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Dubai: Red Dunes Desert Safari & Al Khayma Camp w/3Cuisines

1. Dubai: Red Dunes Desert Safari & Al Khayma Camp w/3Cuisines

Enjoy a day-to-evening journey across the Dubai Desert and feel the thrill of driving through red sand dunes. Visit a Bedouin desert camp, where you can partake in cultural activities and feast on a buffet with three cuisines, including Emirati, Moroccan, and Arabian, followed by a BBQ at sunset. Drive out of the city and head into the peaceful desert aboard a 4-wheel drive vehicle. When you arrive, enjoy a relaxing rest stop and go on an optional quad bike ride.  Next, sit back and strap in for a dune-bashing ride across the stunning red dunes of the Lehbab Desert. For an extra kick of adrenaline, get the chance to try out sandboarding. Continue to Al Khayma Camp and be welcomed with Arabic coffee, sweets, and dates. Say hello to the camp’s resident camels and, if you’d like, go on a 10-minute camel ride across the sand. During your time at the camp, you can smoke Shisha, try Henna painting, and meet the resident falcon expert and his loyal bird.  Savor three distinct cuisines at the Al Khayma Buffet: Emirati, Moroccan, and Arabian, followed by a live BBQ at sunset. While you eat, be entertained by a traditional Bedouin show. Finish your dinner on a sweet note as you indulge in various local desserts. As a final treat, the camp will go dark, giving you the opportunity to take in the peaceful ambiance of a desert night before being returned to your accommodation in Dubai.

Dubai: Half-Day Desert Safari, Camel Ride & Quad Bike Option

2. Dubai: Half-Day Desert Safari, Camel Ride & Quad Bike Option

After pickup from your hotel in a 4-wheel drive vehicle, head off with your local guide to the desert, just 45 minutes from Dubai. Upon reaching the Lahbab Desert, be welcomed into an air-conditioned tent with refreshments and time to relax. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can try some optional quad biking and take a ride over the beautiful red dunes of the Dubai desert. Next, you will hit the desert for a dune bashing experience in a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Feel your stomach leap as you ride up and down the tall red dunes. Marvel at how the vehicle tackles impossibly steep inclines and the uneven terrain of the sand.  After dune bashing, you will have a chance to try sandboarding or simply admire the scenery around you. Make sure you take plenty of photos of the scenic desert landscape.  Next, stop at the red dunes desert and enjoy a camel ride in the open desert. Then, relax in air-conditioned comfort as you enjoy soft drinks, water, and Arabic tea or coffee with dates before getting dropped back at your hotel in Dubai.

Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride & Al Khayma Camp

3. Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride & Al Khayma Camp

Discover the desert outside of Dubai on a guided dune bashing safari. Enjoy the opportunity to take part in a variety of optional activities including a quad bike ride, camel ride or dinner and entertainment with an extended tour option. You will be picked up from your hotel or selected location by your tour guide. Then, drive to the Dubai desert and after a short break, you can experience the thrilling dune bashing session with trained drivers. You can also try out sandboarding and snap some amazing photos of the rolling dunes. Proceed to the Al Khayma camp for the optional camel ride and included refreshments. The 7-hour tour participants will continue to enjoy some entertainment shows and have a delicious BBQ dinner at the camp. As the tour comes to an end you will be dropped back to your hotel/building.

Dubai: Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and Buffet Dinner

4. Dubai: Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and Buffet Dinner

Explore the desert on this SUV tour from Dubai. Cruise up, down and through desert dunes in Land Cruiser. Drive an ATV over sand dunes before enjoying live entertainment and dinner at a Bedouin camp. Begin by exploring the desert and get a glimpse of the harshness and intensity of the desert sands. Later on, try dune bashing in a 4x4 Land Cruiser (which is fully equipped with all necessary safety features) and sandboarding on the silky red-sand dunes. Next up is the quad bike area, where you will receive a short briefing of safety instructions before enjoying the thrill of riding an ATV over the vast sands. Finally, relax in a traditional Bedouin-style camp, where you can indulge in activities like camel riding and henna painting. Enjoy being entertained by belly and folk dancers while eating a delicious barbecue dinner.

Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride and Sandboarding

5. Dubai: Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride and Sandboarding

Escape the hustle of Dubai and experience the calm of the surrounding desert to satisfy your sense of adventure. Choose from a shared or private option, and enjoy legendary Lahbab hospitality. Start your adventure with a convenient pickup at your hotel and drive out to the wilderness by 4WD. Journey to the remote desert area of Lehbab, approximately 50 kilometers from Dubai city center. Marvel at the silky red sand and towering dunes. Hop on a camel to get a short ride or perhaps choose the optional quad bike experience. Head into the desert onboard your 4WD Land Cruiser as the vehicle slips and slides like a roller-coaster across the dunes. Try your hand at sandboarding, or just relax and take photos of the spectacular views of the sunset, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Guided Tour

6. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Guided Tour

Depart Dubai and journey to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi by modern air-conditioned vehicle. Relax in comfort on the 90-minute drive with your professional guide. On arrival, marvel at the 8th largest mosque in the world. Spread over 30 acres, the magnificent structure took more than a decade to build and now stands as a showcase for the United Arab Emirate’s Islamic cultural heritage. Roam around the site that can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers at any one time. Marvel at priceless features, such as the huge Swarovski crystal chandeliers, floral mosaics, and artifacts of gold, silver, and marble. Be amazed by the gigantic carpet in the main prayer hall. Measuring 60,570 square feet and weighing 35 tons, the carpet was made in Iran and is the result of the toil of thousands of carpet weavers over 2 years. Take stunning memorable photos of the complex and its awe-inspiring architecture, and get a better appreciation of the vision of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late president of the UAE and the mastermind behind the mosque. Depart Abu Dhabi and journey back to Dubai for a drop-off at your hotel or designated location.

Dubai: Overnight Desert Safari, Camels, Dinner & Stargazing

7. Dubai: Overnight Desert Safari, Camels, Dinner & Stargazing

Enjoy a desert safari in Dubai. Ride a camel, enjoy exhilarating dune bashing, and have an authentic barbecue while enjoying the traditional dance. Then stay overnight in a Bedouin tent, and go on a camel trek the next day. After being collected from your accommodation in a comfortable 4WD vehicle, you will head to the Lahbab desert. Once in the desert, you will have some free time before your safari starts. Relax here or opt to go for a quad-bike ride while your vehicle for the off-road dune drive is prepared, the choice is yours. Next up you will enjoy a dune bashing ride, feel the adrenaline rush as your vehicle climbs up and slides down the sand dunes. Afterward, you can try sandboarding. Stand on the wooden board provided, balance yourself, and glide down over the sands. Next up, head to Al Khayma, a Bedouin-type campsite, where you will be led to your own tent (Khayma) inside the camp. After settling in here, you can taste Gahwa (Arabic coffee), Gaymat (sweets), and dates as a sign of welcome. Head out for a camel ride around the camp premises, and depending on the time and luck, view the sunset over the desert. Back at Al Khayma Camp, you can spend your time smoking shisha and henna painting. Don local Arabian clothes and pose for photos with a falcon. Enjoy a lavish barbecue buffet dinner while a Khaliji dancer keeps you entertained. When the camp lights are turned off, feel the essence and magic of the desert while stargazing with a telescope. Later, you will be taken by camel to a nearby camp area where a fire will be arranged for you. Learn how to make Arabic coffee or tea as you relax in the night sitting by the campfire, enjoying the silence of the desert and the dark sky above. Your desert guide will add to the fun with interesting desert stories, and when it’s time to sleep, you will return to the camp. You will retire back to your tent for an overnight stay. The following morning, wake up just before sunrise to witness a spectacular view. Your guide will take you to the desert with a camel caravan that is waiting outside the camp. Then go for a short camel trek capturing the nice view of the sunrise over the sand dunes. After camel trekking, you will return to your tent before eating a freshly cooked Arabian breakfast. Later, you will be driven back to Dubai and dropped off at your accommodation.

Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Riding, Sandboarding & BBQ

8. Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Riding, Sandboarding & BBQ

Explore the Dubai desert in the best ways possible: dune bashing in a Land Cruiser, on camelback, sandboarding, and with the option of enjoying a traditional Bedouin camp experience with a BBQ dinner and shows. After your pickup in Dubai, ride off into the desert in a 4x4 vehicle, sharing this thrilling adventure with family and friends. Experience dune bashing in a Land Cruiser and stop to try out sandboarding on the red dunes as well. Take photos of the brilliant desert sunset with your group at a Bedouin camp. Hop on a camel for a fun ride and try out henna painting in the evening. Sit back at a Bedouin camp and marvel at the entertainment of a traditional Tanura show and belly dancing performance. Savor the rich flavors of local food at a BBQ dinner with Arabic coffee, fresh dates, falafel, and shawarma.

Dubai: Quad Bike Safari & Al Khayma Camp Tour with Dinner

9. Dubai: Quad Bike Safari & Al Khayma Camp Tour with Dinner

Discover the Lahbab desert while taking part in desert adventures such as quad biking, sandboarding, camel rides, and more. Experience the best of what the desert has to offer on either a full or half-day experience from Dubai with roundtrip transportation. Begin with pickup your hotel or other selected location. Upon reaching the desert, get ready for quad biking and listen to a safety briefing. Then, set off on a quad bike ride over the beautiful red sand dunes. Try out other desert activities such as sandboarding and camel riding. After that, head to the Al Khayma desert camp (depending on the option selected) where you'll be welcomed with Arabian coffee and sweets. Enjoy camp activities such as camel rides, photos with falcons, henna tattoos, and shisha smoking, along with cultural performances while savoring a BBQ dinner. After the tour, return to your hotel or preferred location in Dubai.

Dubai: Adventure Quad Bike Safari, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

10. Dubai: Adventure Quad Bike Safari, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

Escape the hustle and bustle of Dubai and spend the morning in the surrounding desert trying your hand at some of the adventure activities on offer here. Benefit from a convenient pickup at your hotel in Dubai, and then travel in air-conditioned comfort with a safari driver to the desert. Upon arrival, get a safety briefing and guidelines on how to operate a quad bike. Hop aboard and conquer the sand dunes during an amazing 60-minute quad bike ride. Dive deeper into your desert adventure and try your hand at sandboarding. Stand on a board and glide over the slopes of the desert dunes to witness its natural beauty from a different perspective. Next, experience life like a Bedouin of days gone by and ride a camel across the desert sands to get yet another perspective of the amazing landscape. Travel back to Dubai and get dropped off at your hotel or chosen location on arrival.

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4.6 / 5

based on 18,741 reviews

We enjoyed our tour to the dunes a lot, especially the Sand bording and camel ride. But the best what we had not expected, where the additional interesting informations from our guide muharam Ali. Besides this, we really felt safe with him, he is a very good and responsible driver. Thank you!

An amazing experience I loved everything since the pick-up time until the drop-off our tour guide Shihab it was amazing guide and an amazing photographer too! If I visit Dubai again for sure I’ll book the safari again. Thanks for the experience

The dessert Safari was amazing. full of enjoyment. we had Hanif as our driver. We booked for the private tour for me and my wife. We both enjoyed the evening, with having Hanif as our driver.

Very interesting trip,pick-up from hotel,beautiful locations,amazing riding and tasty food

Great value for money. Khaled is an excellent driver and great speacker