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

Outstanding experience, absolute must do in UAE

Our guide (Salim) made this half-day trip be the absolut highlight of my entire holiday. He is really convinced and passionate about his job, so he really did everything for us to always feel well and have such an outstanding desert experience. I could write here what were the details where he walked the extra mile, but this would take too long for now. And he is also a perfect Dune Bashing driver, photographer and UAE culture guide. Just wanna say thank you! :) And towards GetYourGuide: Perfect organization, perfect price!

The trip was absolutly incredibile! Fantastic and highly recommended

Diverse trip with all attractions, which are advertised. Dynamic Jeep tour through the desert dunes, camel farm, sandboard, enough stops to take Pictures, sunset on a hill, camp with delicious meal on carpets and pillows, tea and Dates with shisha in the. Well skilled Driver! Very heplful and polite guides, without stress to finsih the tour in the end. Pick on was punctual and right at place and guide droped us at requested place. Please go on with Service

Very cool Day with a lot of fun and action

Last week we (three guys from Germany) take part on the Desert Safari in Abu Dhabi. It was a great experience for us beside the meetings in the U.A.E. to experience such a great day. Our driver and Guide Anish from OceanAir Travel was a very cool guy and he explained everything we ask in a very good way. We booked the Tour just in the night before and there was no problem of the pick-up in Abu Dhabi and the drop off afterwards. During the safari it was so fascinating to see the desert and to drive throw the dunes. Anish had so excellence driving skills - that was unbelievable. I just can recommend all the six hours of the tour. Next time I will be in Dubai or Abu Dhabi I think I will repeat the tour. Thanks Anish for the great day!

Great adventure in the desert with Salim the tourguide

We were participating in a tour with a small group of five people. Hotel pickup worked perfectly. Salim our guide was always dedicated to give us a good time. Especially Dune bashing was fun and the highlight of the tour. The food in the beduin camp was good. There are many companies which offer the exact same tour at different prices. The important thing about choosing the company seems to us (next to pricing of course) the dedication of the tour guide. We recommend going on tour with Salim.

Safe and thrilling safari with a lot of different fun activities.

Our driver Shakir drove safe and at the same time made it thrilling. He helped us with pictures, questions and he made our safari very plesent.