Guided tour

Dubai Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner

Dubai Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner

From US$ 70 per person

Explore the Dubai desert on a 4WD adventure and see the golden dunes of Arabia. Take optional camel rides, get henna hand paintings, puff on an aromatic shisha pipe, and enjoy a BBQ beneath the stars.

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Duration 6 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup from hotels in Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman.


  • Experience an Arabian desert on a 4WD scenic tour
  • Watch the sunset from the summit of a towering sand dune
  • Enjoy optional camel rides or get a henna painting on your hands
  • Try various aromatic water pipes and wear traditional Arabic costumes
  • Feast on a barbecue dinner under the desert night sky
  • Enjoy traditional belly dancing and tannora dance performances
Full description

See the wind-swept dunes as you glide through the Arabian desert on your all-terrain vehicle. Witness a desert sunset and indulge in a BBQ under the stars.

Arrive at the highest dune to watch a desert sunset. Refresh yourself with complimentary mineral water before driving to a Bedouin campsite right in the heart of the desert.

Here, henna paintings, local costumes, and refreshments are all available for your enjoyment. Mount a camel and experience the ships of the desert or try the different flavors of a hubbly bubbly (shisha pipe).

Watch a belly dancer perform to the rhythms of Arabic music while you enjoy a delicious barbecue buffet dinner under the stars.

  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Dune drive
  • Sunset watch
  • Camel rides
  • Henna painting
  • Sand boarding (on a hill behind the camp)
  • Shisha (hubbly bubbly) corner
  • Full buffet dinner
  • Unlimited soft drinks, coffee and tea
  • Shawerma station
  • Arabic bread station
  • Photo opportunities in traditional Arabic costumes
  • Belly dance show (not in Ramadan or religious holidays)
  • Traditional tannora dance
  • Gratuity
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to buy but not in Ramadan or religious holidays)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The tour is not recommended for people with cardiac problems or people with neck or back problems
  • Pick-up times vary according to the season and traffic, mainly between 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • If you have a child under 4 years old then a private car must be booked
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1021 reviews

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Dune ride is fun (but maybe not on full stomach), followed by the falcon show & camel ride whilst the sun is setting. Great photo opportunities. Then you get into camp and have the gorgeous flatbread and Shwarma wraps (falafel and chicken/beef), bbq corn, soft drinks and tea/coffee on arrival. We bought some beer and alcohol from the stalls. Theres shisha in the corner, as well as a henna tattoo stand, sand souvenir stand, traditional outfit stand. Dont stuff yourself on the Shwarma as the main buffet comes after a couple of dancers perform traditional dance. Few volunteers are found to take part. Buffet is very healthy salad Lebanese style, with many types of options for veg. The meat is chicken and beef from the same BBQ grill they cooked Shwarma meat. Belly dancer followed as we were finishing our meals. Theres a traditional dessert but I only liked the donut ball! They night ends with a surprise to take some photos and videos. Very well organised with friendly driver and staff.

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January 27, 2020

To have 3 men in the very back seat was ridiculous! Way too squash. I don't understand why we had to have the drivers friend in the vehicle taking up valuable space when us paying passengers had to be squashed in. Only 6 passengers is max you should allow, not 7!

January 7, 2020

This was a fun and well run excursion. Yes, when you arrive there are many other 4x4, but most of them are from the same company. We went close to another desert camp, and it was an accumulation of people in the desert, whereas this was a permanent, purpose built enclave and was very well organised. The entertainment was fun and the food excellent (no ill effects the day after - but I did not think there would be, everything is so clean. The fooling around in the desert was bouncy fun, if a little scarey for my wife who prefers her fun on the level. A good trip, and worth paying a bit extra for.

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October 11, 2019

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