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Dubai Red Dunes Safari: BBQ, Camel, Sandboarding & Falcon

Duration: 6 hours – 7 hours
3248 Reviews
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Escape Dubai for the evening and enjoy multiple activities on a 6 to 7-hour red dune desert safari. Drive across the red sand dunes by 4WD vehicle.…

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Choosing the Perfect Dubai Desert Safari

These days Dubai might be better known for its jaw-dropping skylines and lavish attractions, but its golden desert remains as unmissable as ever. Here's how to make the most of your safari visit.


With gazelles, wildcats, monitor lizards to be seen, the Dubai desert can match any savannah for wildlife sightings. Try a falconry experience for the ultimate in animal close-ups.

Camel Rides

Camel rides make for a great hands-on Dubai Desert Tour. Most desert safaris include a short ride, but you can definitely opt for a tour with extended riding time.


Budget safaris (meals included) are available, but it's worth it to spend a little more if possible. You'll get authentic, local cuisine and hospitality that makes you feel like a VIP.

Extreme Thrills

Thrill-seekers are spoilt for choice with the dune-bashing, quad-biking, sand-skiing, and dune-buggy rides offered on various safari tours. Not for the faint-hearted!

Time of Day

Can't handle the heat? Experience the desert by night. The evening tours offer breathtaking beauty and a unique stargazing experience.

Planning Your Visit

What is Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve?

With Dubai's rapid expansion, the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve was founded to protect the natural landscape and endemic wildlife from overspill. It is located in the southeastern corner of the Emirate of Dubai and covers 87 squared miles of land. Some safaris are allowed to take you out to these pristine dunes.

How hot does it get?

Dubai summer temperatures average at 106ºF (41ºC), and often get a lot higher than that. Temperatures are more comfortable between December and March, but you might have to contend with irregular spurts of rain.

Can you camp?

In some places it's possible to camp, but unless you're extremely experienced, we wouldn't recommend it without being accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Fortunately, there are several overnight camping safaris available.

What is a desert safari?

What can you really expect on a safari tour? More than you may realize! This is your chance to drive over dunes and participate in a variety of traditional desert activities: camel riding, sandboarding, trying shisha, authentic cuisine, henna tattoos, and local entertainment.

What People Are Saying About Dubai

Sahamir, our tour guide, was absoloutely amazing!

5 * service from our tour guide from the moment we were picked up to the drop off. No faults whatsoever. Thank you Sahamir!

Amazing day and night full of activities.

This was my favourite time in Dubai, there was so much activities to do, the food and entertainment at the BBQ was great and our driver was really nice and made our time there really fun.

Both myself and my husband really enjoyed the dune safari trip.

The dune safari trip was excellent. Our guide was fantastic. He made the trip extremely enjoyable and worth the cost. Thank you.

A real super entertaining and traditional experience first class

From the moment we were picked up from our hotel the experience began our guide who drove us to desert dunes was very friendly and most knowledgeble not to mention his driving skills as we scaled and descended those desert dunes. First stop a falcon bird of prey show.Secondly drove up and down through the desert.Than we came to our destination base camp where we rode camels,snow boarded on the dunes.Endulged in a Shisha or two. Eat some really amazing tradional middle eastern food drank some real good Home coffee and was entertained by a really beautiful belly dancer. Whilst sitting in camp we chilled drank eat and had some good conversations with the many other people from other groups. The overal experience was the highlight of our holiday start to finish it was most enjoyable and great value for money.l could not recommend it enough.

Dubai: Sundowner Desert Safari and Dinner Reviewed by Franco, 09/30/2017

Very good trip and our driver was very helpful

Glad I booked this trip worth every penny our driver was very helpful and knowledgeable!