Abu Dhabi: Overnight Desert Safari

4.7 / 5

64 reviews

Activity provider: Capital Gate Tourism

Abu Dhabi: Overnight Desert Safari

Activity provider: Capital Gate Tourism

From US$ 149 per person

Unleash your spirit of adventure on an overnight desert experience in Abu Dhabi. Glide into the Arabian wilderness by 4×4 land cruiser and take a dune drive through the Al Khatim desert. Zip up and down the dunes with the friendly drivers.

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Duration 17 hours
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English, Arabic
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  • Experience traditional Arabic camping in the desert
  • Indulge in Arabic food and hospitality
  • See the desert sunset and sunrise
Full description
Spend one day and night in the desert and experience the complete thrill! Take in the desert evening and get the real exposure to desert life. The campsite is attractively and artistically designed with Arabian concept and feel. Here you can enjoy the music along with tea and Arabic coffee. In addition, you can try sheesha in different flavors; it will make you feel calm and help you to relax. You can explore the camp at your own pace and cover yourself in traditional Arabic dresses and be photographed. The overnight desert safari is a fun experience that includes henna painting for ladies. International food with a Barbecue will whet your appetite. Once all the thrill calms down you sit together and chat with your beloved or your friends and enjoy the rhythm of the desert night. You go to sleep recalling the evening that you spent in the desert and prepare your mind to wake up in the morning to see the desert sun. After having breakfast and a glorifying sunrise experience you bid farewell to the desert adventures.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver (English/Arabic)
  • Extreme dune bashing
  • Camel riding and farm experience
  • Henna painting
  • Shisha
  • Beverages
  • Bonfire
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Option for an overnight stay or Quad bike use (choose 1 option only)
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Quad bikes

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Entertainment activities such as Tanoura dance show, as well as alcohol will not be permitted during any Islamic holidays as per UAE law
  • Infants (under 3 years old) are not allowed in the car during the dune-bashing activity
  • Guest with pre-existing medical conditions or who are pregnant must declare this to the company beforehand
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 64 reviews

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An absolute must! From the organization to the implementation, everything worked wonderfully. We were picked up at the hotel on time and warmly welcomed by Ahmed. Ahmed answered every question we had and showed us the most beautiful places. There was a lot of thrills involved in dune bashing in the middle of the desert. The highlight was the camp where we could sleep under the starry sky. After breakfast we went back to the hotel. It was an absolutely unique experience and we are still impressed! Many thanks again to our guide Ahmed.

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September 19, 2022

The overnight stay in the desert was the highlight - and that's actually why I booked the tour. I had already done a similar safari in Dubai and was thrilled by the moment when, after belly dancing and barbecue, the light was briefly turned off with the advice to take a quick look at the starry sky. Wow! But apart from me that didn't really impress anyone at the time, because the gossip went on and on. But if you would like to experience the unbelievable and almost silent atmosphere of the desert without being "entertained" and distracted by anything, you should definitely book the overnight stay when everyone else is gone and the sightseeing item "Desert Safari" has already been ticked off

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January 1, 2022

The trip was good overall, located at Al Khatem. We went during the Christmas time, started at 2:30 in the afternoon on a Friday and had a great combo of Dune bashing, quad biking, camel ride and arabic traditional dance as well as video shows. Overnight stay at the camp was simply great as the tent and beds were arranged for us (we only had to bring warm clothing and blankets). Will plan for a trip once again during this season (possibly new year!). I recommend the use of advance photography to share photos of night sky to tourists for a charge, which was beautiful too during the late night stay (Al Quaa is where people normally go)

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December 27, 2020

Product ID: 179537