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Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboard & BBQ Options

Dubai: Red Dune Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboard & BBQ Options

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Experience a thrilling 4X4 ride through the red Arabian Desert on this evening safari tour. Choose the 4-hour program that includes dune bashing and sandboarding or the 7-hour program with the addition of a BBQ dinner and Bedouin-style camp experience.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
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.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Itinerary
2.5 - 5.5 hours
  • Dubai

  • 45 minutes
  • Lahbab Desert (dune bashing, camel ride)

  • Camp activities, bbq

    • Optional
  • 45 minutes
  • Dubai

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Enjoy dune bashing in Lahbab desert for 30-45 minutes
  • Take selfies during a sunset picture-stop
  • Try your hand at sand-boarding & enjoy short camel rides
  • Savor a delicious BBQ and local cuisine buffet (veg & non-veg)
  • Choose from 4-hour or longer 7-hour all-inclusive tour options
Full description

Have a thrilling and fun experience in the remote desert area known as Lahbab. Choose between a 4-hour tour option which includes dune bashing, sand-boarding, and camel ride, or the 7-hour tour option which adds on a BBQ dinner, and all desert camp activities. Your safari guide will pick you up from your hotel in a 4WD vehicle. Your tour starts with a 50-minute drive into the desert. Enjoy stunning views of Dubai from the car window. The guide will answer any of your questions while you learn more about Dubai’s history. Your first stop will be at the desert rest area. Take a 25-minute break as the convoy catches up. While you wait, your safari guide will air down the tires of the vehicle to ensure better driving conditions. You can enjoy an optional quad bike experience if you wish on site. Then, take an adventurous 30-45 minute dune drive across the desert. Feel your adrenaline rush as you slide across from one dune to another in a 4x4 vehicle. The drive will take you further into the desert, up to a high desert dune for a photo stop.

From here, admire beautiful 360-degree views of the desert landscape as the sun slowly sets. Use this photo stop to try sandboarding (sand-surfing), before heading to the desert camp.

The 4-hour tour program ends here, and you will be returned to your hotel. If you've chosen the 7-hour option, your tour will continue with a visit to the hidden desert camp. Arrive at camp and be greeted with Qahwa (Arabic coffee), dates, and Lugamat (a traditional sweet).

Your safari guide will brief you about the various activities available at the camp. Hop on a camel for a short ride, try a shisha pipe, decorate your hands with Henna tattoos, or take pictures in traditional Arabic clothes. As the night settles in, enjoy a scrumptious BBQ dinner of kebabs, hummus, and salads accompanied by sodas, water, and additional drinks from the bar. Enjoy a colorful belly dancing show and Tanura performance, where fast-spinning dancers whirl across the stage. Don’t forget to snap some photos with the Arabian falcons that are present at the camp. Finally, after the last show, return to your hotel in Dubai.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off to your hotel or selected location within Dubai
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking licensed driver
  • Unlimited water during transfers
  • Quad bike ride (optional)
  • Dune bashing for 40-45 minutes
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel ride (can be repeated as per requirement)
  • Bedouin Camp Visit (7-hour tour option)
  • Welcome Gahwa (coffee) and Gaymat (sweets) at camp
  • Unlimited soft drinks
  • Sunset Photo Stop
  • Falcon experience (with 7-hour tour)
  • Shisha smoking (with 7-hour tour)
  • Henna painting (with 7-hour tour)
  • Tanoura and Belly Dance Dance (with 7-hour tour)
  • Arabian makeover (with 7-hour tour)
  • BBQ dinner including vegetarian dishes (with 7-hour tour)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Quad bikes rental
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 60 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves
  • Face mask or protective covering
  • Hand sanitizer or tissues

Know before you go

  • All vehicles are fully insured and equipped with safety features, such as roll bars, seat belts, GPS, and a first aid box
  • Choose from a 4-hour or a 7-hour tour option. The duration for each tour option is approximate and includes travel, pickup and drop off time back to your hotel
  • Tour program subject to change due to religious or other circumstances; certain activities (mainly Tanoura dance and Belly dancing) and alcoholic drinks will not be available on any Islamic days as per UAE law
  • A few things to remember to bring on the tour: hats, camera, sunscreen, water bottles
  • A light sweater during the winter months and casual, loose-fitting clothing is recommended in the summer
  • Guests are also recommended to wear covered footwear during the hotter months
  • Falcons may not be available at the camp during hotter months (mainly in July & August)
  • Shisha is free in the designated shisha area. Additional charges apply for on table shisha
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 8660 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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We had an absolutely fantastic time! Ask to have Bishi as you guide if you can! He was a great driver, really friendly, and an awesome photographer. He got us to all the spots before the huge crowds. Definitely worth booking a private car too so you can beat all the rush and take advantage of the time at your own pace.

November 28, 2021

Our experience was absolutely fabulous!!! A very special thank you to Asghar Ali Shah for making our first ever Desert Safari experience truly memorable. He was a fantastic reliable host with an extremely clean car and safe driver! The Sand surfing was our favourite part with a delicious and very entertaining evening BBQ in the midst of the desert!! Very well organised and great value for money, Thank you to Asghar for taking some beautiful photos of us on the sand dunes - we will never forget our experience and look forward to our next great adventure with him.

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November 27, 2021

Punctual pick-up and return transport from or to the hotel by our Alam tour guide. A dune ride that you won't forget. Camel ride about 10 minutes.You could also try sandboarding, although it is not that easy. Great tour and booked without the BBQ option as this is a pure tourist activity from our point of view. Have fun and always hold on tight.

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November 26, 2021

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