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

Duration: 6 hours – 7 hours
5745 Reviews

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

Great experience with a very accomodating driver

We had a great day. Starting with the pick-up perfectly on time, we first were driven to a quad-bike-park. After this the real adventure began. We drove into the dunes were we always felt confortable. Thanks to our great driver Shan. After the dune experience the day ended with barbecue in a beduine village.

It was a great experience. A ride is therefore highly recommended.

Our first ride was cancelled due to bad weather conditions. But it was no problem: we were offered a compensation or a new date. It was absolutely stunning.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride, Breakfast & Desert Safari Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 04/17/2018

We had a great experience! Our driver and Guide ABBAS was the best!

Very professional guide and driver, thanks to him we enjoyed a lot our safari trip.He was very punctual.He picked us up from hotel exactly in time.And he was reflecting positive vibes onto us the whole trip.Shoulran ya Abbas

Very amaising experience thanks to our driver jakson !

Very plaisant afternoon and i specialy appreciate the pickup on time at the hotel. Jakson is a very good animator for such safari, with very good explaination.

I knew it would be fun, but didn't expect it to be this awesome!

Maqsood, while quiet, really powered through those dunes like a pro. Loved the background music as well. He's also great with the photographs in the sand. These will stay in our memories forever now. The dinner with belly dancing etc was a nice surprise as well. Great experience and amazing value.