Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camels, Stargazing & 5* BBQ at Al Khayma Camp™️

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

From $95.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visiting Dubai’s desert independently won’t unlock the dune sports or Bedouin-inspired entertainments offered by organized safaris. This premium experience delivers the works, with the added bonus of the red-dune Lahbab desert as a setting. After a 4WD dune bash, go sandboarding before camel rides, Bedouin-style traditions, a gourmet barbecue buffet, shows, and stargazing beckon from the 5-star Al Khayma Camp. All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are available (own expense) and 4WD transfers are included.
  • Red-dune desert sport and dinner safari to luxe Al Khayma Camp from Dubai
  • Bundle of sports and activities: do more in desert than if going it alone
  • Sandboards, dune bash, camel caravan, falcon photo ops, and stargazing
  • Includes BBQ, dance shows, and 4WD transfers; optional ATVs at own expense

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)
  • Sandboarding
  • Sunset view photo stop
  • Gaymat (sweets), Gahwa (coffee) & Dates
  • Henna painting for ladies “ Tattoo”
  • Falcon experience “ Photos”
  • Camel ride experience (can be repeated)
  • Shisha pipe (hubble bubble flavour) in the Shisha Area
  • Al Khayma Desert Camp visit ( Shared camp )
  • Tanura and Ladies Khaliji Dance
  • Unlimited cold mineral water & soft drinks
  • Camel Feeding
  • Local Arabic attire for makeovers
  • Stargazing session (Only with Evening time slots)
  • 5* Open Buffet with BBQ “vegetarian and non-vegetarian options”
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Quad Bike “ ATV” options (available on request)
  • Any other expenses not mentioned
  • Tipping

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

Pickup is available from Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman city, from Dubai Cruise Terminal (Port Rashid), Pickup from Jabel Ali or Bab Al Shams only with a private option. Note that the pickup will be 45 minutes prior to your booked time depending on your location.

What To Expect


2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Al Khayma Camp “Elite Camping & Dining Experience.”

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear sports shoes for safe sand boarding.
  • It is highly recommended that, you eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid sickness during the dune bashing.
  • All desert safari drivers are well trained and licensed for safari drives. The 4WD vehicles are fully insured and well equipped with all necessary safety features, such as roll bars, seat belts, government trackers, GPS, GMS, and a First Aid box
  • Entertainment activities:- During the holy month of Ramadan you can watch Tanoura and Fire shows only in our desert camps (Al Khayma) as there will be some restrictions for Ladies Khaliji Dance. Other religious holidays as per UAE law i.e. 3rd April​, 10​ & 31st​ Aug​, 9th Nov etc there will not be any entertainment activities in the camps as its strictly not permitted by UAE law.
  • Casual, loose fitting clothing is recommended in the summer, along with a jacket in the winter
  • 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.
  • Please note that if your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it.
  • 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
  • Rove Dubai Marina & Wyndham Dubai Marina Hotels we don't Pick from Due to massive Traffic on this area But you can meet us at Stella Di Mare which is 750M Away.
  • 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.
  • The 11:30 AM Timing slot comes with a Lunch buffet, and it doesn't include the Star Gazing since it's during the day timing
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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My desert tour was an unforgettable adventure. Our tour guide Shan, had a deep knowledge of the desert and its hidden gems made the experience both educational and thrilling. From riding camels across vast dunes to witnessing mesmerizing sunsets, Shan ensured we had an incredible journey filled with awe-inspiring moments.


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Great fun
Simon_G, Jun 2023
Great fun Sand bashing was great Dancing show and bbq was great Camel ride were a bit short Driver was a really good guy and tried to make it as fun as possible
Best Safari Adventure!
Vivian_Y, Jun 2023
Excellent tour! Our tour guide SHAMS was the best! Very knowledgeable and attentive to all of us! A professional driver and made sure our kids ages 11 and 14 both had fun! Would definitely recommend! Food was good and the camp grounds were very clean! 5 stars!
Magical Arabian Night
Julie_R, Jun 2023
It was an amazing experience. I loved the drive around the red dunes which were awesome to see. The camp, Al Khayma was really well set up, the atmosphere was perfect & the 5* BBQ was really delicious, so much food & beautifully presented. Our driver Abbas was a fantastic host, explaining where we were going, what we would see & do. Everything was so well organised. There was never a dull moment. If I ever return to Dubai I would do the tour again.
Great , fun ,memorable Adventure!
Yvette_O, May 2023
What a fun , amazing Safari desert adventure it was fun pack ATV ride (optional) Sand bashing so much fun a bucket list adventure,Sand surfing,lovely Camel ride experience the Camp for dinner and star gazing is so beautiful.Our tour guide Arafa is awesome he is super amazing off and on road driver and very informative he help us take our pictures we did not miss any photo opportunities because of his kindness and excellent service ! Highly recommended. The highlight of our Dubai visit ! I wish to do it again! And again ! Dinner buffet food is awesome!
A well organized excellent trip.
Lina_L, May 2023
The trip is well organized. Driver/tour guide was very nice and helpful. We enjoyed the safari the service and the foods. Great experiences .
Desert adventure with Shan
Addiel_J, May 2023
My desert tour was an unforgettable adventure. Our tour guide Shan, had a deep knowledge of the desert and its hidden gems made the experience both educational and thrilling. From riding camels across vast dunes to witnessing mesmerizing sunsets, Shan ensured we had an incredible journey filled with awe-inspiring moments.
Safe, lots of fun and absolutely worth every penny!
Shqiponja_J, May 2023
What an awesome experience! I have given five stars as it was truly an amazing experience right from the beginning. I was picked up at my hotel on the exact time that I was supposed to be picked up and the whole trip started from there. I shared the trip with two young couples and it soon became like a family gathering and our tour guide Asif Ashraf was brilliant, he talked to us about the history of the desert, camels and everything about the trip so we were well informed. For me the Red Dunes, Camel riding, and sand boarding was the best part. The younger couples loves the quad bike rides and the food at the camp is outstanding and very well organised. I had booked VIP tickets which means you get the menu at the table and order from there instead of going to get the food, if would do it again I would not to VIP as I didn’t get to sit in the same table as my group but they weren’t far away from me. I guess some people might prefer VIP edifice you have children as it’s easier. Sunset is spectacular, the peace of the desert and camel resting as the day was coming to an end it gave me a sense of peace. I loved just being part of it and even though I was solo traveling, I never felt that I was on my own. Everything is clean and Asif was very good to ensure that we all had a brilliant time. I would definitely recommend the trip to anyone, you get to experience something different and I went there with zero expectations and loved it all! Thank you to our wonderful tour guide Asif and the whole team who manages the trips. Many thanks Shqiponja :)
Definitely the way to experience desert life
John_D, May 2023
Zayed was our escort and driver for this 8 hour journey into the desert. You had a choice to ride trikes or 4 wheelers in the desert. We went dune bashing and the gasps from the passengers was fun. We landed at the camp site and had appetizers, a camel ride, entertainment and a great dinner. The food was way above what we expected. Zayed told us about life in Dubai and answered all our questions. I recommend folks enjoy this adventure when visiting Dubai.
Our group of people were...
Edmundas_a, May 2023
Our group of people were picked up by our fantastic guide at the hotel. Our thoughts about the tour were constantly met beyond expectations, and the service we received was excellent. I urge anyone who is in Dubai to do this immediately!
Fantastic trip
Elisabeth_T, May 2023
We had a wonderful day. The food and activities were amazing. Very well organised and our driver was friendly
Booking agents will deceive you
Gary_G, May 2023
The folks there were nice, but the booking agent said that I could leave early, just to ask the guide. When I asked the guide, his response was that it was not possible. I had to take a taxi back which cost 200 AED. I did not get to enjoy the dune surfing, the BBQ or many on the activities. For $95 USD, it was not even close to worth it. Be careful when you book
Had the most fun!!!
Tiffany_S, May 2023
Bear tour ever! This by far is the best! Had so much fun that the time flew by and didn't realize you've been there for hours. So many different things to do. Akku was our guide and was phenomenal. Very patient and helpful. Was by our side the entire time for any needs and just an all around sweet guy!!! It was so fun I would do it all over again.
Worth the price and more. Excellent.
Cara_H, May 2023
Truly an awesome tour. Would do this again. Everything from the pick up to drop off and everything in between is considered. Our guide Muhammed Safeer was excellent. So gracious and helpful. Took care of everyone the whole tour, made sure we got every single experience to the fullest and took wonderful photos of everyone. This tour has so much in it, it feels like it just keeps coming and coming, and everything was excellent. I did this tour alone, but Safeer made sure everyone got along, talked about the history and culture and kept everyone safe and happy. Fully recommend.
Desert safari with Lala
Chaudhry_W, May 2023
The whole experience was put together in a very organized manner. Our guide Lala was great. Highly recommended!
Melanie_P, May 2023
Great experience with an Amazing Tour guide ,Thank you Roshin for helping to make the experience memorable, Mel
Superb experience
Kristina_B, May 2023
Booked couple of excursions while in Dubai and this was by far the best one. Our guide/driver - Abbas Besso, was one of a kind and made this experience even more interesting. Going through the dunes was exhilarating, better than riding the ATVs. We finished our night with food and a show. Definitely highly recommend this company and excursion.
You’ve got to do this!
Diane_B, May 2023
Start to finish was fantastic, Aku our guide looked after us all day and made sure we made the most of our trip. It’s quite a journey to the first stop especially if your not the last pick up en route, about an hour to first stop off where there’s the quad biking and stalls to buy the headscarves etc. Dune Bashing was next which was fun however lasted a little too long then Sand Boarding. On to camp where Camel riding was next. The camp itself was fantastic absolutely spotless (toilet facilities 100% not what I imagined, each toilet had showers in them) food and entertainment brilliant. Lots of things to do, watching the sun go down was the best. Aku explained each step of the day so we didn’t miss out on anything. Would highly recommend this trip as the memories will stay with us forever.
Awesome experience
WILSON_C, May 2023
Safari by 4WD and feeding camels were awesome experiences. Baba who is our tour guide is an experience driver and took care of all
Best tour guide&photographer Mansoor Manz
ksenia_k, May 2023
The best desert safari I’ve had, highly recommend! Big thank you to the tour guide Mansoor Manz who was with me throughout all tour activities taking amazing pictures 🐪🔥☀️😍 Mansoor Manz 🙏🏼 thank you!! You are a very talented photographer and a gifted story teller :) Tour was very well organized and packed with activities, I didn’t feel how fast those 7 hours will flew by. A lot of fun and wonderful memories👍🏼☀️🐪🌴🎉✅
Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Al Khayma Camp & 3-Cuisine Dinner
Elaine_H, May 2023
What a brilliant tour. BaBa Zahid our driver/guide was terrific. We were picked up on time from our hotel. There was an option at the first stop to do quad bike riding or dune buggy (extra cost) in the desert. Then we did the sand dune driving and an option to do sand boarding (no extra cost). We then went to the Al Khayma Camp for the evening included in price were camel riding, photo with falcon, Arabic tea or coffee, henna tattoos, shisha smoking, dinner, soft drinks, entertainment - dancers, fire show . We watched the sunset from the viewing area. Food was varied and plentiful, desserts were magic. Pace yourself with small helpings or you won’t have space for dessert! Ocean Air tours has sole access to this camp. Toilet facilities are very clean. We were so pleased we choose this tour to experience a variety of Bedouin activities. Excellent value for money I would highly recommend this tour.

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Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camels, Stargazing & 5* BBQ at Al Khayma Camp™️


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