Desert Safari

Travel by 4×4 across the deserts of Dubai on this exhilarating 5-hour excursion! Enjoy an adrenaline rush sand-boarding down Dubai’s desert dunes, take a camel ride and get a henna tattoo! Complete your experience with a delicious barbecue dinner under the twinkling Arabian stars while watching a traditional tanoura dance performance. It’s a must-do experience when visiting Dubai!

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After a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel, relax in an air-conditioned luxury 4×4 vehicle as you head to the desert that surrounds the city. Admire views of the barren yet enchanting landscape on the way, and listen to your guideā€™s tales about the region and its fascinating geology.

315First stop on your desert rendezvous is a traditional camel farm to see herds of the magnificent hump-backed herbivores. After showing off your balancing skills on a camel ride around the enclosures, learn about the different types of camels that are commonly seen in the desert around Dubai.

Continue by 4×4 across the desert plains to the campsite in the desert and try your hand at a popular local pastime: sand-boarding! Learn to master the art of ‘surfing on sand’ and race your friends and fellow travelers down the sand dunes during in an adrenaline-rushing experience.

Show off your balance skills on a camel ride or relax and take a seat outside to watch your show as the sun sets over the craggy canyons and sun-baked plains. Get a henna tattoo design on your hands or feet, watch a traditional tanoura folk dance, and feast on a delicious barbecue dinner.

After dinner, smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe), if you wish, and watch a live belly-dance performance around the campfire. Relax under a canopy of twinkling stars and enjoy an experience that could be straight out of One Thousand and One Nights! Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at your Dubai hotel.

Please note: The belly dancer does not perform during Ramadan.

Sample Menu
First course(choose from following selection):

  • Hummus, green salad with tomatoes and cucumbers, olives, coleslaw and Arabic bread

Second course(choose from following selection):

  • Lamb chops, marinated chicken, beef burgers, barbequed potatoes, sauteed onions, steamed rice and lentil curry

Third course:

  • Arabic coffee and dates

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Sand-boarding
  • Camel ride
  • Henna tattoo
  • Beverages (soft drinks and water)
  • Barbecue dinner
  • Belly dance performance (except during Ramadan)

What isn’t included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified