Abu Dhabi Desert Safaris
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Your Abu Dhabi desert safari: What to do and when to do it

Abu Dhabi's scenic desert accommodates thrill-seeking adventure rides, sandy meanders, and romantic evenings. There really is something for everyone, so long as you can handle the heat!

Bash the dunes in a 4x4

Dunebashing is a popular activity at all times, but even the strong Arabic coffee won't invigorate you ahead of a long day sightseeing like an early morning adrenaline rush!

Ride a camel

Dromedaries (that's the one-hump kind) have played a crucial role in Arabic culture throughout history. Choose the traditional option for a laid-back tour in the afternoon heat.

Treat a special someone

Celebrating a romantic occasion? Sounds like a great excuse to splash out on a private tour! Why not enjoy some authentic Bedouin cuisine as you watch the sunset over the dunes?

Smokey nights

Just because the desert air is beginning to cool, doesn't mean you have to! Warm up with a delicious Arabic barbecue, smoke a shisha, and even watch an outdoor belly-dancing show!

Feeling indecisive?

Still can't decide on the best time of day to see the desert? Ride out to an overnight camp for an evening of starlit entertainment and a morning of strong coffee and breakfast!

Planning Your Visit

How much does it cost?

Shared Abu Dhabi desert tours and safaris start at around €50 for a basic itinerary. Although food is typically provided, don't assume that it'll be authentically local. Customer reviews are worth checking for more info. Better menus and more varied itineraries can always be found for a higher price, but book online to take advantage of unique deals and discounts.

What's the weather like?

Even in winter, Abu Dhabi temperatures regularly reach highs of around 77°F. In summer they top 100°F, so don't venture into the desert without protecting yourself from the sun. Also, bring water even if bottles are included on your tour. Nighttimes are a little cooler but although the temperature might drop to 50°F in January, the summer nights can still hit the 86°F mark.

What people are saying about Abu Dhabi

tks for guiding us to experience the beauty of desert.

Tks for the patience of driver /Alex , who leaded us to experience excited sand safari with safety. we really appreciated Alex lead us to go through incredible moment, we appreciated, please accept our tks again.

It was a once in a life time experience!

It was worth every penny! I highly recommend it to anyone needing to find a thrilling and enjoyable trip in Abu Dhabi! And our tour guide, Anand, made it that much better.

Abu Dhabi: Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 05/20/2018

It was a wonderful experience, a memorable one

I can't express enough the pleasure derived from such adventure. It really exceeded my expectation of what the Desert adventure is all about. A special respect to the Jeep driver for his professional guidance throughout the trip. The photos are awesome; he's a magnificent paparazzi...hahaha!

It was an amazing experience.Thank you to Anish!

I went to this experience with my mom and Anish was always make sure that my mom feel well. It was really nice gesture from him and make my mom fell special. Thank you so much for that. We both really enjoyed this experience.

Fabulous. Punctual, pleasant , good food for even vegetarians loved it

Pick up was punctual and the vehicle was clean and comfortable. Drove well and the dune bashing was fun but not scary. Enjoyed the dances but wished it to be longer. Food was good even for vegetarians like us. Return was on time.all in all it was a pleasant experience

Abu Dhabi Half-Day Desert Safari and Dinner Special Reviewed by Archana, 04/16/2018