Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari: Camel Ride, Sandboarding & BBQ Options

Duration: 4 to 7 hours
Destination: United Arab Emirates, Emirate of Dubai, Dubai
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Dubai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Escape the city and explore the desert region of Dubai in 4WD vehicle. Take a dune drive across the red sands and experience a scenic sunset on this desert safari tour. Choose from 4-hour program that includes dune bashing, sandboarding and camel ride or the full 7-hour program with the addition of a BBQ dinner and enjoy many other activities at a VIP Bedouin-style desert camp.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Dubai, Dubai, Emirate of Dubai

Choose from 4-hour program that includes dune bashing, sandboarding and camel ride or the full 7-hour program with the addition of a BBQ dinner and enjoy many other activities at a VIP Bedouin-style camp'.

Start your experience with pickup in a safari-style 4WD vehicle from your central Dubai hotel and zoom into the remote Lahbab desert that lies outside the city.

During the drive, your guide answers any questions and shares information about the region. Head off road into bright red dunes and have your camera ready to capture what looks like giant beanbags of sand. During a break to gather the convoy, make use of optional quad bikes on-site. Then hold tight as you cruise toward the highest slopes. Feel the adrenaline race as your 4x4 plows up the dunes before sliding and slipping back down the slopes, churning up billowing clouds of sand in the process.

Reach a high desert dune for a photo stop and admire 360-degree views of the desert landscape as the sun slowly sets (afternoon tour). Take a camel ride and surf the dunes on a sandboard before you continue on to a Bedouin-style camp hidden in the middle of the desert (if 7-hour option selected).

The 4-hour tour ends here and you are returned to your Dubai hotel.

For those who have chosen a 7-hour tour, proceed to a torchlit camp, settle inside a cushion-strewn tent, and savor some fresh Arabian coffee and dates. Your safari guide will brief you about the various activities available: smoke a shisha (water pipe), decorate your hands with henna designs, and take pictures in traditional Arabic clothes.

As dusk falls, dig into a scrumptious barbecue dinner of dishes such as kebabs, hummus, and salads accompanied by sodas and mineral water, and additional drinks (own expense) from the bar. While you eat, enjoy a colorful belly dancing show and tanoura performance, where fast-spinning dancers whirl across the stage. If you wish, click snaps with Arabian falcons at the camp.

Finally, return to Dubai by 4x4, where your experience concludes with a hotel drop-off.

Inclusions
  • Pick-up and drop off from your selected hotel
  • Licensed English-speaking safari guide with in 4x4 vehicle
  • Cold bottled water in vehicle
  • Dune bashing 30-45 minutes
  • Sand-boarding in the desert
  • Short camel rides
  • Sunset photo stop in the desert
  • Welcome greet at camp with Qawha (Arabic coffee), dates & Lugamat (traditional sweet)
  • All desert camp activities including BBQ buffet dinner, Shisha pipe, Tanura & Belly Dance show, henna painting, camel rides and unlimited soft drinks – (with the 7-hour tour option)

Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase at the desert camp)
  • Quad bikes
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All vehicles are fully insured and equipped with safety features, such as roll bars, seat belts, government tracker, GPS, GMS and a first aid box.
  • The tour is not suitable for pregnant women and people with heart, neck, or back problem.
  • The program is subject to change due to religious seasons or other circumstances, which may prevent certain activities from taking place.
  • The camp features designated areas for Shisha smoking. Additional charge will apply if Shisha is required at the tables.
  • Falcons may not be available at the camp during hotter months (mainly in July & August).
  • Tour duration includes pickup and travel time.
  • Children under 3 years of age are not allowed on the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary pickup from any hotel in Dubai and Port Rashid (Cruise terminal). Pickup from Jebal Ali and Investment Park or other locations available on additional cost. Pick-up time will be within 45 minutes before the tour start-time.

Ports
Port Rashid


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 to 7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Niresha M

20 Jan, 2020

I organized this safari during a 18hour layover based on reviews. I booked the morning safari but missed it due to my flight to Dubai getting delayed due to storms in Dubai. However, the team were fantastic and booked me on the afternoon safari on short notice and picked me up from a different location too on very short notice. Our driver Jabari was fantastic and made the safari very enjoyable. I thoroughly recommend this tour.

Simon L

15 Jan, 2020

Superb day out, did not opt for the BBQ as we were half board in the hotel, my 9 year old loved it especially the sand surfing

Mary W

07 Jan, 2020

Having been to Dubai before we decided to do something a little different. We chose the Red Dune 4c4 ride and camel ride and we aren’t sorry we did! It was a thrilling ride and very interesting at the same time. Our guide Nasir was the best!

Svott_2000

06 Jan, 2020

My kids and I had a lot of fun. Our tour guide Nasir was very informative and concerned that all of us had a good time. Highly recommend as part of a complete Dubia experience

Sarah E

26 Dec, 2019

Thanks to Rasheed for making our day and evening wonderful. Our drive in the desert has been above our expectations. The sunset amazing and the dinner excellent.

User's Picture Gallery

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The look of horror as the jeep was flying over the sand dunes.

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Holding the falcon after getting henna while waiting on the dinner buffet

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Excited to be in the Desert

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Family picture

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Family picture

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The red sand dunes were beautiful

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camel riding

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our camp during sunset

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a sea of sand

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flying like a falcon

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at the mini mart rest stop

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family in the desert

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jumping on sand dunes

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Super cool driver yousef

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4 year old having fun

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Parked up for photo shoot then off on second half of journey!

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Tell us who is in the photo, what you were doing, etc.

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Tell us who is in the photo, what you were doing, etc.

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..... but enjoying the moon at the camp!

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bit late for sunset.....

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