Dubai

Dubai Premium Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner in Red Dunes

Badge of ExcellenceDubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

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

What's Included

  • Must to Do and most popular activities in Dubai
  • 20 – 30 minutes dune drive in the red dunes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off with 4x4 wheel luxury air conditioned Jeeps
  • Dune Bashing Experience in the Desert and Beautiful Sunset photography opportunity
  • Sand boarding , Camel farm visit & Camel ride
  • Arabic Coffee and Shisha (Arabic water pipe)
  • Fire blower show , Tanoura dance and Belly dance performance
  • Live BBQ Buffet Dinner with Vegetarian option
  • Beverages (soft drinks and water)
  • Henna Painting
  • Tea/coffee with dates and unlimited soft drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages (available to purchase )

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

02:30 PM

Pickup details

• 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 - Apr ) - Between 14:45pm and 15:15pm approximately    • SUMMER time ( May - Sept ) - Between 15:00pm and 15:45pm approximately  

What To Expect

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.

Dubai (Pass By)

Dubai Dune Buggy Tours

6 hours Admission Ticket Free

VIP Hummer Desert Safari Dubai (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Pickup will be in a 4x4 Land Cruiser on sharing basis 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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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

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Featured review
Ashleah N
I had sooooo much fun. The tour guide, Mohammed, was great. One the drive to the desert he pointed out different sites and was nice enough to answer all my questions about life in the Emirates. Dune bashing was a perfect thrill! The camp was nice although not a lot of time for all the activities.

Reviews

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Great experience
Lama_K, Jan 2024
Our driver Sherif was excellent. The 4x4 ride on the dunes was the best part. Our kids enjoyed it. Our guide had really excellent driving skills. A little disappointed with sand boarding (didn’t work) and the camel ride which was too short. All in all a great trip.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Lama_K, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience regarding our Desert Safari program. As we always preach, the desert safari is one of the biggest highlights of visiting the U.A.E. and a must do for newcomers. This entire program is more than you can expect and is one of the biggest attractions to visiting this country. We are very glad to read about your experience that you have had with us, and we hope to see you return soon so you can try some of our other highly rated tours and safaris. We will be sure to forward this review to Mr. Sherif The sandboarding can be difficult due to bumps in the sand but it does work! Best regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive Orient Tours LLC
Well worth an afternoon
Walker_A, Oct 2023
Nasir was an excellent tour guide and we had a great time in the Dubai desert. Quite a different perspective from the normal concrete jungle of downtown.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Walker_A, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience regarding our Desert Safari program. As we always preach, the desert safari is one of the biggest highlights of visiting the U.A.E. and a must do for newcomers. This entire program is more than you can expect and is one of the biggest attractions to visiting this country. We are very glad to read about your experience that you have had with us, and we hope to see you return soon so you can try some of our other highly rated tours and safaris. Best regards, Nicole Raijmakers Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Funny was our driver with...
PIET_K, Jun 2023
Funny was our driver with the black Cruiser thought South Africa had no white people. The driver was good and we really enjoyed everything. Thanks again. Piet and Elly Kruger. South Africa.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Dear PIET_K, Thank you for leaving a review on our 4x4 Desert Safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner. Our fully licensed safari guides use their years of knowledge to make sure that the program continues with zero issues. We love to read about the experience you have had with us, and we hope to see you return soon so you can try some of our other highly rated tours and safaris. Best regards, Mr. Hammad Ul Hassan Abbasi Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Ecstatic, Excited, and elated to have visited
memetrav, Jun 2023
My greatest adventure I rode the ATV in the desert sand. Stopped by the camp site and wrote the camel. The funniness and most enjoyable time in my life. Most laughable is when the tour guide took my picture with my mouth wide open riding the camel and lowering him to the ground. Fun and hilarious at the same time
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Dear memetrav, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about our 4x4 desert safari with Camp activities & BBQ Dinner. Our fully licensed safari guides use their years of knowledge to make sure that the program continues with zero issues. We are glad that you loved our services! Our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. We love to read about the experience you have had with us, and we hope to see you return soon so you can try some of our other highly rated tours and safaris. Best regards, Mr. Hammad Ul Hassan Abbasi Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Hallo… we would like to...
Mladen_D, Feb 2023
Hallo… we would like to give an excellent rating to agency Orient Tours and especially to employee, Nitin Yadav , he is very professional and kind…thanks
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Mladen_D, Thank you for leaving a review on our Desert Safari. Our fully licensed safari guides flawlessly execute these events with years of experience in this country. We love to read about the experience you have had with us and we will be forwarding your review to our team as that helps us validate against our efforts. We hope to see you return soon so you can try some of our other highly rated tours and safaris. Best regards, Mr. Sumantra Dutta Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
We really enjoyed the...
Don_M, Feb 2023
We really enjoyed the Sand Dune experience. It was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed themselves. It was the highlight of our trip to Dubai.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Don_M, Thank you for leaving a review on the Desert Safari experience. We are very glad to hear about the experience you have had with us. One of the best ways to see this wonderful country is surely a visit to the desert dunes. We hope to see you return soon so you can try some of our other highly rated tours and safaris. Best regards, Mr. Sumantra Dutta Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Ride, food and belly...
Mayank_V, Jan 2023
Ride, food and belly dancing Excellent and highly recommend camel ride so memorable . Driver are very nice and very polite
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Mayank_V, Thank you for leaving a review on our Desert Safari program. One of the best ways to see this country is to attend a desert safari and we are very glad to read about your experience. We look forward to your return so you can try some of our other highly rated tours and safaris. Best regards, Mr. Sumantra Dutta Guest Services Executive ORIENT TOURS LLC
Memories of a Lifetime
Odunayo_N, Jan 2023
This was a great experience for my family. Asif, our driver/tour guide was very communicative and friendly. Dinner was great...especially the lamb! Shows were nice.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Odunay, Thank you for leaving a review on our Desert Safari program. Our specially prepared program for the entire evening is an experience on its own. We try our best to deliver the most authentic experience to the Arabic culture. We love reading about the experience you have had with us and we hope to see you soon so you can try some of our other highly rated tours and safaris. Best regards, Sarah P. Dubke Senior Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
Loved it all ! Great fun day !!
Dawn_B, Nov 2022
Loved it all - lots of laughs, driver was excellent, evening food & entertainment very good too. I would recommend this trip to others.
Desert Fun
mcksales901, Oct 2022
Highly recommend this one! Fun with sand dune bashing. Good food and show. Lots of camels. The desert was quite relaxing too.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Best regards, Sarah P. Dubke Senior Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
The best tour guy ever
Debra_L, Aug 2022
Our tour person Mustafa was the BEST. He was very informative, humorous and professional. Would do any tour with him
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Debra_L, Thank you for the amazing review on our Desert Safari. Our experienced safari guides are one of the main reasons behind the wonderful experience that we provide at Orient Tours. We hope we have given you enough reasons to return back to this wonderful country and we also hope to see you soon on our other highly rated tours and safaris. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
Desert paradise
Kevin_C, Jul 2022
From start to finish it was a great trip the drive around the desert was fantastic just like being on a rollercoaster the camp and food was good and meeting the camels. We loved the end show were the 3 camels went over the top of the dunes to music and lights.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Kevic_C, Thank you for your review on our Desert Safari with BBQ dinner. Our aim always has been to please our guests by offering one of the most authentic experiences while our guests are comfortable as well. Our camp activities are designed specifically to entertain and engage. After serving our famous Buffet BBQ Dinner, we finish the night with the belly dance and the “Camel Goodbye” – to keep it as a surprise who have not yet done our beautiful afternoon Safari. We love to read about your experience at our desert camp and we hope you return soon for our other highly rates tours and safaris. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
Family trip
Rita_I, Jul 2022
Mustafa is great! Lovely experience, very skilled driver and friendly guide, happy to have booked with you guys
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Rita_I, It is always a pleasure to hear from our guests as we feel that we have left an impression. Thank you for the amazing review. Mustafa and his team of licensed and experienced Safari Guides will be delighted to hear your comments. We hope your return is very soon to the U.A.E. Best Regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
Not nice
Nadia_N, Jun 2022
Not very nice , there is not a real ride camel there are only here to take photos . Almost of the time we are in the car on the road . There is no Arabic sweet to try and not a falcon show.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Nadia, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We regret that we were not able to fully satisfy you with our Desert Safari. Usually our off-road programs are highly appreciated by our guests, especially as we do have a premium product compared to others and spend much more time in the desert to drive and for photo-stops than our competitors. We also have Arabic Sweets in the camp as desert after our sumptous BBQ-buffet together with tea and coffee. As we would like to make sure that you have indeed joined our safari and not by mistake written the review on our page, we would like to kindly request you to send a mail to sarah@orienttours.ae with your booking details (name, date, booking number) so that we can investigate this further. Best regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services ORIENT TOURS LLC
Fun and exciting
Alfie_F, Jun 2022
It was fun and we really enjoyed it. The show and the food at the camp were really good. Highly recommended when you're in Dubai
The only got thing was...
Maria, May 2022
The only got thing was the quality of food however the range was limited. The driver as nice as he was didn't create a exciting experience. We asked him to turn up the music in the radio and he didn't. It was a silent excursion. Some of us have motion sickness he still drove really roughly. The van was quiet dirty. The camp was too big and did not have a cosy feel like the usual camps. Don't bother getting the henna, it fades before a few minutes. Camel riding is a few seconds literally. There's no toilet breaks from when they pick you up from the hotel till when you get to the camp so that's 2hrs. I've been to desert safari 4 previous times.. this was by far the worse .. felt like a budget version. Never again.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Maria, Greetings from ORIENT TOURS! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are honestly surprised by your feedback as our Safari is always rated very high which you can also see here on TripAdvisor. We have a feeling that you may have joined a safari by one of our competitors and not us honestly speaking. Our safari is not rated as "cheap one", in contrast, we do sell as a premium safari and differenciate us pretty much from all those "cheap operators". However, of course we do not want to reject your feedback. We would love to look into it in detail in it and therefore would like to receive your booking details (name, tour date, booking number). Kindly send these to sarah@orienttours.ae We look forward reading from you. Best regards, Sarah P. Dubke Manager Guest Services
Helen & July on desert safari
Helena_G, May 2022
The Desert Safari was a beautiful experience again. Adrenalín Dune ride, so many activities in the camp and a tasty dinner and a awsome program.
Great Experience - Must Try
Destiny_P, May 2022
Razak was phenomenal! Great driver, really informative, courteous, and attentive. I couldn't imagine having as good of a Desert Safari without him as our guide, truly deserves to be paid well for such good work. The camp was really nice as well! Enjoyed the performances and watching people try the sandboarding. Oh, speaking of the campsite. The food was soooo so good. I'd say it was an experience worth every penny. There was a lot included in the package, the food was a highlight for me. Many delicious vegetarian options. Definitely give it a try if you can! My only problem was the wait time for pickup, but that was because of traffic and the rest of the day more than made of for the initial frustration. I would just suggest being communicative and patient if the same happens to you. Don't leave your room and waste time waiting in the lobby.
Great Tour
Safwan_S, May 2022
The pick up was on time. The food was great. Very nice experience. Recommended. We went with our friend & all enjoyed to the fullest.
Highly recommend!
Hope_L, May 2022
Our driver Nabeel was very friendly and knowledgeable and did a great job. We had a wonderful time and made memories that will last forever.
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