Dubai Small group activities

Our most recommended Dubai Small group activities

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.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Premium Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

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

6. 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: Sightseeing Helicopter Ride from The Palm

7. Dubai: Sightseeing Helicopter Ride from The Palm

Enjoy bird’s-eye views of the exciting city of Dubai on board a luxury helicopter. Departing from a helipad at Atlantis the Palm, you will fly like a rock star for 17- or 25-minutes, admiring Dubai from high up in the sky. Fly for 12 minutes from Atlantis The Palm heading to Burj Khalifa, flying over Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Coastline. Alternatively, choose the 15-minute flight via Burj Al Arab, the World Islands viewed from the South Pole, Port Rashid, and Palm Jumeirah. See it all with the 25-minute flight option from Atlantis The Palm to the old Dubai Creek. In addition to the above, you'll see Ski Dubai, the Jebel Ali horse track, Media and Internet City, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Emirates Livings, and more. Admire Dubai’s iconic buildings and magnificent skyline from a unique perspective. Each helicopter has 6 seats, including 3 window seats for maximum views. 

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

8. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi and enjoy a visit to the unique Ferrari World theme park. See the Heritage Village, and ride the Formula Rossa rollercoaster on this day trip from Dubai. Begin your tour with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, where you can admire the wonderful architecture that defines the beauty of Islamic art. Continue on to the Emirates Palace, an inspiring hotel in the city with 114 magnificent domes and fantastic suites decorated with gold and marble. You will then visit the Heritage Village, where you can learn more about the life of the Bedouins. Afterward you can enjoy the views of Abu Dhabi’s impressive skyline as you drive on to Al Corniche. The second half of your day trip takes you to the largest indoor theme park in the world – the Ferrari World. Experience the breathtaking rush of speed on the Formula Rossa rollercoaster and test your driving skills on one of the many simulators. Experience the different performances, marvel at the impressive dance and acrobatic shows, or enjoy go-karting.

Dubai: City Highlights from Above Helicopter Tour

9. Dubai: City Highlights from Above Helicopter Tour

Explore the sights of Dubai on a thrilling helicopter tour. Enjoy refreshments before feeling the thrill of taking off from the Dubai Police Academy Helipad. View city highlights like the Burj Khalifa tower and the Dubai Canal before landing. Take off in your 12-minute helicopter tour from the Dubai Police Academy - Helidubai Helipad. Enjoy a panoramic view of Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis as you cross the trunk of The Palm. Fly above sparkling Dubai beaches and get a closer look at the 7-star Burj Al Arab Hotel. Marvel at architectural masterpieces found only in Dubai, such as the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world. See the JW Marquis Marriot, the tallest hotel in the world. Make the most of unobstructed views of the Dubai Canal and the structures at Business Bay. Let the logistics be taken care of and relax with an air-conditioned return transfer from your hotel in Dubai by selecting the "with transfer" option.

Dubai: Old Town, Walking Tour, Souks, Museum & Street Food

10. Dubai: Old Town, Walking Tour, Souks, Museum & Street Food

Explore Dubai with a guide and learn more about the history and the impressive architecture of the old city. Visit Dubai Museum, pass the Coffee Museum, see the oldest mosque in Dubai, and try street food as you stroll through the typical souks. Start in the bustling area of Al Seef and make your way to the Al Fahidi District to admire the oldest houses in Dubai. Learn more about the local currency with free access to the Coins Museum. Soak up knowledge about the Emirati lifestyle with a visit to Dubai Museum. Pass by the Coffee Museum before going through the Arabian Tea House, a famous restaurant that provides local food. Admire Dubai's oldest mosque as your guide shares religious facts with you. Spend free time at the Grand Souk to taste the street food, tea, and camel milk chocolate. Cross to another side of Dubai by traditional Abra to the Spice and the Gold Souk which is one of the largest markets in the world, where the tour will finish.

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What people are saying about Dubai

It was a wonderful experience. The entire OceanAir team is very well organized and we didn't miss anything. On the contrary, we were offered more things than were presented in the trip announcement on GetYourGide (maybe update the trip announcement with more things / activities that we had there). I had Yasir as my guide. He constantly took care of us and helped us with everything we needed. He is very charismatic and answered all our questions. In addition to the guide services he offered us, he is also a talented photographer. He took beautiful photos of all of us in the group. Also, he was always at our disposal on WhatsApp in case we needed anything before and after the trip. I have recommended this trip to other friends, it is definitely worth it.

Amazing experience!! I highly recommend it. -Buffet food. Was great! Different types of foods -the tents where amazing! Really fancy -shows where good (3 of them) - staff was GREAT!

I did the photography tour with Alex and he is such an amazing photographer! The tour guy was awesome and Knowledgable too but I forgot his name.

The best and most exciting way to explore Dubai! Excellent service on board and great views flying over the Dubai Skyline.

Rafeeq was very perfect guide , he was a good photographer also