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Dubai: Red Dunes and Camel Safari with BBQ Shore Excursion

Dubai: Red Dunes and Camel Safari with BBQ Shore Excursion

From US$ 69 per person

Spend an unforgettable day in the stunning red terrain of the Lehbab Desert as you indulge in exhilarating adventures. Soak up the invigorating ambiance of your surroundings during a camel ride, then round off the day with a delectable barbecue dinner.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Experience the thrill of dune bashing in the Lehbab desert
  • Sandboard along the red dunes in a stunning natural landscape
  • Spend an evening in traditional desert camp and enjoy a tasty BBQ dinner
  • Take part in Bedouin activities such as shisha pipe, and henna painting
Full description
After being picked from your cruise port by the safari leader, get seated in a 4x4 Land Cruiser and take a comfortable 60-minutes drive into the desert. Upon arrival, take a 25-minute break and make use of bathroom facilities while the vehicles are being readied for dune bashing. There is also the chance to take part in an optional Quad Bike ride. Begin your adventure with a 30-45 minute dune bashing session as you feel the exhilaration when you glide over red dunes of Lehbab Desert. Then, try your hands at sand boarding and take a plunge from the top of dunes. After that head over to the desert camp where you will receive a traditional Arabian welcome of soft drinks, Qahwa (Arabic coffee), Gaymat (sweets), and dates. Next, join a camel ride and capture the alluring sights and sounds of the desert. When you get back, indulge in some exciting Bedouin camp activities such as smoking shisha, henna body painting, an Arabic makeover, or posing with the Falcon. After that, sit back and enjoy the evening's entertainment, starting with a Tanoura dance. Enjoy a delectable barbecue as you watch a mesmerizing belly dance performance. As a final treat, the camp lights will be switched off so you can experience the typical desert night ambiance. At the end of the tour,  you will be dropped back to your hotel or cruise ship.
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your selected cruise port
  • Transportation by 4WD air-conditioned Land Cruiser
  • English-speaking licensed driver
  • Dune bashing (30-45 minutes)
  • Sandboarding
  • Sunset photo stop
  • Gaymat (sweets), gahwa (coffee) & dates
  • Henna painting for ladies
  • Falcon experience
  • Few minutes camel ride (can be repeated)
  • Camel feeding
  • Shisha pipe (hubble bubble flavor)
  • Shared camp
  • Tanura and Ladies Khaliji dance show
  • Unlimited soft drinks
  • Barbecue meal with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
  • Cold mineral water in the vehicle during the transfer
  • Any other expenses
  • Quad bike and dune buggy options (available on request, depending on availability)
  • Alcoholic beverages
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back 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
  • 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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Meeting point

Complimentary pickup is available from Dubai Cruise Terminal (Port Rashid). Pickup will be within 45 minutes of your booked time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Tour operates on a worry-free policy so that you are guaranteed to return to your cruise ship on-time
  • Tour duration may vary depending on city traffic
  • It is recommended not to eat 2-3 hours before the safari
  • Infants (below 3 years old) are not allowed in the car during the shared dune bashing; please book a private option so that the parents have full responsibility
  • It is not possible for pregnant women to take part in dune bashing
  • All desert safari drivers are well trained, licensed, fully insured and equipped with all necessary safety features including roll bars, seat belts, government trackers, GPS, GMS, and a First Aid box
  • Please note that if your skin is sensitive to henna, it is advised not to do it
  • Tanoura and Ladies Khaliji dancing will not be available during Ramadan, or any special Islamic days as per UAE law
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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October 9, 2020

We really enjoyed the desert safari with barbecue. Our guide Sandy didn't speak German, but it was understandable in English.

February 16, 2020

Everything was perfect.

December 8, 2019

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