Dubai: Premium Red Dunes Safari, Camels & Al Khayma Live BBQ

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Dubai: Premium Red Dunes Safari, Camels & Al Khayma Live BBQ

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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From US$ 95.06 US$ 80.80 per person


Set out for an exciting desert safari across the red sand dunes of Dubai. Enjoy an Emirati, Moroccan, and Arabian dinner, stargazing, and indulge in entertainment activities at the Al Khayma Camp.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from any hotel or apartment in Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman, as well as the cruise port (Port Rashid).
Private or small groups available


5.5 hours
  • Dubai

  • Sharjah

  • Ajman

  • 45 minutes
  • Lahbab Desert (sandboarding, dune bashing)

  • Lahbab Desert (quad bike ride)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Al Khayma Desert Camp (free time, camel ride, camp activities, bbq)

  • 45 minutes
  • Sharjah

  • Dubai

  • Ajman

Pickup included
Main stop
End point
  • Experience the desert in an adventurous way by dune bashing, and sandboarding
  • Savor an Emirati, Moroccan, and Arabian cuisine dinner followed by a BBQ
  • Enjoy a camel ride and witness a live Arabic coffee-making session at the camp
  • Spot stars and constellations on a stargazing session with a high-power telescope
  • Indulge in the cultural activities with live entertainment at the Al Khayma Camp
Full description

Discover Dubai on a day-long journey across the Dubai Desert. Enjoy thrilling activities like dune-bashing and sandboarding, and take the chance to relax at a camp with traditional snacks and activities like henna and shisha. Finally, enjoy the sunset through a powerful telescope.

After being picked up by your Safari Captain, make the first stop of your journey to stretch your legs and relax, or take the optional quad bike ride. The adventure begins with a 30-40-minute dune bashing ride deep in the Lahbab Red Dunes desert. Try sandboarding (surfing over the dunes) for an extra thrill before going to Al Khayma Camp. The Al Khayma premium camp will be all set to welcome you with Arabic coffee, sweets, and dates once you finish the desert safari. Say hello to the camp’s resident camels and, if you like, hop on the camel for a ride across the dunes. Enjoy one of the activities conducted by the camp, such as henna painting, Arabic coffee and tea, camel feeding, and even a shisha station. Tuck into a dinner buffet with activities, Emirati, Moroccan, and Arabian dishes, followed by a live BBQ during sunset.

Feast your eyes on the Bedouin entertainment live show and finish your dinner on a sweet note by relishing various local desserts. The camp’s ambiance will change as the sun goes down, allowing you to take in the peaceful desert night. Spot the stars in the desert sky through a high-power telescope on a fascinating stargazing session before calling it a day. Get dropped off at your hotel after a beautiful day of adventure and entertainment.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by 4WD air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed desert safari guide
  • Dune bashing (30-45 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel ride and feeding
  • Falcon experience
  • Al Khayma Premium Camp visit
  • Gaymat (sweets), Gahwa (coffee), and dates
  • Henna tattoo
  • Shisha
  • Unlimited water and soft drinks
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Arabian entertainment " Tanura, Fire shows & Khaliji Dance "
  • Live BBQ
  • Open buffet dinner "Emirati, Moroccan & Arabin Buffet “ with vegetarian & non-vegetarian options” from the Bib Gourmand restaurant, Al Khayma Heritage
  • Table service during dinner (optional)
  • Stargazing session with a telescope (only evening time slots)
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 3 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • The 4-wheel drive vehicles are fully insured and well-equipped with all necessary safety features
    • The tour duration includes the pickup and drop-off service
    • Vegetarian options are available
    • During the month of Ramadan, only the Tanoura dance and fire show will be available
    • It is recommended that you do not eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid sickness during the dune bashing
    • It is recommended you have international travel insurance
    • Quad biking is a self-driving activity to be taken at your own risk and is not covered by the activity provider's insurance
    • The stargazing session is only available with evening time slots
    • Long clothes and jackets are recommended during winter
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 23229 reviews

    Review summary

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    Our guide Malik was really nice. The safari tour went well… our group was understanding of each others wishes. However there was a real miscommunication between Ocean air and the guide. We waited for 2 hours to pick up people. If you have any last minute changes I guess it is better to contact the guide by yourself via watsapp.

    March 20, 2023

    I recently visited Dubai Safari and I couldn't be happier with the exceptional service and guidance provided by Lahcen Chahbi. From the moment we arrived, Lahcen greeted us with a warm smile and was incredibly helpful, providing us with detailed information about the various things we were about to see. Throughout the safari, Lahcen's enthusiasm and knowledge were truly infectious, making the experience even more enjoyable. He took the time to answer all of our questions and even went out of his way to point out some of the hidden gems that we might have missed otherwise. Overall, I had an amazing time at Dubai Safari and I am so grateful to Lahcen for his outstanding service and dedication to ensuring that we had an unforgettable experience. I would highly recommend Dubai Safari to anyone looking for a fun and educational day out, and be sure to request Lahcen as your guide for an extra special experience.

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    March 20, 2023

    Stunning. A must do if you come to Dubai. The dune ride is really proper off road ride, with our driver doing some crazy donuts in the sand and going crazy in the Nissan Patrol. Absolutely amazing. But the best part was the lunch: we got the VIP table with our person waiter that could not stop bringing food. There is no way on earth any normal person can eat all the food Abdulah brought us. The food is out of this world, and combined with the dance show they put on for us, it turned to an amazing afternoon. Words don’t make justice. We should have chosen the overnight stay which would have been unreal.

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    March 20, 2023

    Product ID: 387428