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Dubai: Extreme Desert Safari, Sand Boarding & Camp BBQ

Dubai: Extreme Desert Safari, Sand Boarding & Camp BBQ

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From US$ 82.65 US$ 57.85 per person

Venture into the desert for a host of exciting activities. Cross the desert sands & bash the dunes by 4WD vehicle. Savor a buffet dinner at a desert camp.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 6 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
Urdu, English, Hindi
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off is included from any hotel or residential building inside Dubai Central locations: Bur Dubai, Deira, Karama, Oud Metha, Al Qusais, Al Jafliya, Al Rashidya, Al Barsha, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah, Discovery Garden, Downtown, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Jumeirah, Sheikh Zayed Road. Pick-up from Sports City, Dubai Land, Jumeirah Village, Jumeirah Circle, Dubai Investment Park, Arabian Ranches, the Greens, and other outer Dubai areas is available for an extra $20 per person. Pick-up from Al Maha Resort, Bab Al Shams, Jebel Ali Resorts, Expo Village Hotels, Al Maktoum Area Hotels, Jebel Ali Palm Hotels, and Dubai Parks hotels and resorts are on a private basis only with no sharing options. Pickup is not available from the Hatta area or from locations outside Dubai. Pick-up time and location confirmation will be sent to you by email and WhatsApp.
Private group available


  • Experience 6 hours on the Red Desert safari
  • Feel the excitement during the 30-40 minutes of dune bashing by a modern 4x4 Land Cruiser
  • Enjoy a barbecue dinner of authentic Arabic cuisine
  • Wear the local Arab attire and sit by the campfire
  • Take a short ride on an Arabic camel
  • Have a photo shoot with a falcon in your hand
  • Tattoo your hands with traditional Henna painting
  • Enjoy the belly dancing and Tanura dance show, performed by Arabic dancers
Full description

Depart Dubai and drive to the surrounding desert for an extreme adventure with your family or friends. Leave in the afternoon to cross the red sands and dunes of “Lahbab” before the sun sets.

Travel by 4WD Land Cruiser and stop at the highest dune to watch the sunset over the horizon. Take a photo of the Bedouins as they cross the desert with their camel trains. Continue to a desert camp to benefit from a host of activities.

Cross the sands on camelback and experience the "ships of the desert" first-hand or try your hand at sand boarding down the dune for the ultimate adrenaline rush. Get a (removable) henna tattoo on your hands or feet.

Watch traditional Arabic entertainment, such as a belly dance show and the whirling dancers of a tanoura show. Smoke a shisha water pipe (hooka) before you are served a barbecue buffet dinner of authentic Arabic cuisine in the middle of the desert.

Return to your waiting vehicle for the journey back to Dubai.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (within Dubai only)
  • Transportation by 4WD Land Cruiser
  • Driver/guide
  • 30-minute dune bashing drive
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Beverages (water, tea, coffee and soft drinks)
  • Buffet dinner
  • Live entertainment
  • Camel rides
  • Henna tattoo
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Availability is subject to weather conditions
  • Dress code is casual, preferably with sports shoes
  • Vegetarian option available. Please advise at time of booking if required
  • Read carefully the pick-up service section and contact the tour operator if you need special pick-up service
  • This tour is NOT allowed for children aged 0-5 years under a law introduced by the Government of Dubai Tourism authority
  • This tour is not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women
  • There will be no entertainment shows and alcohol served during the Holy Islamic days (if this is the case, you will be informed in advance)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 2006 reviews

Review summary

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Our first thrilling experience of desert safari was amazing because of Mr Anwar. He made the entire process so smooth that we had no issues right from the pick up on time and such cordial and welcoming behavioral. Anwar made the entire road journey such a memorable moment that would stay with us for a long time. It's just not about going to the place and taking pics its about how you are treated as well which carries more weightage on such trips.

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November 9, 2021

The experience was really amazing! Our guide Ismail was really good with us and gave us a lot of very interesting informations about Dubai and he replied at every single questions and curiosities that we had! It wouldn’t have been the same without him! Thank you so much again and congratulations at every single person that work to make this experience so memorable!

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November 6, 2021

UNBELIEVABLE ! It was really great, the activity we enjoyed the most in Dubai. Everything is super well organized. The person who came to pick us up at the hotel and who is taking care of us was adorable, with little care. Thanks to Qamar for contributing to this great time. We are delighted!

October 5, 2021

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