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Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the beauty and customs of the desert on this Dubai desert safari. Leave Dubai in a comfortable 4x4 with a guide, and enjoy an exciting mix of traditional and modern desert adventures. Ride a camel, surf a sandboard down the Dubai sand dunes, and relax at a desert campsite as the sun sets. Get a henna tattoo, watch a ‘tanoura’ folk dance, and top off your trip with a delicious barbecue dinner, including shawrma station, and exotic belly dancing show under the stars as you sit around the campfire.
  • Take in the views of the golden desert landscape as a guide drives
  • Visit a camel farm in the heart of the desert and ride a camel
  • Enjoy an exhilarating sandboarding experience down the desert dunes
  • Get a henna tattoo on your hands or feet, if you wish
  • Enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner under the Arabian stars while watching live folk and belly-dancing shows

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Enjoy all the desert essentials, plus the option of selecting a Private Vehicle
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Must to Do and most popular activities in Dubai
English speaking driver with professional license and well-knowledge in Desert Safari
Hotel pickup and drop-off with 4x4 wheel luxury air conditioned Jeeps with bottled water available
Dune Bashing Experience in the Desert and Beautiful Sunset photography opportunity
Sand boarding, Camel ride and Live show:Fire blower show and Belly dance performance
Arabic Coffee and Shisha (Arabic water pipe) and Live BBQ Buffet Dinner with Vegetarian option
Gratuities
Alcoholic beverages (available to purchase )
Quad bikes are available at the camp at extra charge

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
• Your centrally located Dubai, Sharjah or Dubai Port Rashid ( cruise terminal)
• For guest staying in any Private Residence or Villas in Dubai , pick up can be arranged from any nearby hotels.
• For Transit guest, pick up can be arranged from any nearby Airport Hotels ( without luggage)
>> Departure time : -
• WINTER time ( Oct - Feb ) - Between 14:45pm and 15:15pm approximately   
• SUMMER time ( Mar - Sept ) - Between 14:15pm and 14:45pm approximately  

Ports

  • Dubai Port Rashid Cruise Terminal


Departure Time

2:30 PM
Meet your guide at your central Dubai hotel and board a comfortable air-conditioned 4x4. Enjoy the views as you leave the city skyscrapers behind and set off on your Dubai desert tour.

Gaze at the Dubai sands and hear all about the desert’s ecology and its history as you travel. After arriving at a traditional camel farm, see the hardy herbivores up close and take a memorable camel ride within the enclosures. Discover more about the different species of camels used in the region, and then return to your 4x4 to continue your desert journey.

Afterward, arrive at a desert campsite nestled amid the Dubai sand dunes and leave your 4x4 again to sample the thrills of sandboarding.

Following a safety briefing, practice riding a sandboard with tips from your guide. Once you’re confident, race your fellow travelers down the drifting dune slopes.

Then settle inside the camp as the sun sinks below the dunes and plains. If you wish, ask one of the henna artists to paint a tattoo on one of your hands or feet.

Watch a colorful tanoura folk dance and visit the onsite shawarma station or savor a succulent barbecue dinner. Dig into typical Arabian dishes such as hummus (chickpea dip) and marinated chicken. (See below for a sample menu.) As a finale, puff on a shisha (Arabic water pipe) if you wish, and watch a brilliant belly-dance performance around the campfire.

Upgrade to an Exclusive Dubai Desert Safari by enjoying the delicious barbecue dinner at your exclusive table with a bottle of sparkling wine and fruit basket.

Soak up the desert setting as the stars light up overhead, and conclude your tour with 4x4 drop-off at your Dubai hotel.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Dubai
After a pickup from your centrally located Dubai hotel, relax in an air-conditioned 4x4 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 guide’s tales about the region and its fascinating geology.
Stop At:  
Desert Safari Dubai - Best Dune Bashing Safari
First 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 4x4 across the desert plains to the campsite in the desert and try your hand at a popular local pastime: sandboarding! 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 or try out our new shawrma station.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Desert Safari
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. Sample Menu First course (choose from following selection): • Hummus, green salad with tomatoes and cucumbers, olives, coleslaw and Arabic breadSecond course (choose from following selection): • Lamb chops, marinated chicken, beef burgers, barbequed potatoes, sauteed onions, steamed rice and lentil curryThird course: • Arabic coffee and dates
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pickup will be in a 4x4 Land Cruiser on sharing basis with up to 5 people per land Cruiser from different hotels.
  • Minimum 02 adults required.Children aged 4.99 years and under are not allowed to join the Tour.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Dress code: lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised. Hats are advisable when in direct sunlight.
  • Guests visiting the UAE during the Summer months (June – September) are advised that peak daytime temperatures sometimes reach 42 – 45 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels can also exceed 90 percent during this period. We recommend all our guests to take adequate precaution.
  • The Dubai desert can get cooler in the evenings during winter, so we recommend you bring a light jacket and closed shoes. Please wear sports shoes for safe sand boarding.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • During the Islamic holidays / Ramadan fasting month,there will be a restriction on live entertainment ( Belly dance , Tanoura dance) and serving alcohol throughout the UAE. Therefore the Safari will be operated without these entertainments and serving of alcohol at the camp site during these days.
  • The duration of the actual tour takes 5 – 6 hour but the driving time from Dubai hotel and return may take another 60 – 90 minutes depending on traffic conditions and time of day.
  • Due to safety precaution process, please note that we will NOT be conducting "Falcon show" & 'Ayala Dance" during the Desert safari from 01 Nov 2020 until further notice.
  • Separate washroom facilities for men and women at the Camp site. Well maintained Exclusive Desert camp to experience maximum thrill and adventure
  • Celebrating special occasions ( Birthday,Wedding etc) we can arranged the cake ,additional charges applicable
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Orient Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the pick up location?
A:We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Jul 2019
Q:
What is the pick up time?
A:The approximate drop off time is 10 PM.
Jul 2019
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner .

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Traveler Tips


  • "Do take some water with you as you don’t get to the camp until 5.30." See review
  • "It is worth .You never feel when you sit in 4WB running in desert !" See review
  • "Considering it is a full afternoon and evenings entertainment, it is great value for money." See review

Reviews

4.5
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2,203 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Best trip in dubai
Arlene_S
, Nov 2021
Had an amazing time with mohannned. Lots of fun and laughter. Such good memories. Would highly recommend this trip.
star-5
Incredible experience
Henna_A
, Oct 2021
Our driver Asif was incredible. Very kind and helpful. The desert safari was the best experience we had in Dubai! Definitely recommend
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Dear Henna_A, Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We look forward to serving you again. Thank you, once again, for your kind words. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-2
Sad safari
Lucas_J
, Oct 2021
The activity with 4×4 on dunes is amazing. (Just 40mn) after this is the beginning of the saddest part.. 2mn on the camel just to take 10 pictures that will cost you 50 aed each and terrible pictures.. and then the camp.. some kind of freakshow ambiance in the middle of nowhere.. boring and sad.. you will understand just keep the jeep the forget about the 2hours in the camp
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Lucas_J, Thank you for sharing your review. We believe that you reviewed the wrong company as your review does not suit our program. As an example, our company camel ride is free of charge. When you are in the UAE next time you should try our desert safari for a great experience. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-5
Amazing Experience in the Desert
Drew_B
, Sep 2021
Amazing Experience! Asif was great! Everything was good from the pick up service from Hotel, drive to and from desert, photo opportunities, dune bashing seeing camels, taking pics with falcon, Arabic coffee, food and shows. Our favorite part was the Dune Bashing, Asif is an impressive driver. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Marilyn_D, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about the Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner you have recently booked with us. We have informed our Safari guide Mr. Asif about your kind words and he was so motivated to provide the same level of services to his future guests. Thank you for recommending our tour. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-5
Excellent tour worth every penny
MARIAATHANASIA_K
, Sep 2021
We took the privet tour. Everything was perfect from the start of our tour. We drove 1 hour from our hotel to the dessert where we saw the red dunes and took a lot of photos. Musthafa is a great driver as well as a photographer. After the red dunes stops we pass through a camel farm and we reached the camp where the show was about to held. At the camp we had many activities options such as sandboarding camel ride henna tattoos etc. everything that the decription says is included. Adter a small food break the show started. All i can say is that its 100% worth it. If your are looking for a dessert safari that goes to the red dunes and have fantastic show and food this is the place. Ask for Musthafa is a great driver and he explains everything during the drive you wont regret it.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Maria..., Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about the Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner you have recently booked with us. We have informed our Safari guide Mr. Mustafa about your kind words and he was so motivated to provide the same level of services to his future guests. Thank you for recommending our tour. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-5
Dessert adventure
MrRoman
, Aug 2021
The 4x4 driving experience in the dessert through the dunes was really great, also the dessert landscape view. The camp with all the shows were awesome. Very friendly and politeful tour guides and camp habitants Just sandboarding could be from a higher dune
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear MrRoman, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about the Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner you have recently booked with us. We have informed our Safari guide Mr.M.Rafiq about your kind words and he was so motivated to provide the same level of services to his future guests. Thank you for recommending our tour. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-5
Sooo fun!!
Rosie_L
, Aug 2021
Our driver Mustafa was amazing. They pick you up at your hotel and then you go to the sand dunes and he tells you lots of historical things about the country. After riding up and down through the dunes you go to a camp where there’s camels and sand boarding and a falcon and a show and great food! I would totally recommend this tour with this company!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Rosie_L..., Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about the Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner you have recently booked with us. We have informed our Safari guide Mr. Mustafa about your kind words and he was so motivated to provide the same level of services to his future guests. Thank you for recommending our tour. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-1
VIATOR ABSOLUTE SCAMMERS
Adeline_L
, Aug 2021
Viator is an absolutely scam; not only do they charge more than double compared to other operators, they mislead you with “choices” of different packages. I took the “private” option which required paying more, because I was worried to have to share a vehicle with others during this Co-vid19 times, since it was AGAINST THE LAW. However, on the day of the tour, I was told everyone was given “private vehicles” regardless, meaning I was charged extra for absolutely NOTHING. Why was the “sharing” option even there, misleading one to think you’d be forced to travel with others?? So you’d be scammed into paying more thinking you’d breaking the law otherwise! What a way to do business!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Adeline_L, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about the Desert Safari that you have recently booked with us. Please note that when you have booked your excursion with us, we had just launched the safari on sharing basis 24 hours prior. Until then, we were selling only private safaris. Since you saw the option to book a shared safari, if pricing was your main concern, you could have opted for that option. You have booked a private safari vehicle and this is what we have arranged for you accordingly. Had you booked a shared safari you would definitely have shared the vehicle with up to 2 additional guests. IMPORTANT NOTE: We will never offer/conduct anything that is against the local restrictions. There are a lot of inspections going on and definitely, ORIENT TOURS does not want to get fined or have any kind of licensing issues with the local authorities. We believe that this is also one of the reasons Viator has chosen for decades to work together with us as we are a trustable and multi-awarded company. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-5
Cali Girls Take On Dubai
Dyonne_E
, Aug 2021
Mustafa was our driver and we had two vehicles due to our party including 7 guests. The were on time with our private pick up from our hotel. I will say this, this experience was the best day of my trip. We absolutely were blown away by the first class service, the sand bashing was extremely fun, the camp was so fun and the food was delicious. The henna lady was exceptional, we really enjoyed the camel ride, I think we literally purchase all the professional photos that were taken. Each show was very entertaining, if we could do this all over again we absolutely would love to do it.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Dyonne..., Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about the Dubai Desert 4x4 Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner you have recently booked with us. We have informed our Safari guide Mr.Mustafa about your kind words and he was so motivated to provide the same level of services to his future guests. Thank you for recommending our tour. Looking forward to seeing you back in the UAE soon! Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
star-5
Let’s ride the dunes
Albert_V
, Aug 2021
The effort all staff showed to assure we were having a fun time was obvious. It was, a worthwhile experience!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Albert_V, Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. We take pride in giving outstanding service to our customers and we're overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation. We hope to see you here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have. Thank you, once again, for your kind words. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC

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