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Our most recommended Abu Dhabi Desert Safaris

Abu Dhabi: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride

1. Abu Dhabi: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride

Get ready for a desert safari starting with an early morning pick-up at your hotel. A 45-minute drive takes you to the heart of the desert outside Abu Dhabi. Explore the desert in a 4x4 Land Cruiser, bashing the huge dunes. The fun continues with a chance to try out sandboarding. Follow the instructions and glide over the dunes as you see how simple it really is. During the safari there will be plenty of opportunities to pose for some photos in the desert. This special morning safari concludes with a short camel ride before the transfer back to the pick-up point.

Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner, Belly Dance & Tannura Dance

2. Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner, Belly Dance & Tannura Dance

Discover the true desert of Abu Dhabi. Feel the thrill with an exciting drive over the sand dunes, visit a camel farm and take to the dunes on a sandboard. As the afternoon turns to evening watch the spectacular sunset from the dunes. Your journey will continue until you reach the traditional Arabic camp, where you will enjoy a unique evening of activities and entertainment. Have the opportunity to try a host of activities like henna painting, belly dancing and shisha. After sunset, feast on a BBQ dinner served under the starlit sky. Enjoy live entertainment  in the form of belly dancing to ensure you have a night to remember.  Experience traditional Arabic hospitality, with Arabic coffee and dates served as they have been for centuries.

Dubai: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions

3. Dubai: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions

Save time and money with an Explorer Pass and get up to 35% off admission to your choice of 3, 4, 5, or 7 top Dubai attractions, all for one low price. Pay nothing at the gate, and choose as you go to over 40 Dubai attractions, including a 1-day ticket for the hop-on and hop-off Dubai Big Bus tour. Enjoy a day of fun at the Aquaventure waterpark at Atlantis the Palm, cruise the Dubai Creek on a dhow boat while feasting on a delicious dinner, and more. Get your pass instantly delivered by email to print out, or you can use it directly from your phone for your convenience. Take time to see all your chosen attractions. You will have up to 60 days to explore from the first redemption. Included attractions with the Dubai Explorer Pass are: Tours and Cruises • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Dubai Tour: 1-Day Ticket • Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner in Dubai • Morning Desert Safari in Dubai • Morning Desert Safari in Abu Dhabi • Dhow Dinner Cruise at Dubai Marina • Dhow Dinner Cruise Dubai Creek • Dhow Dinner Cruise at Abu Dhabi Yas Island • Sunset Dinner Cruise Dubai Marina • Dhow Abu Dhabi Yas Island Sightseeing cruise • Dhow Dubai Creek Sightseeing cruise • Dhow Dubai Marina Sightseeing cruise • Speed Boat Sightseeing Tour • Palm Jumeirah Kayak Tour • Hour explorer Tour 60-Min • Sunset Sensation Tour 90-Min • Dubai Opera Tour Theme Parks and Rides • Ain Dubai - Observation Wheel (re-opening May 2nd) • Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis the Palm • Motiongate™ Dubai • Legoland® Dubai • BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai • Ski Dubai - Snow Classic • IMG Worlds of Adventure • Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi • Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi • KidZania Abu Dhabi • iFly Dubai Indoor Skydiving • Ekart Zabeel • Legoland® Water Park Landmarks and Other Experiences • At the Top - Burj Khalifa• Qasr Al Watan • Arabian Culinary Experience at Al Hallab Restaurant • Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis The Palm • Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo – Explorer Experience • 1001 Adventure tour ""4X4 Quad Bike"" in the desert • Camel Trekking in Abu Dhabi • Stand-up Paddle Lesson & Tour • Dubai Ice Rink Attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservations instructions, when applicable, before you go.

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Planning Your Visit

  • How much does it cost?

    Shared Abu Dhabi desert tours and safaris start at around €50 for a basic itinerary. Although food is typically provided, don't assume that it'll be authentically local. Customer reviews are worth checking for more info. Better menus and more varied itineraries can always be found for a higher price, but book online to take advantage of unique deals and discounts.

  • What's the weather like?

    Even in winter, Abu Dhabi temperatures regularly reach highs of around 77°F. In summer they top 100°F, so don't venture into the desert without protecting yourself from the sun. Also, bring water even if bottles are included on your tour. Nighttimes are a little cooler but although the temperature might drop to 50°F in January, the summer nights can still hit the 86°F mark.

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What people are saying about Abu Dhabi

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3,469 reviews

I was a bit hesitant whether to go for this safari or not, but it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Definitely a must if you are in Abu Dhabi and have an affection towards the desert! Our driver (Abdul Salem) was a real pro, he did his very best and made this 6 hours journey a lifetime memory. First we visited a camel farm where we had the chance to feed the animals, then we headed in to the desert. We soon realized why we needed the 4x4 cars - the dune bashing was really an adrenaline event - Abdul was driving in a way that we enjoyed each and every moment, however sometimes we did not really know how he made our way up or down the sand-hills…. We could try the sandboarding, which was also fun and then we made many many beautiful photos with the sunset - you can imagine how picturesque they are! Finally he took us to the camp where we had a very nice dinner, my daughter could enjoy the henna painting and there were dancers entertaining us - so definitely go for it!

This trip exceeded our expectations. Our driver, who was also our guide, helped in every way to give us a really enjoyable evening. The 4x4 drive through the dunes was exciting, the camel farm felt authentic and the food at the bbq was actually delicious. The entertainment was perfect too. I have to say we had been very sceptical beforehand- but the whole evening was excellent. Thank you !

It was an amazing experience. The guides were fun and knowledgeable and kept us engaged and filled with information the whole time.

The driver was super amazing, respectful, and professional. He made sure we feel great and enjoyed our time the most.

One of the most fun experience I did in my life! A must do if you stay in Abu Dhabi.