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Dubai Red Dunes Desert Safari: BBQ, Falcon & Sandboarding

Duration: 6 hours – 7 hours
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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

Amazing Trip! Good price and perfect guide Shamshhir!!!!

Tour was very good amd hs exceeded the expectation. Nothing to complain and the funny thing was the guide called Shamshhir. Perfect driving to have the good feeling and hospitality from him. He made very good pictures and he has a lot of experience. He was leading the cars and we had such fun.... once we come back I will ask for him again. So looking to see him again on this tour

Red Dune Desert Safari with BBQ Reviewed by Bjoern, 06/17/2017

Great driver, well organized programs and a great experience!

Our driver and Desert Safari Guide, Apsi, was very correct, professional and kind troughout the whole day. The programs were well organized and structured, I highly and gladly recommend everyone to try out this tour. Thank you for the awesome experience!

Terific expirience with our gide to desert.

This was the best trip in Dubai! I was bad quad driver and our tur guid drive me over the desert (during Ramadan)!!!!! Thanx <3

Great day and the team were very accommodating

Experienced the desert experience and the team very accommodating as I needed to change the date of my trip.

Open Desert Adventure Sports: Half-Day From Dubai Reviewed by Colleen, 06/03/2017

Excellent afternoon and evening. High dunes are a must

Charlie our driver and guide was excellent and we have to thank him for his efforts to make the day go smoothly