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Dubai: Desert Safari with BBQ and Sheikh Zayed Mosque Tour

4.6 / 5

13 reviews

Dubai: Desert Safari with BBQ and Sheikh Zayed Mosque Tour

From $85 per person

Get ready to refresh your eyes and mind as you experience two contrasting delights in this tour — Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and an alluring desert safari with entertainment shows, camels, and a BBQ dinner

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1 - 2 days
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Complimentary pickup is available from Dubai city hotels, apartments, and Dubai Cruise Terminal (Port Rashid). Pickup from Dubai Airport is available from Holiday Inn Airport Hotel. Pickup from Bab Al Shams, Jebel Ali, Sport-Motor city, Al Maha resort and any outside the city location is available only with an additional fee.

Experience

Highlights
  • Feast your eyes on the stunning beauty of the Grand Mosque
  • Experience an exciting 4x4 journey through desert sand dunes
  • Enjoy a truly Arab experience as you dress up in traditional desert attire and get painted with henna
Full description
On the first day of your tour, get picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Dubai and travel to Abu Dhabi. Once there, marvel at the architectural brilliance of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, considered to be one of the most beautiful mosques in the world, with its impressive domes and chandeliers, before heading back to your hotel. On day 2, enjoy a traditional desert safari. Get picked up at your hotel and travel into the desert in a 4x4 Land Cruiser. Upon arrival, you may choose to participate in an optional quad bike tour. Try your hand at other activities such as dune bashing and sandboarding before making your way to the camp.  Receive a warm welcome of Arabic coffee, sweets, and dry fruits as you prepare for your next activity, a camel ride through the desert. When you get back from your camel ride, watch the sunset from a sand dune and get the opportunity to try activities such as henna painting, shisha smoking, trying on traditional Arab attire and a photo session with a falcon. End the night with a delicious barbeque dinner as you watch a Tanoura belly dance performance before heading back to Dubai where you will be dropped off at your hotel. Alternatively, take the tour over just 1 day with a shortened 4/5-hour safari in the morning or afternoon and a 4-hour mosque tour in the morning or afternoon (depending on which option you choose).
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All transportation
  • Entrance fees for the mentioned attractions
  • English-speaking licensed driver
  • 30-minute dune bashing session
  • Sandboarding
  • Short camel ride
  • Camel feeding
  • Sunset photo stop (not guaranteed) (7-hour option only)
  • Gaymat (sweets), Gahwa (coffee), and dates (7-hour option only)
  • Henna painting (for ladies) (7-hour option only)
  • Falcon experience (7-hour option only)
  • Shisha smoking (7-hour option only)
  • Shared camp (7-hour option only)
  • Tanura and Ladies Khaliji dance show (7-hour option only)
  • Unlimited soft drinks and cold mineral water (7-hour option only)
  • Barbecue meal with vegetarian options available (7-hour option only)
  • Personal expenses
  • Quad bike and dune buggy options (optional)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Accommodation
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
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

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • On Fridays, the Mosque is open from 5.00 PM to 7.00 PM for tourist. It is also closed during festivals and other specific dates which customers will be made aware of in advance.
  • In the Mosque, women must wear long loose clothing that covers their arms, legs, and heads. Appropriate clothing can be provided for women by the local partner if required. Failure to abide by the dress code will result in refused entry. Please note, no clothes are provided for men.
  • Pregnant women, infants under age 3 and those with neck or back problems may not participate in dune bashing.
  • Casual, loose-fitting clothing is recommended in the summer, along with a jacket in winter.
  • As per UAE law, there won’t be any entertainment activities in the camp during Ramadan (April 23 to May 23) and other religious holidays (April 3, August 10 and 31, November 9, and other days).
  • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari.
  • If your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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It was sooo worth it, the guides were super interactive and communicative. At the mosque it was practically a private tour because we were only in 4 people, in a luxurious car. We were loaned the tunic to enter the mosque and water on account. Guide Ziad (it was TOP). In the desert, Guia Noor was very attentive to everyone, took a lot of nice pictures with tourists and the tour was very fun and with a lot of adrenaline and emotion.

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February 4, 2020

Very nice experience with Adnan who is a very attentive guide for his clients! He is very patient and very kind! He made us discover the desert, made beautiful photos and all this with pleasure! At the end of the return trip, he even offered us a typical local tea as well as sandwiches ... at my request! Thanks again for everything Adnan it was perfect! I really recommend!

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January 28, 2020

Extra company and great care

The double activity is top. The mosque is to see: it is beautiful. The price is correct. A mega + for Abbas safari guide really great and nice. The safari all included in the price: 4 × 4 + shisha + henna + loan of traditional clothes for the photo with the eagle + non alcoholic drinks + barbecue + show + return trip to our hotel .. unforgettable moments. And if you're lucky enough to have Abbas, you'll have a good time even if you do not speak English like us. thanks a lot

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September 26, 2019

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