Dubai Shore excursions

Our most recommended Dubai Shore excursions

Dubai: Desert Safari, BBQ Dinner, Shows, and Quad Bike

1. Dubai: Desert Safari, BBQ Dinner, Shows, and Quad Bike

Embark on an exhilarating desert adventure on this safari along the red-gold dunes of Al Labab. Enjoy the thrill of dune bashing and then immerse yourself in local culture at a desert camp, where you can see Tanoura dancing and sip Arabic coffee, and visit local markets. Get picked up from the location of your choice in a Land Cruiser and then driven to the Red Dunes of Al Labab, approximately a 45-minute journey. Here, admire the majestic dunes and the wonderful colors that change throughout the day. Then spend an adventurous 20-30 minutes of hard dune bashing before heading further across the dunes to reach the desert camp. At the camp, experience a short camel ride, traditional henna hand decoration of the East, and a show of traditional, belly, and Tanoura dancing. Other activities include quad biking, a sand art display, Arabic coffee, falcon photography, and a carpet stall. After, return to your location of choice.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

2. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Explore the rich past, vibrant present, and thrilling future of Abu Dhabi on a tour of the largest emirate in the UAE. See key sights like the Corniche and Marina Mall, as well as the Grand Mosque and Al Watan Palace. After pickup from your hotel in Dubai, travel along the Persian Gulf coast to Abu Dhabi while listening to stories about one of the world’s richest cities. Visit the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the most popular landmarks of Abu Dhabi. Admire the mosque’s white marble structure that consists of 82 domes, chandeliers, and flower-patterned designs. Next, take a drive along the Abu Dhabi Corniche to experience scenic views of the Persian Gulf. Admire the harbor's clean water as you continue to the opulent Emirates Palace, the official hotel of Abu Dhabi’s ruling government. Then, enjoy a visit to another of Abu Dhabi's landmarks, the Etihad Towers. Those who have seen the ‘Furious 7’ movie will remember the imposing tower. The next stop will be at the Marina Mall, where you can take a lunch break (at your own expense) and dine at the mall's restaurants or enjoy the food court options. Afterward, visit the beautiful Qasr Al Watan palace housed in the presidential palace compound of the UAE. Notice the architectural features, artifacts, and other historical treasures of the palace. Then enjoy the drive back to Dubai, where you will be dropped off.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque Guided Tour

3. 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: Red Dune Safari, Camel Riding, Sandboarding & BBQ

4. 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.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Trip with Louvre & Mosque

5. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Full-Day Trip with Louvre & Mosque

Enjoy a two-in-one day trip to two UAE essentials. Marvel at architectural and artistic wonders new and old on this inclusive excursion from Dubai. After pickup, sit back and enjoy the journey to the Mosque. On arrival, admire its shining exterior surface of white Greek and Macedonian tiles. Step inside and see the world’s largest hand-woven carpet, large crystal chandeliers, and glass panels studded with thousands of Swarovski crystals on a guided tour. Next, visit the Louvre Museum on Saadiyat Island. Take a self-guided or audio-guided tour of the largest museum in the Gulf region, which displays both classic and modern works of cultural and sociological significance from all over the world. Admire pieces from French museums such as the Louvre, Pompidou Center, and Musee d’Orsay. Linger at the Children’s Museum, relax for a bite to eat in the cafe, or browse in the boutique. After the tour, enjoy the drive back to your hotel in Dubai.

Dubai: Evening Red Dunes Desert Safari with Buffet Dinner

6. Dubai: Evening Red Dunes Desert Safari with Buffet Dinner

Explore the beauty of the sand dunes in the Lehbab desert on this desert safari tour from Dubai in a 4x4 Land Cruiser. Watch exciting live entertainment with dancing and a fire show. Take part in family-friendly activities like henna painting and falcon photos.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dubai and sit back and take in the desert scenery on the drive. Transfer to a 4x4 Land Cruiser and experience the adrenaline rush of riding through sand dunes and seeing remnants of Bedouin empires. Travel back in time as you ride a camel over wind-swept dunes. At the camp, be greeted with a traditional welcome of Arabic tea and coffee. Have some Arabic sweets and fresh fruits. Try sandboarding and get a unique henna painting done.  Take a picture to share of you with a fierce-looking falcon. Sit down to a international buffet dinner with barbeque. Have a delicious range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.  View live entertainment with belly dancing to traditional Arabic music, Tanura dancing, a fire show, and a full light and sound display. Return to your accommodation in Dubai at the end of your tour. 

Dubai: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

7. Dubai: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Explore the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Bastakiya Historical Village, Al Fahidi Fort, the Old Souk Of Arabia, the Old Watchtower and Heritage Village, the gold and spice Souks, Dubai Creek, Atlantis The Palm, Souk Madinat, and Burj Al Arab. Board an open-top double-decker bus to admire fantastic views and soak up the charm of old and new Dubai. From the towering Burj Khalifa, the 7-star Burj Al Arab, and Atlantis the Palm to the exotic spice souk, you'll see a lot of Dubai's top landmarks. Pass by the Museum of the Future and admire its Arabian calligraphy-inspired architecture. With a variety of tickets to choose from you can relax and enjoy the ride with the Classic ticket for 24-Hours plus access to the traditional Dhow cruise or make it an adventure with the Premium 48-Hour Ticket. The Premium ticket includes the Dhow cruise and The Lost Chambers Aquarium. You'll encounter exciting marine creatures like sharks, crayfish, albino alligators, stingrays, seahorses, and many more. Staying longer? Then try the Deluxe with an outstanding 5-day pass as you visit the Lost Chambers Aquarium, Desert Sunset Tour, and even the Ambassador Lagoon with an impressive viewing panel of awe-inspiring views into the ruins of an Atlantis-themed aquarium, home to 65,000 marine animals from around the world. This fully narrated audio tour will allow you to discover over 34 locations throughout the city, with daily departures from the starting point at the Dubai Mall. You may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Air conditioning is available on the lower deck and recorded commentary is available in 12 languages.

Dubai: Red Dunes Morning Desert Quad, Buggy or 4x4 Ride

8. Dubai: Red Dunes Morning Desert Quad, Buggy or 4x4 Ride

Wake yourself up with an early morning quad bike ride, dune buggy ride, or dune blast through the Dubai desert. Experience mind-blowing views as you see the sunrise and enjoy a camel ride if you book this option.  Get picked up from your hotel in the morning. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic drive through Dubai city to the desert.  Marvel at the spectacular desert scenery of Al Lahbab desert as you arrive. Get a quick safety induction before you hop on one of the activities you have booked.  Ride through the red dunes and feel the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Regardless of whether you choose to book a quad bike ride, dune buggy ride, or dune blast ride, you will have a blast. Enjoy the photo-scenic views on the back of a camel or sandboarding if you have booked these activities. Eat a tasty breakfast to fill you up and unlimited water and soft drinks. 

Dubai: The Palm, Blue Mosque, Creek, Souks & Heritage Tour

9. Dubai: The Palm, Blue Mosque, Creek, Souks & Heritage Tour

Explore Dubai's past and present impressive landmarks on a guided tour by bus. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle from point to point, learning about the rich culture Dubai has to offer from your guide. Stop to walk around or through these highlights, and enjoy a ride across Dubai Creek in a traditional abra boat. Get picked up from your hotel or desired location in an air-conditioned vehicle. Stop by The Pointe in Palm Jumeirah to admire the charm of Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, before the Burj Al Arab photo stop from the beachside. Proceed to the Blue Mosque, which was inspired by the Ottoman and Andalusian styles of architecture, with intricate interiors decorated with beautiful chandeliers and a library that is home to almost 40,000 religious books. Next, explore Old Dubai and the Creekside, where it all began. Hop on the Abra water taxi, the city's oldest mode of transportation, to cross the Creek. Visit the Gold Souk, renowned for its wide collection of gold jewelry, while the Spice Souk brims with aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron, and so on. Then visit Al Khayma Heritage House in Al Fahidi Historical District, where you'll be treated to traditional Emirati hospitality by being served tea/coffee. While touring the home, learn more about the UAE's history, which started in the desert with tents now reaching Mars. At the end of the tour, stay on your own at the souk or be transferred back to your hotel or selected location.

Arabian Dune Safari

10. Arabian Dune Safari

Visit an oasis in the desert close to Dubai city and go driving over the dunes in an SUV. Experience Bedouin culture after with traditional coffee and more, then savor a BBQ buffet. After pickup in Dubai, head to the Masayaf Desert Camp. Once there, enjoy driving in 4-wheel SUVs through the desert for an exciting 20 minutes or so, going up and down the dunes, skidding, sliding, and bashing these majestic giants.  Next, visit the camp for a taste of a traditional experience of the Bedouin culture. The camp itself is a premium ethnic Bedouin camp with a rustic and original look and feel that endeavours to offer you tradition without compromising on quality and authenticity. Try a traditional Gahwa (traditional Arabic coffee on arrival) upon arrival, along with dates and refreshing wet towels. Tea is also available. Follow this with some native starters, which include shawarma and falafel. Stroll around the camp and find a variety of activities, including a souvenir display stall, a henna tattoo corner, and a photo studio area where you can adorn traditional local dishdashas and abayas and get your photographs snapped Have a camel ride and try your hand at falconry, or ride a quad bike for an additional charge. After you settle down, watch local entertainment, such as a mesmerizing tanoora dance, a daring fire show, and a spellbinding belly dancing show that promises alluring moves to enthralling music. While taking a stroll around the camp or during the ongoing entertainment, you have a choice of quenching your thirst with soft drinks and water. Alternatively, head to the live bar to buy some spirits or beer at a charge. Later, taste a sumptuous three-course menu with fresh grills, hot freshly baked breads, a hot buffet, and desserts from the local kitchen, followed by fresh fruits. As the tour hosts bid farewell, a vehicle will drive you back to your hotel or destination.

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What people are saying about Dubai

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4.4 / 5

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All the experience was excellent!!! We had a great time in the dessert and in the camp!!! Ahsan was the best, very kind and helpful, he took care of us and always with smile. He made our trip the best memory!!! This experience worths every penny..!!

The tour was amazing and I learnt a lot. Haseeb was my guide and he was happy to answer any questions we had in the group as well as being an amazing photographer. Will definitely do this tour when I travel to Dubai again. Thank you

Ali is a very good tour good.. his positive energy make this trip so fine. Thankyou for everything.

We spent a very nice afternoon and evening with our guide mansoor. Really recommended.

Great experience! We love it! Mr guide/ driver is nice too.