selected), while those in the passenger seat must be aged 12 and above.
  • Shared are arranged from your Dubai hotel/residence alone and not from the airport.
  • Pick-up/drop-off will be done from hotels centrally located in Dubai’s City Center OR Sharjah Sahara Center (Dubai-side).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Sunrise Desert Safari with Picnic Breakfast

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  • Experience the desert safari differently during this sunrise desert safari Dubai with a picnic breakfast and sandboarding.
  • You'll stop in the middle of the flat desert and watch the dunes and Hajar mountain range light up as the sun rises.
  • Savour a hearty Dubai desert picnic breakfast on the cool sands.
  • Zoom down the sand dunes as you surf on a sandboard.
  • Drive back to your accommodation with Kodak moments from the golden hour.

Inclusions

  • Pick-up and drop-off in an air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle
  • Dune drive
  • Light refreshments (coffee, water, soft drinks)
  • Picnic breakfast
  • Sandboarding

Exclusions

  • Dune bashing
  • Quad bike
  • 4:30am: Pick-up
  • 5am: Sunrise at Hajar mountains
  • 6am: Desert picnic breakfast
  • 7am: Sandboarding
  • 7:30am: Drop-off

Note: The timings mentioned depend on various factors and may differ slightly on the day of your safari.

  • Reduced ticket pricing is available for this experience.
  • This experience is not suitable for pregnant women, people with heart ailments, and back or neck problems.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Luxury Heritage Evening Desert Safari with Optional Dune Bashing

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  • Experience the best of Dubai's desert culture and heritage with a curated safari that combines scenic desert drives, camel rides, falcon shows, and more.
  • Explore the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in a vintage open-top Land Rover, witnessing the natural beauty and wildlife of the region.
  • Enjoy a camel ride at sunset, followed by an interactive falcon show that showcases the grace and agility of these majestic birds.
  • Savor a delicious 4-course Arabic-inspired dinner at the exclusive 57 Safari Camp, along with traditional treats like dates, coffee, and shisha.
  • Enjoy the finer side of Emirati hospitality – unwind in an AC majlis, enjoy shisha, get henna tattoos, or upgrade to go dune bashing.
  • Benefit from the convenience of hotel transfers aboard a 4x4 Nissan Patrol, English-speaking guides, and traditional Arabian activities and elements.

Inclusions

  • Pick-up & drop-off in an AC 4x4 vehicle
  • English-speaking licensed driver/guide & on-ground staff
  • Open-top vintage Land Rover drive
  • 30-min falcon show
  • Camel trek
  • Tannoura, Fire & special Youla performance
  • Drive/walk to Sunset Point
  • 4-course Arabic dinner
  • Shisha
  • Soft drinks
  • Refreshments
  • Henna tattoo
  • Complimentary Guthra & Sheila
  • Insurance
  • Ramadan special juices & dates during Iftar
  • Dune bashing (as per option selected)
  • Tip: Bring a camera and binoculars to capture the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve's scenery and wildlife, like Arabian oryx, gazelles, and birds, during your vintage Land Rover safari.
  • It is advised to wear lightweight clothing during summer. Bring along sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and a jacket during winter.
  • This activity is not stroller and wheelchair-accessible.
  • The nature drive is not recommended for guests more than 6 months pregnant.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Ultra Luxury Desert Safari, Wildlife Tour & Fine Dining

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  • Hassle-free transfers, a 60-min nature safari with a conservation guide, a 6-course dinner, camel rides & live shows - get all of this in one lavish oasis desert safari experience with this ticket!
  • Travel the desert in a premium vehicle on a 60-min nature safari with an expert conservation guide and spot desert animals like gazelles and Arabian oryx.
  • Visit a beautiful remote lake where you'll find some rare birds and go to a Ghaf tree forest for some beautiful photographs.
  • Watch a spectacular falconry performance at an exclusive venue.
  • Catch a colorful sunset as you sip on sparkling juice and enjoy some canapes.
  • Ride on a camel to a desert oasis where you'll spend the rest of your evening in your private cabana.
  • Dig into your 6-course meal in the cabana, surrounded by rolling dunes and a peaceful desert.
  • Watch breathtaking live entertainment shows before you are dropped off at your place of accommodation.

Inclusions

  • Pick-up and drop-off in a shared AC 4x4 vehicle
  • 60-min nature safari in a premium Range Rover
  • Professional driver who is also a conservation guide
  • Ghutra or Sheila (headscarf)
  • Falconry
  • Visit to a bird sanctuary in a remote lake
  • Camel rides
  • 6-course dinner (menu here)
  • Acrobatic performance
  • Fire show

Exclusions

  • Dune bashing
  • Quad bike
  • Optional photos
  • 2:30pm: Pick-up
  • 4pm: 60-min Nature Safari
  • 5pm: Visit to desert lake and bird sanctuary
  • 6pm: Falconry performance
  • 6:30pm: First meal course with sunset canapés
  • 7pm: Camel ride to an oasis with your private cabana
  • 7:30pm: 5-course dinner along with live entertainment
  • 9:30pm: Drop-off

Note: The timings mentioned depend on various factors and may differ slightly on the day of your safari.

  • Arabic jackets (Besht) are available for guests in the camp on request should the temperature drop.
  • Vegetarian, vegan, kosher-style, and/or gluten-free dietary requirements can be accommodated if informed during booking.
  • The nature drive is not suitable for guests who are more than 3 months pregnant.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Going on a Dubai Desert Safari

Picture this: a mesmerizing sunset, replete with stunning shades of yellows and reds and a hint of pink streaking through. The sun’s rays fall softly on an endless expanse of golden sands and you’re left in awe at the natural beauty of the desert in front of you. Contrary to popular opinion that a desert pales in front of the mountains or the sea, visiting one is a unique experience in itself. 

Make memories of a lifetime by indulging in a plethora of activities that are both thrilling and enchanting. Crash into the dunes in a Dune Buggy or slide down the sand on a Sandboard, or go on a relaxing Camel Ride; Dubai Desert Safaris have something for everyone. 

Why Go on a Dubai Desert Safari?

The question you should ask instead, is why NOT go for a desert safari in Dubai? You’ll find 50 reasons why you should try out this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Unique desert landscape? Check

Nail-biting adventure activities? Check

All-inclusive experience with meals & entertainment? Check

While this barely scratches the surface, let’s actually convince you to go ahead and book a desert safari in Dubai. 

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Never seen before landscape

You’ve seen sandy beaches and sky-high mountains – but have you actually visited a desert? The raw, unique landscape boasts an endless expanse of golden sand dunes, as far as your eyes can see! And imagine this, the magnificent cherry on top is an unobstructed view of the glorious sunsets that only a desert landscape can witness. Need added incentive? Spot rare wildlife like the Arabian oryx, Arabian gazelle, and even the Pharaoh eagle.

Dune Buggy Ride at desert safari

Action-packed activities

Now that the landscape has you convinced, the next important reason to actually visit the desert is to sink your feet in and explore. Go for a gritty dune buggy or quad biking experience to actually drive through the desert! Try sandboarding and feel the rush as you zoom across the sand dunes. With your family and friends, enjoy the thrill of dune bashing as you feel the bumps and jolts while you drive along the dunes. 

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Buffet, kahwa, & more

After all the adventure, you are bound to feel like you can eat a meal worth 3 people. All desert safaris include a massive BBQ buffet breakfast, lunch or dinner [depending on the safari you choose]. You’ll be treated to a delicious assortment of local delicacies, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, along with kahwa, dessert, refreshments, and more. Eat to your heart’s content and then some!

A Bedouin CAMP, Dubai Desert Safari

Discover Bedouin culture

Like any country on this planet, the UAE is home to local tribes that built its foundation – the Bedouins, a vast tribe with a fascinating history of survival. On a desert safari, you have the rare opportunity to meet the Bedouins, engage in conversation about their life and lifestyle, eat their freshly prepared meals, hop on for a camel ride, and even – if you are lucky – stay in a local camp!

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Endless Instagram-worthy shots

The photo opportunities in a desert, like any other natural landscape, are endless. Who wouldn’t want a photo with the backdrop of a magnificent sunset right behind them? Get some frame-worthy shots of your adventurous side as you drive a dune buggy or glide across the dunes. Capture the wild animals and birds around, make memories of the graceful belly dancers and performers, and more. 

No visit to Dubai is complete without a desert safari. It’s the only way to truly understand and experience the vast range of extraordinary things you can do in Dubai. Step back, head away from the city, and spend your day in the mysterious desert.

How to choose the best desert safari – an easy booking guide

The most sought-after question: just how do you make a decision to choose the right desert safari? So many factors to consider, from budget and safari type to inclusions, location, and more. 

If this question has you baffled, don’t worry, we’ve broken it down into easy-to-consume information and also provided recommended experiences to help you make a quick, informed decision. 

Pre-booking

Before we get into the process of how to choose the best desert safari, here are some basics to know about the kind of experiences you are about to encounter.

  • You can choose from a morning or evening desert safari.
  • Every desert safari includes a list of default activities like dune bashing and a list of add-ons for an additional expense like quad biking.
  • Every desert safari you purchase from us includes return transfers, so don’t consider commute as a factor for choosing the right safari.
  • Both morning and evening safaris include veg and non-veg buffet meals; however, compared to standard safaris, premium ones have a better selection of drinks, appetizers, and main course dishes.
  • Live entertainment is included only in evening desert safaris, not morning safaris.  
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Morning vs evening safari

Deciding between a morning or evening safari is crucial when booking your Dubai desert adventure. Morning safaris offer a thrilling escape with breathtaking sunrises and adventure activities, ideal if you are looking to skip live entertainment and go for just the experience. On the other hand, evening safaris provide a more comprehensive experience with cultural immersion, live entertainment, and a delightful sunset. For a quick, adrenaline-fueled adventure, choose the morning safari. For a more leisurely, immersive experience, the evening safari awaits.

Our recommended morning safari: Sunrise Desert Safari with Picnic Breakfast

Our recommended evening safari: Red Dune Safari with Entertainment & BBQ Dinner

Weather and temperature

Weather and temperature

Dubai's summer months (May to October) bring hot and dry weather, with temperatures reaching up to 50°C (122°F). During these months, evening safaris are preferable due to cooler desert temperatures, which typically range from 25°C to 30°C (77°F to 86°F).

Winter months (October to April) offer pleasant temperatures suitable for both morning and evening safaris. During the day, temperatures range from 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F), making morning safaris comfortable. Evenings are even cooler, with temperatures dropping to 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F), making evening safaris a cozy option to enjoy the desert's beauty under the stars.

Our recommended safari for the summer: Evening Red Dune Desert Safari with Buffet Dinner

Our recommended safari for the winter: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Farm Visit & Sandboarding

Dubai desert safari Budget

Budget

Desert safaris are a popular activity in Dubai, and there is a wide range of prices to choose from. Safaris typically range from AED 60 to AED 2000, with the price depending on the location, duration, activity inclusions, and other services and facilities offered.

Standard safaris (up to AED 200): These safaris are typically 4-6 hours long and include a short dune bashing and camel ride experience, followed by a simple buffet meal.

Recommended experience: Budget-Friendly Evening Desert Safari

Mid-range safaris (AED 200-AED 600): These safaris are typically 6-10 hours long and include a host of adventure activities, such as dune buggy riding, sandboarding, and quad biking. The buffet options are also more widespread.

Recommended experience: 20 Mins Quad Bike, Desert Safari & Entertainment

Premium safaris (AED 600 and above): These safaris are the ultimate desert experiences and offer comfort, luxury, and the opportunity to immerse yourself completely in local bedouin culture. They include all of the activities of the mid-range safaris, as well as wildlife safaris, stargazing, private transfers, and overnight stays.

Recommended experience: Ultra Luxury Desert Safari, Wildlife Tour & Fine Dining

Dune bashing, Dubai desert safari

Activities

A desert safari is incomplete without thrilling adventure activities. Standard safaris include dune bashing and camel rides. Depending on your chosen package, you can add quad biking, sandboarding, or dune buggy riding for a fee. Pick activities based on your interests and budget.

Dune bashing and camel rides suit families and groups, while solo travelers, couples, and smaller groups prefer sandboarding, quad biking, and dune buggy rides. Activity durations vary by safari; standard options offer 10-minute quad biking and 15-minute dune bashing, while higher-priced safaris provide 20-30 minutes of quad biking and 40-45 minutes of dune bashing.

Recommended experience for standard activities: Red Dune Safari with Entertainment & BBQ Dinner

Recommended experience for premium activities: Premium Red Dunes Desert Safari in Dubai

A belly dancer performing, Dubai desert safari

Duration

Another interesting factor to consider when looking for the perfect Dubai desert safari is the duration of each experience. Once you decide on whether you want to go for a morning or evening desert safari, you can narrow down on the duration. 

Morning safaris typically last between 3-6 hours, usually starting from a 7 am pick-up. Due to the early nature of this experience, once you are done, you’ll have the whole day to explore the city and get through your itinerary.

Since evening safaris are ideal for travelers looking for a complete desert experience, these last longer. You can easily expect to spend your entire evenings in the desert, sometimes up to 9 hours. Typical pick up times are from 3 pm. Consider evening safaris only if you have the time and space in your schedule to experience all activities to the fullest.

Now that you have narrowed down your options based on our suggestions, here’s a quick booking guide. In just 3 steps, you’ll have a confirmed booking.

Step 1: Click on Check Availability to see if the desert safari is available on your preferred date.

Step 2: If yes, select the preferred date and customize your package based on the activities you want to opt for.

Step 3: Update guest details and add the correct pick-up point for your transfers. Once done, make your payment and you’re read

Where to book my Dubai desert safari: Online vs on-site booking

You can choose to book your desert safari on-site, i.e., the hotel you are staying at or by visiting a local operator in Dubai. The procedure would be similar where you would be picked up from either your hotel or a common meeting point in the city and taken for your safari.

Alternatively, you can book your safari online with us. Here are a few reasons to convince you:

1. Choice, choices, choices

If you look to book a desert safari on-site, you won’t be able to choose the one that best suits your budget, schedule, and interests. You’ll have a few options from the local operator partnered to your hotel which may not suit your requirements.

However, if you choose to book online with us, not only do you have an interesting variety of options across wide budget ranges, but you can actually customize your experience based on the activities you want to try. 

2. Trust factor

We’ve catered to over 15 million guests worldwide who have enjoyed their chosen desert experiences. Just take a look at our reviews and testimonials to convince you we are the right platform. We also offer 24/7 customer support to answer any query you may have regarding the booking or the experience. 

At a hotel, you’ll have to go with a local operator who you may not know about. 

3. Convenience   

Why wait in long lines at your local operator’s office or your hotel reception as you browse through pamphlet after pamphlet, when you can just check the inclusions of each desert safari and book your preferred one in under 5 minutes online? Save time and book in advance to secure your experience.

4. Discounts & cashback

The most important benefit of booking your safari with us is that we offer exclusive online-only discounts & cashback. An experience which you may get at your hotel or operator’s office for AED 200, with your guest-friendly discounts, you can easily expect to save 20% on your total booking and even get 5%-10% cashback. You won’t have to settle for local prices or pay an additional amount for activities.  

Dubai Desert Safari Activities

Dubai Desert Safari - Dune Bashing
Dubai Desert Safari - Dune Buggy
Dubai Desert Safari - Quad Biking
Sandboarding in Dubai Desert
Dubai Desert Safari - Sandboarding
Henna Painting, Dubai desert safari

Henna painting

Embrace the artistry of henna painting, a traditional practice that adorns hands and feet with intricate designs. Immerse yourself in the cultural significance of henna and create your own unique design as a souvenir of your desert adventure.

Dubai Desert Safari - Entertainment

Belly Dancing

Witness the mesmerizing dance of belly dancing, a captivating art form that embodies grace, sensuality, and storytelling. Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms and captivating movements of this traditional Arabic dance.

Meat kebabs, desert safari Dubai

Barbecue Dinner

Indulge in a traditional barbecue dinner under the starlit sky, savoring the authentic flavors of Dubai's iconic dishes. Delight in the mouthwatering aromas and tantalizing tastes of shawarma, falafel, hummus, and other culinary delights, creating a memorable gastronomic experience.

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Plan Your Dubai Desert Safari Experience

Location
Transfers
What to wear?
What to eat?
Health/age restrictions
Dubai desert safari location

How do you choose the right Dubai desert safari location? Some of the best locations to go for a desert safari are:
1. Al Aweer Desert: about 35 minutes from the heart of the city, Deira City Centre. Find on maps.
2. Lahbab Desert: about 40 minutes from DCC. Find on maps.
3. Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve: about 40 minutes from DCC. Find on maps.

Factors to consider:
1. Activities: outer area locations like Lahbab desert are ideal for adventure activities like sandboarding and quad biking due to the large expanse of sand dunes. 
2. Premium vs standard experience: if you are looking for a luxury experience which includes nature safaris, these generally take place at premium locations such as Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.
3. Morning vs evening experience: locations like Al Aweer generally host morning experiences while larger desert locations like Lahbab, Hatta Mountains offer evening experiences to accommodate dining, live entertainment, and even overnight stays.

Passenger in a car at airport, private transfer, Dubai

You might be wondering, considering the far-off location of the different desert safari locations, how would you go about planning your commute back and forth? If you need added incentive to book with us, we offer round-trip return transfers on all our desert safaris. You’ll travel in a comfortable 4x4 air-conditioned vehicle with a local driver who will engage in interesting conversation during your journey. How does this work?

1. Direct pick up: We pick you up directly from your hotel located in Dubai. The driver will arrive at your location at a previously-agreed upon time, and drop you back to the hotel after the safari. 

2. Meeting point: Or, we pick you up from one of many common pick-up points in the city. You’ll have the option of choosing a convenient location near you. You’ll be picked up at a previously-agreed upon time and dropped back to the meeting point after the experience.

A man with a flacon on his hand.

Morning Safari: Opt for loose, comfortable clothing, such as linen pants and cotton shirts, to protect you from the sun and keep you cool.

Evening Safari: Layer with a sweater or light jacket to combat the cooler desert temperatures.

Accessories: Keep it simple with a hat and sunglasses for a morning safari or a sweater/shawl and a small water bottle for an evening safari.

Shoes: Closed-toe shoes, like sneakers or boots, are recommended to protect your feet from the hot sand and prevent sand from entering during activities like sandboarding and quad-biking.

A person holding a sandwich

Since all our desert safaris include full breakfast/lunch or dinner meals, we would recommend you eat light. Maybe a quick snack like cereal, a sandwich, or a smoothie would keep you full until it’s time for your dining experience. Avoid heavy, greasy, or oily meals since you may feel nauseous during activities like dune bashing, which includes lots of movement. 

Dubai Desert Safari - Dress code

While there’s no health restriction limit for any guest to experience the thrill of a desert safari, adventure activities like dune bashing, quad biking, etc., are not recommended for pregnant women or guests with heart conditions, respiratory conditions, epilepsy, etc. If you have a doubt about your medical condition, it’s best to get advice from your local physician. 

Age: the only age restriction on desert safari experiences is for adventure activities. Children under the age of 3 are not permitted to try dune bashing, quad biking, sandboarding, and dune buggy rides.   

Frequently Asked Questions About Dubai Desert Safari Tickets

What kind of Dubai Desert Safari tickets are available?

There is a wide variety of Dubai Desert Safari tickets, including Morning Desert Safari, Evening Desert Safari, Adventure Safaris, Luxury Safaris, and much more.

Are Dubai Desert Safari tickets available online?

Yes, you can easily book Dubai Desert Safari tickets online.

What are the prices for Dubai Desert Safari tickets?

Dubai Desert Safaris can include a wide variety of activities and facilities and the prices for the same may also vary drastically. The prices start from AED 97.50 and you can look at the various options online.

What is included in my Dubai Desert Safari tickets?

Depending on the tickets you choose, your Dubai Desert Safari tickets can include adventure activities, live shows, delicious food, exploring the desert, Bedouin culture experience, and much more. 

What adventure activities are included in my Dubai Desert Safari tickets?

You can choose from a variety of adventure activities for your Dubai Desert Safari, including Dune Bashing, Quad Biking, Dune Buggy, Sandboarding, etc.

Do my Dubai Desert Safari tickets include transfers?

Yes, all your Dubai Desert Safari tickets will include transfers from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. Simply give your tour guide the name and location of your hotel to get picked up. 

Why should I go on a Dubai Desert Safari?

With combinations of desert activities you can’t find anywhere else, traditional experiences, and interaction with wildlife, Dubai Desert Safaris are one-of-a-kind experiences that every travel enthusiast should experience at least once. 

What is the cancellation policy on my Dubai Desert Safari tickets?

The cancellation policy for your Dubai Desert Safari tickets will depend on the type of experience you pick. While some offer free cancellations with full refunds, some can’t be amended or rescheduled. Please check your ticket for information on the same. 

What does a Dubai Desert Safari combo tour include?

Your combo includes a desert safari experience, along with the option of trying out experiences like a visit to the Burj Khalifa or Dubai Aquarium, entry into theme parks or a Dhow cruise.

What should I wear on a Dubai Desert Safari?

You should wear loose, comfortable clothing with open-toe shoes on a Desert Safari in Dubai.