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Dubai: Sahara Dunes & Camel Caravan with BBQ at Al Khayma

Dubai: Sahara Dunes & Camel Caravan with BBQ at Al Khayma

From US$ 124.60 per person

Escape from hustle & bustle of city life on this sunset safari, a trip to red dunes desert with full of adventures like dune bashing, sand surfing, and camel trekking. Finish your day with Bedouin activities and a BBQ dinner at Al Khayma

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
· Complimentary pick up is available from Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman city hotels, apartments also from Dubai Cruise Terminal (Port Rashid). · Pick up from Dubai Airport is available from Holiday Inn Airport Hotel. · Pick up will be 45 minutes prior to your booked time based on your location.


  • Feel the thrill of an off-road ride during desert dune bashing
  • Feast on a scrumptious BBQ meal with delicious desserts
  • Receive an Arabic makeover, smoke shisha, or get a henna tattoo
  • Watch an entertaining Tanoura and Khaliji dance show
  • Hop on the camel to go trekking to view the beautiful sunset
Full description
Start the tour by getting picked up by the Safari Captain from your hotel or selected location. Take a 45-minute drive in a 4-wheel drive Land Cruiser to the Lahbab Red Dunes Desert. When you arrive, stop in the rest area to make use of the available bathroom facilities. First, go for an optional short quad bike ride as the Land Cruiser gets ready for the dune bashing adventure. Enjoy the dune bashing session across the red dunes for 30-45 minutes. Feel the thrill as your experienced driver takes you up and down the dunes to smash some sand. After this, try your hand at sandboarding and surf on the sand, down the dunes. Your Safari Captain will capture these exquisite moments on camera for you. Next, proceed to the Al Khayma Camp for a 15-minute camel ride and the chance to enjoy the scenic views of the surroundings. Listen as your Safari Captain explains in detail about all the traditional camp activities. Get yourself seated and enjoy a warm welcome with Gahwa, Gaymat (Arabic coffee/sweets) and dates. Finally, savor a flavorsome barbeque meal with BBQ dishes and salads followed by desserts. After this, rest up for some time before the entertainment at the camp begins. Enjoy the special Bedouin activities in the camp such as dressing up in traditional Arabic dress, posing with a falcon, henna tattooing, and shisha smoking. Watch the live Tanoura and Belly dance shows. Then, as the camping ends, get taken back to your preferred location or hotel by the Safari Captain.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your selected hotel/ location
  • Transportation by 4WD air-conditioned Land Cruiser
  • English-speaking licensed driver
  • Dune bashing (30-45 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel ride (can be repeated)
  • Camel feeding
  • Unlimited mineral water and soft drinks
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Al Khayma Desert Camp visit ( Shared camp )
  • Gaymat (sweets), Gahwa (coffee), and dates
  • Henna painting for ladies
  • Arabian makeover with Falcon photos
  • Shisha pipe (hubble bubble flavour) in the Shisha Area
  • Tanoura and Ladies Khaliji dance performances
  • Barbecue buffet with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Quad bike activities (optional ​with extra cost - approx. $41 for single drive and 55 for double drive)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • 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
  • 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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that if your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
  • Please wear sports shoes for safe sandboarding & bring light jacket from Nov-April
  • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari trip to avoid any vomiting/sickness during dune bashing
  • By UAE law, pregnant women, people with health issues and infants (under 3 years old) are not allowed to take part in dune bashing (if these conditions are applicable to you, please contact the supplier to make changes to your tour)
  • The tour duration includes pick up and drop off
  •  Entertainment activities (Tanoura and Ladies Khaliji dance shows) won’t be available on special Islamic days as per UAE law
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 223 reviews

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I was the first the get picked up which was nice! That gave me more time to talk to the guide (Faiz) while on our way to pick up the rest of the group. The guide was super friendly and answered all my questions, wether they were about the area, the history or the people he answered it all! The rest of the group were not my kind of people, they didn't even care to say hi (despite me saying hi first when they entered the vehicle) so I mostly kept to myself! I enjoyed the trip nevertheless! It was a wonderful experience and I would definitely to it again!

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October 25, 2021

This experience is unforgettable! Thank you Wajat for making this tour such an amazing experience for my birthday! I experienced culture in all its form! From Henna, to delicious food, shisha smoking, camel riding, dune bashing, and sunset photos in the desert, this experience will stay with me forever. Thank you OceanAir!

May 17, 2021

Red sand! Superb view! ! excitement! ! ! The scorching desert makes Dubai more attractive. When you finish running on the highway, you can meet a vast desert. I am impressed by the beauty that nature creates. With light music, you can live through the desert. It's more powerful than a roller coaster and I'm very satisfied. Jump through the big desert mountains! ! ! People with car sickness may want to take a sickness stop. It shakes considerably. Some adults were actually vomiting. In addition, we recommend that you take measures against heat stroke during the hot months of June and August. Essential products such as oral rehydration solution and candy containing salt. SAAJ, the driver, is dynamic but safe and careful. I was always concerned about the physical condition of the children. It is a very easy response. After the drive camel ride. The trainer showed me some camel tricks. Children can always smile. I was shaken by the camel's back forever while bathing in the sett

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September 2, 2020

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