Abu Dhabi: Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 6 hours
Abu Dhabi's scenic desert accommodates thrill-seeking adventure rides, sandy meanders, and romantic evenings. There really is something for everyone, so long as you can handle the heat!
Dunebashing is a popular activity at all times, but even the strong Arabic coffee won't invigorate you ahead of a long day sightseeing like an early morning adrenaline rush!
Dromedaries (that's the one-hump kind) have played a crucial role in Arabic culture throughout history. Choose the traditional option for a laid-back tour in the afternoon heat.
Celebrating a romantic occasion? Sounds like a great excuse to splash out on a private tour! Why not enjoy some authentic Bedouin cuisine as you watch the sunset over the dunes?
Just because the desert air is beginning to cool, doesn't mean you have to! Warm up with a delicious Arabic barbecue, smoke a shisha, and even watch an outdoor belly-dancing show!
Still can't decide on the best time of day to see the desert? Ride out to an overnight camp for an evening of starlit entertainment and a morning of strong coffee and breakfast!
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.
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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Great experience; I have done Desert Safari several times in the past - both with friends and with family. However, this one definitely stands out. The guide / driver - Mohammed Ajeeb was very helpful and courteous.
I've had hamsath as my tourer/driver. He did an amazing job from driving, taking photos, explaining about the city of abu dhabi and the country. I recommend him for any tourist. - Dennis
We had an excellent morning dune bashing, camel ridding, sand boarding, and ATV riding with good friends. Our driver was wonderful! He was very welcoming and skilled behind the wheel.
We had a really nice experience, specially with the kindness of the person that was giving us the tour.
Super activité dépaysante avec un accompagnateur super sympa Jamil. Authentique show et camp génial.