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

Excellent desert safari with an amazing Guide

My wife and I had an excellent desert Safari with an incredible Guide called Emran who was entertaining and knowledgeable. We were picked up from the hotel in Abu Dhabi early afternoon and in 40 minutes we were in the desert riding the dunes. Emran kept us entertained and made sure we had rides of the camels. A perfect day out!

Amazing experience and great value for money!

Our driver Imran was a fantastic guide, he made an already amazing experience just that little bit special for my partner and I. Thank you again,

Abu Dhabi: Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 08/29/2018

I'm sure, HAMZA is the best Driver. Amazing experience.

Very good organisation. Duty Event for every UAE Traveller. Thanks HAMZA for the nice evening.

It's a good experience for me to drive on the sand . It's good .

My driver was new to driving on the sand to climb the hill & down hill a little bit scary, but he managed at the end .

Exhilarating! Absolutely worth doing when travelling to Abu Dhabi

Recommend to all , a must activity for the not so faint hearted! We had a fabulous evening, started with feeding camels, desert safari (best fun ever) then sand boarding, followed by Camel rides, Bbq dinner and belly dancing . Our driver was an extraordinary skilled guy and made us all feel safe at all times .

Abu Dhabi: Desert Safari with BBQ, Camel Ride & Sandboarding Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 07/08/2018