Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari: Camel Ride, Sandboarding & BBQ Options

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

From $40.84

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


Take a dune drive across the red sands outside Dubai while exploring the desert by 4WD vehicle. You’ll experience the thrill of dune bashing, sandboarding, and a camel ride. Upgrade your 4-Hour morning or afternoon adventure to a 7-hour and linger for a scenic sunset, with the addition of a barbecue dinner at a Bedouin-style desert camp. You’re treated like a VIP with belly dancing, henna, and other entertainment.
  • Get an adrenaline rush while dune bashing in Lahbab desert for 30-40 minutes
  • Enjoy camel rides, sandboarding, and photo ops from the highest desert dunes
  • Treat your eyes with live entertainment showcasing Tanura & Belly Dance
  • Savor delicious BBQ and local cuisine buffet (veg & non-veg)
  • Choose from 4-hour or longer 7-hour all-inclusive tour

What's Included

  • Pick-up and drop off from your selected hotel
  • Licensed English-speaking safari guide with in 4x4 vehicle
  • Cold bottled water in vehicle
  • Dune bashing 30-45 minutes
  • Sand-boarding in the desert
  • Short camel rides
  • Sunset photo stop in the desert
  • Welcome greet at camp with Qawha (Arabic coffee), dates & Lugamat (traditional sweet)
  • All desert camp activities including BBQ buffet dinner, Shisha pipe, Tanura & Belly Dance show, henna painting, camel rides and unlimited soft drinks – (with the 7-hour tour option)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase at the desert camp)
  • Quad bikes

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

Pickup from any hotel or location within Dubai city Port Rashid (cruise terminal) is included in the tour. Pickup from Jabel Ali, Dubai Investments Park, Sharjah, Ajman will be available on request for an additional cost based on your location. Guests must be ready for pickup 45 minutes before tour start time.

What To Expect

Choose from 4-hour program that includes dune bashing, sandboarding and camel ride or the full 7-hour program with the addition of a BBQ dinner and enjoy many other activities at a VIP Bedouin-style camp'.

Start your experience with pickup in a safari-style 4WD vehicle from your central Dubai hotel and zoom into the remote Lahbab desert that lies outside the city.

During the drive, your guide answers any questions and shares information about the region. Head off road into bright red dunes and have your camera ready to capture what looks like giant beanbags of sand. During a break to gather the convoy, make use of optional quad bikes on-site. Then hold tight as you cruise toward the highest slopes. Feel the adrenaline race as your 4x4 plows up the dunes before sliding and slipping back down the slopes, churning up billowing clouds of sand in the process. 

Reach a high desert dune for a photo stop and admire 360-degree views of the desert landscape as the sun slowly sets (afternoon tour). Take a camel ride and surf the dunes on a sandboard before you continue on to a Bedouin-style camp hidden in the middle of the desert (if upgrade selected).

The 4-hour tour ends here and you are returned to your Dubai hotel.

For those who have chosen a 7-hour tour, proceed to a torchlit camp, settle inside a cushion-strewn tent, and savor some fresh Arabian coffee and dates. Your safari guide will brief you about the various activities available: smoke a shisha (water pipe), decorate your hands with henna designs, and take pictures in traditional Arabic clothes.

As dusk falls, dig into a scrumptious barbecue dinner of dishes such as kebabs, hummus, and salads accompanied by sodas and mineral water, and additional drinks (own expense) from the bar. While you eat, enjoy a colorful belly dancing show and tanoura performance, where fast-spinning dancers whirl across the stage. If you wish, click snaps with Arabian falcons at the camp.

Finally, return to Dubai by 4x4, where your experience concludes with a hotel drop-off.


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Drive to Lahbab Desert

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Camel Riding Dubai

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Quad Bike Rides (Optional)

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Frame Shop

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

BBQ Dinner with Bedouin Style Camp Experience

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Fairmont Dubai

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All vehicles are fully insured and equipped with safety features, such as roll bars, seat belts, government tracker, GPS, GMS and a first aid box.
  • The tour is not suitable for pregnant women and people with heart, neck, or back problem.
  • The program is subject to change due to religious seasons or other circumstances, which may prevent certain activities from taking place.
  • The camp features designated areas for Shisha smoking. Additional charge will apply if Shisha is required at the tables.
  • Falcons may not be available at the camp during hotter months (mainly in July & August).
  • Tour duration includes pickup and travel time.
  • Children under 3 years of age are not allowed on the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Quad biking segment is solely the participant’s responsibility. Guests are recommended to take precautions when driving as any damage, injuries sustained, or items lost during quad biking are not covered by insurance.
  • Tour program may change during religious holidays (e.g. Ramadan, Eid). Belly dance shows and alcohol may be cancelled on such occasions. The rest of the program will remain the same.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 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 a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Wonderful and great time to share with family and friends. The tour guide was great and a gem. If I come back to Dubai I would do the excursion again and would recommend the tour guide to other family and friends.


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Great Dubai adventure for good price
Maria_K, Jun 2023
Guide Mohammad is pretty kind person, he sent us message before pick up with a detailed instruction. He a bit fake arabic english accent to make it more funny :) The safari company delivered everything which was at the initial offer. The timeline was really nice planned and delivered. I RECOMMED THIS ADVENTURE AS A MUST HAVE in Dubai. Enjoy
Dubai desert safari
Dushko_K, Jun 2023
Had a great time, camel ride was extraordinary, Faisal was our driver, the dune bashing was an adrenaline drive would recommend it to anyone.
Our tour guide was...
Robert_R, Jun 2023
Our tour guide was AMAZING he went above and beyond to make sure our experience was wonderful! Definitely an unforgettable experience!
Felt unheard
Jenna_W, Jun 2023
The experience itself was wonderful a s special and Mohammad did great. However, we repeatedly told him many of us got car sick and he proceeded to drive in circles unnecessarily, only changing the course to be more gently once someone threw up. I think your company would be doing its clients a better service the drivers explained what was going to happen, asked about people’s needs and then listened.
Super kind guide and...
Lucia_M, Jun 2023
Super kind guide and Amazing experience in the desert! Would definitely recommend it, solo or with friends
Money well Spent
Adaeze_J, Jun 2023
This is the best tour and vacation ever went with my family, we had fun, from Camel ride, to sandboarding to the meals, the entertainment. our tour guide Ismail from dream journey tourism was the best. He knew his stuff well. This was money well spent I will recommend this to anyone, anytime any day.
Experience that we will never forget
Bryce_H, Jun 2023
Such a fun experience, amazing views, great vibes from our guide Mohammed. Would highly recommend, only slight negative was the short camel ride. Only walked for about 50m. But all and all great day out .
mohamed_s, May 2023
The 4*4 drive safari was amaizing and the shows all amaizing the food was amaizing also the car condition was amaizing also
Memorable Desert Safari
Sunayan_M, May 2023
The safari was an amazing experience for me and my family. We loved our guide, Zafar. He created a great experience for us, whether it was the sand dune driving or sand boarding in the great sand dunes. He was very friendly and courteous. We loved our experience, and would encourage others do it as well.
I recommend this company for desert safaris.
Conny_A, May 2023
The camel ride was a nice experience and of course the following beduin style dinner with shows. Our guide Zafar was very professional and helpful during our 7 hour safari.
Great experience for the desert!
Tanuka_M, May 2023
Really patient and attentive guide (Abbas), not to mention skilled when it came to the sand dunes. Great experience.
Desert adventure - NOT a camel ride adventure
RAVIT_Y, May 2023
We enjoyed most of the activities, however the camel ride, which was what we were waiting for, took about 2 minutes and was very disappointing. Up the camel, 100m' walk and off the camel. :-(
sowmya_m, May 2023
It was awesome and very good experience staff was really nice . Atv bike ride and the guide was very nice
Desert safari with entertainment
Angelique_M, May 2023
This was an awesome desert safari! The shows and the food were exceptional. Our guide Saijad Ali was very pleasant, knowledgeable and happy to share the experience with us!
Best to skip
Roy_E, May 2023
A driver that doesn’t really speak English, most of the time is spent stopping the tourist traps. Skip.
Response from Host, May 2023
We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment you may have experienced. Please know that we value your feedback and will use it to improve our services. Could you send us an email at with your booking reference so we can address your concerns and improve our services.
Fun all around
Carolyn_S, May 2023
This is so much fun. We had a blast doing everything!! Great group of people we were with and our guide was amazing!! A definite must do in Dubai. For sure a highlight for me. If you're thinking of going, book it! You won't be sorry!!
Response from Host, May 2023
We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear that you had a great experience with us. Thank you for your review!
Desert was amazing and we...
Sheila_S, May 2023
Desert was amazing and we had Mr Ayub as our tour guide, he was lovely and know what he was doing as you need a skills and experience to drive in the desert
Response from Host, May 2023
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour. Thank you for your review and for choosing us!
Dubai experience
We had a great time ! Abbas was our guide , he’s really good, took great pictures that we can take with us “memories”.
Response from Host, May 2023
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour. Thank you for your review and for choosing us!
Ursu_E, May 2023
Zain took care of us for the entire trip & he got us safe back to our hotels. Thank you very much! Very, very, very wonderful experience 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Response from Host, May 2023
We appreciate your kind words and are happy to hear that you had a great experience with our tour. Thank you for your review!
I will book the same for me as well
Usman_D, May 2023
I booked this for a friend and he loved the experience. The staff was very welcoming and the packed had plenty of fun activites.
Response from Host, May 2023
Your review means a lot to us. Thank you for your support and for your positive feedback!

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