Dubai Premium Dunes Safari, Stargazing, 5* BBQ at Al Khayma Camp

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Premium Red Dunes and Camel Safari with BBQ at Al Khayma Camp

From $69.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 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

Select your tour and departure option, and after pickup from your Dubai, Sharjah, or Ajman address or other select location (additional fees might apply), enjoy an air-conditioned 4WD transfer into the Lahbab red-dune desert. Prebooking lets you secure the ideal tour day and avoid any last-minute rush or hassle.

Once there, take an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) ride (select tickets only), or set off on a thrilling 4WD dune bash, with a break for sandboarding, before continuing to the shared Al Khayma camp.

On arrival, savor Arabic coffee and sweets and enjoy Bedouin-style activities like camel riding, henna body art, shishas, and Arabic-dress and falconry photo-shoots. Sodas, tea, and water are also included. As dusk falls, sit down to a scrumptious barbecue-buffet, watch traditional whirling-dervish and folklore dances, and enjoy a stargazing session using a telescope.

A return transfer to the start point brings your premium tour experience to a close.


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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 these conditions apply to you, you can wait at the meeting point until others complete the adventure activities.)
  • 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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Featured review
Lachen (our tour guide) was an absolute pleasure from the beginning. From picking us up from the hotel to the ride to the dunes and everything after was so planned so well. The sand dunes were absolutely stunning. The atv rides were a nice little surprise. The camp and shows were all such a wonderful experience would definitely recommend to anyone in Dubai


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Rememorable experience in dunes
Outi_S, Feb 2024
Our driver Inaam was very experienced and told us a lot about Dubai. A drive trough dunes was exiciting and sunset is memorable. Al Khayma camp is very nice. Decious Donner.
Brilliant desert safari & sandboarding tip!!
Zaid_s, Feb 2024
Excellent guide & driver, Shan was friendly and knowledgable. We loved all the activities, the car and camp facilities were clean, well organised and felt authentic and the food really was delicious!! The only downside to this tour was that the programme in the camp felt too rushed. The tour is great value for money, would recommend. Tip for sand boarding, we all went barefoot so if you want to wear flip flops/sandals for the day they will be suitable, there isn’t a huge amount of walking.
Activities were a lot of...
Arjun_S, Feb 2024
Activities were a lot of fun and food was great too, and very filling. Staff was amazing. Good amount of time to experience everything properly.
An amazing day at Al Khayma Camp
Austin_H, Feb 2024
Loved our day out in the desert while on holiday in Dubai! The highlights were the camel rides and the dune bashing, the buffet was also really tasty and really well organised. The start of our trip wasn’t so great hence only a 4 star review, as we were taken to a Quad Bike facility even though we had no desire to ride the bikes. We were also forced to buy a headscarf at £8 per person, which we then found later that we didn't need as we weren’t participating in the quads. The entertainment was also really poor, just a guy spinning in costume and a lady performing some very amateur belly dancing. We did however really enjoy the day, it’s just a shame we had to waste the first hour of our precious day being pushed to buy merch and quad biking.
Best activity in Dubai
Sana_R, Feb 2024
Our tour guide, Sarwar was personable and knowledgeable. We were reached out to the day prior to confirm and picked up on time. The tour itself was so exciting and one we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. I would 100% so this the next time I come back. Run, don’t walk - purchase this excursion asap!
very nice guide
Robbert_V, Feb 2024
the guide was a great driver in the sand dunes, good sand boarding coach and had great stories to share in the car
The right choice
Burcak_Z, Feb 2024
With great guidance and organization of our guide Mr. Roshin, we had an amazing safari experience. Timing, cleanliness, detailed couture of the event was unforgettable. We highly suggest OceanAire Travel and Kyma Group Camp for this spectacular discovery.
asma_i, Feb 2024
It was very good for family, and even if you are alone it is still great the guides are very nice, and the equipment is great your meal is specially prepared for you overall. I think it is great for having fun and a major attraction.
No pickup
Raymond_W, Feb 2024
Car to picks us up broke down and we were never picked up. Calls to tour company did not give information while we waited. They only responded after I got Viator to call them. Had to ask for a refund which is being processed. Wasted hours of vacation time sorting this out and had to find something else to do.
Family adventure
Albena_U, Feb 2024
Very nice and adventure trip...safari was great, full of emotions...the food very delicous. The children 4,7 and 10 years have an amaizing day and memories
Great desert safari experience!
Jennifer_H, Feb 2024
Hamid was an excellent driver and guide - this was a really fun experience, a full day from 2pm pickup to 10pm drop off. The Al Khayma camp is very well-organized, with a variety of included activities available and a great buffet dinner. Highly recommend this tour!
Dubai: Premium Red Dunes - Great experience!
rohita, Feb 2024
Really enjoyable experience. We all had a lovely time and really appreciated the variety of activities (dune bashing, sand surfing, camel riding, and watching traditional dancing). Food and hospitality were nice and the driver was really good too!
Good well organized tour
Apurva_K, Feb 2024
Good experience - the trip was well organized despite the unseasonal rain. Our guide Farid was very friendly and ensured punctual pick-up and drop.
A Perfect experience
Dylan_H, Feb 2024
A brilliant experience start to finish. We were picked up from our hotel, on time. Communication was great. A short drive out of the city and to our first stop. The sand dune buggies were amazing, and our host had dialled ahead and reserved us the best buggy. Then on to the dunes, dune boarding, camel rides, and finally the bbq where the food was just perfect. The traditional entertainment in the camp finished it off. We were then dropped back at our hotel. great day and would recommend to anyone.
Very good
Endri_M, Feb 2024
Our driver was very kind. Mr. Ali helped us a lot during the trip. I suggest this trip. We enjoyed our safari trip
Sandblasting with Mehdi was AWESOME!
Hitesh_M, Feb 2024
We had an amazing adventure, and our tour guide was spectacular! Mehdi was AWESOME! made the entire experience very memorable!
Dubai not only has eight-star hotels, but also 100-star tour guide Malik.
pandvisor, Feb 2024
Our guide Malik gave us an experience worth remembering for a lifetime. Even it rained, the experience was still perfect because of him: he took good care of my old father, keeping checking if he was happy. He encouraged me to try the new things. He is enthusiastic and warm-hearted. He is a treasure of your company. Dubai not only has eight-star hotels, but also 100-star tour guide Malik. Again, thank you Malik, but one thing needs to be improved: Malik, you should have lunch on time and take good care of yourself as well.
Lovely evening in Desert
Dhanuka_P, Feb 2024
We had very beautiful and nice experience. Our tour guide safely and on time picked us from the hotel. Help the group explaining amazing things in Dubai also taking our lovely picks. The dune basing is fun and the guide took us safely. Laster on we get to camp and experience all the difference activities and that's a such nice experience we had. Food is nice, had vegetarian options.
Not Al Khayma Camp
Xin_Y, Feb 2024
I made a trip at 11 a.m., which is more reasonable. First, I will go to sand rushing and sand skiing, and then ride a camel and eat. There will be a 20-minute performance, which will end at 5 o'clock. However, the camp is not the advertised Al Khayma Camp, but an Al Marmoom Oasis to the south, which leads to a long time from the center of the city.
Great day in the desert!
Sara_R, Feb 2024
My parents and I had a great time with Qaisar as our guide! The tour was efficient but not rushed and we got a taste of so many desert activities. We loved driving the buggy around the dunes and sand boarding. The meal was also excellent. I recommend this tour completely!

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