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From Dubai: Red Dunes and Camel Safari with Overnight Camp

Product ID: 176457
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This is a safari for those who want to "live" the real desert life! Experience desert delights like dune bashing, camel riding, a barbecue dinner & dance shows and above all, stay overnight in a typical Bedouin tent with a sunrise camel trek & breakfast.
About this activity
Duration 17 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up included

Pickup from Dubai and Port Rashid (cruise terminal). Pickup from Sharjah, Ajman, Al Maha Resort, Jebel Ali, Bab Al Shams, Al Maha, Discovery garden and Investment City or other far locations are available only with additional cost upon request based on your location. Please note that the pickup service is not available from the Naif and Al Sabkha area. Pickup time will be within the first 45 minutes of your booked time, and depends on your location. If there is any change you will be notified by WhatsApp, phone call or email. Pickup from Dubai Airport is available from Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport Hotel, to reach here you can use a local taxi (recommended) or hotel shuttle bus (both are chargeable).
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Stay overnight in the desert in a Bedouin tent
  • Experince Sleeping on Nawar Bed (Bedouin style bed)
  • Take an exciting dune bashing drive thru the red dunes
  • Improve your surfing skills with desert sandboarding
  • Eat a barbecue dinner whilst entertained with shisha, henna, tanoura and belly dancing
  • View a desert sunrise with an early morning camel caravan
Full description
After being collected from your hotel in a comfortable 4WD Land Cruiser, you will journey for approximately 60 minutes to the Lahbab desert. Once at the desert, you will take 20 minutes to break before your safari starts. You can either relax here, or opt to go for a quad-bike ride while your vehicle for the off-road dune drive is prepared. You will then go for a dune bashing ride that lasts 30-45 minutes, where you can feel peculiar excitement as your Land Cruiser climbs up and slides down the sand dunes. Following this, you can try the adventure sport of sand boarding. Stand on the wooden board provided, balance yourself and glide down over the sands.

After sand boarding, you will head to Al Khayma, a Bedouin type campsite, where you will be lead 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. You will then go 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 shisha smoking and henna painting. You can put on local Arabian cloth and pose for photos with a falcon, and at the camp center stage, a Tanoura dance will be performed. You will soon be invited for a lavish buffet dinner full of barbecue dishes, whilst at the stage, a belly dancer will keep you entertained.

Following dinner, you will be taken by camel back to a nearby camp area where a fire will be arranged for you. You will then be given a demonstration session on how to make Arabic coffee/tea, whilst 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 a comfortable sleep atop a Nawar bed (Bedouin-style bed), complete with a pillow and blanket.

The following morning, wake up 15 minutes before sunrise to witness that spectacular view. Your guide will take you to the desert with a camel caravan that is waiting outside the camp. You will go camel trekking for about 15-20 minutes, 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.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop off at your selected hotel location (please note that the pickup service is not available from the Naif and Al Sabkha area)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Land Cruiser
  • Cold mineral water in the vehicle during transfers
  • English-speaking, licensed driver
  • Dune bashing (30-45 minutes)
  • Sand boarding
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Gaymat (Sweets), Gahwa (Coffee) amd dates upon arrival to camp
  • Henna painting for ladies and falcon experience photos
  • Shisha pipe (hubble-bubble flavour)
  • Shared camp, as per your selected option
  • Tanoura and belly dancing show
  • Unlimited water and soft drinks
  • Barbecue dinner with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
  • Overnight stay in Bedouin tent
  • Night desert guide
  • Rogag (Arabic bread) & Chai (Arabic Tea) at night
  • Nawar bed (Bedouin style bed)
  • Pillows and blankets
  • Shower room facility without towels
  • Morning Camel trekking (15-20 minutes)
  • Morning Arabic breakfast
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Quad bike/dune buggy activities (optional)
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Winter clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The duration of the tour will be between 17-18 hours depending on the season, sunrise and city traffic
• Infants (below 3 years old) are not allowed in the car during the shared dune bashing
• By law pregnant women and those who have heart, back, or neck problems cannot take part in dune bashing
• Dry days: entertainment activities (Tanoura dance and Belly dance) will not be available during the mentioned dates April 3 & 20, May 6, 22 & 25 , June 1, 3 & 5, August 10,11 & 31, September 9, November 3, 9 & 30, December 2 or any special Islamic days as per UAE law (Date may vary as per the UAE law and Season time)
• Only a small handbag is allowed during the tour as it is not possible to keep big luggage in the vehicle during the Dunes Bashing
• Casual, loose fitting clothing is recommended in the summer, along with a jacket in the winter
• Overnight stay in Bedouin tent is not air-conditioned
• Not recommended to bring valuables
• Don't take part in the henna if your skin is sensitive
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 131 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.8/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Product ID: 176457