Abu Dhabi: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Abu Dhabi: Morning Desert Safari with Camel Ride

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 55 per person

Enjoy an exhilarating morning desert safari that includes dune bashing, sandboarding and a camel ride. Choose a semi-private or private tour option.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be ready in your accommodation lobby at the agreed time of pickup. Pickup will be within 30 minutes of your agreed time. The duration of the tour includes pickup and drop-off times.
Private or small groups available


  • Experience dune bashing in a 4x4 in the Abu Dhabi desert
  • Try out sandboarding and see how easy it easy to glide over the dunes
  • Ride a camel in the desert to complete your safari experience
Full description

Embark on an exciting morning desert safariin the desert surrounding Abu Dhabi. Ride over the vast dunes in a 4x4 Land Cruiser, glide down the dunes on a sandboard, and enjoy a relaxing camel ride with scenic views.

Get ready for a desert safari starting with an early morning pickup at your hotel. A 45-minute drive takes you to the heart of the desert outside Abu Dhabi. Explore the desert in a 4x4 Land Cruiser, bashing the huge dunes. The fun continues with a chance to try out sandboarding. Follow the instructions and glide over the dunes effortlessly. During the safari, there will be plenty of opportunities to pose for some photos in the desert. This special morning safari concludes with a short camel ride before the transfer back to the pick-up point.

  • Pickup and drop-off from select hotels/locations
  • Transportation by air-conditioned 4x4 Land Cruiser
  • Professional driver
  • Dune bashing (30-40 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel riding
  • Mineral water
  • Quad bike and dune buggy in the desert
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  •  Pregnant women and those with back or neck problems are not allowed to participate
  •  Infants (below 3 years of age) are not allowed in the car during the dune bashing. Parents may book a private tour to allow the driver to control the level of dune bashing. This is entirely the client's responsibility
  •  Light, casual clothing is recommended. Open shoes or sandals are best for walking on the sand, but bring sports shoes for sandboarding
  • It is recommended that you not eat 2-3 hours before the trip to avoid motion sickness during dune bashing
  • Please note that the stated tour duration includes pick-up and drop off times
  • Any damage, injuries sustained or items lost during the sandboarding is not covered by insurance and are solely the participant's responsibility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 731 reviews

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Family of 5 and we did the 4 hour morning experience. Our driver Hamza picked us up at 0715am, he was fantastic and made the trip very enjoyable and nothing was to much trouble. His driving was brilliant and he supplied drinks along the way. Would thoroughly suggest you ask for Hamza if possible when booking.

January 4, 2023

Perfect pick up timing from our hotel between 07:15 - 07:30 as promised by our very kind and friendly driver Lijo. We booked a private group as we’re a young family of 5 and this only cost a few Dirhams extra. Our kids are 4, 5 & 8 and they loved it, although they did get scared on the largest dune bashing section - all quickly forgotten during the sand boarding and camel ride. Heed the advice not to go on a full stomach and take plenty of sips of water and bring a few light snacks in a small bag. You’ll have ample time for comfort breaks en route to the first activity and then at the end of the last activity.

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January 1, 2023

our driver Biju was extremely punctual, friendly and helpful. He was also a very efficient driver that became obvious during dune bashing. He also helped take many pictures during sand boarding and camel ride. He spent more time in the Bedouin camp than many other operators and even allowed us to ride came twice. It was a.memorable desert safari. I shall definitely recommend Biju and this trip

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November 7, 2022

Product ID: 122655