1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Dubai
  3. Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Dubai Private Night Safari & Astronomy

Product ID: 32135
Explore the Dubai desert at night in search of nocturnal animals, using night vision binoculars. Then, relax at the desert camp of local royalty, and see a desert sky filled with stars as you snack on complimentary treats and Arabic coffee.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 5:30 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic

Pickup included

Pick-up from Dubai hotels. Pick-up times will vary through-out the year. In order for you to plan your day, please be prepared for pick-up between 17:30 and 18:15.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Dubai desert at night
  • Escape the heat of the day and swap the noise of Dubai city for the peace of the desert
  • Enjoy a scenic tour by vintage Land Rover
  • Visit a desert camp and relax under a canopy of stars
  • Explore the wildlife of the night with night vision binoculars
  • Smoke an aromatic shisha pipe
Full description
Explore the Dubai desert after the sun has set and the temperture has cooled. Watch the desert come alive with nocturnal animals, and gaze at a sky filled with stars.

You will travel to the desert by vintage 1950s Land Rover. Then, using high-tech night-vision binoculars, explore the extraordinary desertscape after dark. Even day time animals can emerge from their hideouts to drink, forage, and frolic after the heat of the day.

Experience the quiet desert atmosphere and fresh desert air, in sharp contrast to the bright lights, intense heat, and loud noise of Dubai city center.

After your nature safari, relax at an open-air camp belonging to a local royal family. Enjoy the cool desert air under a blanket of stars, as a three-course dinner and drinks are served. You will also get the chance to try an aromatic shisha pipe for a truly authentic Arabic experience.
Includes
  • Pick up from Dubai Hotels between 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM
  • Night drive through Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in a vintage Land Rover
  • Walk through the dunes by torchlight on a hunt for scorpions and other desert creepy crawlies
  • A 3-course dinner at an exclusive camp inside the desert retreat of the local Royal family
  • Dinner includes lentil soup, fattoush salad. Choose between Australian Angus steak, vegetarian moussaka or grilled chicken
  • Astronomy session with professional telescope
  • Highly trained conservation guide with extensive knowledge of ecotourism, cultural heritage, history and natural environment of the UAE
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Hotel pick up from urban Dubai area, in an air-conditioned vehicle (shared)
• Due to health concerns, the wildlife drive is not recommended for pregnant guests within their third trimester
• Long pants and closed shoes are highly recommended, and warm clothing during the as the temperature drops after sunset
• Bathrooms facilities are available throughout the tour
• A portion of your desert safari fee is contributed towards local conservation
• This is on a private car basis, however you might meet other guests at the camp during dinner and for the astronomy session

From £504.26 Per group up to 2

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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Loved ride, walk and campsite; nibbles boring as all bread based.

Slightly disappointed that we didn't see more large animals during our walk but I know sightings, by their nature, are unpredictable. We did, however, see oryx and a deer at the feeding troughs. I loved the experience of walking in the desert at night; a perfect place to see the stars. It was a pity that we could see the lights of civilisation on the fringes. The campsite was interesting, fun and comfortable. I particularly enjoyed trying the shisha. The drinks were as expected but the snacks were too similar, all being pancakes of one sort or another. I thought we might have had more variety. like olives, houmos, or similar. Overall, however, it was an inforgettable experience.

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April 7, 2014

Enjoyable and facinating

We really enjoyed this safari which took us out into a Conservation area in the desert, about 1.5 hours drive from Dubai city centre. We also had a couple of walks over the dunes with the knowledgable Guide teaching us about the flora and fauna seen. The stargazing was a little haphazard, only lasting a short part of the tour. The mock Bedouin Camp was very realistic and we enjoyed the hospitality very much.

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January 30, 2014

Unique experience

The safari was a really unique experience I wouldn't want to have missed.

January 30, 2014

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