Dune Buggy Ride in Red Dunes + Desert Safari- Private Experience

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Amazing Dune Buggy Ride in Dubai Desert
  • 3 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This hands-on experience puts you behind the wheel of a sleek 3,000cc V6 engine dune buggy. Unlike 4x4 vehicles which need their tires deflated to drive on the dunes, these powerful machines were built to drive on sand. Climb and crawl over massive dunes as your convoy leader forges the path. You’ll also have the opportunity to do some sand boarding if you choose. All safety equipment and an unlimited supply of water are included in the trip.
  • Attack the dunes with you behind the wheel
  • All safety equipment and instructions provided
  • Try sand boarding - two adventures in one go
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Pick up and Drop off by 4 x 4 Vehicle from the guest's area of residence
  • Water and Soft drinks served.
  • One hour Buggy Ride
  • Safety Helmet and Goggle provided for the ride
  • Convoy Leader and back up vehicle to assist in the ride
  • Complementary Sand Boarding provided to guest
  • Bottled water
  • Alcohol / Beverages not included

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

We can pick customer up from anywhere in Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah

What To Expect

Get picked up in a 4WD vehicle to begin your safari experience. Quickly arrive at the desert location, put on all of the necessary gear, and then take control of your dune buggy.

Along with your guides, start to climb and conquer the dunes as your convoy traverses the sand. If you're feeling extra adenturous, take a break and try your hand at sandboading to experience another exciting activity.

Throughout your adventure, get immersed in the sights of historical landmarks, vibrant marketplaces, and villages. Allow your guide to entertain and educate you about Dubai's history, Arab culture, and the ancient history of the UAE.

Return to your original location after a day of action.

Dubai (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age 10 years and above
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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Featured review
The experience was amazing. The pick up was seamless and we got directly brought to the Desert. Afterwards we had an incredible hour driving the buggy’s through the dunes. It’s an experience I would recommend everyone. Also, what made the experience so special was the amazing staff, which was super kind, funny, and caring. Next time in Dubai, we will definitely rebook this again! Don’t miss out!


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thrilling amazing great fun!!
Pina_P, Apr 2024
The amazing service and how easy they made the whole experience, the professionalism of the guides, and the unique experience of driving through the desert. The added activities like sand boarding are often mentioned as bonuses. Overall, it seems to be a highly recommended adventure
Wonderful trip
petershiels, Apr 2024
Big thank you to our driver and guide Jay for his help. Picked up at hotel on time and taken to the dunes. Buggies were safe and "fast"...with our lead driver guiding us around the course. There were 3 of us and we shared 2 buggies which worked out really well as we shared the driving and got great on-board videos. We swapped around half way through. Its not cheap but you really do get what you pay for. Would genuinely recommend this trip.
Desert Fun
Nadine_P, Mar 2024
I loved the speed we got to go, and the amount of time was perfect. Great variety of sand dunes. The camels were a surprise feature.
To be repeated
Andreas_T, Mar 2024
EVERYTHING WAS REALLY BEYOND EXPECTATIONS Have taken quite a few rides in the past but this one has been the very best! I will recommend to All y friends
JULIE_P, Feb 2024
Brilliant and exhilarating ride. The chap who took us was very good and recognised that we wanted to go for it, which we did. Not for the faint hearted !
Excellent adventure
Lionel_F, Feb 2024
Had a great time! Very patient and friendly guide. Sultan Guide. We had an awesome time in the dunes. My wife got stuck but the guide was quick to get us out and was very encouraging.
Nice desert adventure (with some expensive suprises) ....
PETER_O, Feb 2024
1. cotact with the organiser, pick-up of my both youngsters, and whole transport was perfecly done. All ran as promised. Driver arrived on time, even sooner as planned, transport in luxury SUV Nissan was comfortable. 2. Arrival at the base and training - fine, both were given the scarfs against sand, and googles. Scarfs were not necessary. But bring the with you (explain later why...). What suprised my teens very much was that they have been allowed to use only second gear at the huge V6 buggies, so fun by ride in sand, and dunes was very limited. My son is a Yaris GR driver, so for him was this bad suprise, promised fun and fast rides in dunes were a bit slappy... with very limited adventure factor. Instructor should ask clients for their driving skills. It has had no sense for us to pict up the most expensive dune riding with V6 engine raptor buggies, when you can use 10% of their capabilities.... Sorry, but I must tell this. 3. Boarding the dunes - very funny time, as promised. Thanx 4. They have been asked to write a ratings unpleasent surprise awaited my teens when finishing the dune ride. They have both given good ratings. 5. After writing the good ratins the second person from the instructor buggy, who turned to be a photographer (we hired no one, wanted no one (both my teens had their handies)) asked 10USD for a photo (125 photos taken). Logically they refused, but at the end of discussion they picked 10 best photos, for 100 USD ! Nonsense.. Even the given scarfs against the dust had to paid - 40 USD for a pair. And this by a the asked price more than 250USD for a person. At least the scarfs and photos could be free by the money. All together -- nice adventure in dunes for somebody with limited or no fast driving abilities, and for owner- please, check if your team is not doing their own business there. 250-260USD per person is in my opinion such a price, which allows client to await those details (scarf, googles, few photos if wanted) without additional payment, could be free... 4. After the end,
Robert_K, Jan 2024
Adventure with family in activity and location have never experienced before. Mr. Jay was friendly, knowledgeable and enhanced our outing.
Delyan_M, Jan 2024
Freaking amazing. Take a private tour, nothing else is as good as your own tempo. Adrenaline is to the max. We got so deep and further in the desert that there were no tracks. Unforgettable. The best thing we did in Dubai for 2 weeks, and we have tried a lot.
Worth every penny!!
Amber_D, Dec 2023
This was an amazing adventure and Well worth every penny! The guys were fabulous and want me returning to Dubai on a separate trip! Or bring them back to MN!
Fun in the dunes
John_M, Oct 2023
Brilliant experience - had lots of fun and would recommend. Great guys and pick up/drop too was easy
elias_n, Oct 2023
Great experience with you Respective people Very kind , and a very unique behave with us Thanks Thanks
Fast and incredibly fun!
Matthew_R, May 2023
The private pickup, fantastic and fun ride, sandboarding, and private drive back we’re all high quality and made us feel incredibly well taken care of. Everything this company does is private, which is a massive step up from the large group excursions other places offer. And the dune buggies are the biggest of any company, which made for an awesome ride! We highly recommend for anyone looking for a great time!
NADINE_S, May 2023
I really enjoyed driving the dune buggy across the dunes. We were allowed time to stop & take pictures. Sliding down the dunes on a board was another experience. Plenty of time was allotted for the dune ride. I would definitely recommend this company 👌
Adrenaline rush, great experience
GyorgyLaszlo_B, Jan 2023
Adrenaline rush as you drive, then pro photographs taken in the desert about you & the car. Great experience
Brilliant experience with top notch machines
Ashley_C, Jan 2023
This was a great experience. Everyone got to drive powerful machines at a great pace through some amazing terrain. Wide track meant no need for helmets which enhanced the experience for sure. The team were great. Highly recommended.
Great Experience
Antonius_B, Dec 2022
Great experience, capable guides. You can ask the guide to go faster if you are comfortable to increase your speed
Great unforgettable experience!
Lukas_A, May 2022
I highly recommend this ride to everyone, our guide Sultan was very friendly, funny and helpful, he urges us to try new things which I am very happy about, the atmosphere was great ! The Buggy ride turned out to be an amazing and unforgettable experience!
Great service
Hamid_J, Mar 2022
Start finish a smooth experience as well as very supportive guide, loved the whole experience would definitely visit again.
What an experience
Laura_J, Mar 2022
Amazing experience, would recommend to anyone whilst in Dubai. Picked up from the hotel on time and the guide whilst on the Buggy’s was excellent

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