Dubai Sunrise tours

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Dubai: Overnight Desert Safari, Camels, Dinner & Stargazing

1. 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: Adventure Quad Bike Safari, Camel Ride & Sandboarding

2. 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.

Dubai: Red Dunes Evening Quad Bike, Dune Blast with BBQ

3. Dubai: Red Dunes Evening Quad Bike, Dune Blast with BBQ

Enjoy the adrenalin rush as you drive a quad bike or dune blast through Dubai's famous red dunes desert for the sunrise or in the late afternoon around sunset depending on which option you have booked. Enjoy a barbeque dinner in the desert paired with refreshments, belly dancing, a Tanura show, and a fire show, depending on which option you book.   Get ready for an action-packed adventure away from the city's crowds and chaos. Jump in your car and enjoy the ride as you head to the desert. Watch as your guide gives you a quick safety induction before you hop on the quad bike.  Have a once-in-a-lifetime quad-riding experience that you won't forget right in the heart of the desert. Make the most of your time in Dubai on this tour; that's one to tick off your bucket list. 

Dubai: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Desert

4. Dubai: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour Over the Desert

Take a sunrise tour of the Dubai desert from a hot air balloon. Perk up with a morning coffee or tea before experiencing picturesque views of sweeping sand dunes and stunning mountains. Spot wildlife roaming below you like oryx and sand gazelles. Be picked up from your accommodation in Dubai and sit back and relax on the scenic drive to the lift-off base camp. Have a nice hot cup of coffee or tea before your fight. Hop aboard and experience the excitement of lifting off. Take in sunrise views of sweeping sand dunes and distant mountains. Float across the sky and look for wildlife like the Arabian oryx or the sand gazelle. Return to your accommodation in Dubai at the end of the tour.

Dubai: Red Dune Desert Morning Adventure with Sand Boarding

5. Dubai: Red Dune Desert Morning Adventure with Sand Boarding

Experience the beauty of the desert sand dunes and the thrill of sandboarding on this unique Land Cruiser tour from Dubai. Keep cool in an air conditioned vehicle and enjoy cold mineral water on your tour.  Your morning safari begins with a pick-up at your hotel in a 4x4 Land Cruiser. Head off with your local guide into the desert, just a 30-45 minute ride from Dubai. Along the way, the driver will take you up and down the dunes in the morning sun. Marvel at the beauty of the desert at this time of day. The first activity gets the adrenalin flowing, bashing some high Red Desert dunes, driving up and down in a Land Cruiser. Afterwards there's an opportunity to try sandboarding, one of the most exciting sporting activities in the desert. After your sandboarding experience, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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

6. 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: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Show

7. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Show

Discover the Dubai desert from a unique aerial perspective on an early-morning hot air balloon ride. Float above the red sand dunes of the Margham Desert and savor a traditional Arabic breakfast. Watch an in-flight falconry display and enjoy a camel ride. Your hot air balloon adventure begins early in the morning, when you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Margham Desert for a refreshment and a briefing from the pilot. Next, you’ll be driven over the red sand dunes of the Dubai desert to your take-off location, where you’ll witness the inflation of the hot air balloon on the ground. After takeoff, you’ll float above the Arabian desert and enjoy the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground, taking in breathtaking views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and native wildlife, including an in-flight falcon show. Once you’ve landed, you'll be driven back to the Margham desert to freshen up and enjoy an Arabic Style buffet breakfast. Enjoy a short camel ride along the sands of the desert before getting dropped off back at your hotel, where your tour will end.

Dubai: Red Dunes, Camel Ride, Quad Bike, & Bedouin Camp

8. Dubai: Red Dunes, Camel Ride, Quad Bike, & Bedouin Camp

Have a thrilling and fun experience in the remote desert area known as Lahbab. Choose between a 4-hour tour option which includes dune bashing, sand-boarding, and a camel ride, or the 7-hour tour option which adds on a BBQ dinner, and all desert camp activities. Your safari guide will pick you up from your hotel in a 4WD vehicle. Your tour starts with a 50-minute drive into the desert. Enjoy stunning views of Dubai from the car window. The guide will answer any of your questions while you learn more about Dubai’s history. Your first stop will be at the desert rest area. Take a 25-minute break as the convoy catches up. While you wait, your safari guide will air down the tires of the vehicle to ensure better driving conditions. You can enjoy an optional quad bike experience if you wish on site. Then, take an adventurous 30-45 minute dune drive across the desert. Feel your adrenaline rush as you slide across from one dune to another in a 4x4 vehicle. The drive will take you further into the desert, up to a high desert dune for a photo stop. From here, admire beautiful 360-degree views of the desert landscape as the sun slowly sets. Use this photo stop to try sandboarding (sand-surfing), before heading to the desert camp. The 4-hour tour program ends here, and you will be returned to your hotel. If you've chosen the 7-hour option, your tour will continue with a visit to the hidden desert camp. Arrive at camp and be greeted with Qahwa (Arabic coffee), dates, and Lugamat (a traditional sweet). Your safari guide will brief you about the various activities available at the camp. Hop on a camel for a short ride, try a shisha pipe, decorate your hands with Henna tattoos, or take pictures in traditional Arabic clothes. As the night settles in, enjoy a scrumptious BBQ dinner of kebabs, hummus, and salads accompanied by sodas, water, and additional drinks from the bar. Enjoy a colorful belly dancing show and Tanura performance, where fast-spinning dancers whirl across the stage. Don’t forget to snap some photos with the Arabian falcons that are present at the camp. Finally, after the last show, return to your hotel in Dubai.

Dubai: Sunrise Desert Jeep Safari with Wildlife

9. Dubai: Sunrise Desert Jeep Safari with Wildlife

Discover the beauty of the desert on a thrilling jeep safari from Dubai. Capture pictures of the sun rising over windswept sand dunes. Look for local wildlife and visit the Al Qudra Lakes. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch and refreshments and drinks during your tour. Start your Arabian desert safari starts with pickup from your hotel. Sit back and relax on the drive into the desert in a comfortable 4WD vehicle. Head across the dunes and get ready for a truly rare experience as the sun comes up over the horizon. Watch the desert come alive as your driver takes you on a dune drive. Enjoy a picnic breakfast seated in the traditional Arabian style. Have the opportunity discover the desert in a unique way. Look for indigenous wildlife such as the desert gazelle and Arabian oryx. Make your way to the Al Qudra Lakes part of the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve. Across the lakes at Al Qudra. Stop for a picnic or take a leisurely ride before returing to your hotel in Dubai.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Desert

10. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Desert

Your hot-air balloon ride begins early in the morning, when you’ll be picked up from the hotel. Relax and enjoy the scenic drive to the Margham desert. Stop and have a warm cup of coffee or tea once you arrive. Drive through the Dubai desert to your take-off location. Snap some pictures as the balloon inflates in the desert. Float above the Arabian desert and witness the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground. Fly with falcon and experience breathtaking views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and try to spot some native wildlife. Once you’ve landed, you'll be dropped off back at your hotel where your tour will end.

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4.8 / 5

based on 9,682 reviews

Loved everything about this excursion , you get a really long ride on the quad in the actual desert and ride between each activity (camel ride & sandboardjng ) - pick up/drop Off from hotel all on time although hair raising in the car - felt like we got free sand bashing as they drive so quickly !) - all in all would definitely recommend and very good value for money

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!

the experience with Ali was really 5 . have a very good vibe and a positive energy. we was a grup 3 persons and he was 7.30 picking up. the trip to the desert was fast and the experience there is a MUST BE! Iwe was really enjoying! ❤️

We booked tour with dream journey they are very well organized are guide was arif he very friendly and caring camp activities was good food was also good live dance performances great very good entertainment around we ahead good time

guide was so kite and nice. it was great experience in dubai.