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Dubai: Sahara Dunes & Camel Caravan with BBQ at Al Khayma

Product ID: 180971
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Escape from hustle & bustle of city life on this sunset safari, a trip to red dunes desert with full of adventures like dune bashing, sand surfing, and camel trekking. Finish your day with Bedouin activities and a BBQ dinner at Al Khayma
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pickup is available from any hotels or apartments in Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman city limits, as well as the cruise port (Port Rashid). Pickup from Bab Al shams, Jebel Ali, Sport-Motor city, and Al Maha resort is available only for an additional fee.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Feel the thrill of an off-road ride during desert dune bashing
  • Have a filling BBQ dinner with a variety of dishes
  • Receive an Arabic makeover, smoke shisha, or get a henna tattoo
  • Watch Tanoura and belly dance shows
  • Go camel trekking to view the amazing desert sunset
Full description
It’s time to say goodbye to big crowds and the extreme climate of an evening/morning safari, as you are going to experience the desert in a calm pleasant atmosphere.

Drive to Lahbab - red dunes desert - in a 4-wheel drive Land Cruiser. After about 45 minutes, you will arrive at the destination. Relax in the restrooms there, making use of bathroom facilities. You may opt for a short Quad Bike ride as the Land Cruiser gets ready for an off-road desert drive.

Time for adventure next. Your activities start off with desert dune bashing: after 35-45 minutes of red dunes riding, try sand surfing (sandboarding) down the dunes. Your guide will photograph these nice moments for you. Following this is the camping at Al Khayma.

As you arrive, your safari captain will explain the traditional activities and lead you to a tent (Khayma). Get seated and receive a typical local welcome with Gahwa, Gaymat (Arabic coffee/sweets), dates, and all. By this time your lunch will be ready. Fulfill your appetite with a lavish lunch of barbecue dishes and salads, followed by desserts. Rest for a while before the camp entertainment begins.

Make good use of your free time in camp by trying bedouin specials - dressing up as an Arab, posing with a falcon, tattooing with henna (for ladies), or shisha pipe smoking. You can also enjoy live performances by Tanoura and belly dancers.

As the entertainment concludes, you will go to Desert Ships that are waiting in the camel area. Take a camel ride through the surroundings for 10-15 minutes. As the sunset time comes up you will proceed to a top dune where you can witness the sun setting over the desert.
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned 4x4 Land Cruiser
  • Licensed safari driver
  • Dune bashing (40-45 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel trek (15 minutes)
  • Shared camp
  • Unlimited mineral water and soft drinks
  • Henna painting
  • Shisha smoking
  • Arabian makeover and photo with falcon
  • Barbecue dinner at Al Khayma
  • Tanoura and belly dance shows
  • Sunset photo-stop
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Quad bike activities (optional ​with extra cost - approx. $41 for single drive and 55 for double drive)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please wear sports shoes for safe sandboarding & bring light jacket from Nov-April
• It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid any vomiting/sickness during dune bashing
• By UAE law, pregnant women, people with health issues and infants (under 3 years old) are not allowed to take part in dune bashing (if these conditions are applicable to you, please contact the supplier to make changes to your tour)
• The tour duration includes pick up and drop off
• Entertainment activities (Tanoura and belly dance) won’t be available on the following dates:
November 9, 2019, March 22, 2020, April 24, 2020, July 30, 2020, August 20, 2020, Oct 29, 2020, or any other special Islamic days as per UAE law; dates may vary subject to moon sighting.
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Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 126 reviews
Review summary
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Product ID: 180971