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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

Oustanding day - Shihab was an amazing host

The day was exceptional - the best day of our vacation. The timing was ideal. Shihab (our driver) was such an amazing host and really made the trip for our family - he was really considerate of our children.

It was a tiring adventure, but with a great deal of fun.

It was a tiring adventure, but with a great deal of fun. The sand dunes part is really thrilling, as well as riding the camel. And most of all your not going to leave the camp hungry. There's a variety of food that you can choose. Also, Saleh, our desert safari driver did an amazing job. He's not only expert in driving but also has a talent in photography. We love all the pictures that he captured. It is really a must have to experience.

Would recommend it to everyone I speak to

Really enjoyed the experience of the dune bashing. Our driver arafath was fantastic and after finding out he was team leader made it even more exciting. Recommend it to all thrill seeker's. and don't panick if you can't handle it they got you covered. The campsite was beautiful. Everything they promised they delivered. Wonderful food and drinks and traditional dancing topped off a fantastic night. Dont hold back.

Excellent trip, great value and nice people.

This was a pre sunrise trip in the desert. It was well organised including the 4pm pick up. The ride out took about 50 mins . The camel ride was roughly two 20 minutes rides. Breakfast and coffee/dates were provided as promised. All of the guides were very friendly and instructive and took photos of us. I highly recommend this trip.

From Dubai: Sunrise Camel Trek in the Desert Reviewed by Heinirch, 08/10/2017

This trip is awesome! And is perfect for connection stay over!

Hi! A happy client here! I would express my gratitude for this activity. It is fun, sporty and adventurous. My guide Mr Shaheed is very friendly, helpful and also generous. He never stops telling us the places that we passed by. He even lend me his own money for me to ride the quad bike! I will always remember his kindness! The dune bashing is my personal favorite, it's like desert roller coster! The food is great,bbq is ok but not that amazing, but still it's ok. My group is cool as I've this nice Belgian family with me. They are friendly too! Overall I enjoyed this activity! Thank you.