Dubai: Self-Drive Dune Buggy and Camel Ride Adventure

Dubai: Self-Drive Dune Buggy and Camel Ride Adventure

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 254 per person

Add some fun into your holiday to Dubai and embark on a 4 or 6-hour desert safari. Drive across the sand in a dune buggy, soak up views of the landscape on a camel ride, get a traditional henna tattoo, and enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner.

About this activity

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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick up is available from Dubai city hotels, apartments, and Dubai Cruise Terminal (Port Rashid) and at Dubai Airport from the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel. · Pick up from Bab Al Shams, Al Maha Resort, Jebel Ali, Sport/Motor City is available at an additional fee. • Pickup will be 45 minutes prior to your booked time based on your location


  • Discover the majestic wonders of the Lehbab Desert
  • Feel the thrill of adrenaline on a self-driven dune buggy ride
  • Slide down the sloping sand dunes on a sandboard
  • Enjoy a relaxing evening at a cozy desert camp with a BBQ dinner
  • Embark on a camel safari through the desert and get a henna tattoo
Full description
The experience begins with pickup from your hotel in Dubai and heads out to the Lehbab Desert where adventure awaits. Arrive at the dune buggy center and get kitted out with all the necessary safety gear while listening to the instructions from your safari captain. Drive your buggy out onto the sand dunes and enjoy an hour of thrill seeking. Speed through the desert landscape and glide across peculiar sand formations, feeling the buzz of adrenaline rush through your body from start to finish. Once you’ve had some fun on the buggies, it’s time for the next activity of the day. Grab a sandboard and hit the slopes, sliding and slipping your way across the dunes. This is the final activity for guests who opt for the 4-hour experience. After sand boarding, the 6-hour experience continues with more fun-filled activities at the nearby Al Khayma Desert Camp. Here you can enjoy a camel ride across the sandy landscapes, get a traditional henna tattoo, or watch an incredible falcon show. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a tasty BBQ dinner and relax as you partake in the traditional Dubai pastime of shisha smoking. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to your city hotel.
  • Hotel transfer
  • Air-conditioned vehicle for transport
  • Expert instructor for adventure activities
  • Dune buggy ride (1 hour)
  • Sandboarding
  • Short camel ride
  • Camel feeding
  • Soft drinks and water (unlimited supply)
  • Clean bathrooms (for men and women separately)
  • Water during transfer (mineral water)
  • Arabic coffee welcome drink (6-hour tour only)
  • Henna painting and shisha smoking (6-hour tour only)
  • BBQ Dinner - vegetarian options available (6-hour tour only)
  • Dune bashing in 4x4 car
  • Alcoholic beverages
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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

  •  Trip duration is 4-hours for the morning option of the tour and 6-hours for the evening option. Both options include a 1-hour dune buggy session
  • The trip duration includes the time for transfers
  • The pickup will be 45 minutes prior to your booked time based on your location
  • To partake in a self-driven safari on a dune buggy, the participant should be above the age of 16
  • The minimum age to participate in the activity is 10 and an adult must accompany participants below the age of 16
  • Anyone suffering from heart ailments, back or heart problems, or pregnant women should refrain from taking the tour
  • Please note that if your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

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Ali Ashraf was our guide and he was absolutely amazing! He was friendly, professional and had a great sense of humor too! His expertise help create a lasting and memorable experience for our dune buggie, sand boarding and camel ride in the beautiful desert of Dubai! We highly HIGHLY recommend this tour, and Ali as a guide. 5-stars!!!!!

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April 27, 2022

it was amazing fun our guide nabeel was awesome /fun/friendly/they pick us up and drop us back 45min drive u get to drive ur buggy or quad in the dessert was insane then sand boarding then u get to the camp that place is lit unlimited tea coffee shisha food drinks 3 shows available as well overall was worth every dollar highly recommended and Nabeel your awesome

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February 13, 2020

Its been amazing! Our Guide Shihab picked us up really punctual. We arrived after 45 Minutes and started with a short cameltour. You can buy a arabic headscarf for 20 Dirham. Its worth it, because you put on a helmet. You will drive after the Guide through the dessert and its really really great. Then you take a surf on the sandboard. Shihab took also a Video and some Photos with the Phone so you habe something to show arround at home. You will take some turns afterwards with your quad or buggy and go back to the camp. Our Guide has been really thoughtful and told us every step of our the way what to expect. We would book this tour every time!

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February 17, 2020


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