Premium Red Dunes & Camel Safari with BBQ at Al Khayma Camp

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: United Arab Emirates, Emirate of Dubai, Dubai

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  • 7 hours
  • Dubai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Spend an evening at the one & only Al Khayma Desert Camp in Dubai to experience the bygone Bedouin life. Revisit those good old days with Shisha, Henna, Arabian makeover, Barbecue dinner, local Tanoura & Belly dance shows.

This Dubai desert safari tour will familiarize you how fascinating was the old desert life!

Our Safari Captain will pick you up, from the hotel or selected location, in a 4 wheel drive Land Cruiser. You will then be taken to the Lahbab desert. In that 01 hour drive, learn how the present cosmopolis Dubai was originally a village first and the way it transformed to a trendsetting city.As you arrive at Lahbab desert, take an initial break at the rest area for about 20-25 minutes. There you can take rest, avail bathroom / toilet facilities, meanwhile, your Land Cruiser gets its tyre pressures adjusted for the safari ride. Even as other convoys join your gang, you can go for an optional Quad Biking.

Soon the adventures begin with dune bashing in Dubai desert.... Go for a dune drive through the peculiarly shaped red dunes in Lahbab. After 30 to 45 minutes of dune bashing ride, keep your thrills up with sand-surfing along the dunes (sandboarding). Afterwards, we will proceed to Al Khayma desert camp.At the Al Khayma camp, you can see Camels in a group - ready for a ride. As you enter in the camp, our Safari Captain will show you the slots (where main camp activities take place), then you will be lead to a table inside / in front of your tent (Khayma). Unlimited supply of soft drinks, in addition to Arabic clothes (Abaya and Kandora - for ladies and gents) will be ready in your Khayma. Get welcomed with Gahwa & Gaymat (Arabian Coffee & Sweets) and dry dates. Refresh before you move on for next activity - Camel ride.

It’s now time for ‘desert ship’ ride.... Take a ride experience in the group, which can be repeated. Also, watch the sunset from the camp’s dedicated sunset dune. Get these beautiful scenes captured with your cameras.Use your free time to the best in Al Khayma by trying out special Bedouin activities - the must things to do in Dubai Desert - Henna tattooing, Smoking with Shisha, Putting on Abaya / Kandora like a local Arab, Meeting up with a Falcon expert and posing with that majestic bird.

Time for evening entertainers... First, a Tanoura dance will be performed at the center stage. Soon you will be invited to a barbecue dinner buffet. Have a fulfilling dinner with barbecue dishes. After dinner, you can taste the desserts provided. The next entertaining show will be Belly dance.

Relaxation time.... as all entertainments get over, camp’s lights will be switched off completely to set a typical night desert ambiance for you. Relax or refresh yourselves by meditating. Watch the vast sky, the lucky ones can spot a few stars!

Finally, you will be dropped off to the hotel / selected location.

  • Pick-up and drop off at your selected hotel/ location
  • Transportation by 4WD air-conditioned Land Cruiser
  • English-speaking licensed driver
  • Dune bashing (30-45 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Gaymat (sweets), Gahwa (coffee) & Dates
  • Henna painting for ladies
  • Falcon experience
  • Few Minutes Camel ride (can be repeated)
  • Shisha pipe (hubble-bubble flavour) free in the Shisha Area only
  • Shared camp
  • Tanura and belly dance.
  • Unlimited soft drinks
  • Barbecue Meal with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
  • Cold mineral water in the vehicle during the transfer

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Quad bike / Dune buggy activities (optional)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear sports shoes for safe sand boarding
  • Tour duration may vary depending on city traffic
  • Infants (below 3 years old) are not allowed in the car during the shared dune bashing. Please book a private option so that the parents have the full responsibility
  • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid any vomiting / sickness during the dune bashing
  • Pregnant women and anyone with back or neck pain, heart problems or other serious medical complaints are not allowed to participate
  • All desert safari drivers are well trained and licensed for safari drives. The land cruiser vehicles are fully insured and well equipped with all necessary safety features, such as roll bars, seat belts, government trackers, GPS, GMS, and a First Aid box
  • Entertainment activities:- During the holy month of Ramadan (5th may - 4th June) you can watch Tanoura and Fire shows only in our desert camps (Al Khayma) as there will be some restrictions for belly Dance. Other religious holidays as per UAE law i.e. 3rd April​, 10​ & 31st​ Aug​, 9th Nov etc there will not be any entertainment activities in the camps as its strictly not permitted by UAE law.
  • Casual, loose fitting clothing is recommended in the summer, along with a jacket in the winter
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • OceanAir Travels shall not be responsible for any kind of loss, accident, sickness or injury. It is advisable that the traveler should avail a travel health insurance as there can be chances of potential risks and hazards. Also, make sure they are mentally and physically able to participate.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary pick-up from Dubai Central Hotels or Towers. Pick-up from Movenpick Ibn Battuta, Al Maha Resort, Bab Al Shams, Jabel Ali, Sport, Motor, Investment Cities and Silicon Oasis City or any hotels far from Dubai Central is available only on Private option with additional cost based on the location or to come near to central area. Pickup from Dubai Airport is available from Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport Hotel, to reach here you can use a local taxi (recommended) or hotel shuttle bus (both are chargeable). Pick-up will be within 45 minutes of your booked time. If there are any changes, you will be notified by WhatsApp, phone call or e-mail. Pick-up from Niaf, Gold Souq and Al Sabkha areas is not available. The duration of the tour includes the pick-up and drop off times.

Voucher info

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


7 hours

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

User's Reviews

John H

07 Feb, 2020

What a day, we did this trip on 31st January for my 50th Birthday. Our guide Sharaf was lovely, happy to answer questions and took some great pictures for us. We were picked up outside our hotel at 11.15 and back by 5.45. We opted for the quad bike ride which was such fun. The dune bashing was great but did make me feel a little sick! The food at the camp was really nice and unlimited drinks also. This is a must and a great trip with a great company.


23 Jan, 2020

The trip was great. There were tons of activities, including dune bashing, sand surfing, camel riding, etc. Definitely worth it, and Bash was a great guide!

Stephen M

09 Jan, 2020

Dune Crashing, Surfing, Camel rides, Dancers, Food and Camp all perfect. Great day out in the desert!. Ask for Abbas- he and his guys did a great job! Bring a jacket for evening and some cash to buy stuff at the camp/tipping, etc.


12 Dec, 2019

You can't visit Dubai and not book this tour. It's a must-do! The experiences are varied, truly amazing and fun-packed: (1) quad bike riding on red sand dunes (this is the only one you have to pay for; the rest of the activities are included in the tour cost); (2) 4WD driving on red sand dunes - you can't help but scream! (3) camel riding on the desert; (4) sand boarding on the sand dunes - wheee! (5) photo ops on the red sand dunes which your tour guide is more than happy to take for you; (6) wear traditional costumes and have your photos taken; (7) partake of a delicious and plentiful BBQ lunch; (8) shisha pipe smoking; (9) henna artwork on hands; (10) hold a falcon; (8) be entertained by dervish dancing; (11) be entertained by a belly dancer; and (12) feed baby camels. Yes, all that in half a day. It's really value for money. Our amazing and friendly tour guide, Amsari is excellent - he not only looked after us very well, but he made sure that we had FUN! Amsari picked us up promptly at the designated time from our hotel and took us back also to our hotel. The van was clean and comfortable with only 6 guests. Bottled water is provided. I highly recommend this tour if you're after experiencing what Dubai is all about. Again, do not leave Dubai without booking this tour!

Steve C

12 Dec, 2019

A great afternoon / evening out and about straight after flying in from Ireland. Good communication, great staff attitudes, safe but exhilarating, definately recommend these guys !

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