Dubai Desert Wonder - Half-Day 4WD Desert Safari with BBQ

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53 reviews

Dubai Desert Wonder - Half-Day 4WD Desert Safari with BBQ

From $84.60 per person

Travel through the dunes on this half-day guided 4WD safari, stopping at a camel farm. As the afternoon ends you’ll see the sun set over the desert, enjoy a delicious barbecue, and watch by a belly dancing show.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up is provided from hotels within the city limits of Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman. For Port Rashid cruise passengers: Pick-up will be from the Cruise Terminal.
Private group available


  • Drive across the dunes on a desert safari
  • Watch the spectacular desert sunset
  • Enjoy a belly dancing show
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Enjoy a 4WD safari as your guide shows you all that the incredible desert has to offer! Drive through the dunes, visit a camel farm, watch the spectacular desert sunset, and enjoy a tasty barbecue accompanied by an entertaining belly dancing show. This half-day tour departs in the afternoon, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities for photos at stops across the desert. After visiting the camel farm, the drive continues to the campsite where you’ll marvel at the spectacular sunset. At the campsite you’ll have the option of trying camel riding or sandboarding, or having your hands and feet decorated with henna designs!  Around the campfire, you’ll witness the traditional folk Tanoura dance that is sure to mesmerize you. Enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and have the option of trying shisha – the famous Arabic water pipe. Before heading back, you’ll be entertained by a belly dancer performing a traditional show by the light of the stars.
  • Pick-up and drop off in a 4WD (Toyota Land Cruiser or similar) from Dubai Port Rashid or Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman hotels.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Dinner
  • Bottled mineral water and soft drinks
  • Belly dancing show
  • Sandboarding
  • Henna design
  • Shisha
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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The details below may change if you update your current selection:

    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat

    Not allowed

    • Baby strollers
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, until further notice the experience will not include the Ayala dance
    • The Safari will be operated without the belly dance and Tanoura dance during Islamic holidays and serving alcohol during these days is not permitted.
    • Lightweight summer clothing is suitable most of the year but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months. Quality sunglasses are advised and photo-chromatic lenses are recommended for those who wear eyeglasses. Hats or head protection is advisable in direct sunlight. The UAE has conservative dress traditions
    • Not suitable for those with back/neck problems
    • Children under 5 are not permitted on the shared tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 / 5

    based on 53 reviews

    Review summary

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    A ''must do'' activity in Dubai. Excellent, memorable experience.

    Had read a few negative comments, but we were completely surprised and delighted. The dune drive was brilliant (with a very skilled driver). The camp offered henna tattoos, holding a falcon, and the other bits and pieces. The food was tasty, Belly dancing entertaining and the whole experience was excellent value for money. We will remember it forever. And we loved the surprise at the very end !!

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    April 11, 2017

    Fantastic half day - time well spent!

    Well organised tour, packed with fun. Lots of time to take in the desert and take photos. My first Henna tattoo! Sand boarding, camel riding. Heaps of fun. I was in the carload of great people too. The entertainment at the campsite was good too. I would recommend this to any of my friends.

    June 30, 2014

    ...all that was missing was Aladdin with his magic lamp

    A real highlight! Of course it was really touristy but once you get to the Dubai desert, you 're driven in a land cruiser over the sand dunes, get to take a brief camel ride, admire a belly dancer and a dervish, and even more. The Arabic buffet after sunset was also okay and there was also a full moon. The only weird thing was that after I felt the need to find a functioning toilet in the middle of the pampa I actually found several separate little bathrooms for young men and ladies in a hut with a fence around it.

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    May 12, 2012

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