Guided tour

Dubai: Desert Safari Photography Session, Camel Ride, & BBQ

Dubai: Desert Safari Photography Session, Camel Ride, & BBQ

From US$ 70 per person

Getaway in Dubai with a desert adventure and exclusive photographic tour. Take a camel ride to enjoy the ravishing sunset sights and enjoy a delicious BBQ meal.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel in central Dubai, Port Rashid, Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport (Oppo Dubai Int'l Airport Terminal 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates), and the Pullman Hotel Deira City Center in Sharjah City (Connected to Deira City Centre - شارع بني ياس - دبي - United Arab Emirates).
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy a Dubai desert safari with photography coverage
  • Try Dune Bashing for 35-45 minutes and sand surfing
  • Take a sunset camel ride and capture incredible photographs
  • Feast on a barbecue buffet meal of local cuisines
  • Smoke a shisha pipe or get henna painted and an Arabian makeover
Full description

Have a desert adventure and exclusive photo tour to partake in an assortment of desert activities. From a camel ride and a lavish barbecue to shisha smoking and henna tattooing, also enjoy more extreme fun like a quad bike ride or sandboarding.

Begin your Dubai desert safari with a prompt pickup from your accommodation in a 4WD vehicle. After the 40-minute drive to reach the Red Dunes for a safari, you can take a quad bike ride if you are looking for more adventure. Enjoy the Dune Bashing activity and try sandboarding with a photo session. Later, move on to the Bedouin camp where Arabian Qahwa, Luqaimat, dates, and soft drinks will be served as a sign of welcome. You can wear Kandora and Abaya, the traditional Arabian attire, and pose for more photographs.

Later, you will be taken for a camel ride to enjoy the most beautiful desert sunset. Take amazing photos with the backdrop of the setting sun. Must-do camp activities include henna tattooing and shisha smoking. Enjoy the Tanoura and belly dance performances. The Bedouin camp entertainment is followed by a lavish barbecue meal and various Arabian desserts.

You will be dropped back at your accommodation once the tour ends and photographs of your adventure will be emailed to you.

  • Pickup and drop-off at your preferred location in Dubai
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
  • English-speaking licensed driver
  • Dune bashing for 30 to 40-minutes
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel ride
  • Professional photography coverage (if 7-hour option chosen)
  • Barbecue meal with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options (if 7-hour option chosen)
  • Luqaimat (sweets), Gahwa (coffee), and dates (if 7-hour option chosen)
  • Unlimited mineral water and soft drinks
  • Henna painting (if 7-hour option chosen)
  • Shisha pipe (if 7-hour option chosen)
  • Tanoura and ladies Khaleeji dance show (if 7-hour option chosen)
  • Belly dancing show (if 7-hour option chosen)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any other expenses not mentioned
  • Quad bike and dune buggy on request, depending on availability
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children under three years old are not allowed in the car during the dune bashing on a shared trip but you can book a private tour so that the parents have full responsibility
  • Pregnant women are not allowed in the car during the dune bashing and it is not recommended for people with back or heart problems or other medical conditions
  • The belly dancing will not be available during the month of Ramadan. Tanoura & Belly Dance are not available on 11th September, 19th November, 20th August, 13th April, or any Islamic days as per UAE law
  • Large luggage won't be accepted (only handbags or small backpack can be taken during the tour)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 190 reviews

Review summary

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It was just fantastic, we love sandboarding, riding a jeep in the middle of the dunes, riding a camel. And of course the barbecue at the camp in the middle of the desert. Riding quads in the dunes was equally spectacular, our guide was super friendly and concerned about us.

November 10, 2021

The experience was really great. Everything was very well organized. A gentleman (Aamerr Abbas) came to pick us up at our hotel, he was immediately available explaining the history of Dubai to us, he was very attentive to us throughout the trip. I highly recommend this nice gentleman and this wonderful experience !!

December 24, 2020

The excursion was really one of the best I've been on. Every action was an absolute highlight. If you are in Dubai you MUST do this tour. The BBQ in the evening was delicious and more than enough of everything. Everyone was super nice and helpful. The only drawback: there was no professional photo service. Abbas, our guide, took many beautiful photos of us with our mobile phone, but we actually thought that a photographer with a good camera would be there. That was a shame, but it didn't take a star from the excursion itself. Would do it again and again and is worth every penny!

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February 28, 2020

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