Dubai: Red Dunes Desert Safari, Sandsurf, Camels & Quad Bike Option

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Morning Safari Red Dunes Sandboarding Camel Ride and Brunch at Al Khayma

From $32.12

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take advantage of your morning on a half-day tour of the Arabian Desert with convenient round-trip transport from your Dubai hotel. In addition to navigating, your guide offers a range of activities for all ages, including dune bashing, sandboarding, and camel rides.
  • Experience the Arabian Desert with comfort and convenience
  • Photo opportunities of red desert dunes in the morning light
  • Convenient round-trip transport from Dubai hotels

What's Included

  • Pick-up and drop off at your selected hotel/ location
  • Transportation by 4WD air-conditioned vehicle.
  • English-speaking licensed driver
  • Dune bashing (30-45 minutes)
  • Sand Boarding
  • Camel ride experience (can be repeated)
  • Unlimited mineral water
  • Quad biking (if option selected)
  • Any extra services or expenses not mentioned
  • Tipping

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

Complimentary pick-up is available from Dubai, Sharjah & Ajman hotels, apartments, and Cruise terminals in Dubai ( Port Rashid ) & Dubai Harbour. Dubai Airport is available from the Holiday Inn Airport hotel. Pickup from Bab Al Shams, Al Maha resort, and Jebel Ali is available for an additional fee.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please wear sports shoes for safe sandboarding
  • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid any vomiting / sickness during the dune bashing
  • It is not recommended to carry jewelry, expensive watches or cell phones as the phone signal is not working in the desert.
  • Your belongings are your own responsibility and OceanAir is not responsible for any lost belongings in during the trip and in case if we found any belongings we try our best to deliver to whom they belong to by your own expenses.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • 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.
  • Pickup will be within 45min prior your selected departure time. Please be ready at the hotel lobby on time
  • Kindly share your Whatsapp number for an easy communication during the pickup
  • We recommend you have international travel insurance as self-driving activities are prone to risk, leading to serious injury & is covered only by your insurance companies.
  • Quad biking is a self-driving activity to be taken at your own risk and the company’s insurance does not cover it.
  • Due to heavy traffic in the Rove Marina and Wyndham Dubai Marina areas at the time of pick-up, we request that you come to the Stella Di Mare Hotel for an easy pickup within a few minutes' walking distances.
  • Long clothes and jackets are recommended during winter
  • Pick-up timing is subject to change due to the emerging summer heat: 1 hour earlier in the morning and 1 hour later in the afternoon. A notification shall be sent in advance in the case of any change.
  • By UAE law, pregnant ladies, anyone with back or neck pain, heart problems or other serious medical complaints and infants (under 3 years old) are not allowed during the dune bashing activity by car. (If this conditions are applicable to you, please contact our Consultant to customize your tour)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 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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This was an unforgettable journey. Beautiful desert and fun sand bashing activities are must do in Dubai. Our guide Iahcen was amazing! Must do excursion! Thank you


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In brief you get all of the best.
Anastasia_P, Feb 2024
In quiet short time we manage to do all the basics anybody should do arriving to the UAE and visiting the desert. This was really worth it activity. The jeep ride was like a luna park in the desert 😅. Camels where very friendly and cute. The weather was perfect (we went in the morning 7:30 so keep a jacket with you). The staff was very caring and helpful. They guide us, they help us in different ways, took some great pics and offer water and tea /coffee. We thought that we will be late but we finish before 11:30. Some could say this is too short but for us it was perfect because we didn’t get tired or bored and since we had a lot of things to do on that day, even this timing was perfect.
Simply a brilliant experience
Michael_D, Feb 2024
This was a white knuckle bucket list experience. We chose the sand dune buggie open desert option with a guide. WOW! Fantastic ride. Our guide for the trip was Nike who was brilliant - attentive to details, incredibly helpful. Thank you Viator, we will be using you again and again.
10 out of 10 liked it
Segele_R, Feb 2024
The experience was great, the quad bike guy was very patient with us and didn’t mind assisting us each time we needed help. The tour guide was also really kind to us, he took us sand surfing and his 4x4 handling skills through the desert were impressive.we learned more about the place and overall enjoyed :) we would recommend anyone visiting Dubai to go for the this great experience👌👌🔥
Great experience
Tia_T, Feb 2024
My mom and I had so much fun at all of the different stops! Riding atvs was a blast and the Land Cruiser ride through the dunes was wild. The camel ride was more of a photo op than anything because it was so quick, but still fun to experience. Great times!
Very great experience in...
Tom_C, Feb 2024
Very great experience in the dessert with Nicky We have been pickup by him at the hotel on time And all the rest of the safari was just spot on Enjoyed it a lot
2024 Dubai vacation
Dana_D, Feb 2024
Sunny, who was our guide was very professional and polite. He picked us up on time. He was very talented with driving over sand. I would give home an 10 out of 10. The desert adventure was great. We were given options on what type of 4 wheeling we wanted to do. We also had the opportunity to take a photo with a Falcon. Riding the camels was fun and sand boarding was fun although I don’t think I went 10 feet before falling. My overall experience was great. I rate this experience a 10 out of 10.
Dessert Fun!
DarleneHughesDawkins, Feb 2024
From the pickup to the drop off, the whole experience was Epic! I have to get use to the Desert Terrain, wasn't a big fan, but glad I tried it. The Camels were well trained and behaved and the Falcon too
Amazing end to our Dubai visit
Colin_C, Feb 2024
We booked the 4 hour tour. Our tour guide Rafeeq was on time and attentive to our needs during the whole adventure. We rode a camel, sand boarded. Dune bashed and watched an amazing sunset.
Fun in the sun
Tenesha_M, Feb 2024
This was a fun excursion. The ATV adventure took place in one area and it was a free for all. You just have to keep looking around to make sure you don't run into anyone. The camel ride was pretty fast, but it was fun and the sand surfing was a nice experience. Just keep in mind that you have to walk up the same mountain you went down.
Brilliant experience amazing guide
dellah, Feb 2024
Brilliant trip, highly recommend was lucky enough to meet a new mummy camel with her baby in the dunes in addition to the described itinerary. Ali was our guide today, everyone ask for him, he was great! 5 stars! Made sure we got some amazing pics and videos of our trip.
Fun in sand
Oleg_L, Feb 2024
Well organised and fun guide. My 12 year old loved quad riding and sand boarding. Would recommend. Thanks
Ivica_G, Feb 2024
very nice care for tourists, excellent plan and program, especially cultured driver, Very , very good Hospitality
Great time with a great guide
Kindall_T, Feb 2024
Jaseem was a great guide. He was friendly, informative, punctual, and engaged us in conversation as a group. I really enjoyed the sand duning, and he took great photos. I’d recommend Jaseem to anyone looking to book this tour.
Awesome experience and thank you
MrJ_D, Feb 2024
Got a message from tour guide Mr Rev before departure. He was spot on time. He briefed about the tour and managed things pretty well. Dune bashing was amazing. He was a pro. He patiently waited for our pics clicking to get over. The initial vehicle had some issues which he aptly corrected by informing us and his company. Overall it was very well executed by the oceanair travels team and Mr Rev. Thanks a lot for the wonderful memories!!!
Dubai Desert Safari
Kavish_B, Feb 2024
Our desert tour led by Mr. Waqar of Ocean Air Travels was exceptionally good. His expertise and passion for the region were evident as he shared captivating insights into the desert's unique features, His informative commentary enhanced the entire experience, making it not just a tour but a journey of discovery. I highly commend Mr. Waqar for his excellent guidance throughout the trip.
Best experience
Malcolm_N, Feb 2024
I had a great time and Nicky was the best tour guy he was cool and great guy thank you again I will be back soon
Great desert safari trip in Dubai
Fabian_H, Feb 2024
We had an excellent tour guide, Asif, who not only was very knowledgeable about the desert but also had a great sense of humor. We learned about the difference between „clean“ and „dirty“ desert and where the poisonous animals hide. The drive from Dubai was about an hour and took us to the red desert dunes for quad bike and camel rides and a great venture out into the dunes. My highlight was sand boarding down a huge dune in the middle of the desert with views of the mountains of Oman. I highly recommend this trip!
If you do one trip do this one !
Andrea_W, Feb 2024
Best trip we did while staying in Dubai great value for money Wahib our guide was superb very helpful informative and friendly nothing was a problem for him Every part of it was well organised very slick but never felt rushed if you only do one trip in Dubai do this one!!
Great experience
Alex_C, Feb 2024
The ATVs were amazing but the Dune Banshing driver Rafeeq was amazing. Very experienced driver and made the experience very fun.
Great fun activity
Richard_M, Jan 2024
Great dune bashing. Best activity I did this weekLots of fun. Camel ride was good. Sand surfing was fun but hard

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