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From Abu Dhabi: Dune Bashing Desert Safari

Activity provider: Desert Rose Tourism

From Abu Dhabi: Dune Bashing Desert Safari

Activity provider: Desert Rose Tourism
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From US$ 99 US$ 74.25 per person

Enter the desert surrounding Abu Dhabi on a morning or evening safari by 4WD Land Cruiser. Take part in desert activities like sand boarding or camel rides, watch traditional dance shows, and more.

About this activity

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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup from any hotel in Abu Dhabi or the cruise terminal.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive across the dunes of the Abu Dhabi desert by 4WD vehicle
  • Visit a camel farm, and experience the desert sunset from the summit of a dune
  • See a traditional Arabic camp and enjoy first-class Arabian hospitality
  • Get a photo shoot in traditional Arabic clothes
  • Enjoy unlimited Arabic sweets and Bedouin coffee
Full description
Take part in a desert adventure and embark on a dune bashing safari by 4WD. Visit a camel farm, see a traditional camp, and enjoy some famous Arabic hospitality. Depart from Abu Dhabi and journey to the desert on the outskirts of the city for an arrival at a desert camp in Al Khathim in around 45 to 60 minutes. Take an exciting drive across the sand dunes by 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser with a multilingual driver, and stop at a camel farm to catch your breath. Continue to the camp to take advantage of a host of thrilling activities, including the chance to cross the desert sands by Quad Bike (own expense), glide down the dunes on a sand board, or put on some traditional Arabic costume for a photo shoot. Try riding a camel and experience the desert's original mode of transportation. See an original Arabic camp, and enjoy some famous Arab hospitality. Choose the evening desert safari option to watch a magnificent sunset from the desert and sample Arabic sweets and Bedouin coffee. A BBQ dinner and live entertainment are included with the evening tour, and you can even have your picture taken with a falcon. Whichever option you choose, benefit from a package specially timed for guests arriving on one of the following cruise ships: • AIDAstella • Azamara Journey • Celebrity Constellation • Costa Fortuna • Costa neoRiviera • Crystal Esprit • NCL Norwegian Star • Oceana Nautica • Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas • Seabourn Encore • Silversea Silver Cloud • Mein Schiff 3 TUI Cruises
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off in Abu Dhabi
  • Desert safari in 4WD vehicle
  • Dune bashing
  • Sand boarding
  • Camel farm stop and camel ride
  • Unlimited water and soft drinks
  • Arabic traditional dress (for taking pictures)
  • BBQ dinner (evening tour only)
  • Belly Dance
  • Arabic tea, coffee, and dates (evening tour only)
  • Tanoura dance
  • Falcon (for taking pictures, evening tour only)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Quad Bike (available for an additional payment)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Pickup from any hotel in Abu Dhabi, the airport, or the cruise terminal. Pickup is not available from Liwa or western Abu Dhabi.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the trip to avoid any vomiting or sickness during the dune bashing
  • Pregnant women and those with back or neck problems are not allowed to participate in dune bashing
  • The tour duration includes pickup and drop-off
  • Any damage, injuries sustained, or items lost during the sand boarding or the optional quad biking activities are not covered by insurance and are solely the participant's responsibility
  • Bring a hat, sandals or flip flops, your camera, sunscreen, and a light sweater during the winter or casual, loose fitting clothes in the summer
  • Tanoura dance will not be available on public holidays in UAE
  • Transportation in the land cruiser will be on a sharing basis with 6 people per car
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 275 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Excellent trip from start to finish, was collected directly from my accommodation so didn't have to organize a taxi into the city, was taken directly to the desert, given plenty of opportunities for photos during the Dune Bashing experience and once we reached the camp, there was all manner of different activities to do like camel riding, quad biking, sand boarding, henna art, as well as the dancers that entertained us before and after a tasty buffet dinner. I was then brought directly back to my accommodation and was home before 10PM. Overall, an amazing experience and fantastic value for money, a must-do while staying in the UAE.

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September 19, 2022

This was the most incredible experience. I often don’t plan guided tours and go off on my own to explore. I am SO happy I decided to go with Desert Rose Tourism! Very efficient, professional- the guide and dune crashing driver Selloom was the highlight of the trip- I learned so much about Abu Dhabi & the culture, I was traveling alone and he made sure I felt comfortable and safe, and epic ride in the desert! Had a sunset view in the desert, camel farm visit, henna, quad bikes, bbq, sand surfing… the list goes on and on. This is an experience not to be missed in Abu Dhabi! I’ll be booking again next time I’m back!

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July 3, 2022

This safari was really one of the highlights of our holiday. Our driver (Zad - sorry if the spelling is wrong) was nice and made us feel very safe. The cars were in a very good condition too. The dune bashing itself is wild but so much fun! The camp site was beautiful and well maintained (even proper restrooms), dinner was tasty and the dance performances were great. I absolutely recommend this tour! Great value for money.

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December 14, 2021

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