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

Dynomite experience we are already recommending to other travellers.

Scary and exhilarating at the same time. Would do it again in a heartbeat. Driver was caring and expert. Great evening.

An amazing experience you must do while in UAE.

We had such a great time in this safari! Our experienced driver gave us a thrill of a lifetime on the" desert roller coaster" and bashing through the sand dunes. Sand boarding and photos at sunset were so special. The BBQ was literally an oasis with cushion seats and low tables to eat delicious foods, watch belly dancing and other stage entertainment. It was relaxing and we were even able to feed and ride camels! I was surprised to see that the safari oasis even had complete modern bathrooms! This is something that I would do again!

A wonderful Desertsafari at AbuDhabi Desert!

We booked the Tour for three people and for two of us it was not the first Desert Safari experience, but for sure the best one! First of all, our Guide Salim was not only super kind, but also really careing and respectful. The Communication was really fast and Good. He was on time at the Hotel for pick up and after picking up two more guests he explained us the whole programm of the day, which was really helpful. Salim also took Photos for us which was also courteous. The Organisation was just perfect and in combination with Guide Salim just as perfect. Its totally worth the money, because they offered so many extras like camel riding, Visiting a camel Farm where we had the opportunity to feed and Touch them. We also went sandboarding which was really cool! And before going to the camp we enjoyed the sunset at a nice Spot. All in all we found it to be the Highlight of our whole Trip to Abu Dhabi. We totally recommend the Guide, since he is really good hearted and well driver too :)

Must do in Abu Dhabi, excellent experience !

Anish is a fantastic guide and a highly skilled driver. Numerous and interesting activities make this safari worth its cost. Recommend with no hesitation !!

Abu Dhabi 4-Hour Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 02/20/2018

Great Trip with cool and experienced Guide Salim

We booked a private tour - was a great trip and very well organised. Our expercienced guide salim picked us up at the Hotel in time. Good communication via whatsapp before. Salim made great and funny pictures of us. He told us interesting things and stories about the life in Abu Dhabi. He considered our wishes and always made sure we are feeling comfortable and safe. The sandboarding was good fun. As we booked the private Tour we had the choice to go back to hotel whenever we want after dinner. Thank u salim for the great Trip and unforgetable adventure. We got the feeling u really love your job - keep it up. Sam & Adu