Abu Dhabi

Half-Day Desert Safari from Abu Dhabi

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Half Day Desert Safari
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From $55.68

$59.00 Save $3.32

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in the Abu Dhabi desert and savor a sunset barbecue on this half-day 4x4 adventure. Board a comfortable 4x4 with a driver and venture into the desert around the city. Take a thrilling dune-bashing session, enjoy a camel ride, and continue to a desert camp in time for sundown. Be welcomed with fresh dates and Arabic coffee, try some sand boarding and perhaps get a henna tattoo. Watch a radiant desert sunset and finish with a succulent barbecue dinner and belly dancing show as dusk cloaks the dunes.
  • Half-day 4x4 desert activity and adventure trip from Abu Dhabi
  • Journey into the desert in a comfortable 4x4 with a guide
  • Take an exciting dune-bashing drive and enjoy a camel ride
  • Try your hand at sand boarding and get a henna tattoo
  • Enjoy a beautiful sunset and tasty BBQ dinner at a desert camp
  • Ideal for families or anyone wanting to experience local desert culture

Sample Menu










Arabic Salad


Biriyani Rice




Mix Vegetable


Umm ali



What's Included

  • Hotel/Cruise Terminal pickup and drop-off
  • Dune Drive Safari
  • Camel Farm Visit
  • Camel Riding
  • Sand Boarding
  • Falcon For Taking Picture
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
  • Belly Dance Show Or Fire Show
  • Dinner
  • Arabic Costume for taking picture
  • Tanoura Dance
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Quad Bike Tour

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

03:00 PM

Pickup details

The tour cost already included the pickup and dropoff from Any Abu Dhabi Hotels or Shopping Mall. If you don't required pickup from Abu Dhabi You can drive by your own car to the Desert area location. Desert Rose Safari Meeting Point Al Khazna Exit No -78- Abu Dhabi https://goo.gl/maps/XL2ukrYYjGE2

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Infant seats are chargeable as child rate.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.

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We loved the experience it is highly recommended. Activities are fun, tour guides and other staff were super professional and helpful.


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Fully worth it!
Ravindra_G, Sep 2023
Great tour! The guide/driver was excellent host. Vehicle was in great condition. Food was very good.
A must do on your bucket list
Alan_P, Aug 2023
I was expecting a high promise, low reality tour, but got the opposite! This was an amazing experience for my wife and I in our 22hr stop over in Abu Dhabi. The sand dune 4wd ride was like a long roller coaster, but without feeling sick or scared- the drivers were all experienced and what a fun job to have. The drive in the dunes was quite long and stopped at a camel farm to see them close up and take photos. Then on to the venue in the middle of the sand dunes for the rest of the night. Camel ride, dances, and the food were all fantastic and highly enjoyable. Would highly recommend to anyone!
Our guide was wonderful...
Oghoghoreva_E, Jul 2023
Our guide was wonderful and gave a lot of information as we drove. My group asked a lot of questions and he happily answered them all.
Everything was perfect. A...
Martin_P, Jun 2023
Everything was perfect. A very good experience, delicious dinner, nice guides. I recommend to everyone.
Adrenaline racing 4wd fun.
Josephine_C, May 2023
Incredible tour! Loads of fun 4wdriving in the sand dunes, visiting camel farm was okay. Meal was lovely & belly dancing was a highlight.
Must do
Cheryl_S, Feb 2023
One of the most exciting experiences we’ve ever had. And bashing was unlike anything else. Then the camel ride, sand surfing, dinner, belly dancing all added to a great experience.
Ingar_B, Feb 2023
The dune busting in the Land Cruiser was amazing. Sand boarding yesterday after skiing in Vermont last week was crazy fun. Our driver was super and explained to us how one learns to ride dunes. I’m not trying but was a blast riding shotgun.
Amazing experience
Valeri_B, Jan 2023
We had an amazing experience. Experienced a mini rollercoaster ride in the desert)) Camels were very friendly, you can easily take pictures with them, with the help of an instructor you can also take a ride. At the camp there are free coffee/tea barbecue, the show was amazing! Also there are traditional Arabian costumes to try and take pictures in those. Sand boarding activity is also included. Don’t forget to take a warm hoodie with you and not to wear shorts for a more comfortable experience, especially if you’re visiting during winter. Special thanks to our driver Salem.
A Must Do Trip
June_M, Jan 2023
The whole experience from pickup to drop off was absolutely amazing. Impossible to pick one as the guide was very friendly knowledgeable, the whole drive felt safe and the sand surfing was thrilling and exciting and again felt we were in good hands. We were advised what was happening all through the trip. The camel farm was good to see and then the camp was another fabulous experience where so much was included in the price, The food was good and plenty of it. Free soft drinks,coffee. Camel ride was not to be missed and felt safe. Everything was clean and fresh. The show was wonderful and then a smooth drive back to our pickup point. Excellent value and highly recommended.
Fun fun fun
Todd_W, Jan 2023
The entire trip was a great experience with really good drivers and entertainment. Everyone was friendly and created a good atmosphere. Would highly recommend layers for clothing as the desert was chilly in the evening between the wild and temperature drop.
Fun in the desert sun...
Feron_E, Jan 2023
This was a great tour to experience the Abu Dhabi desert. Our host Assad was extremely knowledgeable and made the experience very enjoyable. We look forward to visiting again soon!
Our best day in the Emirates
Richard_K, Dec 2022
This was by far the most wonderful day out of our time in the Emirates. The 4x4 drive was great fun if not a little scary at times. Definitely recommend this trip and Desert Rose to others.
Great driving in the desert with dinner and show.
Victoria_G, Dec 2022
Very exciting drive in the desert, the views, the sunset … just what we were looking for. Then dinner, belly dancing show and possibility of dressing with typical dresses, henna painting, Arabic coffee, all included! Very well organized.
Awesome and unique trip!!!
Raul_C, Nov 2022
Our driver was great. He let me lnkw in advance he was going to be a little late due to unexpected traffic. The ride to the desert was great. Included a ride over the dunes that was so much fun. My brother and I got to ride a camel for the first time in our lives. I also did sandboard. The barbecue was delicious. A phenomenal experience!!!!
The desert tour is a must!
Sonja_A, Nov 2022
Great tour! The drive through the desert was better than a roller coster ride, and the whole show at the camp was excellent. A lot of things to do and see. Would recommend to everyone who loves the desert, just be sure not to eat anything just before you get in the jeep 😁
Great service and experience
Mohammed_A, Nov 2022
A great experience. The driver was experienced and considerate. The dune bashing experience was the highlight for my teenage boys.
Adrenaline High to the 10th power !!
Zulema_M, Oct 2022
Excellent safari .. more than I expected .. you get so much for the price you pay .. lifetime experience .. highly recommend it ! Our driver Shafee was excellent and took very good care of us !! Ride the quad bikes .. life changing experience .
Flery_B, Jun 2022
Honestly this tour was AMAZING! I was afraid because normally I travel with people but I did this tour alone and I had the time of my life ! I was picked up and the driver was super friendly we did all the activities they stayed. I got a bit sick with the driver so if you get nauseous in the car be prepared. The staff was super friendly each and everyone of them. They have no problem taking your pictures. Bbq was very taste performances were entertaining. 10 out of 10 for everything ! If you want to do a tour. This is the one! Definitely will do it again.
Professional staff provided thrilling adventure
Katherine_S, Jun 2022
Our guide Saad was very professional and friendly. He ensured our safety and provided for a very thrilling experience. My family will never forget this trip.
Awesome experience
Martin_F, Jun 2022
Awesome experience. I think it was te best program during the vacation. Our driver - Riaz- had an unbeliavable driving skills. He was friendle, helpful and I think the best organiser. Thanks everyting!

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